Binny's Beverage Depot

Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
Binny's Beverage DepotBinny's Beverage Depot
Store

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

(630) 545-2550 | map
binnys.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.23
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
43
pDev:
8.04%
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Reviews by sweethome:
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sweethome from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Apr 09, 2005
More User Reviews:
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Nov 13, 2018
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FBarber from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Mar 29, 2016
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Svyturys30 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Jan 22, 2016
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Jan 01, 2016
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hopheaddeluxe from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 17, 2015
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laketang from Arizona

4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Sep 27, 2015
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Docrock from Illinois

3.07/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Aug 29, 2015
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Roland7792 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +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.

Aug 24, 2015
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ackeeper from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jul 07, 2015
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BeerOps from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Mar 02, 2015
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KAF from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Nov 10, 2014
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Rado from California

4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

Oct 31, 2014
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thewimperoo from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Sep 30, 2014
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brandoman63 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Aug 26, 2014
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skyline522 from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Aug 01, 2014
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rabbitguy from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jul 27, 2014
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Kevinpitts from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jul 13, 2014
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CaptainFleeker from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jun 22, 2014
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Kevin_Young from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

Jun 11, 2014
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lilsmizzul1225 from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Dec 25, 2013
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leprakhan from California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Dec 03, 2013
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ahbithwabm from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Oct 31, 2013
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williamjbauer from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Oct 31, 2013
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AleWatcher from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Feb 13, 2012
Binny's Beverage Depot in Glen Ellyn, IL
Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 43 ratings