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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lakeview

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Binny's Beverage Depot - LakeviewBinny's Beverage Depot - Lakeview

33 Reviews
Reviews: 33
Visits: 56
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3000 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-5206
United States
phone: (773) 935-9400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lakeviewbeer

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 56
Reviews by Southernbrew:
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%

The building alone gets points, it looks like a castle, awesome. Stepping inside, you see that cleanliness definitely matters. I was asked if I needed any help and then they told me about a couple of new items, very nice. The selection included Victory, DFH, 3 floyds, Avery, GLBC, the usual suspects. Big import selection as well. Really, I didn't see anything I hadn't seen at Sam's, but that's not to say this is a bad store, I really enjoyed hunting around for all the stuff not available down here. (503 characters)

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Stopped by during a visit to Chicago to stock up. A large selection of craft beers, both in the cooler and on the shelves. Lots of bombers available. I was looking for Chicago beers and this store did not disappoint. Plenty to choose from inc. offerings from Three Floyds, Revolution, Metropolitan and MANY others. Also an excellent selection of imports and a nice mix-a-six section. Prices seemed reasonable and there were a few really well-priced sale items. Staff seemed friendly and helpful but not pushy. (510 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Photo of joe1510
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Lakeview Binny's is another warehouse type liquor store in the Binny's empire. It's not as expansive as the Lincoln Park or South Loop locations but it's large none the less. There's a cheese counter with some nice choices, a walk in humidor with some good sticks and great prices, and a wine cellar I've never been in so no comment. The Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, and Gin selections are much larger than your standard store but smaller than other Binny's in the chain. All booze prices seem to be average with a good sale here and there.

The beer is crammed into its section pretty tightly. A row of coolers carry everything from cases of BMC to sixers of craft to 750s of Belgians. There are five shelved aisles in total, all well organized by country and brewery. Along with aisle stacks and end cap displays. They've simply run out of floor space for the beer stock. Prices are reasonable with a great selection of seasonals, sixers, and bombers. You have to stay on top of the limited releases for the sheer volume of customers that run through this particular store because things get picked over pretty quickly. The service has always been friendly and helpful.

The Lakeview Binny's isn't the best in the chain, or even in Chicago for that matter, but it is still a Binny's (making it a good store) and it's convenient to a lot of locations in the city whether you walk, drive, bike or take the train. Want to pick up a couple cigars and some bourbon? Also worth a stop. (1,478 characters)

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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lakeview in Chicago, IL
90 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.