Binny's Beverage Depot
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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
4.15/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is in a sea of random parking lots but you can see the store from a good ways off. It is the typical Binny's look with clean modern building with big Binny's logo on top. Inside I saw the beer selection without even taking 2 steps in the door. The whole wall to my right was warm beer with cooler doors behind it. After I walked through the beer isle for the first perusal I thought this was a pretty good selection. Then in walking around the store I noticed that there is more beer in another few isles beside the cooler doors. What a bonus. It was good to see BA hang tags on somethings but it was interesting that they had multiple signs promoting the glassware selection on the other side of the store. I was hope to find some good glassware to pair with my beers but it only had a few martini glasses, a few odd pint glasses and a few odd hand painted glasses by a young artist.
The beer selection had lots to chose from from American craft beer and some good European selection. The staff was friendly and although they were busy unloading boxes I had several workers stop to ask if I need help. They also had a rack of discounted beers up front by the checkout, and I managed to wedge a few bottles into my already full arms. Binny's rarely lets me down and this was a nice surprise to see in this area that can be a bit sparse for beer hunting.
03-18-2009 18:21:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.09/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Yet another Binny's visit. First time going to this location, though I should come more often!
I find that each Binny's is really generally the same in both selection and prices, though each one always seems to have a few different choices that the others do not. Not sure how that works distro-wise, but it does. This review is a few months late, but I still remember my visit well. I visited on an early satruday afternoon and it was surprisingly slow, a few people here and there, but nothing outrageous. I immediately perused the beer section and was generally impressed with what this location had. Like I said, they had a few different ones I have never seen in other locations, so I picked them up. 750mL bottles of Hanssens Oude Gueuze?! Yes please.
Overall, another solid Binny's location. They really never disappoint.
08-26-2011 15:50:57 | More by sweemzander
4.44/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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 +11.5%
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
Binny's Beverage Depot in Saint Charles, IL
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