Sam’s Wine and Spirits - Lincoln Park
No Longer In Business

1720 N Marcey St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614
bottle shop  4.15/5.0 84 reviews
Mon-Sat 8:00 AM-9:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Bottles: 1500+
Retired - Bought out by Binny’s
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
MoDog  (23) Griffith, Indiana | August 21, 2009
Decent spot in a nice location with free parking. The selection isn’t as large as the bigger Binny’s stores, but they keep a nice stock of US micros and also some choice imports (more wine oriented - 1 large aisle of good beer). The people associated with the beer are knowledgable, but the overall staff is kind of aloof. Atmosphere is a typical warehouse chain feel. Prices are decent. Not the best place for beer in Chicago, but if you’re already at Goose Island, it is worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (464) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 14, 2009
Cool place. Very good selection, their imports rock. Serive is good. Clean and fun.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Fatumsch  (15) | July 23, 2009
Large domestic selection. More emphasis on wines. If you’re in the neighborhood it’s worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy  (94) Wisconsin | July 18, 2009
Huge barn of a warehouse. Super busy on a Friday afternoon, amazingly so - don’t people have jobs? A couple of long aisles of craft stuff from around the country. More depth in west coast brewers than most places I can get to. I had stopped for Pelican IPA as advertized here, but they had discounted it and sold out not long before so the beer guy directed me to O’Fallon 5 day ... not in the same league, I’m thinking.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn  (67) SLP, Minnesota | April 3, 2009
Stopped by after visiting Goose Island. Messy and warehouse-like. Above par selection for sure. Locals and imports nicely represented. Nabbed a cuple of Girardin Black Labels! Prices seemed about a buck higher than other places that I visited. Wandered around for at least a half hour without one person asking me if I needed any help (not that I did, it’s just nice to know someone is there to help). Really nothing here that I couldn’t get @ Binny’s. No mix 6 pack selection either. Worth a stop if you’re visiting GI, but really nothing to go out of your way for while in Chicago.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (701) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
I’m afraid this palce is no longer the Chicago institution that every visitor had to hit when in Chicago. Nevertheless, its convenient location close to the awesome Goose Island make this a logical stop. It’s a good store, but victim of the emergence of better concurrents in town. It feels impersonal and while I’ve not asked questions, I don’t think I’d have gotten the best advice. Not a must though still a classic.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | September 1, 2008
just around the corner from binny’s south loop. i think the binny’s has a better selection, though i did see a few odds and ends i dont think binny’s had. at worst, this is #3 or 4 top beer store in chicago land area. good service and awesome cheese selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (370) Portland , Oregon | July 22, 2008| Updated September 9, 2008
What a place! Easy parking and a huge store. Like a grocery store for alcohol. Probably over 500 beers here at least, many Belgians, a ton of American craft beers too. I saw Southern Tier, FFF, some kind of dodgy Bells, Cantillion, just a ton of stuff. Many single beers from all over. I wish I had bought more. The staff was helpful also. One of the best stores I’ve ever been to. Decent prices also.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo  (148) Chicago, Illinois | July 8, 2008
Stopped by to buy a Dreadnaught for a trade. All out and the guy told me they are all out everywhere except maybe Lush! WRONG! Went to Binnys and found a bunch of them. This is a weaker version of the Binny’s South Loop location. Would rather get what I can at Binny’s and Archer!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
mmtmatrix  (13) Colorado | June 17, 2008
First stop on on our DLD trip, l we rolled up at 7:55 after driving all night from CO, knocked on the door, wasn’t let in till 8:05. Blown away by the volume (and a nice beer guy, thanks Aaron). Very good place to check and out seek this place.

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