An okay place but nothing special. I worry about the lights in their as it was quite bright. As Eric says below, prices are a little higher than they should be. There werenít many special selections but I did find a few that I canít get at other bottle shops in the Milwaukee and Chicago markets. Maybe Iíd drop by again if I was in the area, but it wouldnít be my regular bottle shop of choice.
Great store, great beer department. Could spent hours there. And whatís more, As I am looking for singles, they have plenty of that. Great assitance, working with me to find beers I was looking for. Also found Spencer Trappist here, super. Prices are OK. Like this place.
Great beer store - very similar to the Bloomingdale location I recently visited. Comfortable ambiance. Decent service. Good selection of mix-6 - good local selection on that as well, plus a few oddball beers in the bunch. Bombers, etc. - great selection. Didnít look like it exactly replicated the bottles from the Bloomingdale location, but it was close - Bloomingdale had a few that Schaumburg didnít have and vice versa.
This is a huge shop with a long two-sided beer aisle with lots of craft beers and regional breweries represented. Staff are very knowledgeable and helpful, and I have been assisted numerous times after describing what I liked, and having them help me find something similar. Not only do they know details about what they have on the (very large) shelf, but they know whatís coming in later in the week, and they can tell you when to come back if there is something youíre looking for. This is my favorite place when Iím in the Chicago area, and itís conveniently located with plenty of parking.
Passing through Chicago and visited this place due to itís ratings. Very good selection of local craft brews and Belgians. Surprising selection of Polish beers as well. Prices seemed high, but may be due to cost of living in area. Would visit again.
Mega-mart sized liquor store, lots of specials on wine and hard liquor. anyways, to the beer: Very nice selection - Lots from Boulevard, Goose island, Founders, Stone, Bear Republic, etc. Would have liked to see some more of the smaller chicago brewers, but theyíll reach the suburbs eventually. Prices were great, Staff were friendly - only complaint is that someone stole the bottle of Boulevard Saison Brett out of my cart while I was shopping.
Went to this store after a business presentation. Easy parking in front of the building. Large building with well organized shelfs with wine, liquor on the right and three large shelfs of beers on the back right. Good selection of standard micros in bombers and six packs and good selection of Illinois beers. Found twelve new beers for me. Party goods, wine and hard liquor store at good prices like the other Binnyís. Freindly package store service. Nice location and good oriental restuarant next door. I will return.
This is my "Go-to" place for buying beer whenever I am in Chicago, mostly due to its proximity to where my friends live. The folks who work here often donít seem very happy, although the senior staff are knowledgable about whatís on the shelves. And there is a LOT of choice on the shelves. I usually concentrate on Bavarian stuff like Hofbrau, Spaten or Augustiner to bring back to Canada (canít buy it there), and the prices and the freshness of these are pretty good overall. Binnyís is good at stocking the Maibock and Oktoberfest seasonals as well. Huge selection of American microbrews to choose from. Ample parking! Iím giving Ambience a higher score even though there is essentially Zero Ambience in a liquor warehouse to reflect the ease of access and layout in the store. One of my favourite US beer stores. "Exceptional" seems a bit overcomplimentary, but "Excellent" certainly fits. Highly recommended.