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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Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
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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 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 Svyturys30
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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 Docrock
3.07/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

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 ackeeper
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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