Temperance Beer Co.

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2000 Dempster St
Evanston, Illinois, 60202-1017
United States

(847) 864-1000 | map
temperancebeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.92
Beers:
42
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
975
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
33
pDev:
8.82%
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The tap room is built into a loading dock. There is a bar and tables with seating for up to 50 people or so. When I visited they had 15 beers on tap and some of their beers in cans to go. The quality of the beer is very good. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

Oct 17, 2019
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oldn00b from Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Overall was a pretty nice place inside but was a bit of a letdown. We really excited to support them but the beers were fine, nothing great. I would go back to give it another shot but not my favorite of the trip.

Dec 29, 2016
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JIMTRK16 from Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Mar 16, 2015
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pagriley from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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!

Oct 29, 2014
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BGW17 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

Sep 08, 2014
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ThirstyEric from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Jun 22, 2014
Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston, IL
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 975 ratings