Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop | Chicago, Illinois
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Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop
Excellent based on 60 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: ryecatcher (101) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: over 1,300


Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop

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Beer Available At Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop (arranged by most recent)
Ayinger Weizen-Bock 98, Westheimer Weizen 36, 3 Sheeps Baaad Boy Black Wheat 68, Gigantic Bang On 70, Off Color Apex Predator 67, Deschutes Obsidian Stout 99, Wittekerke Rosé / Rosarda 15, Pipeworks Easter Bunny vs Unicorn , Ace Joker Dry Hard Cider 32, Tiger Beer 6, Spiteful Norm is a Son Of a Bitch German Style Roggenbier , Mendocino Talon Smoked Double Porter 71, Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale 28, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Pipeworks Nagami Equinox , Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen-Mix Grapefruit 20, Staropilsen Lager 35, Schloss Eggenberg Doppelbock Dunkel 88, Rinkuškiai Crazy Brewski 8, Sixpoint Global Warmer Strong Ale 62
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60 reviews for Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  73%
 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  (651) 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 I’ll definitely visit Armanetti to be sure, though not necessarily the cheapest. Themore upscale West lakeview seemed cheaper. nevertheless, Binny’s 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 it’s 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  (556) The ’Sham, 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 Binny’s 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 doesn’t 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 (I’d 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  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 19, 2009
Man, this place is huge. Two or three aisles of beer and a large refrigerated section. I’m not a fan of not being able to buy singles in this city, but I guess that’s not really the stores fault. Lots of stuff that we can’t get in NYC, but I do have to say it’s 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  (447) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (388) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 29, 2009| Updated October 19, 2010
Big liquor store in Chicago’s 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 Bell’s and Founders selections, but they don’t 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | November 6, 2011
huge beer selection here, a bit intimidated at first, by the far the best Binny’s 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
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (376) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (359) 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!!
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. Doesn’t 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (321) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 23, 2012
I stopped in here while on holiday in Chicago last year. Binny’s was a life saver for a beer-hunting tourist like myself. The location’s convenient, the bottle selection plentiful. The staff didn’t 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.

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