The Beer Temple | Chicago, Illinois
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The Beer Temple
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Beer Store

3185 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618 [ print map ]
773 754 0907

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Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Monday Closed; Free parking behind store


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Beer Available At The Beer Temple (arranged by most recent)
3 Sheeps Nimble Lips Noble Tongue Series: Roll Out The Barrel , Perennial Suburban Beverage , Middle Brow Parklife , Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Brooklyn Quintaceratops 32, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel 100, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat Oranj 98, Evil Twin James Beer 93, Tyranena BGW Wrath of Rocky 90, Maine Beer A Tiny Beautiful Something 98, Thiriez La Blonde d’Esquelbecq 88, Off Color Bare Bear 82, Spiteful Messenger IPA 96, Pipeworks Da Fuzz 94, Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, Urban Chestnut Fantasyland 88, Revolution Deth’s Tar 99, Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged DORIS The Destroyer 100, Une Année Airing of Grievances 87, Marz Jungle Boogie 95
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20 reviews for The Beer Temple
 Ambiance  93%
 Service  93%
 Selection  93%
 Food  100%
 Value  86%
 Overall  91%
 Rating  94%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
RoyE  (1) Chicago, Illinois | July 16, 2015
Great shop with large thoughtful selection. Freshness is utmost with every beer labeled with brewed on or recevied date. No old IPAs! Chris and crew have a depth of knowledge and can help guide you to new or fresh beers that you may not know about. Overall this is a show that all others should be striving to emulate.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
agwalters  (1) Oak Park, Illinois | July 13, 2015
This bottle shop is one of the finest I’ve ever entered. Typically there is something delicious open to sample and the selection is tough to beat. Top it all off with a genuinely caring and informative staff and you have a total winner.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
dliebenson  (1) , | July 13, 2015
You cannot ask for a better selection of beer or a more friendly and knowledgeable staff. Chris goes out of his way to give his customers the best beer shopping experience in the city. Chris is also extremely generous, sampling beers that are hard to find and not available in our distribution area.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jordy777  (1) , | July 12, 2015
The best selection and nicest, most informative staff you could ask for. The Beer Temple often gets beers that others don’t get and more of the ones that you want. Prices are right on par with the big high volume places. Always pouring new, interesting and highly sought after beers gratis. Free parking too!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
blueskunk  (10) Huntley, Illinois | July 7, 2015
Great bottle shop, in the top 3 of anyone’s list for Chicago bottle shops. Always parking in back, clean and organized store, and a great selection. They put the style of beer on their shelf tags, so you know what you’re buying when the bottle isn’t clear. Pricing is reasonable, and staff is welcoming and helpful. They’ve always had 2-3 beers to sample when I’ve visited, and usually 1 or more of these beers can’t be purchased in the region, so it’s something new to try that you may have been wanting to find forever.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ryecatcher  (12) Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois | April 22, 2015
Ambience in a bottle shop is a nonfactor to me. The selection and service do matter however... so because I ventured a good 10 miles out of my way to get there (I hate the North Side!), that was my first concern. No worries though, the staff is helpful and laid back and they have some really good stuff. Only downside (aside fighting the traffic on Elston Ave.) is they don’t have as much as say Binny’s... but they have stuff that Binny’s doesn’t have so they make up point there. I’ll definitely go back.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beerguychicago  (8) , | April 11, 2015
My favorite shop in the city! I really like the kid that was working there (I think he recently moved). Great selection of American and European beers!
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
hombrepalo  (145) Chicago, Illinois | March 14, 2015
One of the best bottle shops I’ve been to.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | January 1, 2015
This place is small and near kumas corner. Just an amazing selection of bottles no b.s. very friendly staff better than binnys
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Barnoloid  (8) Chicago, Illinois | May 3, 2014
The Beer Temple is an extremely well curated bottle shop with a focus on stocking fresh beer. It is well known that they will not sell beer that is past its’ prime, which is commendable. This justifies the prices of the products offered, given that you know you are getting premium quality. There are not many places in Chicago offering 1 week old Sculpin, for example. The owners are knowledgable and friendly and provide a welcome offering for the neighborhood. My only regret is that I don’t live within walking distance, although maybe that is for the best!

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