Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop

1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60607
bottle shop  4.75/5.0 72 reviews
Mon-Sat 9AM to 9PM Sunday 11AM to 6PM

Mayor: Niko100 (92) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: over 1,300
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Beers At Binny’s Beverage Depot - South Loop

NameABVEntered
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
New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale4.8%2/19/2017
The Bruery So Happens It’s Tuesday14%2/19/2017
Guinness West Indies Porter6%2/14/2017
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 7.5%2/14/2017
Guinness Dublin Porter3.8%2/14/2017
People’s Rhu the Barbarian8%2/5/2017
Evil Twin Pils al Pastor8%2/5/2017
Victory XX Anniversary Imperial Pilsner8%2/4/2017
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
Oskar Blues Passion Fruit Pinner4.9%2/4/2017
Temperance Greenwood Beach4%2/4/2017
Victory Java Cask14.3%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
Off Color / Perennial / Side Project ProCATStination8.5%1/18/2017
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
Marz Splash6%1/11/2017
Samuel Adams Hopscape5.5%12/30/2016
Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles5.4%12/30/2016
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%12/29/2016
Pipeworks Mud Monster9.5%12/21/2016
Arrogant Double Bastard - Bigger Longer Uncut13%12/18/2016
Half Acre Space IPA7%12/18/2016
Three Floyds NECRON 997.3%12/17/2016
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
Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout7%12/7/2016
Pipeworks Sunburst Peacock9.5%12/4/2016
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel Aged12.9%12/4/2016
Lost Abbey My Black Parade 12.5%12/4/2016
The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing11.3%12/4/2016
New Holland Dragon’s Milk11%11/29/2016
De Koninck5.2%11/29/2016
Victory Golden Monkey9.5%11/29/2016
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY10.5%11/29/2016
Pinkus Hefe Weizen5%11/29/2016
Dieu du Ciel Route des Épices5%11/29/2016
Delirium Noël10%11/29/2016
Brickstone Anniversary X10.5%11/27/2016
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
Victory Winter Cheers6.7%11/24/2016
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout5.4%11/24/2016
SKA Steel Toe Stout (Milk Stout)5.4%11/24/2016
Wiseacre Ananda IPA6.2%11/22/2016
Coronado Berry The Hatchet4.6%11/21/2016
Two Brothers Peppermint Bark Porter6.7%11/21/2016
Founders Pale Joe5.4%11/19/2016
Greenbush trAKtoR Golden Ale6.1%11/17/2016
Victory Storm King Imperial Stout9.1%11/17/2016
Wiseacre Tiny Bomb American Pilsner4.5%11/14/2016
Wiseacre Oktoberfest: Gemütlichkeit5.9%11/12/2016
Around the Bend Villainous 6.3%11/10/2016
Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout6.9%11/10/2016
Oskar Blues Beerito4%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
Oskar Blues Priscilla Wheat5.2%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
Lagunitas Tuberfest7.5%11/5/2016
Surly SurlyFest6%11/4/2016
Noon Whistle Bernie Milk Stout5%11/4/2016
Ommegang Game of Thrones #7 - Valar Dohaeris9%11/3/2016
Noon Whistle M-Punk Mosaic-Hopped Red Ale5%11/3/2016
Pipeworks Muddy Monk9%11/3/2016
Founders PC Pils5.5%11/3/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | November 10, 2009
They have a ton of great beer. Nobody offered any help. The place was nicely kept. Prices seemed in line. I will make special trip here when I’m at in NW IN.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
thomson1  (4) Illinois | November 4, 2009
They will find if you want it and they have tap room where you can give new brews a try (at a cost). The go to for microbrews on the south side of Chicago.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier  (310) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | October 21, 2009


I swung by here on the way through downtown up to the northern suburbs. I managed to get out with only $95 worth of beer but could have easily spent several hundred. Free covered parking, though limited, is a nice touch for a four seasons climate.

Selection covers everything you could possibly want from all around the world. The only issue, if you want to make it one, is they will not break six packs so you may have to buy more than you’d like to sample a few locals (Metropolitan, Half Acre, etc). Prices may have been a bit on the high side with the almost 10% sales tax but in exchange you can buy in one stop almost everything available in Illinois.

The tap room is also worth a stop if you have the time. Constantly rotating through fresh and respected beers I could have spent hours enjoying options such as Port 3rd Anniversary or Stone 13th. The view is typical for Chicago; don’t expect much in that department. Overall this is a must stop if you are willing to brave Chicago traffic or walk a few blocks from the nearest train station.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (527) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2009
Went in for a bottle or two to top off our shopping at 3F from the day before and came out with $100 plus of stuff. Selection is impressive, though it may be less so depending on what you are used to. The quantity is at least as much as what we see in Buffalo, NY and on average there is more good stuff here, or at least that was my impression. We picked up a couple of Flossmoor Station, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Allagash and others. Decent Belgian selection. I was pretty impressed. Did not visit the tasting room but it looked like a nice little spot as well. Service was friendly, did not ask any questions so I have no idea if they knew their stuff or not. We were pretty impressed. A MUCH nicer store than our stop at Liquor Stop the day before. No splitting six packs, but there were tons of bombers and single bottles to choose from.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 29, 2009
This is a must visit when in Chicago. This blows Sams out of the water. For starters, the beer is well organized and the entire store does not have a warehouse feel to it. Second, they have a bar that has a great view of the Chicago skyline. They rotate the taps regularly and even have some rare stuff as well. So you can shop for beer and sit down and drink a few afterwards. They also have a very cool high dollar room with VERY expensive whiskies and cognacs. As far a beer, you can find all the regional offerings, micros from around the country, as well as Belgian/ Euro stuff. Prices are on par with the area.
68
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (535) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 19, 2009
Man, this place is huge. Two or three aisles of beer and a large refrigerated section. I’m not a fan of not being able to buy singles in this city, but I guess that’s not really the stores fault. Lots of stuff that we can’t get in NYC, but I do have to say it’s pretty damn pricy in here. The sales staff made a point of avoiding eye-contact with me and trying to stay invisible while I roamed the aisles. The tasting room looks pretty cool, but it was unfortunately closed the day I was in here. A bit warehouse-like, but at the end of the day, it is a liquor store.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Flyer  (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | September 2, 2009
The best of the four Binny’s I’ve been to, if only for the tasting room. The atmosphere is a little less warehouse-y than other Binnys. This chain has a commitment to a wide slection of great beer and brings in new things all the time. Prices are reasonable by Chicago standards. Worth stopping by on a weekly basis to see what might be new, although they’re not as good as brining in the occasional rarity as some other places. But this is the staple for beer geeks in Chicago.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | August 25, 2009
Awesome place. Clean, huge and well organized vast selection. Lots of single bottles, some rare stuff. They had a nice lambic section as well and the prices were very fair. The bar/tasting area was a plus. The tap selection was very eclectic with a nice mix of quality American craft and imports. This place is a must when visiting Chicago.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (464) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 14, 2009
Yeah this place is the shit. Unreal. Singles galore. Imports, craft brews, locals...you name it. And the service was great. Great damn place. Wish I had one of these near me!!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | May 30, 2009
This place is kind of like the midwest BevMo. Great breadth of selection, but few rarities. Awesome deals are ready to be had. No real reason not to patron this place when you’re in the area.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (524) Ottawa, Ontario | May 23, 2009
Went there early on a Monday morning, so bar was obviously not open, however, it is quite nice, with around 10 taps and various bottles to try. The store itself as an excellent selection of beers from all over the world. Binny account gives you discount (just ask for it at the check out). Prices compare to Sams, with light variations. Overall, a pleasant shopping experience awaits you.

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