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Beer Available At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park (arranged by most recent)
Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison 93, Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction 83, Surly Bender 97, Ettaler Curator Doppelbock 98, Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine 99, Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout 97, Licher Oktoberfest 42, 4 Hands Pyrus French Saison 93, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Coconut Curry Hefeweizen 82, Three Floyds Rabbid Rabbit Saison 88, Dogfish Head Kvasir 89, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Surly Smoke Lager 99, Fuller’s London Porter (Bottle/Keg) 100, Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner 79, Surly Overrated West Coast Style IPA 98, Pipeworks Down Unda 75, North Coast PranQster Belgian 91, Revolution 4th Year Beer 71, Avery Ellies Brown Ale 90
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KickInChalice (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been going to this Binny’s since it was the flagship Sam’s store, and nothing has changed. They still have a huge, spacious store filled with beer, wine, and spirits (along with a deli section), and the beer selection is quite solid. It does not hurt that they are located right next to Goose Island Clybourn.
They may not get some of the smaller offerings that the specialty bottle shops get, but overall their selection is great. Their aisles are filled with nearly everything that is distributed in Chicago, in every price range.
They have had some fun events there in the past. The Goose Island Bourbon County Rare release was here, and even though it was freezing outside, the store did a fairly good job of keeping everything in order.
The one downside is that with the incredible volume that they get, they will sell out of popular limited releases immediately. But for the regular offerings, I am confident that they will have a full, fresh selection of solid beer.
JStax (114) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | February 22, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in on a Friday early afternoon after hitting up goose island next door. As you walk in, you immediately see the beer selection. There’s probably five or six aisles of beer with coolers on the back wall. The pricing seemed high, but they did give case discounts. I found a bottle I had been looking for for awhile so i grabbed that. The staff all seemed very knowledgeable.
Dogbrick (677) 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.
ARH (30) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer selection with a well-knowledged staff - I have no hesitations asking for recommendations here - is there much more to be said? It is laid out like a warehouse, so nothing particularly noteworthy there, but that’s probably the only downside
AirForceHops (108) Epping, New Hampshire | December 5, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
I stood in line during the Black Friday event on 29 November 2013. Other than waiting in line for BCS, I have to say this is an impressive store. They are currently under construction to increase the size of the building which is already enormous. So needless to say the beer, wine and hard spirits selection is amazing.
They also have a really great manager named Adam. Adam you did an awesome job with the Bourbon Country raffle, Thanks for the great organization! Really nice job handing the mob of people wanting to hear their raffle ticket getting called. Top Notch!
AdamJackson (177) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Binnys! Shout out to Adam. HUGE beer selection and an even better Whisky selection. i also bought some wine here. They had it all!
Beerman6686 (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 21, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ambiance is basically a big giant grocery store of liquor,wine,and beer. Pretthy huge. Employees were willing to help and packaged my stuff really well. Selection is pretty freaking awesome for an out of towner with tons and tons of great singles. Prices were on par to what i’ve seen other places around. Overall a great stop if by GI clybourne.
BOSSbrewer (50) Arkansas | October 6, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Holy cow. This place is fantastic. Very helpful staff. Lots of great hard-to-find beers. Very much worth the trip.
charule (71) Chicago, Illinois | August 25, 2013| Updated January 28, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in when we went to GI Clybourn around the corner. Seemed like Binnys in the South Loop. Seemed like they had a bunch of different bottles. super selection and decent prices. Easy stop if around.
fluffheady (95) Chicago, Illinois | August 4, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This huge liquor store has one of the best selections in the city, including bottle shops. Their prices are also cheaper than nearly everywhere else. (Usually $2 less a 6 pack vs Whole Foods). Even though this is a chain, the beer staff gives it a small store feel. Adam, the beer director, is a great guy and has recently done a collaboration with Pipeworks.
jandd1983 (148) Florissant, Missouri | May 5, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in on the way home from DLD 2013. Nice selection and stacked on the shelves decently. Was impressed by the number of Chicago beers. Overall, a good stop and will visit again when in the area.
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