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Binny's Beverage Depot

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4.22/5
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15 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

802 W Town Center Blvd
Champaign, Illinois, 61822-1242
United States

(217) 355-0625 | map
binnys.com

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Added by ahq514 on 02-17-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.87%
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of champ103
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A big, wide open liquor store. Brand new and shiny. Complete with a tasting room and humidor. This is the first Binny's I have been to, because I don't get up to the Chicago area all that often. I think there is one in Bloomington now as well. So they are definitely making a presents and encroaching in on Friar Tuck land.

Service is friendly and will not hesitate to come up and chat. Which is a good thing. The selection is much the same as Friar Tuck, but the service seems more knowledgeable. The place is also much more organized than the piles of randomness that is Friar Tuck. Which I really enjoy. I got a mixed pack of Great Lakes, and there is plenty else to chose from. I like it. I will be here and at Piccadilly for my Champagin beer shopping, and probably phase out Friar Tuck now.

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Photo of FBarber
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Once of the nicer Binnys in terms of the interior and vibe. They've got a tasting room, a humidor, wine cellar, and several special cases.

Quality is as you'd expect - most of the stuff wasn't too old, but there was some stuff that clearly had been around for a while.

Selection was on the small side - import selection was quite scant compared to most other Binny's. Craft selection was solid, but again on the small side.

Service was outstanding. At least two people came up and offered to help me find what I was looking for, struck up conversation and just chatted about beer for a few minutes. It was really quite nice.

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Photo of twb0392
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dcotom
4.79/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Beer / Wine / Spirits superstore with a rather upscale look. Clean, well lit, and well organized. Amenities include a wine cellar and a walk-in humidor, plus a large selection of glassware of various styles. Incredible selection of craft beers, including domestic brews from all over the U.S. and imports from throughout the world. Staff were very helpful with assistance in locating particular beers and checking availability. A big plus is the convenient location only a couple of minutes from I-74. Well worth a side trip if you're passing through.

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Photo of NateMac13
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aratcliffe
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of walterk
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Pretty comparable to the Bloomington, IL store with slightly different arrangement. Extensive selection as expected. Asked if they had a particular beer and they found the beer expert who offered me several bottles they kept in the back. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. Overall, a positive experience.

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Photo of Bones10
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Binny's continues to add quality brewers to their selection. I have been pleasantly surprised by the additions especially this past year. Living in what used to be a beer desert, I appreciate wholly what Binnys has to offer.

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Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of beagle75
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Fubudu187
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Binny's Beverage Depot in Champaign, IL
Place rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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