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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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nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | April 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good selection, bright, open, airy. You won’t find much interesting on the shelves as this location gets picked over quickly. Staff is knowledgeable when asked. Bonus points for the cheese counter who has been very patient, and willing to make good suggestions in the past.
Jimmythespoon (144) , | July 22, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
I have never seen so much beer and liquor gathered in one place! Unbelievable cosmic selection of everything. Absolutely huge place with a bar in the back with a smaller selection of beers. Literally right next to goose island.
footbalm (70) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | July 13, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Holy shit this place has a monster selection! All the West Coast stuff plus everything else. I was looking for the latest Pipeworks and was not surprised to find a zillion of them. It is a monster, store that lacks any kind of small beer store feel but the beer guy came right up to me and talked "locals" for a long time.
weihenweizen (175) Charleston Area, West Virginia | July 3, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Traffic sucks getting to this place from out of town, but welcome to Chicago. Plenty of dedicated parking. Huge selection of beer on the left side of the store. Good selection of local selections (not quite as good as Westlake), very good selection of Belgians, great selection of Germans, and the best selection of ciders I have seen to this point. Pretty helpful service, but didn’t know everything about their offerings. Have to have six beers for the mix and match. Prices are good. Did have a mishap with a bottled not being priced, but I stood my ground and waited for them to give me a price and they worked it out in the end.
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.
andyhwcinc (25) Chicago, Illinois | April 30, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I hate to admit it, but this is probably the best option in Chicago for a wide variety of local, domestic, and international beers, ciders, wines, and liquors. They have certain beers that you typically can’t find at smaller places, with moderate prices and occasional sales. I was a lot bigger on this place when it was Sam’s. One piece of advice would be to avoid their mix & match six packs, as it seems like they’re not fresh at all. If you want to do to mix & match, go to Bottles & Cans. If you are looking for moderately priced local selection, unfortunately I’d say this is the best place to go.
artmcd8 (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 30, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by after Goose Island the day before DLD. Pretty good selection and well organized. Picked up a few things that looked interesting. Prices were on point with the rest of the city.
JStax (143) 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 (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.
ARH (69) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2014| Updated September 7, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 (126) 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!
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