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Binny's Beverage Depot - South Loop

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

48 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
109
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
6.79%
Binny's Beverage Depot - South LoopBinny's Beverage Depot - South Loop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, Illinois, 60607-4426
United States

(312) 768-4400 | map
www.binnys.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

The "South Loop Tasting Room" bar is located inside this Binny's:
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17044 

Added by katiecoggins on 01-02-2008

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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by rhoadsrage:
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

This is a dangerous beer store. They have a big selection that runs two long isles with a long row of cooler doors behind them. They have a great selection of local and import stuff and they keep getting new things weekly. I usually stop in to see what's new and interesting or to ask about a new release when I hear they are coming out. The staff really now their stuff and it seems like there is always someone in the beer section to help. I think they get a lot of overwhelmed customers looking for "a blue moon type of beer" so they are happy to chat when then meet another beer geek.
They also have a tasting area with 8 taps, I believe, and a lecture series that includes wine producers, brewers and other interesting people with an interest in alcohol. Also grab one of the addicting little hand made caramels at the checkout counter. I typically end up walking out with a box when I only want to go in and just see what's new.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Wonderful selection of beer - especially on the import side, tons of European beers here. Standard Binnys pricing - pretty fair with the occasional sale. Staff is ok, if I need help I generally have to go find someone, but they're helpful once asked. Also there is a bar here with a nice tap list that occasionally offers some sought after options on draft.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PUbeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerOps
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Inglewood
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of johnyb
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Stopped here while at a conference. Great selection of local craft and all the solid domestic\import bottles. Picked up some Three Floyds and Pipeworks stuff. They really take craft seriously, and pricing is fair enough. Must go to Binny's if in the Chicagoland area.

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Photo of robgutie
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of cubs943
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Very nice, even held stuff for me.

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Photo of Jeremy328
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jshusc
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BRami127
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of brock125
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Binny's Beverage Depot - South Loop in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.