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.
binnys (1) Orland Park, Illinois | August 19, 2006| Updated January 26, 2007
Under new management. Better service, better atmosphere and more knowledgable staff. Worth checking out!
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.
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.
Your typical Binny’s selection: Great for out-of-towners who are looking for local micros, but for the locals there’s not much to drool over. Large shelf space for imports. A good place to get away while the wife is shopping.
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.