Binny's Beverage Depot
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
4.09/5 rDev -2.4%
I go to this store about 3 to 4 times a month, and for good reason. This store has the best selection I've seen around the tri-cities area. Make your own 6 packs, about 3 isles of beer from the states, and a long isle of foreign beers. Always have Rochefort 10 on stock, along with many other Trappist options. As with most stores with a wide selection, you have to check dates, especially in the foreign section. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, and not only with beer. I think the store manager has had everything in the store. Also, you will never have to seek them out, they will come to you. A little bit pricier than other places I've been, but not enough to be off putting. If you do go, make sure you plan on being there a while.
08-31-2013 22:00:19 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
Yet another Binny's visit. First time going to this location, though I should come more often!
I find that each Binny's is really generally the same in both selection and prices, though each one always seems to have a few different choices that the others do not. Not sure how that works distro-wise, but it does. This review is a few months late, but I still remember my visit well. I visited on an early satruday afternoon and it was surprisingly slow, a few people here and there, but nothing outrageous. I immediately perused the beer section and was generally impressed with what this location had. Like I said, they had a few different ones I have never seen in other locations, so I picked them up. 750mL bottles of Hanssens Oude Gueuze?! Yes please.
Overall, another solid Binny's location. They really never disappoint.
08-26-2011 15:50:57 | More by sweemzander
4.44/5 rDev +6%
I have been here a few times in the past when I was home for break. Now that I am permanently back, I thought I’d give it a proper review (especially after going here today).
Walking in on a Thursday at about two thirty, it was still a nice atmosphere. People were milling about, employees were helping customers, etc.
The quality of the store is like most (if not all) Binny’s I have been to, pretty great. The store is clean, well lit, everything is easy to find, and a great beer wall section.
Service was amazing here. I met Pat, one of the beer guys, and he was just a badass. We BS’d for a few minutes and before I know it he is letting me have a bottle of the new Two Brothers Askew that he was going to purchase himself (since I just got back here from CA and missed this release). Pat knew his beer, was a true beer advocate, and went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed at this store. HUGE props to a great beer guy. I really enjoyed BSing with him and will for sure be back in the future.
The selection was pretty good – there are other Binny’s out there that do have better selection but this one was not bad at all. I picked up 60+ dollars worth of beer here so that must tell you something (they just got in the 1882...so good!).
The value is like all other Binny’s – not bad in the least.
Overall, I had an extremely pleasant experience and will say ask for Pat when you go and you won’t be disappointed. Guy knows his stuff and has not problem talking about beer with you which I enjoy. Makes me feel right at home after only being here for less than a week.
05-27-2011 01:53:47 | More by SpdKilz
Binny's Beverage Depot in Saint Charles, IL
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.