Stopped in while visiting the Alum. One of the smaller Binnyís I have been to but still plenty large. A pretty standard nice warehouse feel to it. Service was fine. A solid selection of beers which was organized by regions. Prices were in line with the area. Not the best Binnyís but still a very strong selection.
Wow, just about the best selection in a store I have seen, Worth the visit if your in the area. They had a few colours. But they had a ton of shelves with beers on it, lots of imports but also tons of beers from local brewerys and small american craft brews, when I was there they were out of all FFF beers which was disappointing but it seems they usually carry them But they had tons of selection. Recommend a stop
Very nice selection of both American craft and import beers. Service was great for our visit. The guy working was very helpful in finding us some Midwestern goodies off our list, even willing to go to the back for a few limited seasonals. The only real knock was the pricing which seemed high even for the greater Chicago area. Later found a pricing error on our receipt (charged $2 more than the shelf tag indicated), but by then we were out of town. Definitely give them props on service and selection, though.
Large, well-lit but sterile store - huge selection of beer, which is well-organized and well-presented - imports organized by country - fairly extensive selection from most of the major regions (Belgium, germany, Scandinavia, etc. ) - impressive line up of American craft beer, taking up a large wall and several aisles on the far side of the store - the selection was actually too difficult for me to sort through in the limited time I had, so I actually have to return here tomorrow to buy stuff before I leave town - I have not been to the other Binnyís locations, so I cannot make a comparison, but this store is pretty first rate - definitely recommended for stocking up on your way through town.
(Visited 11/2010): Binnyís is located in the Cress Creek Square shopping center on the west side of Naperville on West Ogden, not too far off I-88. There is a large private lot in front of the store.
The interior of this store is large, with the rear and right area being devoted to beer. There are coolers in the far back with many singles, and several aisles for beer segregated for the most part geographically. Local and regional breweries like Flossmoor Station, Goose Island etc are well represented, as are domestic micros and craft imports.
Service is about what I expect at a place like this. I was greeted and asked if I needed help (which I didnít) and had a friendly cashier.
Overall I was impressed with this store and would definitely put it near the top of the list of places to go for bottles from breweries I cannot find at home.
The overall ambience of this store is not great but the selection and the organization of the beers is first rate. Domestic craft / import craft, seasons and limited release sections make the store easy to navigate. Staff was nice and they were busy cleaning up some breakers of Cuervo while watching the bearing game on an early Sunday morning. Prices are better good but the store is hard to get to with it being in an awkwardly laid out strip mall.