Best beer stores/liquor stores in downtown Chicago

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by chrisweingart, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. chrisweingart

    chrisweingart Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2008 Texas

    Heading there in two weeks and wanna pick up some beer to ship back. Where should I go?
  2. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Binnys never disappoints for large selection
  3. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    I'm new to chicago and have not yet explored beyone the river north binny's, but i found some really great stuff in there last week: BA frogs hollow, regular frogs hollow, juliet, black xantus, fruet... ect...
  4. ChiPool

    ChiPool Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    *West Lakeview Liquors
    *Fischmann's on N. Milwaukee Ave.
  5. chrisweingart

    chrisweingart Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2008 Texas

    Thanks for the input, I'm not looking to clean house but would definitely like to bring back about a dozen or two bottles that aren't distributed outside the Great Lakes area.
  6. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2010 Illinois

    If you are looking for more local selections i would say Binny's. West Lakeview Liquors is great, but that is where i go to get 1)beers i can't find in other Chicago stores (so most likely not local to great lakes) and 2) limited bottles that may not be on shelves at Binny's etc.)

    Binny's in Lincoln Park (right next to Goose Island Clybourne) is probably the best in terms of beer selection IMHO. Plus you can walk over to Goose Island, have a great lunch with some great beers and buy a bottle of Nighstalker. What could be better? :grinning:
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  7. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    I was at Hopleaf on Monday for dinner and hit the wine shop just down the block. It had a pretty awesome selection (including some Lost Abbey and Bruery). Very nice stumble. And the brisket at Hopleaf was the shiz.
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