Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

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97
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39 Reviews
Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln ParkBinny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

1720 N Marcey St
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-4819
United States

(312) 664-4394 | map
www.binnys.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Added by emerge077 on 10-21-2009

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
161
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
2.71%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 161
Reviews by chaz01:
Photo of chaz01
4.65/5  rDev +5%

Checked this out after leaving Goose Island -- last stop in a weekend trip to Chicago. Very nice selection, not sure what's normally available in Chicago area, but I was looking primarily for some Goose Island Bourbon Stout (which they had at 1/3 price as inside the brewpub), but found some Lost Abbey's and some Belgian beers I can't get in Ohio.

Friendly service -- a guy was walking around asking for help and apologizing a bit as he explained Dark Lord Day weekend cleared out some of his better inventory. They also signed me up for a discount card that saved me a few dollars even though I'm not in the area. Definitely looking forward to coming back next trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Gambyt20
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This place is amazing. The beer selection is ridicously huge and the staff is always willing to help you find something. The prices are definetly reasonable. This is a definite stop for me when I'm in Chicago.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.97/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

What is there to say? This store has one of the best beer selections ever. Amazing selection and variety. Reasonably helpful staff. Prices are standard. I don't get to this location often, but when I do I'm never let down.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is probably the greatest beer selection in one single place that I have seen in my life. The selection is humongous and classified by country. It is almost to the point where there is too much beers that it makes it hard to figure out what to buy. The tap list at the back has a great selection. Prices are reasonable and there is ample parking.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.89/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Winston3737
4.86/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This has been my go-to store for going on 22 years.
Who else can say that ?
In the previous century, I lived two blocks from this store; then known as "Sam's" and, generally speaking, was the best store in Chicago to buy wine and beer.
Across the street is the brewpub that started Goose Island.

Binny's staff used to be great; quite patient with me when I brought in obscure lists and knew them. In the last year, there has been staff turnover; they still want to help, but help less.
Binny's Lincoln Park is regarded to have the best selection, although the Roosevelt store is thought to have a better selection from the Continent.

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Photo of Eman17
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Located behind the Goose Island brewpub, this is the biggest Binny’s EVER! Seriously massive, almost overwhelming. I was greeted with an inordinate amount of Surly Furious as I got in, just past the registers. Then how about some Abbaye de Bon Chien, Amager, Mikkeller… Hoppin Frog barrel-aged Naked Evil, Vivant from Michigan, Founders, Slapshot and all the Chicago brands. They have at least seven or eight aisles here, all full of beer. I wish I had more time to browse and be amazed, but I will definitely come back next time I’m in Chicago.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection. always make an effort to stop at Binny's when in the area and they always seem to have something that I'm looking for when i am there. Friendly knowledgeable staff as well.

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Photo of SergeLowpz
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of srletend
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Love the location across from Goose Island. Best beer selection I've seen so far in the US. My fellow Texans may disown me, but this place puts Spec's to shame. Knowledgeable and friendly beer staff. Great Belgian selection. Basically too much to choose from in the four or five long beer aisles. Then I discovered the bar on the other side of the store. Awesome interior and lighting. Too bad it closes (along with the store) way too early (9 PM).

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Photo of puftdank
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JArt
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of OGFGabv
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This place is incredible. It's a one stop shop everytime I head into Chicago. If you are renting a vehicle for your trip to chicago, rent a van or a truck. Consider yourself warned! You will wish you had when you are trying to cram all those goodies into a small trunk. Super store with a fantastic selection.

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Photo of 98green
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

First, they have a devoted parking lot, so no worries about parking. I'm from Michigan, so plenty of selection from breweries that don't distribute to my area. I was able to get a couple cases of stuff, and the prices seemed fair. Disappointed they didn't have a bit more 3 Floyds and Pipeworks, but maybe I just didn't hit them on the right day

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Photo of Nat1975
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of johnyb
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.
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