Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River NorthBinny's Beverage Depot - River North
BA SCORE
87
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: 42 | Visits: 64
Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Since this place was within walking distance of our hotel, I couldn't resist loading up on some stuff I can't find back home.

Binny's has exceptional parking facilities for the area, and you can basically back your car up to the front door to load up. The store itself has a surprisingly small beer section for its size, but the selection is still outstanding. I think the beer section looks small because they carry a lot of bombers and wine-sized bottles and not quite so many six packs.

I blew a quick hundred bucks at this place, and I still didn't grab everything that I wanted! The Belgian shelf has some good stuff, and I like the way that the beer is arranged on shelfs by it's geographic origin ...(look for some really cheap deals from the Slavic/Baltic nations!)

The staff was helpful and friendly, and obviously having fun. When my wife and I first walked in, I had to take a leak STAT, and when I asked where the restroom was, one of the workers told me that I'd need some quarters. Now, my wife and I are both small town people who aren't used to the faced paced and expensive big city. I loudly asked my wife "Hey baby...you got any quarters? I need them for the restroom." She gave me some change, and when I went back to the bathrooms, I heard over the intercom "Bathroom facilities are free for the next twenty minutes."

I'd been had! I really thought that the bathrooms took quarters and was gullible enough to ask my wife for change! Coming out of the bathroom I was pretty hot, and I was looking for the guy who told me to use quarters... my wife calmed me down and I eventually laughed about it with the dude who poked fun at this gullible small town yokel. (1,684 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

Photo of BRami127
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jas45678
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%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of little_star
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Stevedore
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.