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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River NorthBinny's Beverage Depot - River North
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very good

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

213 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7673
United States
phone: (312) 332-0012

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @binnysbev

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Reviews by JNewbs:
Photo of JNewbs
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Went here at the recommendation of other BAs when I queried on where I should go in downtown Chi-town.

My first impression was that this is a wine store, or maybe a liquor store. Beer is the red headed step child here.

When I found the beer I rejoiced. The selection was fairly large, especially the Beglian aisle. I was a little diappointed that they offerings for Three Floyds were so limited. They had Alpha King and Arctic Panzer Wolf, that was it. Also picked up some Ommegang Abbey Ale in 12 oz bottles, which I usually can't find. They had all the Hoppin Frog you would want, including Barrel Aged BORIS and also DORIS. Happy to see that, being an Akron, OH boy.

Prices seemed a bit steeper than I anticipated on the beer. However the prices on the wines and liquors seemed a lot cheeper than I expected.

As for people, I actually think that the "beer guy" there when I was there did not know his stuff. He was trying to find the Ommegang for a customer, and he kept looking with all the Belgian imports. I actually intervened after like 2 minutes and showed the guy where it was.

All told, the selection gets this one an overall "good" in my book, but that might just be because it's different than what we have back home. (1,235 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of 98green
3/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

During a recent trip to Chicago, I hit both this location and the flagship in Lincoln Park. This location pales in comparison to the other. much smaller place and not nearly as much selection (at least as far as local breweries). There is a dedicated parking lot, which is a plus for a location in this area. (308 characters)

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of AirBob
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
3.61/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of surfcaster
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Great selection, first come first serve no BS kind of place. (60 characters)

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of markgugs
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dtomes
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Selection here is great in terms of quantity and a couple of recent releases were still on the shelves but nothing overly rare or interesting was available when I stopped by. All the locals are represented well as well as many of the better out of state breweries.

The location is fantastic if you are staying in on or near North Michigan Ave. (345 characters)

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North in Chicago, IL
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.