United States > Illinois > River Grove
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 28, 2008| Updated August 8, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in to kill some time on a break from work. This place used to be one of the worst Binny’s as they used to offer nothing when it came to US micros and craft beer. A lot has changed though in the last few months. They now have 3 solid ailes of good beer. They had Bells Expidition Stout and Thirst Coast Old Ale which you could not find anywhere else in the chicagoland area. Clean store with massive wine and liquor selection. Finally a place to get good beer by the in-laws.
zootfinster (12) Chicago, Illinois | April 18, 2008| Updated July 21, 2012
16 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 2/20
Well, I’m changing my rating again. This location was well on its way to being a really good store with great selections of both beer and wine. But on a recent stop I see that it is fast reverting to its old inauspicious self. It is becoming nothing more then a large neighborhood package store. Very disapointing
satan165 (102) River Grove, Illinois | March 29, 2008| Updated December 16, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
i have watched this store rise from the ashes of gold standard liquors that carried no more then AB and heiniken and become binnys with stacks 10’ high of polish pale lagers. with the help of buyer patrick, their american craft selection went from respectable to ever growing and smashing out of its physical bounds to take over more and more shelf space. his willingness to bring in new product is nothing short of daring! selections globally include a wealth of italian saisons and danish meads. if its new american craft, be assured he has his eye on it and if its not in the pipeline, hes working on it. this is my #1 store and i go there as many as 3 times a week often and they have my full support. the availability info for this entry speaks for itself -- the vast majority of those entries are my own! stop by and demand to speak to patrick -- tell him satan165 sent ya!
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | May 11, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A decent member of the Binny’s family with an average (for them) selection. Not many micro bombers or singles. I was also expecting something new in an eastern European brew, but their goods were much the same as is available on the southwest side of Chicago. I’d stop in if I was in the area again.
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
For those who are really looking for the eastern European selection, this is it. In a heavily European area of Chicago (it’s right on the border between the city and River Grove). Monstrous Polish beer selection.
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