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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

35 Reviews
Reviews: 35
Visits: 151
Avg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1720 N Marcey St
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-4819
United States
phone: (312) 664-4394 | map
www.binnys.com

Notes:
Place added by: emerge077 on 10-21-2009

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
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Reviews: 35 | Visits: 151
Reviews by vince4953529:
Photo of vince4953529
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited this place in June during my rare Midwest trip. The place is like the Bevmo in CA in term of atmosphere: big boxed warehouse store with high ceiling with florescent lights and aisles of alcoholic drinks.
Most of the bottles were stored at room temp, which is understandable, there were also assorted six-packs and bombers in their limited coolers.

Myself being a CA residence, I just love staring all these beers not available in the home state. They had an astonishing import selections (German, Canadian, Belgian...), trumped everything that CA would ever gets. They also had a pretty complete inventories of New Holland, Great Lakes, Hoppin Frog, Dark Horse, Clown Shoes, Southern Star, Metropolitan, and some random smaller Illinois breweries, cans of Half Acre. The FFF selections were rather poor though, grabbed myself a bomber of Arctic Panzer Wolf.

It sucks that they do not break up the singles. I had to buy a lot of the 6 or 4 packs just to try those beers. Having to travel by plane I had to make room for all those sixers and four-packs that I bought and forego many other tempting choices.

The service was fine, the guy working the aisles did not bother giving helps or recommendations, they were not rude but a bit cold. The cashiers were very friendly and smiled a lot, which was a plus.

Overall very decent, but next time I am in Chicago I would rather frequent stores that offer singles.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jschott75
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Located behind the Goose Island brewpub, this is the biggest Binny’s EVER! Seriously massive, almost overwhelming. I was greeted with an inordinate amount of Surly Furious as I got in, just past the registers. Then how about some Abbaye de Bon Chien, Amager, Mikkeller… Hoppin Frog barrel-aged Naked Evil, Vivant from Michigan, Founders, Slapshot and all the Chicago brands. They have at least seven or eight aisles here, all full of beer. I wish I had more time to browse and be amazed, but I will definitely come back next time I’m in Chicago.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection. always make an effort to stop at Binny's when in the area and they always seem to have something that I'm looking for when i am there. Friendly knowledgeable staff as well.

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Photo of SergeLowpz
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of srletend
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Love the location across from Goose Island. Best beer selection I've seen so far in the US. My fellow Texans may disown me, but this place puts Spec's to shame. Knowledgeable and friendly beer staff. Great Belgian selection. Basically too much to choose from in the four or five long beer aisles. Then I discovered the bar on the other side of the store. Awesome interior and lighting. Too bad it closes (along with the store) way too early (9 PM).

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Photo of puftdank
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JArt
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of OGFGabv
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is incredible. It's a one stop shop everytime I head into Chicago. If you are renting a vehicle for your trip to chicago, rent a van or a truck. Consider yourself warned! You will wish you had when you are trying to cram all those goodies into a small trunk. Super store with a fantastic selection.

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Photo of 98green
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

First, they have a devoted parking lot, so no worries about parking. I'm from Michigan, so plenty of selection from breweries that don't distribute to my area. I was able to get a couple cases of stuff, and the prices seemed fair. Disappointed they didn't have a bit more 3 Floyds and Pipeworks, but maybe I just didn't hit them on the right day

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Photo of Nat1975
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of johnyb
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stephensinner
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Clutch5
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

no food. big selection. If you are expecting to get a limited release here, get there early and wait in line!

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Hop_God
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.