Carolina Beer Temple

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20 Ratings

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

131 Matthews Station St
Ste 1C
Matthews, North Carolina, 28105-6786
United States

(704) 847-2337 | map

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Added by Friday13 on 01-28-2013

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by dreedvol:
Photo of dreedvol
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Stopped by for a few beers with my wife on a nice Wednesday afternoon. They have weekly tap takeovers from some of the local NC breweries which is really great to see in our area. A good selection of NC, national, and belgian beers on tap. Reasonably priced and a nice atmosphere. Accommodating staff and knowledgeable. A good craft beer selection with a wide variety of various styles and breweries represented. Definitely will be coming back again for another visit. Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kell50
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice little spot, good bottle shop and typically a fine selection of drafts and ciders. The staff are excellent and their service is too. There are plenty of damn good spots to eat in the same complex - grab food to go and they'll let you eat it here. Great spot.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.14/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Gr8Scott
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in downtown Matthews. Small little place, that has both beers on tap and bottles and cans for purchase.

Vibe is decent. Bar area, as well as some tables and some couches/chairs. Outdoor tables with umbrellas.

The selection is ok. For what it is, you would expect some better stuff on tap. Nothing jumped out at me as being special. Lots of local goodies and some regional stuff. Occasionally, they will have tap takeovers by breweries. I think they have a Westbrook take over soon, where they should have Mexican Cake, Citrus Ninja, and One Claw.

Bottle and can selection is much better. Several aisles of stuff to take home. Pretty pricy, though. Anywhere from $1-4 more than everywhere else. They refuse to sell the likes of Goose Island, etc due to the corporate aspect, which I disagree with, but that's their deal. I don't care who makes it, as long as its good.

Service was good. Nice people, etc. Quick.

Only food are snacks, etc, but you can bring in from local restaurants, like Moe's, Thai Taste, etc

Overall, a good place to hang with friends. Wish their tap selection was a bit better, but its not bad...don't get me wrong.

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Photo of Apellonious
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Finally made it over to this place to check it out. As far as the bottle shop goes, excellent selection. I recall a dozen or so items available on tap, and the fact that they support the locals is a plus. The service, although tough to judge from being only there for a beer, was good. A re-rate may occur on future visits. The vibe was very conversational and relaxed. it has an outside area for sitting and an inside area. The beer style elements poster in the bathroom is worth the visit, even if you don't have to go.

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Photo of SeanMcNamara
4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great atmosphere, you can sit and talk to each other, play games, grab food, bring food in, they have 18 taps and the selection rotates constantly. This place is the best.

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Photo of pirateer1985
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Small local feel. The hours are not great it closes early. Not enough televisions. Great service and owners. Price of bottled beers is higher than average.

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Photo of Bfairhurst74
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of D-Money
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of ascags
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BeerRonin
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of CBM45
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of EMB1960
4.71/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great local Brew house in Matthews NC. No food, but restaurants nearby deliver or you can bring in.

18 taps that rotate continuously, 2 for mead & cider, 4 dedicated to Belgians and usually 6 to NC breweries, the rest rotate always.

Service is always good even when crowded. Bar tenders welcome everyone and are knowledgeable about various beer offerings. Tap takeovers once a week and usually a few specials during the week.

Lots of beers to go, of various breweries from West coast to east coast and foreign brews as well.

Great friendly crowd and seems many regulars there frequently. New comers are always welcomed and receive same great service.

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Photo of snowdogmatt
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Beer Temple is my home base. The guys at Custom Home Pubs provide great service for kegs etc, but it's not really a destination. Beer Temple is by far your best option in Mint Hill/Matthews, or coming in from Union County.

Atmosphere: More like a coffee shop. Warm feel with leather sofas. Nice change of pace ....I'd even take a client here. I'd prefer that there was not a TV behind the bar, but it doesn't take center stage.

Quality: Rob stands by his product, and even replaced a pack of Straffe Hendrik TWICE after I questioned the quality.

Service: Rob and Russ take great care of their customers. They can geek out with the best of us, but I see them toning it down appropriately for the new-by customer. Rob regularly roams to wait on tables and proactively check on customers' needs.

Selection: Strong representation from NC breweries and Belgium. I'd like to see more shelf space for a greater bottle selection, but the 16 taps are always diverse and outstanding.

Food: Only snacks, but good ordering options in downtown Matthews, many of which will hand deliver to the Temple.

Value: Consistent with other bottle shops in town. You will save a few $$ at Total Wine, but that would be a Sin.

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Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of unionturf
2.98/5  rDev -31.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

I'm writing this review based on 2 visits.

Visit 1: I came in and was the 2nd customer in the building, very impressed with the draft selection, the bottle selection and the fridge section was also filled with a very good selection. I sat at the bar and was mostly ignored by the 2 employees was stocking and the other cleaning/stocking. After a few minutes I was asked what I would like and had one beer, picked up some really good bottle and moved one.

Visit 2: Stopped by on Tuesday 9/10/13 at around 5:20...crowd of 6 or 7 people standing outside and from what I could figure from the sign it was maybe a group gathering of some Went inside and sat at the stool closest to the door, same guy as first visit was behind the bar (the owner I think?). Anyway I sat there for 3 or so minutes without being acknowledged at all and he then disappeared. Then a lady came behind the bar and started talking to the guy sitting to my right (one empty between us), that conversation lasted maybe 2 I'm getting curious how long I'm going to sit there and be ignored.

The final straw occurred when another guy came in and leaned into the bar between us and started talking to the female bartender, she almost immediately asked him what he wanted to drink and proceeded to fix his drinks....while I still sat there with no drink and obviously not being served.

I walked out without getting anything to drink or ever being acknowledged...I'll stop back in but it will probably be for bottle to go and not drinking there.

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Photo of UTvolFAN16
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I love this place.... good place if you are wanting to go have a beer or 2 and not deal with the usual overcrowded bar atmosphere. constantly changing beers on tap too, which is awesome. unfortunatly NC laws dont allow for growler fills except from the brewery so no fresh growlers from the taps but they have a decent bottle selection. I think one of the cool things they do here is that when the bar is fairly full of people they will break out bottles you cannot get here and taste them with the customers. and you are allowed to bring bottles to taste as well!
very friendly atmosphere
very good service.
will be goin back at least once a week.

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Carolina Beer Temple in Matthews, NC
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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