We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

FEW Spirits

Closed Now: 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 14:00 - 17:00
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Laid back atmosphere

Little research prior to visiting FEW but the timing worked out with our schedule. Tour was... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Julie M
,
Chatham, Il
via mobile
Awesome afternoon tour

Don't let the location or the size discourage you from visiting FEW. Obviously it shouldn't be... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Bartels2016
,
Evanston, Illinois
Read all 17 reviews
15
All photos (15)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good17%
  • Average29%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thrift shop”(2 reviews)
“gin”(7 reviews)
“distillery”(7 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 14:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
Oct
-1°
Nov
-7°
Dec
Contact
918 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-1819
Website
+1 847-920-8628
Call
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveller rating
7
3
5
0
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
7
3
5
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews thrift shop gin distillery rye tour fun
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This local distillery is small enough to take in during one trip. The tasting experience was great, definitely try the Rye!

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This tour is worth an hour of your time, but I would wait until fall before going because there is no climate control. It was hot and humid the night we went, which made the whole thing a little uncomfortable. The tour itself is brief...More

Thank seg82
Reviewed 9 May 2018

The tour and tasting was ok, nothing particularly informative but it was reasonably entertaining and a nice way to spend an hour. My main complaint is that the bottles that I purchased at their shop ended up being significantly more expensive than just buying at...More

Thank EvanstonLiz
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Few Spirits provides a good distillery tour and tasting. Because it is a small operation, there are a number of stages in the process that you cannot see on this site--the grain arrives milled and the whisky is aged and bottled at another location. In...More

Thank Armand A
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Few is located in a small building, behind a thrift shop, on Chicago Ave in Evanston. We took the 2 pm tour, Bailey was our guide, she explained the process used in making gin, Bourbon and rye. This place is very small, our tour was...More

Thank Lou F
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Little research prior to visiting FEW but the timing worked out with our schedule. Tour was informative and brief, it's a small distillery. We really enjoyed the history and creativity behind the product. And of course, tasting was the highlight. We were there about an...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Tucked in a small former mechanic's garage behind a thrift shop is FEW Spirits, the first distillery in the city of Evanston, IL. FEW stands for Francis Elizabeth Willard, the leader of the 19thc temperance movement who lived in this town. Look down the driveway...More

Thank KimRChicago
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This distillery is tucked behind a thrift store on a busy street in Evanston. If you didn't know to look for it, you'd never know it was there. And that would be a mistake. My wife and I have been interested in visiting for some...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I recently visited this fun small place tucked around the corner down an alley from where my daughter lives. There was a group of 8 of us and we enjoyed learning the interesting history of the place as well as the tour of where all...More

Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Don't let the location or the size discourage you from visiting FEW. Obviously it shouldn't be compared to the bigger distilleries in KY or TN, but it's definitely still worth a visit. For $10 you get to tour their facilities, learn a little about the...More

Thank Bartels2016
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston
122 reviews
1.05 km away
Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston
381 reviews
1.19 km away
The Homestead
242 reviews
1.32 km away
Margarita European Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
162 reviews
1.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 314 nearby restaurants
Lucky Platter
205 reviews
.18 km away
Oceanique
131 reviews
.17 km away
Union Pizzeria
120 reviews
.67 km away
Cross-Rhodes Restaurant
63 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 50 nearby attractions
Space
123 reviews
.67 km away
Halim Time & Glass Museum
33 reviews
1.39 km away
Evanston History Center
51 reviews
1.06 km away
Dawes Park
30 reviews
1.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from FEW Spirits staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines