Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

4.85/5.0 63 reviews
bottle shop
1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614

312 664 4394
binnys.com beer menu
M-Sa 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm Tasting Room Hours: M-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Mayor: Niko100 (131) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 2500+
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Beers At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

NameABVEntered
4 Hands Incarnation IPA6.5%5/30/2016
Fantôme Dark Forest Ghost6%5/29/2016
Hailstorm Prairie Madness Pale Ale6.6%5/22/2016
Arcade Steep Impact 6%5/22/2016
Evil Twin / Stillwater Classique Imperiale8%5/19/2016
Arcade Bronze Lion6.1%5/8/2016
Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine12.1%5/8/2016
Clown Shoes Gargoyle Love Song 201512%5/7/2016
Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale13.49%5/7/2016
Goose Island Four Star Pils5.1%5/6/2016
Victory Vital IPA6.5%5/6/2016
Short’s Bellaire Brown7%5/6/2016
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.5%5/6/2016
Pipeworks Citra vs. Mandarina8.5%5/6/2016
Fort Collins Shot Down5.8%5/6/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0015.9%5/6/2016
Bells Boiling Pot Ale4.5%5/6/2016
Ale Syndicate Paulina Chicago Wit5.5%5/6/2016
Prairie Vous Francais4%5/6/2016
SKA True Blonde Dubbel8%5/6/2016
Goose Island Pils4.9%5/6/2016
Left Hand Black Jack Porter6.8%5/6/2016
Great River West Coast Style IPA7%5/6/2016
Great River 483 Pale Ale5.4%5/5/2016
Great River Dirty Blonde4.8%5/5/2016
Arcade Gene’s Sausage Bock Beer6.4%5/3/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor10%5/2/2016
Cigar City / Siren Caribbean Chocolate Cake 10.1%5/2/2016
Pipeworks Coconut Jones Dog8.5%4/27/2016
Moorhouses Blond Bitch4.4%4/20/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 34 - Old Perseverance18.5%4/19/2016
Half Acre Lead Feather6%4/18/2016
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale4.5%4/18/2016
Revolution Rev Pils5%4/18/2016
Anderson Valley Hobneelch’n Hoppy Wheat Ale5%4/14/2016
Half Acre Shrub Tundra6.3%4/13/2016
Half Acre Double Daisy Cutter8%4/12/2016
Guinness Nitro IPA5.8%4/7/2016
Temperance Smittytown5.5%4/7/2016
Solemn Oath Kidnapped By Vikings6%4/7/2016
Temperance Restless Years5.8%4/7/2016
Evil Twin Table Beer4.5%4/7/2016
Tyranena Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale7.7%4/7/2016
Clown Shoes Muffin Top10%4/7/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Tower Tuesday: Infusion A - Coffee Porter6.2%4/7/2016
Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager5.4%4/7/2016
Nebraska Wick for Brains6.1%4/7/2016
Three Floyds Hopped In Half5.3%4/7/2016
Pipeworks War Bird4.5%4/3/2016
Pipeworks Glaucus Belgian IPA 8%4/2/2016
Evil Twin Blanca Biere de Table4.5%4/2/2016
Prairie / TRVE Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale6.66%3/27/2016
Flying Dog K-9 Cruiser 7.4%3/26/2016
Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’ Pumpkin Ale6%3/26/2016
Augustijn Blond7.5%3/25/2016
Pipeworks Da Fuzz8%3/25/2016
Marz Smoak Citra6%3/23/2016
Around the Bend Ghost of ’Lectricity4.9%3/23/2016
Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake7.4%3/23/2016
Marz Uptown XPA4.3%3/23/2016
Pipeworks Crimson Snapper9.5%3/20/2016
Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)7.2%3/17/2016
Lake Effect Old Brown Ale6.2%3/15/2016
Clown Shoes Luchador en Fuego11%3/13/2016
He’Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny’s10%3/12/2016
Pipeworks The Lizard King6%3/12/2016
Mikerphone One Man Wrecking Machine0%3/12/2016
Around the Bend Silk Road5.9%3/12/2016
Gigantic Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout10%3/12/2016
Amager Fru Frederiksen7%3/12/2016
Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager6.2%3/12/2016
Xingu4.6%3/12/2016
Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer5%3/12/2016
Pipeworks Killer Queen9.5%3/12/2016
He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn17%3/12/2016
Clown Shoes The Barista8%3/12/2016
Ale Syndicate Richie Imperial Porter8%3/12/2016
Prairie Ape Snake7.9%3/12/2016
Left Hand Sawtooth Ale5.3%3/12/2016
Coronado Mermaids Red Ale5.7%3/12/2016
Two Brothers Prairie Path Ale5.1%3/12/2016
Anchor Steam Beer4.9%3/12/2016
Half Acre Pony Pilsner5.75%3/12/2016
Corsendonk Christmas Ale8.1%3/12/2016
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat - Bourbon Barrel5.8%3/7/2016
Westheimer Weizen5%3/1/2016
Maplewood Fat Pug5.6%2/28/2016
Kulmbacher Eisbock9.2%2/23/2016
Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison6.3%2/21/2016
Marz Liquid Dreams9%2/20/2016
Three Floyds WiseBlood8.6%2/15/2016
Blue Blood Outlaw Series American Strong Ale9.2%2/14/2016
Lagunitas Brown Shugga9.84%2/14/2016
5 Rabbit Gringolandia Series: Super Pils7.2%2/13/2016
Lagunitas Imperial Stout9.9%2/10/2016
Revolution Mosaic Hero7.5%1/28/2016
Pipeworks Mosaic10%1/24/2016
Pipeworks Amarillo 9.5%1/24/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Killa Vanilla Extraordinary IPA7.5%1/23/2016
John Henry West Indies Pale Ale9.4%1/22/2016


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 15, 2012
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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (823) Columbus, Ohio | January 25, 2014
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (728) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2016
Ahhh, Binny’s. The legend preceeds you, how can you ever hope to live up to it? Definitely a large scale modern store. Large parking lot with plenty of spots. Conveniently across the street from Goose Island (more on that in the next review). Huge inside, with a lot of shelf space devoted to beer, loosely organized by region. Tons of selection - this is a store I would love to have locally in California for sure. Solid price throughout. One of many places I found Eclipse bottles back to 2012 hanging out for $32 or less; odd as they get snapped up super fast in the SF bay area. Definitely a place to find some eclectic and odd beers, as well as a wide selection of midwest favorites. Relatively clean and tidy; no boxes scattered about and dusty bottles filling shelves. My primary gripe is the severe shortage of refrigeration space, and consequently the phenomenal number of IPAs, double IPAS, TRIPLE IPAs just sitting around at room temperature. Kinda sad, really. Otherwise, a must visit location.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (555) Woodland, California | October 2, 2009| Updated November 26, 2009
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chibuck  (526) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated November 5, 2012
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (497) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
A warehouse style store with a great selection and fair prices. Staff is overall helpful. One of the better Chicago beer stores.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (496) Ottawa, Ontario | May 29, 2016
I’ve been a few times here...and this seems to become our go to place Post DLD. Huge store with excellent selection(cold and room). But the best is the tap room, with such a beautiful grand hall style. Not a huge selection but good, and samplers are available. Prices are good....and its next door to GI.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (468) Kyoto, Japan | May 5, 2013
I stopped in here during my one day in Chicago on my way home in Japan and simply WOW! 4000 bottles, over 200 kegs?! Amazing, I had never seen such a good selection. More than anywhere in Montreal or Japan. The service was good and the prices cheap compared to what I am used to. I wish I had a place like this nearby... but then again I would probably go broke!
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
notalush  (388) Denver, Colorado | June 23, 2014
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
JK  (352) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | December 16, 2015
Located only steps from Goose Island. Possibly the largest liquor store I have ever seen. Aisles of beer, and a fantastic selection of what is currently avai Able. I saw no vintage beers, and prices were a little high. Still, a huge selection. Whiskey and scotch prices were nearly twice the price I would pay in Minneapolis, but their spirit selection was Very large also. Help was offered. I would go back, and Irecommend this store

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