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Binny's Beverage Depot
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
1950 Lincoln Hwy
phone: (630) 377-1671
(Place added by: SurgeonGeneral on 07-24-2006)
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| Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
another day, another binny's
stopped in on a sunday afternoon on my way to the Q Center (gasp, if you have to ask, don't)
I enjoy the warehouse-style liquor stores - this place is massive but the beer selection didnt seem to match the south loop location. There is a wall of imports and bombers (moylans, southern tier specialties, etc etc). All the typical midwest fare is available, including breakfast stout and backwoods bastard. There was a fair number of seasonals around, but nothing too mind blowing. As with most other Binny's, refrigerated beer is minimal.
Not as good as the south-loop, but when in the st charles area, probably your best stop
10-25-2008 17:48:54 |
More by dirtylou
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in today, really big place and has its own mini grocery store for wines and cheeses. But I was here for the beer. Right when you walk in there is a row of shelves consisting of imported six packs with a mostly German focus followed by a long line of Belgian and domestic singles. The focus here is more on domestic it seems as opposed to a larger selection of imports at the Schaumburg Binny's. Its nice because they have things that I normally don't find at that location. Dreadnaught, Fantab Resp, Old Ruffian, the flying dog dopplebock. Further down the line there is a bank of coolers that stocks singles as well as an assortment of sixers and right behind these is a large bank of shelf space devoted to even more domestic micros, I think new holland was almost completly represented here along with most of the new bells selections to arrive.
I was looking for Gumballhead and I asked the guy working there that they were out due to the fact that there was a distribution info that prevented them from carrying that particular beer so I was a big sad about that but he really seemed to know his stuff. THe place is really clean, really big and all the beer looked new so nice all around.
08-08-2008 07:08:00 |
More by bluemoonswoon
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
a much nicer selection the binny's in naperville. service was helpful to the point of annoyance. i was asked to be helped about a dozen times. pretty much any beer i've ever seen for sale in illinois was available here. seems like they have good turnover on the beers, didn't notice any dusty bottles. ok prices on bombers, 3f's sixers were a buck more than at sam's. i saw beers here that i haven't seen elsewhere. also a very nice selection in the cooler. macros seemed to be an afterthought here. as with all binny's they will charge as much as they can get away with.
06-09-2007 19:54:15 |
More by MrMcGibblets
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
What can you say about Binny's Beverage Depot? Along with Sam's, there are very few Chicagoland liquor stores that offer such a wide range of beers at reasonable prices. The brand new St. Charles location is no exception. I've been to a few of the local Binny's and this one definitely has the largest beer selection of any I've been to. In addition to a large international & domestic craft brew offering, they house a four tiered shelf of ~15' in length of singles. Rogue, 3F, Founders, Bells, Bear Reupublic, Great Divide, Anderson Valley are well represented to name a few domestics; plenty of Belgian, German, English treats to be had as well.
Prices are a little better than average for the area. Two Hearted runs about $10/sixer at my other stop, here it is $8, HopDevil is $10 at the same unamed other liquor store, here it is $9. Plus, they offer free delivery for over $100, although I'd likely never use this as I live only .7 miles away (!)..
Service has been ok, I guess. I haven't really had any problems, but they haven't done anything extrodinary for me either. One thing that bothers me a bit- they have a policy where any unopened beer can be returned for a full refund. Presumably, this offer entices party throwers to over buy for their parties and be insured against any extra beer they may have purchased. Well, who's to say that this beer has been kept in decent conditions, not in the 160 degree trunk of someones car over the weekend? A minor conern, I guess.
Overall, hands down the best place to buy beer in the Fox Valley, and one of the best in Illinois.
07-28-2006 05:39:08 |
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