Binny's Beverage Depot


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Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot

Type: Store

670 Roosevelt Rd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137-5819
United States

(630) 545-2550 | map

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Photo of FBarber
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Located in a strip mall, unremarkable space.

This Binny's has an above average selection of craft beer (even compared to other Binny's). Great selection of local and national craft beers, imports and domestic. Staff is very friendly and helpful. At least two employees came over to see if I needed help and just chatted about some of the past/upcoming beer releases. Pricing is in line with all other Binnys - you aren't going to get much variation.

If I lived closer to this Binny's I'd go here all the time.

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Photo of laketang
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

the beer selection at this binnys is pretty substantial, they recently got some alesmith speedway stout, I was surprised, and bought one, the local selection is good, could be better.staff in beer area are informative and helpful, and if you need a cigar, there is usually someone in the humidor that is helpful.good sales and tastings here and there.

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Photo of Roland7792
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place and above average Binnys. They have 1 guy in beer that is very knowledge and usually personable and will to let me in on new releases, etc. Beer manager is also a good guy. Only problem is the amount of traffic for craft beers makes next to impossible to get new releases or rare stuff unless you show up right after delivery or know to ask because its held in back and always limit of one.

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Photo of skyline522
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Fantastic place! this IS the place to go in the western suburbs for beer. the staff is super knowledgeable and willing to talk to you for days about what to buy, try and stay away from based on your preferences. the selection is the best of all Binny's locations i have been to and they are always finding new local brews to stock the shelves. Highly recommend coming here and browsing for a good hour... just remember to bring your wallet and forget telling you wife why you blew $150 on booze.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

About once per year I make a day of cruising around and hitting up a bunch of shops looking for things to add to the cellar...
I made the trip here last year but never reviewed it... A problem that shall be rectified thusly;

Low ceilings give the illusion that this store is smaller than it is-- at least compared to the giant box-store locations from this chain. I rather like it, it makes it feel a bit more cozy.

The beer is all on the right side of the store as you walk in, and the highlights for me were;
6 different Jolly Pumpkin beers
A wide selection of Belgian imports, including many sours like 3F, Hansenns, etc. No Cantillon or Tilquin though.

I wandered around for 17 minutes and was approached only once by an employee-- he seemed friendly and answered my gueuze-related questions.

Prices are exactly what Binny's corporate office says they are-- the in-line pricing amongst all the chains is a double edged sword; when they have a good deal, it's available everywhere.... When a beer you really want is over-priced then you're screwed.
Take the rough with the smooth an keep a stiff upper lip.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I always stop in Binny's when in the Chicago area and I picked this location to go to this go-around. The selection was very impressive as usual with plenty of rare/limited beers from Three Floyds, Goose Island, Two Brothers, Dark Horse, and plenty other locals. There is a vast Belgian section and another section dedicated to U.S. craft beer that will take a few minutes just to scope out all the breweries that are stocked. The staff didn't know what Half Acre brewing was (and it's brewed locally) so I thought that was odd, but other than that they were semi-knowledgeable and could tell me where to find breweries but not specific styles. If you stop by, check out the shelves carefully because a lot of rare beers are stocked among the year-rounds.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

This is the "go to" store for when I am back home visiting my family. Went here a few times over break and is one of the better Binny's in the suburbs.

Great selection, friendly service, and had some GI BCBS when I was home at Christmas when no other beer stores in the area did (granted I did go in there a week later and they said a woman came in and bought three cases - the beer guy said he was not working then and would have told her no which I respect).

Overall, I will go here whenever I am in town. Cantillon, JP, and many other great beers are here. Built up my cellar a decent amount from this store.

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Photo of stoops
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

My first visit to a Binny's as I am on contract in the northwest suburbs. Went looking for some Bell's Hopslam and Three Floyd's. I found the last two sixers of Hopslam after being approached and helped by a nice worker.

Will definitely be back to scour the shelves, from first glance it had a lot of variety. I wish I had had more time to browse.

The place was easy to find and had plenty of parking.

I saw others in the forums paying around $16 for the sixers of the Hopslam so they can't be that far off. The other prices seemed on par.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

The Binny's in Lake Zurich is a standard stop for me when visiting family in the NW suburbs. Now that my sister lives in Glen Ellyn this Binny's location became an important stop as well. Similar layout, the beer is placed along the right side of the store. The selection is very good emphasis on USA craft beer as well as the important and somewhat obscure choices from Belgium and Germany. If you want Three Floyds, Lost Abbey, or any other beer available in Chicagoland you'll probably be all right here. The only real drawback for me is that Binny's seems to be moving away from stocking Flossmoor beers, a real shame. But still this is a strong stop.

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Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

I've been here a couple of times in the past, but never got around to adding a review. After visiting yesterday, it seemed like they had one of the larger selections in the chain, similar to the one in Skokie, second only to the South Loop location. Beer was on the shelves right as you walked in, showcasing a shelf of new arrivals. I noticed Eel River, ReaperAle, Bellhaven Scottish Stout, and a few others i'd never seen. Imports were further back along the wall, loosely grouped by country of origin. German, Belgian, European, some other imports were mixed in with the US craft further down the wall. As a sour fan, I was happy to see plenty of traditional lambics from Cantillon, 3F, Boon, also Rodenbach, and a few others from De Ranke & Struise. They had a new T'Smisje Reserva I hadn't seen elsewhere. At least 5 varieties of Jolly Pumpkin, and full lines of Moylans, Bells, Lost Abbey, Goose (including new reserve bombers on sale) and many others. The cooler space for craft was small compared to the wall of macro in the back, but they had signs on the shelf saying "available chilled".

Service was good, there were people on the floor, and at the service desk they found some more Juliet for me. Overall a good shop, with a large variety, and as a bonus they had a few craft beers on sale for Binnys cardholders (free to get one).

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Quality: This place is always new beers in stock, and has a side stand showcasing all of the new beers that are available.

Service: Service is outstanding. Someone is always around and able to help out with questions, and Anthony (the customer service manager) sends out a weekly e-mail with all the new beers they have in stock.

Selection: The selection is quite good for domestic craft brews. Some of the international selection is lacking, and it would be nice if they had more than just a few single bottles available.

Value: Overall, the prices are pretty good and well in line with other local stores. The sales prices are always very good, and I just picked up a six pack of Great Lakes Dormunder Gold for only $6.49.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%

Another run of the mill Binny's, this one however seems to cater more to lambics and guezues than other Binny's I've been to in the past, so if that is what you are looking for this is the place for you. They also do a bit of a better job letting you know which beers are new, as they have a new arrival shelf and tags placed throughout the store. Besides that they layout here is much the same as all the other suburban Binny's, they also have a few beers here that other Binny's lack, but make up for it by not having beers that other Binny's locations do.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%

pretty much like all the other binny's, big and corporate, has a cheese counter like the others. large selection of micros and imports. prices tend to be average to a bit more, i rarely see things priced under what i'd pay elsewhere, unless it's something well past it's prime. service is what you'd expect at a big chain. 3f's prices here are higher than anywhere else, and they raised the prices on the stuff they already had in stock when the price increase should not have hit until the new batches came in. boo.

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Photo of dnrobert24
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

I had a good experience at this Binny's. It is in the same shopping center as a Trader Joe's, which is nice. The beer is fairly well organized on the right hand side. The beer guy immediately asked me if I wanted some help, and later, upon my specific inquiries about certain local breweries, gave me some good advice and even pulled some stuff from the back that he thought I might be interested in. Even though I did not make a big purchase, he was very curteous and split a sixer of Founders' Black Rye so that I could try a single. I'd definitely go back if ever in the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn area again.

Also, as far as beer selection goes, the beer guy told me that he does his best to get on the good side with the distributors and it showed, there were quite a few bottles of--3F Dreadnaught, Blonde Bohemothe, etc., Founders sixers, DFH 120 min IPA, WWS, Black & Blue, Forte, etc., and limited release brews from New Holland, Left Hand, and 2 Brothers.

Nice selection of inexpensive singles as well, not just the pricey ones.

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Photo of scalffd
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Binny's in Glen Ellyn is a great place to stop and pick up some quality beers. They have a very strong selection which is deeper and cheaper than their closest competitor Sam's Wine and Spirits, which is also a decent beer place. Binny's can be pricey, but what high quality beer isn't. They have everything from your trappistes, dog fish head (word wide stout), sprecher, great lakes brewing, north coast, etc. etc., plus a few rare gems here and there. The staff seems friendly and generally knowledgable, but I have yet to really get to know any of them. Overall, an excellent beer stop with a great selection.

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Photo of JeffKrenner
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

This is another place that I visit when I am in the Chicago area. I have been to two other Binny's and this one has seemed to have a better selection than the others.

They carry most of the same stuff that you will see around town with a nice array of stuff like Three Floyds, Bear Republic, Lost Coast, Ommegang, Allagash, Great Lakes, etc.

Nice surprise that they still had Celebration and even had it on a closeout price. Was hoping to pick up some more Bare Tree on this trip, but they were out.

Well worth the trip. You should find what you want here.

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Photo of Bumpon10s
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

This is probably my favorite place to grab a few beers. They have a pretty darn good selection and very fair prices. Their new arrival wall is nice to get the latest, and in the fall and winter it will be a gold mine. I don't think I've come here once without spending at least $25. They have many, many single bottles which is great for the picky and 4/6 packs of the less expensive and popular brews. They also have a large liquor and wine section, with a cigar humidor and a gourmet delicatessan. If you are a Binny's regular, but haven't been to this one, give it a try, you won't be dissapointed.

Time re-edit: After going here a few times, I have finally met their beer manager Rofer, an awesome guy with a massive knowledge of beer. Last time I was there looking for a good bar, he took me to his computer and printed out direcrtions for it, and even another liquor store where they might still have some Westvletren 12, if you stop in, have a look for him.

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Photo of thechaacster
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

I came here after hearing that it has the biggest selection in the suburbs. It definitely delivered as advertised, with a very good selection of micros: Two Brothers, Dogfish, Bell's, etc. Everything was clean and well organized. Not the biggest selection of Belgians I have seen but probably the biggest selection of German and English beers. Well stocked cooler as well. There is a wall of new release beers near the entrance which had some nice finds and some oddball stuff. Service was very attentive, with the beer department guy, two stockers, and the cashier all making sure I found everything okay. I was really in a browsing mood so I didn't get a chance to test their knowledge. Prices seemed to be 50 cents to a buck higher than their competitors (i.e. Sam's) but the selection is the biggest in the burbs.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4/5  rDev -5.9%

hit the store on my 4th of July trip back to my place of birth. I've been to another Binny's before, with a general lack of being impressed. This was another story. The beer selection was very nice. I found Dark Lord, Two Brothers, Victory, tons of imports, and a very nice selection of glassware. I only wish I had more money to spend. Outside of the guy at the check-out, we had no interaction with anyone inthe store. It would have been nice to have a few folks around, but it was a big store. They had nice shelf tags to show what was new. Prices were on par with what I found down-state. Much better than other places in the burbs. Worth a look here.

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Photo of 12vUnion
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%

I found this Binny's not to far from where I live. Sure, there are closer liquor stores to me, but this is the one I keep going back too. They have a great selection which they keep well stocked, well faced, and easy to navigate.

I can't think of a single time I've gone in there and not found what I was looking for (as well as 100 other things I'd love to get).
There other liquors are nearly equally as in order. Excellent wine sections and even a small deli for cheeses and what have you. And the cigars are also top notch.

The fellow who is in charge of the beer section is very friendly and helpful. We chatted about beers and restaurants for nearly an hour before I remembered I had things to do. I've never had any problems with the staff at this particular Binny's (but I have at the N. Clark store). Over all an excellent store that will keep me coming back for as long as I'm able to.

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Photo of sweethome
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

A great addition to my area, I was glad when they opened. Great supply of US micros (proably a littel better than close by Sam's), good blegian supply (below Sam's however). Excellent german beer supply.

A few unique midwest finds, like O'Fallon from Missouri. Also carries the Walter Payton Roundhouse beers.

Excellent cheese selection to pair with your beers.

My only disappointment was the loss of their best beer salesman about 8 months ago. The number of saturday tastings has dropped since.

Great selection and overall a commitment to having great beers.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

This is a very nice store located close to my work, which makes it even better. Binny's has quite a large selection of beer, including a wide variety of import and Belgian brews especially.

Upon entering the store you will come across a large wall of micobrews on the right, encompassing almost anything your heart will desire. The staff is very helpful and has always asked me if I needed any assistance. Obviously, I usually say no, as I'm mezmerized by the wall of brew and trying to figure out what to spend my hard earned money on. The store has always been very clean and I've never noticed dust on any of the bottles. That a plus for me!

If you're in the Chicagoland area, I recommend checking out any Binny's location, as they have quite a few. You're bound to find something you've been looking for or that you haven't tried before. The only downside is that they don't have single bottles for I enjoy making my own mixed six pack.

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Photo of keilerdunkel
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

This is usually my local beer store of choice. I have been going there since they opened, within the last couple of years and they have just expanded their beer selection to about double of what they had before. Now their selection rivals the one up in Schaumburg. The staff is very helpful, when I need suggestions and if not busy like to just talk about beer and beer styles.

Pricing is about normal for the area, not great but for the selection I can't complain too much. They used to have a good variety of bottle taken from 6 packs, but that is now gone for the most part. They maybe have 15-20 single 12 oz probably salvaged from dropped 6 packs. That said, there is a wide variety of single beers from Belgium, Germany, UK, Japan, etc in 1/2 liter, 750ml or 12 oz sized that are not packaged in 6/4 packs.

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Photo of livin4jc
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%

Again, I wish they carried more beer. This is the best Binny's I have been at. It is located just west of I-355 and IL 53 in the Trader Joe's shopping center. It is a new store, and very clean. I have been here a few times and they always ask me if I need help or if they could help me find something. Unlike the Naperville store, this location seems to be better stocked. They have great sales and the staff is far from rude. Every time I go there, I get asked if I need help. Plus, they don't dust in front of you. They do have a good selection of deli items to complement your beer drinking. Not to mention, when I was here last, they have huge displays of microbrew and not grocery-store imports on their aisle displays at great prices.

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Binny's Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL
4.25 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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