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Binny's Beverage Depot

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Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
BA SCORE
88
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
[ Store ]

767 W Golf Rd
Des Plaines, Illinois, 60016-2414
United States
phone: (847) 956-1000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @binnysbev

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Reviews by chetripley:
Photo of chetripley
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

With Binny's you can rely on a pretty good selection of foreign beers on sale, and a fair collection of craft brews. This also depends on the store.

While the DP Binny's is heavy on wines, the beer selection is pretty consistent and maybe that is a negative, because they are not too keen on new arrivals or changing the variety.

But if you want Belgians, English or German beers, the big wall on the right of the store when you walk in has a massive selction of those.

The refrigerated section carries the usual macros plus a pretty wide variety of chilled 22oz bottles.

They are also good about holding tastings that give a pretty fair representation of the seasonal beer. Plus, the beer staff is pretty reliable and knowledgeable.

Unfortunately it is a little too small, which limits the amount of beer they sell, compared to other Binny's.

chetripley, Oct 29, 2009
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Most people don't know that this is actually the first Binny's location. I live about a mile away, so I shop here regularly.

You can find liquor stores with a wider selection downtown in Chicago, but for the suburbs... This is one of the best places to buy craft beer. The employees are very knowledgable. If you're looking for something and don't see it, just ask. The prices are pretty reasonable too. They don't mark up the rare beer like some other stores that I won't mention...

The store itself is older, but very clean and well kept. It's a standard Binny's location, but I do think that they have one of the friendliest and most knowledgable staff, with a solid craft beer selection.

cnbrown313, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
3.6/5  rDev -6%

I thought I'd already reviewe this place, but perhaps not...
Anyway, like many Binnys locations, the beer is on the right when you walk in...
I prefer multiple aisles of beer to one long corridor, but again we see the corridor approach in effect here. Domestic beer lines the wall while imports line the facing shelves-- at least half way before it turns to cider and malternatives. Some endcaps and islands are arranged between the shelves, including one for staff picks-- an idea I really like.
Sadly, this display showed off one of my least favorite aspects of beer buying;
Some one chose Racer 5 IPA as their star selection.
Bombers were $4.99
6 packs were $9.99
The sign showed the price per oz; $.23 vs $.12 per oz.
Why? Why are bombers south more expensive?!!
Dammit anyway.

So... Average selection or a Binnys, though the import selection is distinctly lacking impaired to other shops.

Overall-- it's a Binnys. If you live near here, you shop here. This is not a "destination store" for people traveling... Unless it isn't out of their way at all.

AleWatcher, Jul 17, 2012
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Binny's Beverage Depot in Des Plaines, IL
88 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.