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Binny's Beverage Depot
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
12307 S Route 59
phone: (815) 436-9300
(Place added by: joe1510 on 01-05-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As soon as I pulled up, I knew that this was going to be paradise. The place is massive for a liquor store. I walked in and there were 10 different six packs on advertised sale. I found directions to the craft beer section via the signs on the ceiling. The craft beer section is huge. I was blown away. I picked up some stuff that I couldn't get in Indiana and then perused the import section. I was impressed by the more rare Belgians I saw. The place was very tidy and well organized. My only complaint is that no one offered their help when I was wandering around starry eyed.
02-19-2009 13:17:30 |
More by youngblood
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
new store basically in far south naperville area. very much like all the other binny's, big and corporate. service is as you'd expect. very nice selection similar to the other stores. lots of micros and imports to choose from and a decent bomber selection. decent selection of the above in the coolers as well. cheese counter here as with the other stores. things are average to pricey...you'll pay as much here as at other places or a bit more. no singles noted. they did have several cases of gumballhead available at a time when it was not to be found in other area stores (dec/jan).
02-25-2008 22:13:41 |
More by MrMcGibblets
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The main Binny's that I most frequent. Since its fairly new, this is probably the biggest & cleanest Binny's I've ever set foot in! The beer selection is fairly large with a table set aside just for the bottle singles. (seem to only sell mainstream beer singles) The service can be a hit or miss depending on who's helping you out. The only kool guy there is Keith, since he's a fellow beer geek. He also told me that the selection between this Binny's & the Naperville one varies since both go through different distributors. With that said, some of the stockers have a tendency to blow you off when asking for an item that they don't carry, yet. The cashier's here are pretty thorough when it comes to observing your Driver's License. (so watch out fake I.D. card holders)
12-31-2009 01:23:56 |
More by JohnnyTightLips
quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love the selection at Binny's. They have suck a huge selection of beers. I think thats great.
But one day I stopped by while they were having a huge sale. I picked up a lot of good beer and went to go check out. When I took out my ID they questioned it heavily and would not sell me my beer. I had to argue with the checkout person and the manager that if I was under 21, I would probably not be buying $120 worth of micro brews. Finally they let me buy my beer. The whole ordeal took a few minutes and kinda frustrated me.
Since they have a huge selection I will probably go back but man, what a hassle.
12-12-2008 02:12:09 |
More by Flippindiscs
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
First of all, a big thanks to fellow BAs for posting the reviews; without their comments we'd have never had reason to go the short distance out of our way to this place. We were in Plainfield for a family reunion on 8/31/08.
Located along a non-descript stretch of Hwy 59, where strip malls encroach on fertile fields. Having never been to a Binny's before (but having been to a BevMo in California), I knew roughly what to expect. Despite this foresight, my wife and were still blown away.
Though it's a store catering to all one's imbibing needs, we focused on the beer department, found to the right of the entrance. We stopped briefly at the case of high-end vintage liquors (wife is a scotch fan), then were sucked into the seemingly endless wall of imported beers. Great representation of all of Europe, well arranged according to country and sub-grouped by brewery. Every few feet something new and/or obscure and/or among our favorites would appear, elicitting the cliched 'kid in a candy store'-type gleeful reponse from one or both of us. Further back, opposite the dozen or so reach-in coolers, is the domestic section - which may have been even more impressive to this NW beer enthusiast. SO MANY familar (and unfamiliar) Midwest names that we'll never see in Oregon!
Service was available but unintrusive, allowing us to browse at our leisure. I noted a small table next to the coolers, which seemed to be the beer department's station; a computer monitor was displaying some research from the 'other' beer website.
With all the great selection, we maintained some restraint and stuck with some proven favorites to take to our gathering (and for sharing with our Bud Light/MGD/Corona-favoring family). That meant: a 6 of Weihenstephaner Hefe-weissbier, a 6 of Eisenbahn Escura, a 6 of 3F Gumballhead (plus a bottle of Belgian favorite, Gulden Draak...for later). Prices seemed a little high: $10-12 for six-packs, so the overall tab was around $50.
A couple minor complaints: most bottles were not refrigerated and some showed a little dust. I'd have liked a few more options from the coolers (i.e. less macros in there), but I get that they do what market demand dictates (exhibit a: the woman buying 10 suitcases of Old Style, exhibit b: the guy who blew past us ogling the Belgians, inquiring pointedly 'why're you guys looking at all that EXPENSIVE Euro stuff?!?!' ).
Looked like a great selection of wines and liquors, even cigars, but really we just breezed past to the checkout line.
I'm familiar with my local Portland places (Belmont Station & John's Marketplace) and compare this very favorably (despite the 'corporate' skew). Would definitely shop at Binny's again!
09-01-2008 20:32:24 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Pretty much the standard Binny's experience. A large amount of craft brews and imports. What I really like about this store is the service. A number of the beer guys there have always been real helpful with suggestions and with pulling beers from the backroom that have not been stocked yet (arrived that day and just hadn't been put out yet). They ahve also cracked a few in the store to sample to see if you like it before you purchase. They generally have a good pulse for when certain products will be in the store. The one downside to this lcoation is that they occsaionally receive beers a week or so later due to their distributors (this is not always the case). As with most Binny's it can be hard to pick up the truly limited release beers here if you are not on top of things.
06-25-2011 13:57:50 |
More by bradner
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here right after my first trip to Limestone Brewing. It was a free standing building, adjacent to the strip mall that Limestone was in, anchoring the opposite corner. Layout was similar to the newer store in Algonquin, giant wall-o-beer on the right hand side, and another aisle facing the macro-dominated coolers in the back.
Staff seemed friendly, the few I encountered. It was a more hands off approach, no one was on the floor in the beer area, though there was a station for the beer manager in the back corner by the coolers. The cashier was able to check inventory on a beer that I asked about.
Selection was quite extensive, the majority of US craft were represented by full lines from any given brewer. I noticed 11 Jolly Pumpkin varieties including 2 Leelanau, Parcela, and Noel. Three varieties from Metropolitan, 2009 Bare Tree, and the new Belgian IPA from Hoppin Frog was stacked in the corner by the coolers. I didn't see any current limited items like Nemesis or Batch 9000. Imports were very extensive, several traditional lambics, though they were out of the Cantillon Gueuze, there were several others, plus 3 Drie Fonteinen.
Overall the most comprehensive beer stop in Plainfield...
02-22-2010 00:45:02 |
More by emerge077
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Binny's on Rt59 in Plainfield is a great beer and other adult beverage store. The atmosphere is very bright so it with decent isles making it easy to look at the large beer selection. The store is very clean and usually there are 2-3 people walking around to offer help if needed. The selection is pretty dog gone good. Many beers both domestic and internaitonal to chose from. No food here, just a store. The prices at Binny's I guess are reasonable. You can always find expensive beer or low priced beer.
10-26-2011 02:36:25 |
More by WoodBrew
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Of all the Binny's I've been to this one most. Worth a review finally.
Upon entering this store, you must head to the right for the craft beer. There's only a couple aisles, but they last the length of the store. On the right is imports. Belgians, Germans, English, Scottish, etc. It's all there. A really nice selection, though not quite as good as the South Loop (nothing else is though). To the left will be the American crafts. Lots of bombers on top and six packs on the bottom. Lots of stuff available here that I can't get and I always find myself spending at least $50 here. The service is better than the other Binny's, one of the guys there actually poured some samples of a couple beers to try. As with the other Binny's, I highly recommend this one, a bit more than the Orland Park one though.
06-04-2009 03:19:31 |
More by roadhouse
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Inside an old furniture store, you'd never expect to find a Binny's. The store is nestled along Illinois 59 between a bank and a large automotive service mall, but is easily visible from the highway. The store has a large selection of the usual wine and spirits. If you proceed to the south end of the store, there is a large selection of domestic microbrews and imports. They have the usual selection of locals as well as some other specialties. Toward the back of the store is a large selection of belgiums. Excellent selection, knowledgable staff, good service. Worth a stop.
03-15-2008 16:05:40 |
More by livin4jc
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