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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
1720 N Marcey St
phone: (312) 664-4394
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
(Place added by: emerge077 on 10-21-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
We had some time to kill before Goose Island Clybourn opened so we spent about half an hour here walking around. What a deadly combination!
The doors open and you are presented with a supermarket of alcohol. The beer is just to your left, with the spirits located in the middle, and the wine is to your right.
The beer is laid out by craft and import, with 6 packs, 16.9 oz., 7 oz., bombers, and 750ml bottles lining the shelves. Off to the far left of the store is an area designated for cases of beer. Lining the back wall of the beer section were coolers full of 6 packs and a few big single bottles.
Selection was impressive for a guy from PA. Not only did I see Victory, but the place was loaded with Illinois locals: Goose Island, Floosmore, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Two Brothers. Other brands included were Three Floyds (only one, Arctic Panzer), Tyranena, Boulevard, The Bruery (bottles of Cuir), Clown Shoes, Grand Teton (Pursuit of Hoppiness), New Belgium (Lips of Faith), Firestone (Double Jack). I mean come on, really?
Service was there, noting spectacular. There's a bouncer sitting at the front door!
I was hoping to find more Three Floyds and have a bigger selection of single (12 oz.) bottles. Their prices are great, with most 6 packs running from $8-$12 and bottles running from the same range (some higher of course). A wonderful establishment that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
07-01-2011 17:39:26 |
More by thain709
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Probably the best Binny's that I have frequented. This Binny's has a couple of aisles of domestic and import craft brews all organized very well by brewery. The beer guys here are very helpful and knowledgeable and offer great recommendations. I was able to grab a couple rarities here that I didn't see anywhere else. If you call and are looking for something in particular they are willing to hold it for you so you can come in at a convenient time to pick it up. If that's not enough you can head across the street to the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub.
06-08-2011 18:59:12 |
More by sgoro
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Was just at Binny's Lincoln Park picking up my Sam Adams Utopias and can't help but feel like a kid ina candy store when I come here. The rows of amazing domestic and import craft beer selection keeps you wandering the aisles contemplating what bottles to spend that hard earned money on.
Of the various Binny's I've been to, this one usually has a better selection of rare brews. The Beer Manager at this location is always willing to go the extra mile for customers and is king of customer service.
The added bonus to this location, it's right across the street from the Goose Island Brew Pub...top notch.
05-18-2011 03:04:00 |
More by BigSteinsEmpire
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been to a few Binny's in my travels through Chicago in the last few years, and I have to say this one has the best beer selection I have come across. I'm not surprised, being right next to Goose Island Clybourn.
The four rows of bombers/6 packs/and C&C 750's was very impressive. I spent two separate occasions scouring the selection. With that being said, I didn't find anything that was very surprising for me. Sure they had Angels Share from Lost Abbey, and some other interesting brews, but it seems as though it gets picked over quite often. Their KBS allotment of one case was gone in an hour and a half. So they get some traffic.
On a side note, their whiskey selection is top notch. Not as good as the South Loop Binny's, but pretty close, and great prices. They still have some of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and some rare hard to find Lagavulin 12 year. Worth a stop.
03-29-2011 14:35:06 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
We went here both before and after Stout Fest at Goose Island yesterday. You walk in and wow, this place is huge! I've honestly never seen so much craft beer in my life. They had four, very long aisles soley devoted to craft beer from almost everywhere. They also have another large area with cases and six packs and numerous cooler doors full of both six packs and singles. The selection and the quality are top notch. I picked up Half Acre, Lost Abbey, Firestone Walker, Port, and their last Rasputin/Disputin. I literally could've spent hours here just browsing. This place is a must try.
03-13-2011 16:40:51 |
More by aasher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here last Christmas after going to Goose Island Clyburn. I'll make this simple and sweet.
We walked in, it was Christmas time, we were greeted by a nice woman, an employee asked if we needed help in the beer isle almost immediately. They had some damn good selections, lots of JP beers, Souther Tier Cuvee series, etc. The value was decent as it is with most Binny's. If I am in the city and near GI, I will always stop here to see what they have. Definitely a good beer store in Chicago. I guess this is the place where they released the BCBRS, accordingly, and I can't think of a better location.
02-23-2011 04:02:51 |
More by SpdKilz
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I checked this place out the other day because I was in the area. Normally I go to the Binny's in Lakeview because it's a more convenient trip for me. I'm glad I finally checked this place out - I hadn't been in there since it was Sam's.
The selection was great. For the most part, American craft beer dominated the shelf space. They had plenty of breweries represented. It was really easy find a breweries flagship beer, but they didn't really carry the more obscure beers.
It was well organized and clean.
Overall: a great place to visit. My only complaint was the coolers. They didn't have good selection of cold beers. The single bottles were lacking; they carried the usual. Nonetheless, I like what they got. I liked it more than Sam's selection.
02-19-2011 23:58:32 |
More by LacquerHead
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been going to this Binny's since it was the flagship Sam's store, and nothing has changed. They still have a huge, spacious store filled with beer, wine, and spirits (along with a deli section), and the beer selection is quite solid. It does not hurt that they are located right next to Goose Island Clybourn.
They may not get some of the smaller offerings that the specialty bottle shops get, but overall their selection is great. Their aisles are filled with nearly everything that is distributed in Chicago, in every price range.
They have had some fun events there in the past. The Goose Island Bourbon County Rare release was here, and even though it was freezing outside, the store did a fairly good job of keeping everything in order.
The one downside is that with the incredible volume that they get, they will sell out of popular limited releases immediately, so you should head to a smaller specialty shop. But for the regular offerings, I am confident that they will have a full, fresh selection of solid beer.
02-01-2011 19:38:51 |
More by KickInTheChalice
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited numerous times on my two trips to IL in 2010. Conveniently located to Goose Island Clybourn.
Lots of beer to select from. There are a couple of rows and a number of fridge doors dedicated to beer as well as a whole room for cases. It was frustrating that a lot of the beer wasn't available in singles. One employee explained that it had something to do with state law, which didnt make any sense because there were lots of singles to choose from, just not some of the stuff I was looking to try. Oh well.
The service is attentive and asks if you need help. They are happy to answer any questions that they are able to answer. On my last trip I ran into a character that goes by Vav. Real nice guy that seems to do everything he can to get some good stuff into the store. What I found interesting was that he knew who I was (at least he knew who t0rin0 was).
Prices are reasonable on most things, high on some. Will definitely return if I can get back to Chicago.
01-31-2011 00:32:21 |
More by t0rin0
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As noted, right across the street from Goose Island so if you're in the area and from out of town, one could argue you're a fool for not dropping in. Selection was impressive, imports more broad than anywhere in Wisconsin. The prices were ok, and the service was good as well... I received recommendations on beers I hadn't heard of (not a schooled on imports) and given direction as to where beers were. Some beers were in coolers and some not. This would seem to be my go to place if I was in the area but alas I live in central Wisconsin, where we have some very good microbreweries, but a virtual wasteland when it comes to imports.
01-13-2011 18:14:07 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
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