Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

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88
very good

45 Reviews
Binny's Beverage Depot - River NorthBinny's Beverage Depot - River North
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

213 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7673
United States

(312) 332-0012 | map
www.binnys.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
73
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.22%
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by JNewbs:
Photo of JNewbs
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Went here at the recommendation of other BAs when I queried on where I should go in downtown Chi-town.

My first impression was that this is a wine store, or maybe a liquor store. Beer is the red headed step child here.

When I found the beer I rejoiced. The selection was fairly large, especially the Beglian aisle. I was a little diappointed that they offerings for Three Floyds were so limited. They had Alpha King and Arctic Panzer Wolf, that was it. Also picked up some Ommegang Abbey Ale in 12 oz bottles, which I usually can't find. They had all the Hoppin Frog you would want, including Barrel Aged BORIS and also DORIS. Happy to see that, being an Akron, OH boy.

Prices seemed a bit steeper than I anticipated on the beer. However the prices on the wines and liquors seemed a lot cheeper than I expected.

As for people, I actually think that the "beer guy" there when I was there did not know his stuff. He was trying to find the Ommegang for a customer, and he kept looking with all the Belgian imports. I actually intervened after like 2 minutes and showed the guy where it was.

All told, the selection gets this one an overall "good" in my book, but that might just be because it's different than what we have back home.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Nhmp105
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.23/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the smaller Binny's size wise, yet consistently has one of the better craft beer selections. They get all the big ones and are always on top of limiting bottles to be sure that people have a shot at getting it. The staff is for the most part helpful, friendly and ready with good selections.

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Photo of pagriley
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Packed a lot of different beers into a tiny store. Service is good too - very helpful staff
Wide selection of Belgians and other non-US non IPA/stouts.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.19/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DMcGirr
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

A very good liquor store for someone self-sufficient. Service is okay in terms of the basics (e.g. helping you find where something is), but the main attraction is the selection. Great beer, wine and spirits selection. Relatively good pricing too.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jophish17
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of 98green
3/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

During a recent trip to Chicago, I hit both this location and the flagship in Lincoln Park. This location pales in comparison to the other. much smaller place and not nearly as much selection (at least as far as local breweries). There is a dedicated parking lot, which is a plus for a location in this area.

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Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of AirBob
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
3.61/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BRami127
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jas45678
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of surfcaster
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Great selection, first come first serve no BS kind of place.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North in Chicago, IL
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.
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