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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

Not Rated.
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 soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

I stopped by the Grand Avenue Binny's when I was in Chicago today for a job training session because they were closeby and I heard they had some Ska Brewing Co. beers in stock (I'm something of a wannabe rudeboy). It's a very nice place, but it seems that their real focus is on wines and liquors, so the craft beer was relegated to a fairly small quadrant of the store.

They have a thorough selection of all the more popular regional brews, like Bell's, Goose Island, Three Floyds, Leinie's, Capital, Founders, etc., plus a good assortment of east coast (Victory, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, etc.), West Coast (Rogue, North Coast, Anchor, etc.), and Colorado beers (New Belgium, Ska, Great Divide, etc.). In the import department they had an extensive array of eastern European beers, a fair amount of German offerings, and a very well-rounded selection of Belgians (a few obscure Fantômes and St. Bernardus 12 caught my eye).

Overall, they've got something to please just about anybody, but not much that's really extraordinary (read: my search for Dark Lord continues). And be warned: some of what they were selling was well past its prime! Make sure you check for date stamps before you buy. (1,198 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

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

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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

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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%

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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.