Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 68 reviews
M-Sa 9am-9pm, Sun 11am-6pm Tasting Room Hours: M-Thurs 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

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Mayor: Niko100 (73) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 2500+
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Beers At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

NameABVEntered
To Øl Dangerously Close to Stupid9.3%7/19/2017
To Øl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPA9.9%7/16/2017
Hoppin’ Frog Rocky Mountain BORIS9.4%7/15/2017
To Øl Spildt Mælk (Boys Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk)13%7/15/2017
To Øl Roses are Brett6%7/14/2017
To Øl Nelson Survin9%7/14/2017
Evil Twin / Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break10.5%7/9/2017
Destihl Deadhead Double Red Ale 9.1%7/9/2017
To Øl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine12.5%7/8/2017
To Øl Fuck Art - The Heathens Are Coming5.4%7/8/2017
To Øl Black Ball Porter8%7/8/2017
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 45 - Nuttiest Professor15.6%7/7/2017
To Øl Snowball Saison8%7/7/2017
To Øl Liquorice Confidence14%7/4/2017
Three Floyds / Warpigs Lazurite6.8%7/2/2017
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Teal0%7/2/2017
Pipeworks Baklabot 9%7/2/2017
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Pluot7%6/28/2017
Hoppin’ Frog Extended Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher9.4%6/27/2017
Almanac Passion Project6.5%6/27/2017
Pipeworks Citra Imperial IPA9.5%6/26/2017
Green Flash Soul Style IPA6.5%6/25/2017
3 Sheeps NLNT: Hoedown! Imperial Black Wheat Cherry Ale10%6/24/2017
Ommegang Game of Thrones #8 - Bend the Knee9%6/18/2017
Prairie Birthday Bomb!13%6/17/2017
Surly Eleven10%6/17/2017
Three Floyds Molten Mirrors6.6%6/15/2017
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA6.5%6/15/2017
Pipeworks X-O Manowar® Galactic Golden Ale6.8%6/11/2017
Allagash St. Klippenstein11%6/11/2017
Old Town Abbey Blonde Ale 6%6/11/2017
Old Town Abbey Double7.7%6/11/2017
Revolution Eugene6.8%6/8/2017
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%6/5/2017
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale8.6%6/4/2017
Two Brothers Outlaw 2.06.3%6/2/2017
Miskatonic Wise Fool IPA7%5/29/2017
Baderbräu Lawnmower Lager IPL5.5%5/28/2017
Finch Chimera India Pale Ale6%5/20/2017
Pipeworks Smoke Break Abduction 10.5%5/19/2017
Great Lakes Hop Madness8%5/14/2017
Moody Tongue Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Barleywine9%5/10/2017
Spiteful Messenger IPA10.4%5/10/2017
Spiteful Malevolence Russian Imperial Stout10.5%5/10/2017
Odell Flemish Giant6.6%5/5/2017
Blue Blood Outlaw Series Cabernet Barrel-Aged Brett Saison Ale With Peaches7.5%5/3/2017
Prairie Pe-Kan11.5%5/2/2017
Avery Coconut Porter (Bourbon Barrel)10.4%4/20/2017
Pipeworks Murderous9.5%4/20/2017
Deschutes Jubel 201510.4%4/8/2017
Pipeworks Lupine9.5%4/6/2017
Avery Uncle Jacob’s Stout16.9%4/6/2017
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged9.75%4/6/2017
Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Warmer - Rum Barrel Aged8.5%4/6/2017
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA7.2%4/6/2017
Toppling Goliath Rover Truck6.6%4/6/2017
Pipeworks Cinnamon Abduction10.5%4/6/2017
North Coast Twentieth Anniversary Ale12.5%4/6/2017
Blue Blood Outlaw Series Malbrett6.9%4/4/2017
Uinta Brett Sea Legs Baltic Porter8.2%4/2/2017
Rodenbach 5.2%3/30/2017
Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale (BPA)6.2%3/30/2017
Lakefront IPA6.6%3/30/2017
Avery New World Porter6.7%3/30/2017
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel5.3%3/30/2017
Orkney Skull Splitter (Bottle)8.5%3/30/2017
Orkney Dark Island (Bottle)4.6%3/30/2017
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale10%3/30/2017
Unibroue Trois Pistoles9%3/30/2017
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 9.5%3/30/2017
Stone Liberty Station Rumvergnügen10%3/30/2017
De Dolle Oerbier9%3/29/2017
Middle Brow Avant Gardener 7.2%3/28/2017
Pollyanna Acclamation7.7%3/17/2017
The Bruery Or Xata (2015-)7.2%3/10/2017
Revolution Galaxy Hero IPA7%3/4/2017
He’Brew Jewbelation 20th Anniversary Ale16.8%3/4/2017
Arcade Lady of Sorrow 7.1%3/2/2017
Three Floyds Toxic Maltz9.2%3/2/2017
He’Brew Chanukah in Kentucky8%2/28/2017
Avery Tangerine Quadrupel10.1%2/28/2017
21st Amendment Monks Blood8.3%2/28/2017
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel)14.1%2/28/2017
Veltins Grevensteiner Naturtrübes Landbier5.2%2/20/2017
Ommegang Game of Thrones #1 - Iron Throne Ale6.5%2/19/2017
Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout9.1%2/19/2017
Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black Tuna9.5%2/19/2017
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday14%2/19/2017
Founders Frootwood8%2/13/2017
Central Waters Y2K Two Year Vintage Barleywine10.5%2/12/2017
Odell Dark Theory7.5%2/11/2017
Odell Crossover Sour Blonde7.1%2/11/2017
Paradox Beer Tart Noire7%2/9/2017
Marz Refuge of the Damned6.5%2/8/2017
Scorched Earth Jolly Old Scrooge9.9%2/7/2017
People’s Rhu the Barbarian8%2/5/2017
Evil Twin Pils al Pastor8%2/5/2017
Ale Syndicate Barrel Aged Richie Imperial Porter8%2/4/2017
Baderbräu Christmas Bliss6.7%2/4/2017
Blue Moon Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout5.9%2/4/2017


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 15, 2012
Visited numerous times on my two trips to IL in 2010. Conveniently located to Goose Island Clybourn.

Lots of beer to select from. There are a couple of rows and a number of fridge doors dedicated to beer as well as a whole room for cases. It was frustrating that a lot of the beer wasn’t available in singles. One employee explained that it had something to do with state law, which didnt make any sense because there were lots of singles to choose from, just not some of the stuff I was looking to try. Oh well.

The service is attentive and asks if you need help. They are happy to answer any questions that they are able to answer. On my last trip I ran into a character that goes by Vav. Real nice guy that seems to do everything he can to get some good stuff into the store. What I found interesting was that he knew who I was (at least he knew who t0rin0 was).

Prices are reasonable on most things, high on some. Will definitely return if I can get back to Chicago.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (1010) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2016
Ahhh, Binny’s. The legend preceeds you, how can you ever hope to live up to it? Definitely a large scale modern store. Large parking lot with plenty of spots. Conveniently across the street from Goose Island (more on that in the next review). Huge inside, with a lot of shelf space devoted to beer, loosely organized by region. Tons of selection - this is a store I would love to have locally in California for sure. Solid price throughout. One of many places I found Eclipse bottles back to 2012 hanging out for $32 or less; odd as they get snapped up super fast in the SF bay area. Definitely a place to find some eclectic and odd beers, as well as a wide selection of midwest favorites. Relatively clean and tidy; no boxes scattered about and dusty bottles filling shelves. My primary gripe is the severe shortage of refrigeration space, and consequently the phenomenal number of IPAs, double IPAS, TRIPLE IPAs just sitting around at room temperature. Kinda sad, really. Otherwise, a must visit location.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | January 25, 2014
Binny’s is located in the Clybourn area of downtown Chicago on North Marcey. There is a large parking lot in front of the store, as well as street parking in the immediate area.

The interior is large and well-lit, similar to pretty much any other cavernous liquor store. Maybe a little more sterile looking than Total Wine or Bevmo, but not entirely devoid of character. The beer is toward the left side both on shelves and in coolers around the perimeter. One of the shelves is devoted to mixed sixers.

The bottle selection counts not in the hundreds but apparently in the thousands! Incredible array of breweries are represented, more or less by geography from what I could see. Domestic craft breweries like Revolution, Goose Island, Pipeworks, Half Acre, Lost Abbey and Surly, as well as many imports.

Service is pretty typical for these types of stores. I was asked if I needed help finding anything, and checkout was friendly.

Overall this is a great store to visit in downtown Chicago, and being right across the street from Goose Island is an added bonus.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
deyholla  (643) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
A warehouse style store with a great selection and fair prices. Staff is overall helpful. One of the better Chicago beer stores.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (598) Woodland, California | October 2, 2009| Updated November 26, 2009
Well, "Binny’s" doesn’t seem to sell beer on the web. Everything I saw was "In Store Only". Looks to be worthless. My rating applied before "Binny’s" took over. Former rating: Web site was a bit behind. Stock is at several locations. But the personal service was just exceptional. Well worth shopping here.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chibuck  (577) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated November 5, 2012
Use to be Sams, wish it still was because beer purchases actually count toward their bonus card. Adam, does a great job stocking lots of new things and keeping the local ones available. The best Binny’s to shop at.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (561) Ottawa, Ontario | May 29, 2016
I’ve been a few times here...and this seems to become our go to place Post DLD. Huge store with excellent selection(cold and room). But the best is the tap room, with such a beautiful grand hall style. Not a huge selection but good, and samplers are available. Prices are good....and its next door to GI.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (522) Kyoto, Japan | May 5, 2013
I stopped in here during my one day in Chicago on my way home in Japan and simply WOW! 4000 bottles, over 200 kegs?! Amazing, I had never seen such a good selection. More than anywhere in Montreal or Japan. The service was good and the prices cheap compared to what I am used to. I wish I had a place like this nearby... but then again I would probably go broke!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (520) Poughkeepsie, New York | April 30, 2010
This was the first place I stopped in terms of beer when I got to Chicago. While the beer was limited really to two aisles (plus ample coolers), the selection was quite good. The beer manager Adam really knows his stuff, and the attention to detail shows. Not a speck of dust on any bottles, even the ones that have some age. Very clean and tidy, shelves stocked well. Spent a while talking with him, and since my suitcase space was going to be filled with Dark Lord on the way home, was limited to a scant couple of bottles. He grabbed me some stuff that wasn’t even out on the shelves yet. Wish I had more space to bring stuff home, as there were quite a few things that I wanted to get but couldn’t be sure I’d have the space.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (515) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | February 22, 2014
Stopped in on a Friday early afternoon after hitting up goose island next door. As you walk in, you immediately see the beer selection. There’s probably five or six aisles of beer with coolers on the back wall. The pricing seemed high, but they did give case discounts. I found a bottle I had been looking for for awhile so i grabbed that. The staff all seemed very knowledgeable.

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