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Binny's Beverage Depot

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Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.4%
[ Store ]

124 McHenry Rd
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089-1767
United States
phone: (847) 459-2200

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @binnysbev

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Reviews by Olivander:
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4.7/5  rDev +16%

In short, I love coming to this place. The entire right wall, which is about 100 feet long, is lined with specialty beers, some of which you can find chilled in an adjacent section of the store. The employees are helpful and can make good recommendations for beers to try. It looks like the beers are separated by country, and within each country, by price, so if you have a certain type of beer you are looking for, it's relatively easy to find. They frequently have sales on specialty beers, so I like stopping by every so often to check for specials. The store as a whole is well-organized and very clean. I have never had to fight any crowds here and have always felt comfortable while in the store. Overall, a great liquor store with more types of beer than you can ever drink.

Olivander, Dec 31, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kempski, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Drove here after calling to make sure they had a beer I was looking for (BA Naked Evil). About a forty minute drive from my house (and I probably pass at least 4 other Binny’s in the vicinity on the way here). But alas, I wanted the aforementioned beer thus I trekked on out to Buffalo Grove.

I walked in and noticed the beer selection immediately on the right. Not nearly as big as other Binny’s near me, though it still had a solid selection. I was pleasantly surprised to find some 2010 Cantillon Classic Gueuze (there were at least 12 bottles) sitting right there on the shelf. Needless to say I picked a couple up and enjoyed one last night.

Not many coolers with beer in it compared to other Binny’s I frequent. Service was good – I was asked if I needed help a few minutes into perusing the beer selection. While not the best Binny’s out there, it still has a pretty good selection, and you may even find a hidden gem or two like I did. If I am in the area I’d stop by it just to see if they have any lingering Cantillon.

SpdKilz, Oct 13, 2011
Photo of elginirishpunk
3.16/5  rDev -22%

I live down the street from this store. This does have a good selection of craft beer. However, the prices are higher then the surrounding areas. In addition, they do not have the section that other store in the area have when it comes to; 22oz, 750ml, and indiviual bottles. I do a lot of beer samplings with different couples and it can get expensive if you keep buying six packs. If you just drive a little farther in any direction you can find a store with a better selection and more in their coolers for immidiate comsumption.

elginirishpunk, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%

First of all, this IS my local beer store. The craft and import beers are on the far right hand side wall. There are bombers on the top shelf of beer wall and some in the coolers. Plenty of 6 packs and cases for every level of beer geek.

The selection for the size of the store is outstanding! In the past year, the quality and variety has increased, especially concerning the US craft beer section. There is a NEW beer section/tower with a wide range of styles from across the USA and around the world.

Kyle is not only THE beer guy, he is MY beer guy. He is very friendly, has high beer IQ, can suggest and comment on almost every beer in the store for newbies or beer geeks.

MIGHTY FINE BEER STORE, CHECK IT OUT!

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Updated

This store has gone from very good to amazing, considering how limited the space is available.
Kendal is THE beer guy and has taken the craft beer selection, display and options to
a whole new level. Bravo!

BeerLover99, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

Binny's is a solid chain, with a solid (or better) selection of craft beer at each location, and Binny's Buffalo Grove is no different. Although they have a noticeably smaller selection than their neighbors to the West, Binny's Lake Zurich, they still have a solid selection of Belgian and other European staples as well as all of the Midwestern goodies I expect from them.

Their staff is solid, and I have had a number of conversations with people in their beer department. Like most places, their non-beer people are not as informed, but they will find someone to help you.

The prices are on par with the other locations, and they will sometimes have great sales (Christmas, Belgian month, American craft beer month, etc.). The one downside is that their beer aisle runs up against the window, so anything sitting at the end for more than a few days might be lightstruck. Choose carefully, but overall you should find what you are looking for.

KickInTheChalice, Feb 07, 2011
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Binny's Beverage Depot in Buffalo Grove, IL
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.