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The Beer Temple

Shopping, Liquor stores Avondale
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Beer Temple
Photograph: Courtesy Beer Temple

True to its name, The Beer Temple is a sanctuary for craft-brew lovers, housing a spacious taproom where visitors can have a drink and a bottle shop stocked with plenty of interesting brews. Owner (and Certified Cicerone) Chris Quinn is quick with a quality recommendation, interesting tidbits on particular brewing processes, encyclopedic knowledge of the history of various brews and samples of new beers on his doorstep.


Venue name: The Beer Temple
Address: 3173 N Elston Ave
Cross street: between Belmont and California Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am–8pm; Fri, Sat 11am-9pm; Sun noon-5pm
Transport: Bus: 52, 77
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Best bottle shop and the best people in the city. Chris is amazingly knowledgeable and very personable.


Beer Temple is a liquor store for people who really love craft beer. Where else in the city can you participate in a vertical tasting of Three Floyds Darklord free of charge? It's also a place where people who aren't craft beer snobs to come and learn about the stuff they're drinking. Chris, the owner, is always available to help you make a selection and he's almost always sampling something rare or hard-to-find. After shopping here, it will be hard to buy beer anywhere else.