Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park | Chicago, Illinois
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Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
Excellent based on 49 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614 [ print map ]
312 664 4394 | twitter

Hours: M-Sa 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm

Mayor: BBB63 (107) | Affiliated user(s) here Vav | Bottles: 2000+

Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

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Beer Available At Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park (arranged by most recent)
4 Hands Smoked Pigasus 94, Stone Mattís Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison 93, Mendocino Talon Smoked Double Porter 71, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 28, Flesk Big Pointy Teeth Double IPA , Pipeworks Nagami Equinox , Sixpoint Global Warmer Strong Ale 62, Ale Syndicate Van de Velde 47, Surly Bender 97, Local Option Voku Hila 70, Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction 83, 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
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49 reviews for Binnyís Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  77%
 Selection  91%
 Food  70%
 Value  76%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (157) 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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63  (132) La Porte , Indiana | March 2, 2013
The old Samís has seen some changes put still provides all the same qualities. Vast selection but sometimes out of hard to find beers quicker than other location due to itís popularity and location. The beer staff is moderately knowledgeable and helpful. My most visited of all the stores in and about the Chicago area (as you can tell since I am the mayor, really?)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman  (69) Texas | February 6, 2013
Binnyís has a fantastic beer selection, and I mean FANTASTIC. Lots of beers we canít get in Texas, lots of Chicago area beers, lots of special California beers. Smart, helpful staff. Only real problem is that things are a bit pricey, on top of the excessive Illinois tax rate, but all in all, great shop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum  (10) Lisle, Illinois | November 29, 2012
The old "Samís Wine" location really has come into itís own as a Binnyís. Great selection, always some sought after stuff on the shelves. Beer staff is helpful, friendly, and always seems to have a goal of getting the beer you want in your hands if they can. Large selection and cooler section and a great location for my Pipeworks FwB pickup. Some fun events and tastings, Iíd recommend this among one of my favorite Binnyís locations.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1180) 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 wasnít 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
MarcatGSB  (17) Eagle Harbor, Michigan | November 5, 2012
A very large store located just across the street from Goose Island Clybourn... They have a really solid liquor and wine selection to accompany their well laid out beer selection. They have a great variety of styles, with American Craft being the focal point, but plenty of English, Scottish, German and Belgian to choose from. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Itís a must stop if you are in the area.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
b79turner  (37) Alabama | October 30, 2012
Very large store, average beer selection, good prices. I must say I was a bit disappointed, more liquor and wine than beer. Friendly staff, seemed knowledgeable. This was my first visit to the Chicago area but Iím certain there is a better selection somewhere else in the city.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Gueuzedude82  (13) Colorado | October 4, 2012
Visited this place by recommendation from a friend. 3 things: Biggest and best beer selection Iíve ever seen. The beer manager went out of his way to show me around and possessed excellent beer knowledge. He basically gave me the grand tour and talked to me until I was ready to check out. It was clear that even though this is a big corporate company, the beer manager truly cares about what he is doing and put together a masterful selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
ads135  (132) Lawrence, Kansas | August 29, 2012
Dropped quite a bit of money here. Very nice selection of the national and regional beers and especially the locals. Mix and match for some, though this may have been its chief weakness. Would like to see more.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
Insane selection of beer, however when there are thousands to choose from you never know how long a beer has been sitting out at varying temperatures with fluorescent light... I would say 7 out of 10 beers Iíve purchased here have been oxidized and/or significantly past their prime. Most beer does not age well and those that do arenít sitting at 50-55 degrees in the dark at Binnyís.

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