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Binny's Beverage Depot

Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
BA SCORE
95
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

2010 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515-1055
United States
phone: (630) 705-9463

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @binnysbev

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(Place added by: emerge077 on 10-21-2009)
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I visit this Binny’s often. It used to be a Sam’s back in the day though I never stopped there during that time period due to me only drinking hard alcohol I obtained elsewhere.

The location, while right off of Butterfield, is a bit off the beaten path to be honest. However, this can be good in the sense they sometimes have a few things the other Binny’s are out of.

Recently they re-did much of the beer section here (which I like) moving many of the “not so hot” beers to other shelves, allowing the more popular beers more exposure.

The beer guy here, Matt, is quite friendly, knowledgeable, and a nice guy. I don’t think he’d recognize me if I went in, but despite that he is still very friendly (we all know how some beer guys are – if they don’t know you they don’t exactly give you the time of day). To be honest I like Matt for the fact there is no beer “list” for the beers that come in. While this may mean you have to be there at the right time it is “fair” for the most part.

The location is actually quite nice. High ceilings (other locations have low ceilings that to be honest kind of make the store seem less than it is). The selection is actually quite nice and as stated sometimes has some fun stuff not available at other Binny’s (do not read King Henry – that sucker came and went in a day).

Not quite on par with Glen Ellyn’s Binny’s, but nonetheless quite nice. Always a stop for me when I am around the area.

12-07-2011 04:04:34 | More by SpdKilz
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

04-16-2014 02:15:20 | More by thewimperoo
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-10-2013 02:36:38 | More by Stevedore
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-31-2013 17:17:11 | More by ahbithwabm
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-08-2013 23:22:24 | More by dedbeer
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jbell71464

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Although tucked away next to Home Depot, this Binny's location is probably one of the best for beer in the suburbs. The west wall is entirely craft beer as well as many stacked in the same area. The beer guy, Vince, is always willing to talk beer. Walk in cooler featuring cans is a cool idea. Vince has been great about special orders as well. Store is very large and has a warehouse feel to it, but every time I have been there, I have gotten great service.

Vince told me they are also focusing on craft kegs with a large board up front listing current inventory. Unfortunately, I have moved from the area, but have always enjoyed this Binny's the most.

09-14-2012 15:15:59 | More by jbell71464
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Binny's DG is very convenient if you travel on 88 or 355 past Downers Grove area. Located just NW of 355/Butterfield Rd.

The store is located in the old Sam's next to Home Depot which explains that high, warehouse like ceiling. Very large and open layout. Wine located on the right 1/3, liquor in the middle 1/3 and beer takes up about the entire left 1/3 of the store. The cigars and coolers are also on the left side of the store.

The beer selection is up there with all of the Binny's locations. A decent portion of the American Craft beers are stacked on the floor which can take a little time looking for anything in particular, but the advantage is that the cases may have bottled on dates if you can't find one on the actual bottle(s). Also, they have recently added the "can cave" in the back right corner that has all of the craft canned beers.

If you have any questions or are looking for any rarities ask for Vince or Jimmy and they will help you with anything you need. Both very knowledgeable and helpful guys.

07-23-2012 14:44:38 | More by kawilliams81
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crossovert

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

This Binny's has a pretty different layout than most. The beer is scattered around the left side.

This particular binnys didn't see to have as an expansive selection as most. They did seem to be advertising some kind of "can cooler" i guess for canned varieties. So maybe they have a large selection of cans. Why they chose that to specialize in i dk.

The seasonal shelf had some interesting stuff incl Upright beers I haven't seen before.

Overall it is a decent Binny's, nothing to go out of your way for. It's location is also kind of odd it is hidden behind another building from the road.

06-08-2012 14:47:16 | More by crossovert
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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Binnys store review #25 of 27.

I've been to this store in it's former life as Sam's. Located in a "manly" shopping center (according to the wife) with a Home Depot and Golfsmith. Anchor store in the far left corner of the lot.

Inside there were a couple staff members walking by that said hello. At the service desk, they were very beer-knowledgeable and to the point.

Beer area was along the left side of the store. A small wire rack was first up with seasonal holiday stuff and gift packs. Near the checkouts were a few bins of random individually priced beers, including vintage Anchor Xmas, Dark Horse, Argus, Duchesse, and Belikin from Belize. Long aisle shelving, here the selection seemed a bit more broken up. Belgians for example started at the end of one aisle, and continued a couple aisles over. Good lambic selection here, Hanssens, Girardin, Boon, Oud Beersel, Timmermans Oude Gueuze, and V&D Lambickx. Plently of relatively obscure Belgians like La Dalmatienne, Netebuk, and Saison Erpe'Mere. The wide range of JP 750s was impressive. They had 10 varieties lined up together, then 2 sizes of Leelanau Whaleback White, and Noel de Calabaza on the seasonal rack in the front. New oddball stuff from B. Nektar, like Zombie Killer (a cherry cyser), and a barrel-aged cider from Crispin, "The Jacket". Noticed a new German Landbier here that was also at the Arlington Hts. store, Echt Veldensteiner. Lots of seasonals on display and the usual full lines from assorted breweries on the shelf. Walked out with a Cisco Saison, Leelanau, and a few random singles from the bins in the front.

Overall a good selection for the western burbs, about the same as Bolingbrook, slightly behind Glen Ellyn.

11-28-2011 00:02:20 | More by emerge077
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Downers Grove Binny's is my "must-stop" anytime I'm back in the area. As other have stated before me, Matt is an awesome beer guy to talk to and has always kept me posted about the newest releases and more rare bottles to hit the store. We also seem to agree palate-wise (for the most part), so I'm always sure to ask about anything that I might otherwise pass by to find out if something really impressed him.

The selection at this store is great, with two full racks of American craft beers in addition to more pallets stacked with more American beers. They also have an entire rack of imported craft beer arranged by country, where I have often found some interesting things to try.

Reasonable prices, a great selection, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff - what more could you want out of a beer store?!?

08-31-2011 12:50:19 | More by MarkIntihar
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Binny's Beverage Depot in Downers Grove, IL
95 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.