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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

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BA SCORE
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
Place Score:
88
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
73
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.22%
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by pmcadamis:
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

Since this place was within walking distance of our hotel, I couldn't resist loading up on some stuff I can't find back home.

Binny's has exceptional parking facilities for the area, and you can basically back your car up to the front door to load up. The store itself has a surprisingly small beer section for its size, but the selection is still outstanding. I think the beer section looks small because they carry a lot of bombers and wine-sized bottles and not quite so many six packs.

I blew a quick hundred bucks at this place, and I still didn't grab everything that I wanted! The Belgian shelf has some good stuff, and I like the way that the beer is arranged on shelfs by it's geographic origin ...(look for some really cheap deals from the Slavic/Baltic nations!)

The staff was helpful and friendly, and obviously having fun. When my wife and I first walked in, I had to take a leak STAT, and when I asked where the restroom was, one of the workers told me that I'd need some quarters. Now, my wife and I are both small town people who aren't used to the faced paced and expensive big city. I loudly asked my wife "Hey baby...you got any quarters? I need them for the restroom." She gave me some change, and when I went back to the bathrooms, I heard over the intercom "Bathroom facilities are free for the next twenty minutes."

I'd been had! I really thought that the bathrooms took quarters and was gullible enough to ask my wife for change! Coming out of the bathroom I was pretty hot, and I was looking for the guy who told me to use quarters... my wife calmed me down and I eventually laughed about it with the dude who poked fun at this gullible small town yokel.

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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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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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