Binnyís Beverage Depot - South Loop | Chicago, Illinois
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Binnyís Beverage Depot - South Loop
Excellent based on 62 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60607 [ print map ]
312 768 4400

binnys.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 9AM to 9PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM


Mayor: Niko100 (155) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: over 1,300


Binnyís Beverage Depot - South Loop

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Beer Available At Binnyís Beverage Depot - South Loop (arranged by most recent)
Great Lakes The Wright Pils 76, Barley Island Damien 46, Magic Hat Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale 43, Horny Goat Laka Laka Pineapple Hefeweizen 52, The Bruery RugbrÝd 94, Beckís Alkoholfrei (Non-Alcoholic) n/a, Choc OPA 85, Tallgrass Zombie Monkie 97, Against the Grain 35K 95, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout 92, Spiteful Alley Time 78, Arcadia Sky High Rye 90, Revolution Oktoberfest Revolution 85, Central Waters Octoberfest Lager 49, SKA Rudie Session IPA 58, Great Lakes Oktoberfest 84, Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial 98, Weltenburger Urtyp Hell 52, Arcadia B-Craft Black Double IPA 95, Founders All Day IPA 96
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62 reviews for Binnyís Beverage Depot - South Loop
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  74%
 Selection  90%
 Food  78%
 Value  76%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  95%
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74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
I was quite fortunate to visit the place while they were holding a tasting. Around 15 microbreweriess including Bells, Sierra Nevada, Dark Horse, Great Lakes had reps there and I could sample a few great beers. The selection is quite massive, probably the largest in Chicago, though next time Iíll definitely visit Armanetti to be sure, though not necessarily the cheapest. Themore upscale West lakeview seemed cheaper. nevertheless, Binnyís had lots of stuff that were not at West lakeview, think Issaquah, much more Belgians, more six-packs kind of stuff. The rarities are not in larger quantities though, but I still feel that itís a mandatory complement to West lakeview if visiting Chicago (though again, I need to see Armanetti before being trusted on that)
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The íSham, England | November 11, 2012
Visited on Sunday 04/11/12 around 1.30pm. Not too busy, bar at the entrance but we had no time to check this out as we had a train to catch in around an hour. Had chosen this Binnyís as it was the nearest to Union Station (10-15 minutes walk). We ended getting a cab from the forecourt of the garage opposite as our bags weighed a ton ! No one came to offer help whilst shopping but that doesnít bother me. Good enough choice but no real rareties, plenty of new rates for me however ! 6 pack mixed 12 oz bottles for $10. Again not too many ineresting choices (Iíd had the bulk before) but there were a lot of new rates for me and perhaps for a first time visitor to the US. Service at the till was efficient and friendly and one employee packed and boxed our beers whilst the other put them through the till. Decent enough store but a fair distance short of world class!
68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 19, 2009
Man, this place is huge. Two or three aisles of beer and a large refrigerated section. Iím not a fan of not being able to buy singles in this city, but I guess thatís not really the stores fault. Lots of stuff that we canít get in NYC, but I do have to say itís pretty damn pricy in here. The sales staff made a point of avoiding eye-contact with me and trying to stay invisible while I roamed the aisles. The tasting room looks pretty cool, but it was unfortunately closed the day I was in here. A bit warehouse-like, but at the end of the day, it is a liquor store.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | May 23, 2009
Went there early on a Monday morning, so bar was obviously not open, however, it is quite nice, with around 10 taps and various bottles to try. The store itself as an excellent selection of beers from all over the world. Binny account gives you discount (just ask for it at the check out). Prices compare to Sams, with light variations. Overall, a pleasant shopping experience awaits you.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (437) Chicago, Illinois | November 6, 2011
huge beer selection here, a bit intimidated at first, by the far the best Binnyís in Chicago with not only a ton of beer, but things that are not at the other stores... a bit too far away from me to go to often but worth the trip
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (403) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 23, 2012
I stopped in here while on holiday in Chicago last year. Binnyís was a life saver for a beer-hunting tourist like myself. The locationís convenient, the bottle selection plentiful. The staff didnít seem too helpful, not that I really tried to interact with them. I was able to get a decent selection of Three Floyds, Half Acre, and Flossmoor Station beers at good prices. No complaints.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 29, 2009| Updated October 19, 2010
Big liquor store in Chicagoís South Loop area. Free parking around back, just take an escalator up to the store. Good beer selection, several aisles in a row. Decent selections of Three Floyds, Lost Abbey/Port, and a lot of other great breweries. Huge Bellís and Founders selections, but they donít break those down into individual bottles- 6 packs only. Good representation from local breweries- Goose Island seasonals, Half Acre, Two Brothers, and so on. A girl came by and asked twice if I needed help, so they seem to be attentive. A little overpriced on some stuff. Good bar off to the corner with a nice city view.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (390) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 14, 2009
Yeah this place is the shit. Unreal. Singles galore. Imports, craft brews, locals...you name it. And the service was great. Great damn place. Wish I had one of these near me!!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (381) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 4, 2012| Updated September 24, 2013
Easy to find location directly off interstate with parking behind and under the building. Large beverage store with the beer to the right of escalator. Freindly assistant with good knowledge of local brews. Good selection. Went home with everything I was looking for.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 19, 2011
Huge Binnys with small bar that had several taps. Very nice selection but not the truly special selection I remember it once having. Still probably the best liquor store in the city when it comes to quanity and quality. Doesnít have some of the rare gems you can find at wlv liquors from time to time, but who does. Tap room is nice but there plenty of other places in the area I would rather have a drink though.

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