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Beer Available At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Midnight Brett 97, Lake Effect Brett Frambois 78, Lake Effect Cerise , Off Color Fierce 66, Revolution Gravedigger Billy 97, Spiteful God Damn Peanut Butter and Jelly Pigeon Porter , Pipeworks and Andrea Shoon’s As You Wish... , Pipeworks / Forbidden Root Ceci n’est pas une bičre , Storm&Anchor Dark Saison , De Proef / Surly Long of Tooth 92, Green Flash Double Stout - Serrano Chilis 97, Anderson Valley Grand Cru 82, Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher 100, St Feuillien Triple 98, Watou Tripel 96, Lefebvre Hopus 86, Boddingtons Pub Ale (Can) 26, Efes Pilsen (Pilsener) 6, Pipeworks Harbinger of Doom , Petrus Dubbel Bruin 87
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t0rin0 (1380) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 15, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited numerous times on my two trips to IL in 2010. Conveniently located to Goose Island Clybourn.
Lots of beer to select from. There are a couple of rows and a number of fridge doors dedicated to beer as well as a whole room for cases. It was frustrating that a lot of the beer wasn’t available in singles. One employee explained that it had something to do with state law, which didnt make any sense because there were lots of singles to choose from, just not some of the stuff I was looking to try. Oh well.
The service is attentive and asks if you need help. They are happy to answer any questions that they are able to answer. On my last trip I ran into a character that goes by Vav. Real nice guy that seems to do everything he can to get some good stuff into the store. What I found interesting was that he knew who I was (at least he knew who t0rin0 was).
Prices are reasonable on most things, high on some. Will definitely return if I can get back to Chicago.
Dogbrick (733) Columbus, Ohio | January 25, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Binny’s is located in the Clybourn area of downtown Chicago on North Marcey. There is a large parking lot in front of the store, as well as street parking in the immediate area.
The interior is large and well-lit, similar to pretty much any other cavernous liquor store. Maybe a little more sterile looking than Total Wine or Bevmo, but not entirely devoid of character. The beer is toward the left side both on shelves and in coolers around the perimeter. One of the shelves is devoted to mixed sixers.
The bottle selection counts not in the hundreds but apparently in the thousands! Incredible array of breweries are represented, more or less by geography from what I could see. Domestic craft breweries like Revolution, Goose Island, Pipeworks, Half Acre, Lost Abbey and Surly, as well as many imports.
Service is pretty typical for these types of stores. I was asked if I needed help finding anything, and checkout was friendly.
Overall this is a great store to visit in downtown Chicago, and being right across the street from Goose Island is an added bonus.
bhensonb (485) Woodland, California | October 2, 2009| Updated November 26, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Well, "Binny’s" doesn’t seem to sell beer on the web. Everything I saw was "In Store Only". Looks to be worthless. My rating applied before "Binny’s" took over.
Former rating: Web site was a bit behind. Stock is at several locations. But the personal service was just exceptional. Well worth shopping here.
jrallen34 (438) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated November 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Use to be Sams, wish it still was because beer purchases actually count toward their bonus card. Adam, does a great job stocking lots of new things and keeping the local ones available. The best Binny’s to shop at.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 2, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best beer store I have ever seen. So many beers, it’s hard to name them all. Clearly the best selection of American and foreign beers I’ve seen before (the best I have seen in a store is Julio’s in MA and this store blows them out of the water). Clearly they get every possible beer they can. And unlike other stores it looks like they actually move the beers (or they’re experts at cleaning), because I didn’t see a speck of dust on any bottles. Decent prices as well. Yeah. I wanted to buy at least $200 worth of beer from this store because of all the crazy things I saw. Wow. Just wow is all I can say to sum up.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | March 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in to pick up the first Pipeworks release and must say I was impressed. One of the better Binny’s that I have been too. Right across the street from GI-Clybourn. Huge selection including Lolita from GI. One of the better mix sixes from Binny’s as well.
notalush (332) Denver, Colorado | June 23, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is one cavernous, gleamingly clean palace of booze - not only do they have one of the most impressive, well-organized selections of beer I have seen in the midwest, they also have a bar/tasting room inside (with pretty reasonably priced drafts) - you can get a pint of beer and take it with you as you browse the beer and liquor, which is pretty damn cool - as mentioned, the selection is impressive, with a vast collection of local and regional micros, as well as a very impressive import selection - the prices are quite fair, especially considering the fact that this is in the heart of Chicago - a must-stop if in the area.
deyholla (306) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A warehouse style store with a great selection and fair prices. Staff is overall helpful. One of the better Chicago beer stores.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | April 30, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This was the first place I stopped in terms of beer when I got to Chicago. While the beer was limited really to two aisles (plus ample coolers), the selection was quite good. The beer manager Adam really knows his stuff, and the attention to detail shows. Not a speck of dust on any bottles, even the ones that have some age. Very clean and tidy, shelves stocked well. Spent a while talking with him, and since my suitcase space was going to be filled with Dark Lord on the way home, was limited to a scant couple of bottles. He grabbed me some stuff that wasn’t even out on the shelves yet. Wish I had more space to bring stuff home, as there were quite a few things that I wanted to get but couldn’t be sure I’d have the space.
Radek Kliber (235) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer spot at reasonable beer prices. Service was good to average. Not the best beer store I went to but one of better ones.
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