Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 66 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 (90) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 2500+
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Beers At Binny’s Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

NameABVEntered
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
He’Brew Jewbelation 20th Anniversary Ale16.8%2/8/2017
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
Temperance Greenwood Beach4%2/4/2017
Pipeworks A Couple Two Tree9%2/4/2017
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%2/4/2017
Lagunitas 12th of Never5.5%2/3/2017
Hoppin’ Frog / Dry & Bitter Old School Baltic Porter10%2/3/2017
Church Street Heavenly Helles Lager5.4%1/24/2017
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal9.5%1/24/2017
Sünner Kölsch4.8%1/24/2017
North Coast Scrimshaw4.4%1/24/2017
Corsendonk Christmas Ale8.5%1/24/2017
Ommegang Hennepin7.7%1/24/2017
Big Sky IPA6.2%1/24/2017
Clown Shoes Evil Crawfish9%1/24/2017
Prairie Flare5.4%1/24/2017
AleSmith Evil Dead Red6.66%1/24/2017
Prairie / Evil Twin Bible Belt13%1/21/2017
Brickstone Anniversary X10.5%1/20/2017
Deschutes The Abyss - Scotch12.3%1/17/2017
Deschutes The Abyss - Brandy13.3%1/17/2017
Pipeworks Goat Collector10%1/15/2017
Hoppin’ Frog TORIS The Tyrant: Triple Oatmeal Stout13.8%1/15/2017
Lakefront SMaSH Ale5.2%1/13/2017
O’Fallon Imperial Pumpkin10%1/12/2017
Begyle Christmas Ale7%1/12/2017
Spiteful Big Fat Corporate Party9%1/12/2017
Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale5.5%1/12/2017
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel Aged12.9%1/8/2017
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%12/29/2016
Uinta Croggy Brett Saison6.8%12/22/2016
Arrogant Double Bastard - Bigger Longer Uncut13%12/18/2016
Half Acre Space IPA7%12/18/2016
Three Floyds NECRON 997.3%12/17/2016
Blue Blood Outlaw Series Red Wine Barrel Fermented Saison with Brett 6.5%12/16/2016
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 20168%12/16/2016
Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout7%12/16/2016
Maplewood Guatemalan Bam Bam6.3%12/14/2016
Tighthead Irie IPA7.5%12/14/2016
Pipeworks / Local Option Schlüssel Berserker9.5%12/14/2016
Third Coast Beer4.8%12/14/2016
AleSmith Decadence 20169.5%12/14/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/14/2016
Spiteful God Damn Hazelnut Pigeon Porter8.2%12/14/2016
Central Waters Space Ghost12%12/14/2016
Marz Lumpen Boogie5.5%12/13/2016
Off Color / Amager Hell Broth 6.3%12/9/2016
Pipeworks Sunburst Peacock9.5%12/4/2016
Lost Abbey My Black Parade 12.5%12/4/2016
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing11.3%12/4/2016
The Bruery Mash12.5%12/4/2016
Lagunitas NightTime Ale7.9%12/4/2016
Boulevard Love Child No. 78.2%12/2/2016
Pipeworks Reaper Vs Unicorn10%12/2/2016
Pipeworks Grüngeist9.5%12/2/2016
Pipeworks Santa Vs Unicorn American Barleywine10%12/2/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Rocky Mountain DORIS10.5%12/1/2016
Pipeworks / Toppling Goliath Double Creature Feature9%12/1/2016
New Holland Dragon’s Milk11%11/29/2016
De Koninck5.2%11/29/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Rocky Mountain BORIS9.4%11/29/2016
Pinkus Hefe Weizen5%11/29/2016
Dieu du Ciel Route des Épices5%11/29/2016
Delirium Noël10%11/29/2016
Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager4.5%11/24/2016
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose4.2%11/24/2016
Anderson Valley Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose4.2%11/24/2016
Bell’s Roundhouse IRA7.5%11/24/2016
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout5.4%11/24/2016
SKA Steel Toe Stout (Milk Stout)5.4%11/24/2016
Two Brothers Peppermint Bark Porter6.7%11/21/2016
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout6.9%11/10/2016
Noon Whistle Cozmo 5%11/8/2016
The Bruery Melange #1413.4%11/8/2016
The Bruery Mischief8.5%11/8/2016
Off Color Growl8.5%11/8/2016
Off Color Sibling Rivalry8.5%11/8/2016
Ale Asylum Oktillion Oktoberfest6%11/8/2016
Bell’s Octoberfest Beer 5.8%11/2/2016
Almanac Emperor Norton Tripel9%11/2/2016
Post Road Pumpkin Ale5%10/23/2016
Founders PC Pils5.5%10/23/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Rum Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher9.4%10/23/2016
Burnt City Balloon Boy Wheat Ale5%10/19/2016


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  (884) 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  (857) 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  (594) 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  (583) 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  (557) 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  (525) 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  (511) 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!
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JStax  (466) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
notalush  (395) Denver, Colorado | June 23, 2014
This place is one cavernous, gleamingly clean palace of booze - not only do they have one of the most impressive, well-organized selections of beer I have seen in the midwest, they also have a bar/tasting room inside (with pretty reasonably priced drafts) - you can get a pint of beer and take it with you as you browse the beer and liquor, which is pretty damn cool - as mentioned, the selection is impressive, with a vast collection of local and regional micros, as well as a very impressive import selection - the prices are quite fair, especially considering the fact that this is in the heart of Chicago - a must-stop if in the area.

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