Binny's Beverage Depot - River North

BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
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
Score:
87
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
7.22%
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by soulgrowl:
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

I stopped by the Grand Avenue Binny's when I was in Chicago today for a job training session because they were closeby and I heard they had some Ska Brewing Co. beers in stock (I'm something of a wannabe rudeboy). It's a very nice place, but it seems that their real focus is on wines and liquors, so the craft beer was relegated to a fairly small quadrant of the store.

They have a thorough selection of all the more popular regional brews, like Bell's, Goose Island, Three Floyds, Leinie's, Capital, Founders, etc., plus a good assortment of east coast (Victory, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, etc.), West Coast (Rogue, North Coast, Anchor, etc.), and Colorado beers (New Belgium, Ska, Great Divide, etc.). In the import department they had an extensive array of eastern European beers, a fair amount of German offerings, and a very well-rounded selection of Belgians (a few obscure Fantômes and St. Bernardus 12 caught my eye).

Overall, they've got something to please just about anybody, but not much that's really extraordinary (read: my search for Dark Lord continues). And be warned: some of what they were selling was well past its prime! Make sure you check for date stamps before you buy.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cryptichead
4.15/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +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 SimcoeKid
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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Binny's Beverage Depot - River North in Chicago, IL
3.88 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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