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Temperance Beer Co.

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BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
22 Beers
377 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

2000 Dempster St
Evanston, Illinois, 60202-1017
United States
phone: (847) 864-1000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @temperancebeer

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Place added by: MasterSki on 09-03-2013

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4
Photo of JIMTRK16
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Just okay, I want to like this brewery more but it does not meet or exceed any of the standards set by its local competitors. Temperance is like a .500 baseball team, not bad enough to be terrible and be totally ignored and not good enough to be embraced and cherished as a local hero. Not to mention that Temperance "missed the boat " by not establishing a downtown Evanston satellite brewpub a couple of years ago. The current industrial location with expensive off-site provided snacks so far away from mass transit and high density housing is unattractive.

Photo of pagriley
3.68/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Interesting place with a really nice beer garden / deck to hang out and have some drinks. They have snacks available and you can order in food if you want something more substantial. Can see the brewery a bit through a glass wall, but not really a tour or anything like that when I was there - just a really nice beer garden!

Photo of BGW17
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

For being a Brewery in an industrial spot, they got a nice setup. Nice open feel with the garage doors leading to a nice size patio. The beers are really good and they rotate which ones they can.

I'll definitely be back for more. Going to try a night they have music playing.

Photo of ThirstyEric
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I like hanging around in the tap room even more than my garage. While my garage is closer, it doesn't have Temperance's spectacular beers!

Also — ambiance, patio, snacks — all great. This place is an asset to the community.

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Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston, IL
91 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.