Binny's Beverage Depot
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
3.85/5 rDev -6.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
a much nicer selection the binny's in naperville. service was helpful to the point of annoyance. i was asked to be helped about a dozen times. pretty much any beer i've ever seen for sale in illinois was available here. seems like they have good turnover on the beers, didn't notice any dusty bottles. ok prices on bombers, 3f's sixers were a buck more than at sam's. i saw beers here that i haven't seen elsewhere. also a very nice selection in the cooler. macros seemed to be an afterthought here. as with all binny's they will charge as much as they can get away with.
06-09-2007 19:54:15 | More by MrMcGibblets
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4.09/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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 +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Yet another Binny's visit. First time going to this location, though I should come more often!
I find that each Binny's is really generally the same in both selection and prices, though each one always seems to have a few different choices that the others do not. Not sure how that works distro-wise, but it does. This review is a few months late, but I still remember my visit well. I visited on an early satruday afternoon and it was surprisingly slow, a few people here and there, but nothing outrageous. I immediately perused the beer section and was generally impressed with what this location had. Like I said, they had a few different ones I have never seen in other locations, so I picked them up. 750mL bottles of Hanssens Oude Gueuze?! Yes please.
Overall, another solid Binny's location. They really never disappoint.
08-26-2011 15:50:57 | More by sweemzander
4.44/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
4.65/5 rDev +12.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This is my "go to" liquor store when in need of craft beer. This place has it all! They have a huge selection of crafts bombers and 750s, taking up an entire side of the store! Also, Binny's has a wide variety of craft six and four packs. They carry basically every brand of craft beer distributed to the Chicagoland area. The service is outstanding due to an incredibly knowledgeable staff. I have become buddies with the friendly staff over time and have been privileged enough to have them stash me the rare items as they come into the store. Love it! I would be out many big brews if it weren't for the awesome staff. The pricing is a bit much at times but constant savings and deals occur. You definitely get what you pay for here. If you find yourself in the area and are in search of craft, look no longer, this is your place.
01-28-2011 18:22:01 | More by ChugginOil
3.9/5 rDev -5.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
After some traveling around, I found this place to be right off Randall in St. Charles (on my map) so I basically chose it as a closer meeting place for my in-person trade with orbitalr0x (thanks Don!).
If you didn't know it was there, you definitely wouldn't see if from Randall. It's tucked back behind the other building with no real clear signage. It's located in a decent building though. Once inside I walked directly to the right where most places carry their beer.
Sure enough, there it is, slightly hidden by pallets of booze. A large row of European imports lines the wall with almost all of it being bombers or large bottles. At the end was a tiny selection of American craft in large bottle formats. My heart almost stopped as I look around questioning if that was it.
Thankfully it wasn't but the segregation of beer sections didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me. I guess the store was just laid out awkwardly. I made my way to the back of the shop where all the American craft was. Much better selection of 6-packs than bombers. Also, the fridge selection was decent.
The only service interaction I had here was with some lady who looked like she was taking inventory which could be why she didn't really seem like she was in the mood to help me. Opposite the wall of beer was the vodka. I was looking for the cheapest stuff I could find to use for my airlock during fermentation. I asked if the one I found which I thought was the cheapest was and she took a quick look down the aisle and say, "yep, I think so" and went back to her work.
All in all, it's by far my least favorite Binny's location I've been to, but that's not saying a whole lot because it still trumps most beer stores anyway.
10-02-2010 17:27:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
4/5 rDev -3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Binny's always fresh beer at the right price. The service is good. You can even try the beer before you buy it.
Binny's has the largest selection of anyone in the area. The wokers are always asking you if you need help, and they are quick to offer sugestions.
I've noticed that the Binny's in other counties (Will, Lake, DuPage) have larger selections. That must be due to funny games being played by distributors.
Get the Binny's Card as it can get you some discounts. Binny's could do more to give beer drinkers a break on the prices like they do for the wine drinkers. I assume the mark-up on wine is higher than beer.
08-12-2009 02:56:15 | More by cudmud
Binny's Beverage Depot in Saint Charles, IL
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.