compared to the other binny’s the selection here is pretty weak, however they do sometimes hold onto beers a bit longer than the other stores. ok if you leave here but don’t drive out of your way.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 30, 2007| Updated October 12, 2008
This is one of the better Binny’s. Huge Macro section. A whole 20 foot aisle just for seasonals. Thier beer section is bigger that most places entire store. Not a place to find some thing rare but they do have 90% of the beers distributed in the chicago area.
While I will still visit Binny’s LP or South Loop mostly, I was surprised by the nice selection of local and midwestern beers available as well has a few under the radar offers from elsewhere. Sure, there is likely little here that is not available at he other locations but it was nice to do a beer run here and not drive into the city since I was just at Hailstorm Brewing, 10 minutes or so away. Oh, the cigar selection was very nice but pricy.
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | December 16, 2004| Updated August 6, 2009
Newly opened in the southwestern world of shopping malls, this isn’t a bad place to pick up some decent brews. Plenty of Belgian, German, and Brittish to choose from. A healthy amount of mainly midwest micro brews. Wine, too, if you like that crap. I easily loaded up my shopping cart. Could do it again a few times. Just thought SW Chicago area folk should know about another good beer shop.
A very clean shop in a shopping-mall atmosphere. There’s a "beer guy", but he’s never around when I’m there. I’d say the selection is over 200. Was hoping to join their discount club but, alas, it’s really only good for winos.
Ambiance? Well, it’s a liquor store. Actually, it’s a new store, so very clean and bright. In the year or so since this opened, I;ve seen the beer selection grow. I’m writing this rating after attending a well-stocked beer tasting, where I’ve been able to try many imports with less than 50 ratings overall. Sure, their "club" is more wine-oriented, but I’m hoping more beer events like this will help them want to develop in that direction. As they were cleaning up, I watched one of the beer guys try to help a woman select a "better" light beer, steering her away from Beck’s, etc., to either a lighter amber or at least a Sam light. So it’s definitly getting better at beer. Just one Millenias on display, at the customer sewrvice desk for a "reasonable" $118. No food served, but a good selection of gourmet cheeses and other go-alongs.
Hidden off the beat and path of most of the popular stores at the mall which consumes most of this area this Binny’s has a lesser bulk of craft beer than the others I’ve visited, but I still managed to find 4 beers I hadn’t seen before rather quickly. I will say that the layout of this store makes it the most convenient of all the locations I’ve been to, and the service was great!
Damn this place is big...if only you didn’t have to fight Orland Park traffic to get there (yeah, it really does suck). Much cleaner than the avg liquor store gets it high marks on ambiance (really hard to rate liquor stores for ambiance, they’re liquor stores!) Very large beer selection, although most of what they have is not particularly ’rare’. You can find most seasonal FFF and a wide selection of North Coast, DFH, Great Lakes and some imports as well. Got some Founders Bkfst Stout here once as well, but don’t come here looking for any Bell’s thanks to the great state of IL. Biggest detractor is the prices...its a nice, clean store that is taking over the Chicagoland area, and you’re helping to pay for the expansion. Still a worthwhile stop due to the ridiculous number of beers here! Oh yeah, good luck finding singles...its sixers or bombers!
Visited on 7-9-12. Superb selection, with many strong coastal beer brands that aren’t distributed in my native Minnesota. Seemed to be a good representation of local breweries as well. Several rows of shelves of singles and six-packs, as well as multiple fridges of beer. Good, though not great, liquor selection, for what it’s worth. There seemed to be a lot of wine, but I ignored it. Comfortable atmosphere. Layout was a bit haphazard, but I still enjoyed looking through the impressive selection. Surprising dearth of customers while I was there, which was great for me as a browser and customer but probably not so great for the business. Staff left me alone until I asked questions, after which they were helpful, and that’s exactly how I like my service at a liquor store. Surprisingly low prices for the Chicago area; comparable to the prices of the better liquor stores in the Twin Cities metro area.