United States > Illinois > Lake Zurich
redlem (76) Ohio | August 12, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
For those familiar with Binnyís this one is of medium size, it seems bigger due to the vaulted ceiling and newer due to it location. The beer is restricted to the right side, covers one wall along with one side of an aisle. There are cases and 12 packs in between. In the back is a small walkin cooler and a 4-sided display for singles. Prices were standard.
xdtfx (4) Illinois | July 21, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Living in the area, this is my go-to source for my everyday beer. I usually visit this location at least once a week to pick up a sixer or 4-pack of tasty shelf beer for the fridge. This is also the closest place to me that carries Pipeworks stuff, but lately has been pretty dry on stock. For some reason, Pipeworks has been slacking on delivering to this location. Actually, lately this Binnyís stock of a lot of crafts has been pretty dry compared to other Binnyís locations I have visited in the last few months. Donít get me wrong, they still have a huge selection, but they are missing a lot of stuff of interest that other locations have stock of. From time to time I will try to score some special limited goodies from here but this area has a lot of beer geeks so you almost have to visit the store everyday to get lucky to get a bottle of something limited or rare. The prices are reasonable and sometimes have sale prices if you own a Binnyís card. The beer section staff are pretty cool dudes. They are knowledgeable, love to give recommendations, and sometimes hold some of the limited stuff for me when it comes in. Though, some of the other staff, the older folks, usually those working the checkout area, seem to dislike their jobs. They give me dirty looks, card me, then when I pay with a credit card, they card me again... Seriously? I come in here all the time, you canít remember my face by now and realize that I am not trying to scam you with a stolen credit card, damn. All in all, this is a pretty good local spot for craft beer but not worth making a trip out of your way.
Scipio (12) Palatine, Illinois | March 11, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
They have the best selection of beer that I have found in the area. They have everything that I could reasonably want to buy, and they have some beer that I have never seen anywhere else. The head of the beer department knows his stuff and is happy to help. I asked him for something good, and he rattles off and shows me 5 different options and more than I could possibly ever want to know about them. He seems to really like his job, and is just the type of person you want in charge of your beer.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | September 20, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
probably the best bottle shop in the north west burbís. Pricing is fine, selection is almost on the level of Binnyís south loop, I would guess at least 1600 bottles. Staff knows their styles and can make proper suggestions when asked.
swoody (4) Wauconda, Illinois | September 23, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a little oasis for those of us who live or work in the area and donít have access to any spectacular brew stores. On my first visit to find some vintage Stone Imperial Stouts and Barleywines the staff was *incredibly* helpful. They pulled several boxes of brews they had just received up front so I could have my pick of the best they had available. The staff seemed rather knowledgeable about beers which is surprising for this area. Anyone who tries to find good beer in the area will know what I mean.
Overall I am very impressed by the selection of beers for a place which is located so far away from major traffic. Enjoy this little gem while you can, since they donít have as *many* customers as some of the more trafficked areas there is a very good chance to find some rare brews here before someone snags them all up. I would highly recommend paying attention to the Binnyís Blog on their website for the latest releases and not waiting to pick them up in person. Kyle has been an extremely great help, too. He has helped me locate many different brews in the past throughout all the Binnyís stores in the area.
My thumbs up to this Binnyís for anyone in the area :)
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 14, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I took an obscure route home from a business trip to stop by this Binnyís. It had the typical bright warehousey feel to it, and it was on the small side.. I donít think I picked up anything while I was here, but I had been shopping all week and had already found plenty elsewhere. This is probably a good stop if youíre in this area, though.. as Iím not sure where the closest comparable store is.
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