Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River NorthBinny's Beverage Depot - River North
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3.94/5
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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
binnys.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.64%
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 48
Reviews by Jas45678:
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of Harrison8
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The entrance to this store is off the side of the street, adjacent to a gated parking lot. It felt a bit odd, but perhaps that's the way it is in big cities. The beer is down the entrance hall and to the left. Inside is a rather standard looking retail space with open white, metal rafters with hanging fluorescent lights. Stacks and stacks of local IPAs sit closest to the door with a dry, warm shelf holding beers for mix-six packs (which didn't come off as a very spectacular selection). Then one long aisle holds beer on both sides, mixing in 4 and 6 packs from all over alongside large format bottles. Imports were all together and in the back left corner of the shelves. Just opposite the long shelf of beer is a row of wall coolers which hold both local and regional four and six packs. Overall, there is a great selection with a nice focus on local, but also offering up the work of plenty and plenty of regional and national breweries. Service was good. They asked several times if I needed assistance and were able to answer both in-depth beer questions, and make suggestions for recommended beers. A great stop to pick up beer in Chicago!

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.94/5  rDev +25.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

talk about Chicago craft beer heaven!! Had a guy who helped me to make sure I bought the best of the kinds of beers I liked too. He even went to the back to get one that wasn't out on the shelf. LOVE this PLACE!

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a huge establishment with a wide variety of domestic and international craft beers. Pretty much every Chicago microbrewery that cans or bottles was available. Very good prices too.

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Photo of cryptichead
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nhmp105
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 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 +4.6%
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 +6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DMcGirr
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jophish17
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of 98green
3/5  rDev -23.9%
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 +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of AirBob
3.9/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JoelClark
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 77 ratings