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 (98) | 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)
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, Ale Syndicate Van de Velde 47, Zeffer Pear Cider 41, Surly Bender 97, Zeffer Apple Cider 45, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction 83, Victory Swing Session Saison 80, Ettaler Curator Doppelbock 98, DAB Export 18, Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout 97
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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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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
guerinfbfan  (4) Elmwood Park, Illinois | March 19, 2009
Went there this morning around 9, just after they opened the place so I may not be able to judge the service beyond the cashier whom rung up my purchase, however he was very friendly. I was in love with the range of micros they had. This was by far the best of the Binny’s that I have been to. Their beer section literally blew me away. They had tons of beers that you could not find in all their stores. I will definitely stop by again soon!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist  (18) Swarthmore, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2009
Large parking lot in downtown Chicago was a bonus. Big open layout with a very sizable beer selection of domestic and imports. Good variety of 3F but went back the next day for another sixer of Alpha King and they were sold out. Staff very helpful taking the time to give me directions to another of their stores.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheMurphys  (4) Willowbrook, Illinois | December 8, 2008
This is a great place to go and try beers they have an awesome staff in the tasting room Dave and Clint are great the beer selections are awesome as well if you get a chance stop by this fabulous place
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
IDunno19  (5) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania | November 20, 2008
This place is fantastic! Exhaustive selection of wine, spirits, cigars, and of course, beer. Found almost everything I wanted and the stuff I didn’t find, I replaced with equally good beer. Worth the visit.
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)
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | September 1, 2008
probably the ultimate liquor store in the chicago land area. at worst, there are a couple whos selection might be able to compete, but not much. this is the spot, espically if you are in the area, you must stop in. you wont be disappointed. they have a large cheese section as well.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | July 3, 2008| Updated June 30, 2009
I think there is a fair argument for this being the premiere Binny’s. Larger beer selection, larger store, overall a nice shop. The tasting room is key at this location. Pretty great beer store.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo  (101) Chicago, Illinois | April 2, 2008
Nice place, escalator, bar area, cigars, huge selection of both good wine and beers. Love the location and the parking is excellent. Has all the beers the other binny’s has, didn’t notice any beers that weren’t at the other locations but then again this place was huge. Will be visiting this place frequently!
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | December 15, 2007
Very impressive layout, a large liquor store with a large selection of brews of all types. And the tasting bar is a nice added touch. But it is, after all, a large Binny’s, and I don’t mean that to sound like I’m putting down the chain. But with all of their room and all of the beer selections, I saw little beyond the three Malheurs that I couldn’t get by stopping at one or two of their other shops. Considering the available distribution of beers, they take few chances. (Take a look at West Lakeview Liquors for a small shop that brings in many quality oddities.) With hope, in the future this large store will rotate in some harder to find beers, interesting ales & lagers beyond the usuals. That said, it is a great place for the beer lover, and I would certainly stop in again if in the area in the future.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
dukefan  (62) Dallas, Texas | December 11, 2007
This place is a rare treat for beer hounds. The day I was there they had Rodenbach Grand Cru on tap, and Dogfish Head World Wide Stout in the bottle. About 16 unique beers on tap. And you MUST ask for a bottle list. They have many things not found on the list. Add views of the city skyline out the north window and some very attentive service and this is a first class place to have a drink. Oh almost forgot - best beer selection that I have seen in any Chicago store. About 8 blocks south (and a block west) of Union Station.

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