Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop

1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60607
bottle shop  4.75/5.0 70 reviews
Mon-Sat 9AM to 9PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM

Mayor: Niko100 (132) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: over 1,300
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Beers At Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop

NameABVEntered
Burnt City Dick the Butcher5.3%7/26/2016
Nebraska Brunette Nut Brown (2010- )4.7%7/26/2016
Baderbräu High Noon4.8%7/23/2016
Blake’s Flannel Mouth Cider6.5%7/22/2016
Starcut Ciders Octorock6.3%7/21/2016
Central Waters HHG APA5.3%7/21/2016
Around the Bend Puffing Billy6.9%7/21/2016
Solemn Oath Fun Sponge4.8%7/18/2016
Illuminated Fnord7.4%7/18/2016
McGargles Fancy Franks Lager4.5%7/17/2016
Solemn Oath Snaggletooth Bandana6.5%7/17/2016
Blue Moon Belgian Table Pils4.2%7/15/2016
New Belgium / Allagash Fat Funk Ale5.6%7/14/2016
McGargles Cousin Rosie’s Pale Ale4.8%7/14/2016
Liefmans Goudenband8%7/13/2016
Short’s Melt My Brain6.1%7/13/2016
Great Lakes Turntable Pils5.3%7/13/2016
McGargles Uncle Jim’s Stout4.5%7/12/2016
Bent River Raspberry Shandy4%7/12/2016
AleSmith Private Stock Ale11%7/12/2016
Arcade Citra World 8%7/12/2016
Tallgrass Top Rope IPA6%7/12/2016
Arcadia Whitsun6.2%7/12/2016
Great Divide Whitewater Wheat (2015-)6.1%7/12/2016
Brickstone Forbidden Wheat5.8%7/12/2016
Maplewood The Charlatan6.1%7/12/2016
Metropolitan Magnetron Schwarzbier 5.5%7/11/2016
Bells Poolside Cherry Wheat5%7/11/2016
Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve9%7/10/2016
Pipeworks Lil Citra4.9%7/3/2016
Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale (Batch 11+)5.9%7/3/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/3/2016
Primátor Premium Dark (Tmavý Ležák)4.8%6/27/2016
New Belgium Shift Pale Lager5%6/24/2016
Clown Shoes Bluegrass Billionaire12%6/24/2016
Destihl Weissenheimer Hefeweizen5.9%6/24/2016
Bent River Mississippi Blonde4.29%6/24/2016
Destihl Abbey’s Single4.9%6/24/2016
5 Rabbit 5 Lizard Latin-Style Witbier With Spanish Cedar4.3%6/24/2016
Short’s Local’s Light4%6/24/2016
4 Hands Contact High5%6/24/2016
Deschutes Hop Slice Session IPA4.5%6/24/2016
Wiseacre / Half Acre Psychedelic Pilgrim11%6/24/2016
Spiteful IPA (Amarillo)6.2%6/24/2016
Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale11%6/24/2016
Arrowhead Ales / Hailstorm Gose To Mexico And All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt4%6/24/2016
Hailstorm La Petit Saison De Framboise5%6/24/2016
Pig Minds Death Grip6.8%6/24/2016
Black Belt Royal Rye4.7%6/24/2016
Black Belt Imperial Red6.5%6/24/2016
Black Belt Altbier5.5%6/24/2016
SlapShot Playoff Beer’d5.3%6/22/2016
Aquanaut Maiden Voyage Rye IPA6.1%6/22/2016
Pipeworks Glaucus (2016-)6.2%6/19/2016
Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 11+)2.9%6/14/2016
Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)5.9%6/12/2016
Hailstorm Vlad The Impaler10.6%6/12/2016
SKA Mexican Logger5.2%6/10/2016
SKA True Blonde Ale5.3%6/10/2016
Fuller’s London Porter (Bottle/Keg)5.4%6/9/2016
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA6.5%6/9/2016
SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA6.8%6/9/2016
Surly #Merica!5%6/9/2016
SKA Rudie Session IPA4.5%6/5/2016
Temperance Smittytown5.5%6/5/2016
Timothy Taylor Landlord (Bottle)4.1%6/5/2016
Spiteful P.A.C. Forever Double IPA9.1%6/4/2016
Arcade Graveyard Shift7%6/4/2016
Spiteful God Damn Pirate Pigeon Peanut Butter Porter 8.2%6/3/2016
Spiteful Working For The Weekend7.9%6/3/2016
Spiteful G.F.Y. Imperial Stout10%6/3/2016
Spiteful Irrational Ian9.2%5/31/2016
Arcade Grapefruit IPA6.3%5/31/2016
Hailstorm Alabama Hot Tub5.5%5/31/2016
Hailstorm Crash Test Dummy9.7%5/31/2016
Arcade Southern Hopisphere7.2%5/31/2016
Arcade Archer & Armstrong7%5/31/2016
Arcade Pale Minotaur6%5/31/2016
Arcade Swanky Ape5%5/31/2016
Destihl Antiquity Rye Wine12.1%5/31/2016
The Hop Concept Galaxy & Comet IPA8%5/25/2016
Rochefort Trappistes 89.2%5/25/2016
Hailstorm Prairie Madness Pale Ale6.6%5/22/2016
Arcade Steep Impact 6%5/22/2016
Evil Twin / Stillwater Classique Imperiale8%5/19/2016
Off Color Hyper Predator6.5%5/10/2016
Arcade Bronze Lion6.1%5/8/2016
Clown Shoes Gargoyle Love Song 201512%5/7/2016
Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale13.49%5/7/2016
Goose Island Four Star Pils5.1%5/6/2016
Victory Vital IPA6.5%5/6/2016
Short’s Bellaire Brown7%5/6/2016
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.5%5/6/2016
Pipeworks Citra vs. Mandarina8.5%5/6/2016
Fort Collins Shot Down5.8%5/6/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0015.9%5/6/2016
Bells Oatsmobile Ale4.3%5/6/2016
Ale Syndicate Paulina Chicago Wit5.5%5/6/2016
Prairie Vous Francais4%5/6/2016
SKA True Blonde Dubbel8%5/6/2016


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier  (304) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | October 21, 2009


I swung by here on the way through downtown up to the northern suburbs. I managed to get out with only $95 worth of beer but could have easily spent several hundred. Free covered parking, though limited, is a nice touch for a four seasons climate.

Selection covers everything you could possibly want from all around the world. The only issue, if you want to make it one, is they will not break six packs so you may have to buy more than you’d like to sample a few locals (Metropolitan, Half Acre, etc). Prices may have been a bit on the high side with the almost 10% sales tax but in exchange you can buy in one stop almost everything available in Illinois.

The tap room is also worth a stop if you have the time. Constantly rotating through fresh and respected beers I could have spent hours enjoying options such as Port 3rd Anniversary or Stone 13th. The view is typical for Chicago; don’t expect much in that department. Overall this is a must stop if you are willing to brave Chicago traffic or walk a few blocks from the nearest train station.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (492) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2009
Went in for a bottle or two to top off our shopping at 3F from the day before and came out with $100 plus of stuff. Selection is impressive, though it may be less so depending on what you are used to. The quantity is at least as much as what we see in Buffalo, NY and on average there is more good stuff here, or at least that was my impression. We picked up a couple of Flossmoor Station, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Allagash and others. Decent Belgian selection. I was pretty impressed. Did not visit the tasting room but it looked like a nice little spot as well. Service was friendly, did not ask any questions so I have no idea if they knew their stuff or not. We were pretty impressed. A MUCH nicer store than our stop at Liquor Stop the day before. No splitting six packs, but there were tons of bombers and single bottles to choose from.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 29, 2009
This is a must visit when in Chicago. This blows Sams out of the water. For starters, the beer is well organized and the entire store does not have a warehouse feel to it. Second, they have a bar that has a great view of the Chicago skyline. They rotate the taps regularly and even have some rare stuff as well. So you can shop for beer and sit down and drink a few afterwards. They also have a very cool high dollar room with VERY expensive whiskies and cognacs. As far a beer, you can find all the regional offerings, micros from around the country, as well as Belgian/ Euro stuff. Prices are on par with the area.
68
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (531) 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Flyer  (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | September 2, 2009
The best of the four Binny’s I’ve been to, if only for the tasting room. The atmosphere is a little less warehouse-y than other Binnys. This chain has a commitment to a wide slection of great beer and brings in new things all the time. Prices are reasonable by Chicago standards. Worth stopping by on a weekly basis to see what might be new, although they’re not as good as brining in the occasional rarity as some other places. But this is the staple for beer geeks in Chicago.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | August 25, 2009
Awesome place. Clean, huge and well organized vast selection. Lots of single bottles, some rare stuff. They had a nice lambic section as well and the prices were very fair. The bar/tasting area was a plus. The tap selection was very eclectic with a nice mix of quality American craft and imports. This place is a must when visiting Chicago.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (464) 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 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | May 30, 2009
This place is kind of like the midwest BevMo. Great breadth of selection, but few rarities. Awesome deals are ready to be had. No real reason not to patron this place when you’re in the area.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (509) 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 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | May 20, 2009
Great selection. Wish i had more room in the truck. FFF, founders, Lost abbey, Port. Good stuff nice location easily accessible from the 90-94
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | April 2, 2009
Great store. Awesome domestic selection... Great Lakes, Founders, 3 Floyds, Port Brewing, Lost Abbey, others... Managed to score some of the new 22oz Goose Island releases. Great import selection as well. Nabbed the last 3F Hommage! All the usual suspects represented.... Mikkeller, De Dolle, Struise, etc. Laid out very well. Very clean with excellent ambiance. Top notch whiskey selection. One of the best I’ve seen. Beer prices were right on par with other joints I visit

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