Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park

Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln ParkBinny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln ParkBinny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(312) 664-4394 | map
binnys.com

Notes: Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
172
pDev:
6.36%
View: Place Reviews
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 31, 2015
More User Reviews:
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 06, 2020
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

7/2/18 - Larger than average Binny's, home of the annual Goose Island Bourbon County release. Very good beer sales on a regular basis, haven't been to a tasting but this location has several throughout the year. Across from the Goose Island brewpub, convenient for to go purchases after hitting the pub. Overall good store for very good beer selection and pricing.

Mar 11, 2019
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jeffroesch from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great place to go. The bar in the back is one of the coolest bar spaces in the city.

Oct 22, 2018
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vincechan from Canada

4.01/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jul 05, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

May 17, 2018
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

The store is the biggest I've ever been to. Selection is massive. Lots and lots of samples.

Dec 10, 2017
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mcrawford from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 10, 2017
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basaywhat from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 09, 2017
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4.72/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Apr 09, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jan 11, 2017
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Sep 02, 2016
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jun 29, 2016
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.41/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Jun 08, 2016
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Gregf51 from Ohio

4.97/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 22, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

May 18, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

May 12, 2016
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bylerteck from Canada

4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 29, 2016
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Winston3737 from Michigan

4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Apr 26, 2016
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 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. It probably still is.
If that wasn't enough, they opened up a Tasting Room and taproom; quite a large space, originally a powerhouse 3 stories tall. And now a very comfortable space. Why is this not listed separately from the store... possibly because you have to walk through the store to get to the taproom. Interestingly the mix of business in the taproom is about the same as the store (Told to me, if I recall correctly: 50% wine, 30% beer and 20% spirits.)
(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. I knew the staff and they knew the lists. In the last year, there has been staff turnover; they still want to help, but probably less knowledgeable.
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.

Apr 18, 2016
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Feb 29, 2016
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 16, 2016
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 23, 2015
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Dec 18, 2015
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Dec 11, 2015
Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 172 ratings