Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown | Chicago, Illinois
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Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown
Good based on 54 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 (202) | Bottles: 800+


Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown

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Beer Available At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Piraat Triple Hop 78, Coronado Stupid Stout - Barrel Aged 99, Marz Bubbly Creek Yuzu 84, Half Acre Senita 98, Duvel 99, Avery The Reverend 94, Southern Tier Tripel Café 93, The Bruery Rugbrřd 94, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Maine Beer Weez 99, Three Floyds Zombie Dust 100, Three Floyds Blot Out the Sun 99, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 91, Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré 83, Ale Asylum Bedlam! 99, Schweinsbräu Weisse 29, Pipeworks Santa vs. Unicorn American Barleywine 98, Pipeworks Cherry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 91, Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale 2014 94, Pipeworks Toasty Nut Abduction Imperial Stout 97
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54 reviews for Binny’s Beverage Depot - Downtown
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  65%
 Selection  75%
 Food  60%
 Value  72%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
mreeves  (36) Sammamish, Washington | August 15, 2007
A pretty solid selection, especially for a Pacific NW guy like me who hadn’t seen some of the Midwest breweries like Left Hand, Jolly Pumpkin, etc. Nice warehouse atmosphere, didn’t ask for any help but the people looked friendly enough. Good place to go for plenty of micros and Belgians.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (607) Leawood, Kansas | July 23, 2007| Updated September 8, 2014
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.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft  (113) Charleston, South Carolina | March 7, 2007
Surprised I haven’t rated this before. I’ve been here a dozen or so times. Noticeably different than the schaumburg location. Beer selection is mostly the same, and i think it might be smaller. It seems like they don’t have the bulk crappy beers like Hatuey and the like here. There are a few different beers that you won’t find in the surburban locations. mostly a bomber or belgian beer. I’ve never had somebody ask me if I needed help. Parking is tight. maybe a dozen spots. They have cheeses at this location.
48
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2  (779) San Diego, California | 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | December 9, 2006
I visited the dowtown Binny’s a week ago, after our first big snowstorm of the season. It took me awhile to walk the mile from my hotel to Binny’s in the snow, but I would say it was worth it. The downtown store is very large, but I was surprised at how little real estate was occupied by craft beer (much more occupied by beer and wine). I arrived right as the store opened (8am - which was very convenient) and zeroed in on what I wanted (this particular day it was saisons and bier de garde). Their selection was ample but not overwhelming. I asked one of the employees for assistance, but he did not have the beer knowledge necessary to answer my questions. However, he did go to the back and get someone else to assist me who seemed extremely knowledgeable. I was very impressed that Binny’s had such a person on-hand at 8am. I will likely revisit either the downtown Binny’s (or one of the suburban Binny’s) the next time I am in town.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
sersdf  (33) chicago, Illinois | April 25, 2006
i’ll pretty much never go back here. just wanted to check it out. same thing except weaker as all other binny’s. asked the staff if they were expecting DFH 120 minute IPA and they had no idea but told me to come back in a couple days.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | April 13, 2006
Ok selection of regional beers, some belgians and it seemed a pretty good selection of czech beers. Average service. Decent.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (469) 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.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | August 22, 2005
I was hoofing it to Rock Bottom after meeting an associate for lunch when I encountered the store. Knowing I’d be heading home from Union Station, I didn’t intend to buy much. And I didn’t, because the selection is a lot smaller than the Binny’s in my area. I did manage to pick up a La Choulette Biere De Noel and a Hook Norton Bitter. The staff that was there on my visit was clueless and rude, finding much better things to do than answer customer questions. If I lived in the area, I’d shop there, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye  (113) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | July 23, 2005| Updated August 17, 2005
Nice selection of beers at the downtown location. However, I still would hit Sam’s before going to Binny’s as they tend to have a little bit more selection.

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