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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lakeview

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

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
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3000 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-5206
United States
phone: (773) 935-9400

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Reviews by drewbage:
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Everytime I make it into Chicago, Binny's inevitably gets hit by me since its one of the closest good beer suppliers to the hotels of the Loop. A short walk down Grand from the Rock Bottom, Binny's is spacious and bright. Beer takes up the far left hand section of the store with the usual assortment of Macros in the fridges and somewhat surprisingly very little craft ready to drink cold.

Selection is a nice variety and representation of Bell's, Founders, Two Brothers and 3 Floyds. On a recent trip I was lucky enough to score some Gumball Head, Bell's Batch 7000, Founder's Breakfast and Hop Juice. Did notice a paucity of any of the region's smaller breweries, but a man has to make due. Wide selection of imports including Cantillon, but I see all of them here in LA. (It's a sign of obsession when you can walk up to a wall of imported beers and tick off 4 that you haven't had. :) )

I recommend the joint. Sam's has a wider selection, but it's a bit more of a detour for a weary traveller if you're not making a stop at Goose Island as well.

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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.

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Photo of joe1510
4.14/5  rDev +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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Visited during visit to Chicago the week over the 4th of July. This place has a huge selection of Beer and Wine. The craft selections are back in the left hand corner as you enter the building. They have a huge selection of craft bottles as well as quite a large selection of Belgian and German beers.

Although, I was disappointed to not find any of Three Floyds beers I was able to obtain some Pipeworks Ninja vs Unicorn, Sam vs Unicorn and Marilime Law, which are all fantastic beers.

I was able to talk with the Beer Manager who was quite knowledgeable and gave some great advice on not only beer but wines for my wife.

Definitely recommend Beer and or Wine enthusiasts to stop in.

Photo of cnbrown313
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I just moved downtown from the suburbs and I have been a Binny's customer for a long time, but The Lakeview (Invahoe Castle) just became my new Binny's location (3/2013)

Q - Binny's takes pride in stocking some of the best local and foreign beers and this location is no exception. I was hoping to find some good Belgian sours / wild ales and I was pleased to find a big selection of Fantome. They also had the newest and most popular releases from local breweries like Pipeworks, Revolution, Spiteful, etc...

SERVICE - Someone asked me right away if I needed any help, but that was about it (which was cool, because I like to browse anyway). They are usually pretty busy, but I did enjoy the service I received in the suburbs much more... not that there's anything wrong with it here.

SELECTION - Not quite as big of a selection as the South Loop store, or with as many rarities as WLVL - but those stores aside... it's a pretty huge selection. You will most likely find what you are looking for.

V - Prices are on par with all of the other Binny's locations, and they do offer very fair prices across the board. With the quantity that Binny's buys in, odds are you won't find high end beers cheaper anywhere else.

O - Except for maybe a handful of fine liquor stores, this is most likely your best option in Chicago for reasonable prices on hard to find beers.

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