United States > Illinois > Buffalo Grove
StewardofGondor (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 6, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Typical regional line-up, which is solid, but there were absolutely no surprises. Expect Goose Island, Founders, Three Floyds, Avery, Capital, Bells, some Victory, the usual Belgian and German brews, etc. I had my heart set on landing some more Jolly Pumpkin but they told me (after several times on my part to convince them that it wasnít a seasonal fall beer line) that they stopped ordering it because it wasnít selling. Only redeeming quality (and purchase) was a sixer of 2004 Victory Old Ho that they had on clearance. Suckers.
hombrepalo (145) Chicago, Illinois | November 25, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
JPDurden24 (165) Chandler, Arizona | August 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection, friendly staff. Prices are decent. Plenty of locations across the Chicago area.
Scipio (12) Palatine, Illinois | March 11, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good store with a friendly staff. Every time an employee walks by, they offer to help. I often get 3 or 4 of them asking if Iím there long enough. And theyíre fairly knowledgeable. I think they have a better selection than most places.
KickInChalice (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Binnyís is a solid chain, with a solid (or better) selection of craft beer at each location, and Binnyís Buffalo Grove is no different. Although they have a noticeably smaller selection than their neighbors to the West, Binnyís Lake Zurich, they still have a solid selection of Belgian and other European staples as well as all of the Midwestern goodies I expect from them.
Their staff is solid, and I have had a number of conversations with people in their beer department. Like most places, their non-beer people are not as informed, but they will find someone to help you.
The prices are on par with the other locations, and they will sometimes have great sales (Christmas, Belgian month, American craft beer month, etc.). The one downside is that their beer aisle runs up against the window, so anything sitting at the end for more than a few days might be lightstruck. Choose carefully, but overall you should find what you are looking for.
Tmoney99 (491) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 1, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went to this store before a business presentation at a local police department. Easy parking in front of the building. Large building with well organized shelfs with wine, liquor on the right and three large shelfs of beers on the back right. Good selection of standard micros in bombers and six packs and good selection of Illinois beers. Found six new beer for me. Party goods, wine and hard liquor store at good prices. Freindly package store service. Nice location and I will return when in the area.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | September 20, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This was my regular beer shop when I worked in the area. Good store hours, knowledgeable staff, good prices. Solid selection.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 15, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on way home from work. Good sized Binnyís located in a strip mall. Had a pretty good selection of bombers of six packs. No singles section. I would say this is a slightly above average Binnyís.
jeremytoni (161) Swedesboro, New Jersey | July 18, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good selection of singles, bombers, and six packs.
Walt (189) Austin, Texas | May 8, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent and similar to other Binnys...I donít think the selection was as good though...
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 10, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I was exceedingly lucky the first time I stopped here.. they somehow had Cantillon Loerik on the shelves. Subsequent trips yielded very little (if anything) I didnít see in other Chicago area stores (although I was there when they got a case of Kentucky Breakfast in). Itís another large, bright, open warehouse-type locale with friendlier service than most. This is the best selection I found in the immediate area.
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