Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown | Chicago, Illinois
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Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown
Exceptional based on 52 ratings
Type: Beer Store

213 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60654 [ print map ]
312 332 0012

binnys.com

Hours: 9am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11a-6p Sun


Mayor: Niko100 (143) | Bottles: 800+


Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown

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Beer Available At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Pipeworks Last Kiss Wee Heavy 93, Left Hand Oktoberfest 60, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Mellow Corn Barrel 98, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Old Fitzgerald Barrel 100, B. Nektar Wildberry Pyment 93, Central Waters Kosmyk Charlies Y2K Catastrophe Ale 98, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique 99, Hoppin Frog Cafe BORIS 100, Leinenkugels Lemon Berry Shandy 19, Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale) 97, Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 89, Andechser Vollbier Hell 55, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Hoppin Frog Karminator 91, Three Floyds DEESKO 88, Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Spezial 27, Wychwood Ginger Beard (Bottle) 14, Faust Weizen Hefe-Dunkel 47, Belhaven Wee Heavy / 90 Shilling (Bottle) 94, Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen-Mix Grapefruit 22
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52 reviews for Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  66%
 Selection  75%
 Food  60%
 Value  72%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  78%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | July 5, 2012
small interior compared to other Binny’s, but extensive selection of midwest bottles, though nearly everything but a few bombers and six-packs are shelved warm. no Three Floyds in stock July 2012.
48
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2  (650) Hanover, Maryland | February 11, 2007
I was not that impressed with Binny’s. The selection was un-impressive although there were a fair amount of Belgians. The local selection definitely needs work. Several workers passed me by and never spoke.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GT2  (586) San Diego County , California | June 7, 2013
Holy monkey beer selection here was insane! Tons of Pipeworks, Revolution, Three Floyds, Goose Island. Hard to find stuff all over. Lots of refrigerated things. Easy to peruse the selection. Left here with a least a dozen bottles. Do not come here unless you’re ready to unload some cash.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (510) Leawood, Kansas | July 23, 2007| Updated June 28, 2012
This is the only Binny’s location I have visited. It is a functional bottle shop, though the selection was more limited than I had expected. I was looking for stuff I can’t get in KS/MO and this place only had a few. Picked up some 3F Behemoth, Alpha King and Rabid Rabbit. Also the Alt Bier from Two Brothers. Since I was staying downtown without transport, the fact I could walk to this was really the highlight of the place.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | December 29, 2005
Decent selection and in walking distance from the downtown core. As stated before, verry cramped beer section, but staff was friendly, if not knowledgeable.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34  (436) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2011
The beer guy here does a good of communicating through email when new stuff is in. However, the store and selection are small and gone right away. Overall, selection isn’t that great, never see anything that I want besides when special releases come in.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BVery  (409) Burnsville, Minnesota | December 12, 2011
Visited here at Christmas of 2009 - great store with a terrific selection of beers. Staff were helpful.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99  (380) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 26, 2011
Went to this store after a business presentation. Easy parking next to building. smaller building with well organized shelfs with wine, liquor on the right and three large shelfs of beers on the back lef. Good selection of standard micros in bombers and six packs and good selection of Illinois beers. Found six new beers for me. Party goods, wine and hard liquor store at good prices like the other Binny’s. Chicago BA freindly package store service. Nice location. I will return if downtown.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
downender  (296) Bristol, England | March 21, 2009
Within walking distance from my downtown hotel, which was a godsend. Staff on the tills were friendly and there was an interesting selection of beer packed into one corner of the store, although with virtually no singles on offer. Would visit again.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan  (270) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 18, 2010
A few blocks down from RockBottom Brewpub, this was the perfect location for my beer hunting while in Chicago. From a Canadian perspective, the selection is awesome. Nice representation of local and mid-west US micros. Nice selection of belgians too. Special section for cider too, which is nice. I thought prices were good. Staff was polite and friendly, but didn’t have the first clue about beer.

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