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Binny's Beverage Depot

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34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.28
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103A Orland Park Pl
Orland Park, Illinois, 60462-0009
United States
phone: (708) 226-9902

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%

This Binny’s is in a shopping mall and it seems a bit odd. It looks like a big two story space from the outside but it is a large lofty one story warehouse on the inside. As you walk in there are several short rows of beers. There is a row of imports and then the beer skips a row and moves into craft beers. It is a bit odd but once you walk around a bit you can get your bearings.

There is a long row of cooler doors and they have some sale beers on the ends of the rows which makes it nice if you are not sure what you are in the mood for.

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is my go to craft beer store. I can't say enough good things about the manager and this store in general.

I have been in a bunch of Binny's locations and Orland Park is set up very well. There is plenty of room without ever feeling crowded. On busy days it is well crowded but never where I feel like I can't browse in comfort. The craft beer is set up perfectly with an area for new arrivals, country of origin, ect. I have been asked by the staff every visit if I need help with anything. When there are more than one employee in the beer department I will get asked by each of them if I need help. If I do they are more than willing to help and research something for me if need be. I have heard on many occasions employees helping people with craft beer suggestions that don't seem to know what or how to ask but the employees are patient and polite.

The selection is awesome at Orland Park. Now if you are looking for super limited things you more than likely won't find it only because of supply and demand. Craft beer drinkers know that Binny's will get the limited stuff and it won't last long on the shelf, if it even makes it to the shelves. I live an equal distance from this location and another location but I would choose Orland Park every time.

Photo of JohnPPutz
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I am at the Orland Binny's pretty often, and have never really been dissapointed.Good selection, friendly beer guy,( Jeff) and plenty of limited releases(often with a list however), and a 1-2 bottle limit per customer. Prices seem fair, sometimes 1-2$ more than normal but hey, it's a Binny's.

I do appreciate the Emails updating me on new arrivals, as it saves gas because i know i wont be making a trip for nothing. All in all, a very good beer store with plenty to choose from. Worth a stop if you are passing through the area.

Photo of BlessedBeBeer
3.85/5  rDev -10%

Very solid and reliable selection of domestic microbrews as well as desirable imports (most of the Belgian staples). Doesn't get many of the special release beers unless they are very local. One full aisle of domestic 6 packs, one for bombers a 15x15 area of the floor for sale items (all micro) and another full aisle for the good imports. You can also find stuff in the cooler that aren't on the shelves so you need to look at everything. The staff is mildly helpful but not overly knowledgeable or up on current beers or releases. The prices are in line with the averages with the other stores in the area as it is a chain. The selection stands above all.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This used to be a go to place for me whenever we had to head to Orland-- my parents and my inlaws live in town and a stop here made dealing with them MUCH easier.
It is sad that Mario is no longer the beer guy. He was great: friendly and knowledgeable with a love for sour beers. He made sure to order whatever Cantillon beers he could get his hands on. This was also the only store where I have seen the Hannsen's lambic beers including the experimental line up. Andrew, one of the newer beer guys, is pretty good to chat with too.

The selection is similar tokay of the other Binny's stores-- lots and lots of good stuff. This isn't the best place to grab limited releases because of how busy they are-- beers like KBS had a "waiting list" that ended with each person getting 1 or 2 bottles.

The prices are fair. If you buy something on sale, it's a great price. If you are am educated consumer, then you should be able to avoid the wildly overpriced beers.

The store is less than 10 minutes off I-80, so it makes for a decent place to stop if you're driving through IL.
Sorry guys-- no Half Acres yet.

Photo of jrallen34
3.2/5  rDev -25.2%

Binny's OP, the 4th Binny's I've been too, and probably the worst. First of all its incredibly difficult to find, at the back of a big mall, not at all easy to find based on an addresss...The beer department is big but spread out way to much and not organized well at all. There are about 6 rows of beer, with no rhyme or reason. They do say imports or domestic but that's not a help. They have sixers together but the bottles are everywhere. There was 3fff on one row then some more 2 rows over that makes no sense, same with Bruery beers...The quality was ok nothing special, although I did snag a bottle of Artic Panzer Wolf and coton. Service was ok, I was there 20 minutes didn't have any ask for help until I was leaving...Overall, nothing special there and totally disorganized.

Photo of roadhouse
4.15/5  rDev -3%

I've been here several times but am just now getting around to a review.

This one was kind of strange upon entering. The first thing they did was demand an ID, something I've never encountered in any other Binny's, or any other liquor stores for that matter. With that aside the place is pretty standard, but not as good as the other Binny's I've been to. There's six packs of imports in one aisle, bombers of American craft in one aisle, then some import single bottles in another, then some six packs of American crafts in another. Not much in the way of service there, though that doesn't really concern me much. I've seen someone ask for advice from a guy that worked there and he seemed knowledgeable and offered some solid advice. This one doesn't have the best selection of all Binny's but it's still very good compared to the stores around here. I have always been impressed by Binny's, so if you happen to be in the area then this place is definitely worth a stop, there's bound to be something you will want.

Photo of reallyhoppie
4.15/5  rDev -3%

This is the place I go when I'm not sure what I want and I just want to browse. Very good selection. The prices are ok. Some of the staff is pretty knowlegdeable, but it's kind of hit or miss. They're supposed to have a beer email list that I signed up for, but I haven't received anything yet.

They also sell cheeses and cigars.

The best thing about this place is that they have periodic tasting events, and not just for beer either. The beer tasting I went to last year ($15) was one of the most fun ones I've gone to.

Photo of cagocubs
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Binny's of Orland has an expansive selection. Not going to get cheap prices but you will definitly find beers you were seeking. The workers at this location are knowledgable and helpful. They are always asking if they can help. I enjoy this stores selection of German Ales and American Microbrews. They also carry local breweries beers (such as Flossmor Stations).

The shelves are labeled with BeerAdvocate ratings to help you remember beers you were seeking.

Binny's selection and helpful workers make this one of my favorite stores.

Photo of snaotheus
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Not a bargain type of place, but the selection is basically unbeatable. I like the service at this place mostly because they actually have knowledgeable employees. I drink enough beer (and pay attention to it) to know a fair amount, but they can still answer my questions and point me in the right direction.

It's one of the few places that can surprise me with beers I hadn't thought existed.

I've never gotten skunky, bad, old, or otherwise questionable beers from these guys.

The one downfall, that I can barely even believe, is that they don't have any Alesmith brews -- the one time I had set out looking for it!

Photo of redjameskidd
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

As everyone said, very large place. It's all about the selection here. You're going here to find anything and everything.

Has an excellent selection of beer bombers, imports, etc, etc, though seemed oddly light on rum varieties.

There is wine out the wazoo in the place. That's the only way to say it.

They also sell gourmet deli food, cigars, etc.

The staff is always patrolling, though they don't seem ALL that knowledgeable. I guess they could be worse.

The prices can be both bad and good. Some of the American microbrews can be a very decent deal if you're a Binny's member, etc. Like 9.99 for a 12 pack of Sam Adams, that sort of thing. Damn decent.

Photo of spointon
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

I live about 25 minutes from this store and visit it at least 1-2 times per month.

This store is located in a small mall area in Orland Park, between a Kohl's and a Marshall's store. The parking lot is huge and provides easy access.

Inside, this place features 5-6 aisles of beers and two cooler sections. The selection is very good, with notable beers from all the best American craft breweries (those available in Illinois that is) as well as significant offerings from Great Britain, Belgium, and Germany.

Prices are a few cents higher than other places I shop, but still within the bounds of fairness and reason. The staff are extremely knowledgable and quick to help with locating an item or shooting the breeze about what beers are out and which ones are arriving soon.

Overall I highly recomend this Binny's as an excellent beer destination in the southwest Chicago 'burbs.

Photo of jeonseh
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped heire today after finding it by eating at the local Buca di Beppo. They have about 5 aisles of beers and a few coolers as well. Had a lot of stuff that I never see anywhere else around here. I found 3 bear republics, lots of Southern tier, tons of Belgians, had a nice selection of mini kegs, and gift sets as well. The people that worked here were also very nice, always wiling to help and talk about beer, and for a beer store, they really do do customer service as they are always making sure that you can find everything that you need. This was my first foray into a big liquor store like this but I have to say i was more than impressed. My only downside was that I thought it was a bit expensive for some of the beers.

Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Nestled off the main drag of suburban sprawl, this Binny's looms ominous from the parking lot. Stuck on the angular corner of a satellite shopping mall next to another mall...

Inside the doors, all the way back towards the right, first aisles (43-45) are import 6-packs and a few gift sets with glassware. Unibroue is split up between these aisles, and 750s in another aisle further down. Alot of German sixers, some Belgian options like Duvel & Duchesse 4-packs.

Keep going back past some floorspace for cases, and the next aisle you come to are seasonals. Lots of Festbiers and Pumpkin options, mixed import domestic. At least 20-25 options! Next aisle is Belgian 750s/singles on the left (Hanssens Oude Gueuze, Fantome Hiver, Duchesse), then craft bombers on the right. Some good small-batch stuff like 3F Behemoth and Founders Blushing Monk. Across from these are the German, British, Euro singles.

Next two aisles closest to coolers are exclusively US craft, many options grouped by brewery. Alot of 3F, Sprecher, Founders, and GI Reserve line, plus many others. Smaller craft selection in coolers. Shelf talkers with some RB ratings and "in cooler" or "on sale" notes. Certain dwindling Belgians were located on a small stand near the coolers, including a bunch of De Dolle Export Stout. A few more random ones were also on an endcap by the registers. Wondering if these will be phased out here.

Service was exceptional due to the fact that they hunted down a couple things I asked about, and were happy to talk about beer. The beer manager was really helpful with release info. on certain beers as well. Checkout was friendly.

The location is out of the way for me, but when i'm travelling in the SW burbs, i'll be stopping again. One of the better suburban stores of the chain, 2nd to Glen Ellyn.

Photo of stouty1
3.7/5  rDev -13.6%

Pretty big place. They have a lot of room that they aren't utilizing effectivley. I did notice a wide selection of wine and even a cigar bar. But, the important area which I headed directly to was in the back.. They had four double sided aisle ways with three level shelves full of beer. Pretty well organized by countries and by serving size. Selections avaialble which I picked up were Three Floyds, Rogue, La Chouffe (couple of varieties I have never seen (N'Ice Chouffe)), Great Lakes, Victory, 2 Brother's Incinerator, and many others. Most of the other Belgiums were typical of what i would find here in Michigan so, I skipped them quickly except for the Chouffe's.

Service was not available, but it was Saturday night before Christmas and they were very busy so, I don't want to downgrade for it. They did put some nice bottle covers on every other bottle to protect them, without asking.

Cooler selection was large, but I did not spend too much time perusing as my family was getting ittitated and bored with me so, I had to get dragged out. Very nice place with a huge selection, I wish we had large places like this in Michigan.

Photo of joe1510
3.85/5  rDev -10%

Stopped in at this Binny's quite a few times. The quality is pretty damn good. Things seem to be taken care of well. Most of the beer I buy here is warm on the shelves. They have a really nice selection of belgiums. Along with a decent amount of bombers from various craft brewers.

I've never really had any questions while I was shopping but at the register the people seem pleasent enough. the prices seem good too.

Every time I go in here I find a few hard to find craft brews which I'm always excited about. They carry full lines of, in my opinion, some of the better breweries. Bells, Founders, Victory, Avery, and Great Lakes. They also carry a very respectable number of european single bottles from Germany and England mostly but there's others as well. I always spend WAY to much time here trying to make up my mind on what to buy and ALWAYS spend way more money than I plan on spending. I do usually bring home a couple harder to find brews though.

I'm a big fan of this Binny's and stop there anytime I'm in the area.

Slainte!

Photo of livin4jc
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

This is an easy one to miss. It is on the backside of the Orland Park Place shopping center in the old Wieboldt's store. It is directly south of Orland Square. When it opened I stopped in and was skeptical about what I would find inside. It is a smaller store, not as large as some of the other Binny's but it is packed with merchandise. They have the usual exceptional selection of beers that you can expect at Binny's. The service is far better than Naperville. At this store, everyone on the staff asked me if I needed help. They seem to have the store well stocked, though it is new and that might change in the future as it is discovered. I used to travel to the Naperville store often (and Glen Ellyn occasionally) to purchase beer but from now on this is my Binny's of choice.

Photo of Frozensoul327
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Wow. Wish we had one of these in Detroit. It was an 8 hour round trip drive, and I spent over 200.00, but it was way worth it. Huge selection of liqors and spirits, but more important - an excellant selection of beers from around the country and from around the world. Many of LaCrosse and Milwaukee's better macros are available at good prices, as are many regional beers from the midwest. A nice selection of Founders, Bell's and DFH beers were available, as were some obscure favorites, such as offerings from Jolly Pumpkin. The staff was approchable, although I didn't need any help, the cashier was very nice and versed in the beers that they offered. A decent cooler wall as well. I plan on checking out other Binny's in the Chicagoland area in the future. If they are anything like this (and i've been told this is one of the smaller stores), they won't be a letdown.

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