The Beer Temple

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The Beer TempleThe Beer Temple
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4.78/5
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The Beer TempleThe Beer Temple
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

3173 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-7133
United States

(773) 754-0907 | map
craftbeertemple.com

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Added by MasterSki on 01-01-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
178
pDev:
5.65%
 
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 54
Reviews by ZombiesAteMyDog:
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4.5/5  rDev -5.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of seanchai
4.72/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LeslieA
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've known Chris and Margaret since before they had a store. Chris is very knowledgable. The staff give good suggestions. The tap list always has something new and/or interesting. You can find hidden gems in the bottle shop. This place is great! Support this small business with a great selection of beer, cider and specialty liquors. Why go anywhere else?

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Photo of rcjennings
4.55/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.57/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Excellent little bottle shop and tap room. Broad and great selections worldwide. Expert advice from team.
Perfect for loading up the Beer Safari suitcase.
Will check out on line service soon.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.73/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of rancrab
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jeffsbowen
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cryptichead
4.32/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.75/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brights
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bigred89
4.61/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Damian74
4.79/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Online order, nice selection. Super fast shipping. Finding it easier to order beer online than trading. Will use again in future.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
4.03/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.74/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.93/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.5/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.68/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

10/27/17 since my original review, I've probably gone to The Beer Temple 10 times. All good.
But it is time for everyone to update the reviews because 7 weeks ago, Beer Temple moved across the alley to their combined taproom and bottleshop. The taproom is very well done, pleasant. It has at least two dozen beers and ciders on tap and many more in bottles ("The Beer Bible" is the list.) Almost everything else below holds the same. But you should visit the taproom.

original review from 3/23/16
This is 1.5 miles from home and been open for over 3 years and today is the first time I walked in.
(I guess I'm lazy about hunting, or try to maximize the yield by going to the big stores.)
I knew the associate from another store. Big-time knowledgeable. I met the owner doing an informal tasting.
I bought enough to stuff my tennis backpack. (The store needs a bike rack.)
I went home and went on their website. Placed an order. Impressive for a small store.
I will go there again shortly.

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Photo of pagriley
4.22/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great little store with helpful staff. Were pouring some really tasty out of distro beers as samples
Great sour and Belgian selection.
Prices are reasonable given that they are small and don't have the buying power of binnys - perhaps 50c or $1 more per bomber than the discount places, but the selection makes up for it.

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Photo of CotterEU
5/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the city. Not only is the inventory well thought out, it is highly combed through. I have never had a beer that was too old or past it's best by date. Nick always provides outstanding customer service and awesome recommendations every time I am in. This place is what a craft beer shop should be. Impressive.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.57/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of beardown2489
4.94/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Chris Quinn has created something great. All the reviews below say enough. Truly a world class establishment run by a staff that truly strives to provide the best craft beer experience they can.
Bottle shops like this will never go out of style.

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Photo of Gorf_Minor
4.97/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.63/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

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The Beer Temple in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.78 out of 5 with 178 ratings