Binny's Beverage Depot
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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
4.15/5 rDev -1%
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 -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
Binny's Beverage Depot in Saint Charles, IL
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.