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:
3.91
Beers:
45
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
911
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.08
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
33
pDev:
8.82%
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Reviews by Jinx989:
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Jinx989 from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 11, 2020
More User Reviews:
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puftdank from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Dec 10, 2019
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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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Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Feb 24, 2019
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BSEDS from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 19, 2018
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sb17 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

May 04, 2018
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 18, 2018
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jun 11, 2017
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Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 29, 2017
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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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eppie82 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Apr 23, 2016
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dannycohen62 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 04, 2016
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egrace84 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 27, 2016
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bcm75 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Mar 19, 2016
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Soloveitchik from New York

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Feb 28, 2016
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jan 17, 2016
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AndyEdgar from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Jan 09, 2016
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Chris-1911 from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jan 04, 2016
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jallison1230

4.57/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 08, 2015
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rossracing from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 14, 2015
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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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djgoodwi from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Mar 09, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Dec 20, 2014
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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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NappyB from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Oct 01, 2014
Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston, IL
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 911 ratings