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Binny's Beverage Depot - South Loop

Not Rated.
Binny's Beverage Depot - South LoopBinny's Beverage Depot - South Loop
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

47 Reviews
Reviews: 47
Visits: 103
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

1132 S Jefferson St
Chicago, Illinois, 60607-4426
United States
phone: (312) 768-4400

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Notes:
Place added by: katiecoggins on 01-02-2008

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

The "South Loop Tasting Room" bar is located inside this Binny's:
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Reviews: 47 | Visits: 103
Reviews by woodychandler:
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5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Transcribed from notes dated 12 and 16 August 2010. Why? Because one visit was not enough on my way to Madison, WI and I just had to stop back in on the return trip.

What CAN I say about a place that has both a spiral staircase as its entry as well as offering valet parking? I liked that it was not far from CANal Street and as I ascended the steps, there was the South Loop Tasting Room! It does not begin service until 1500, so plan accordingly.

Looking aft, the right side began with a walk-in humidor followed by aisle after aisle liquor, neither of which really do it for me at this juncture. Since such was not my focus, I checked my bags at the Customer Service counter and headed for the multiple shelves of beer, pushing a cart as I proceeded. Beer in bottles, beer in CANs, beer in mini-kegs, singles, 4-packs, 6-packs, 12-packs, cases of 24, even 30-count cubes! Beer at room temp., beer in a bank of coolers that ran down the left wall, just past their "Gourmet Grocery". Yes, they had meats and cheeses for sale as well as a "Custom Gift Counter" for wrapping of presents as well as creating gift baskets. I grabbed a cart in order to really do things right and wandered around the store armed with my CANQuest (TM) list, looking for new CANs to feed the madness. I signed up for their club card at check-out and saved some cabbage by doing so. The staff was my kind of people - unobtrusive, as in leave me alone unless/until I have a question. Nobody stands over me when I am grocery shopping, so why must I be shadowed when buying beer?

Having satiated my quest, I headed for the South Loop Tasting Room to relax and have a beer. (1,648 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Inglewood
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of johnyb
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (271 characters)

Photo of robgutie
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of cubs943
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Very nice, even held stuff for me. (34 characters)

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Great selection here, you will be here awhile, plenty to see, then stop in back for some great beer on tap, always a good selectin. (131 characters)

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Binny's Beverage Depot - South Loop in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.