Temperance Beer Co.

BEER AVG
3.83/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(847) 864-1000 | map
temperancebeer.com

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Added by MasterSki on 09-03-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
23
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
672
PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
25
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
6.88%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by kustard:
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
5/5  rDev +32.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of oldn00b
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of eifster82
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of egrace84
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bcm75
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Photo of Chris-1911
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jallison1230
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4.27/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JIMTRK16
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of djgoodwi
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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!

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Photo of NappyB
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of BGW17
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

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Photo of Jblevins
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of TheRealPour
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of biker30x
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ThirstyEric
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
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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Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Temperance Beer Co. in Evanston, IL
3.83 out of 5 based on 672 ratings.
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