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Binny's Beverage Depot - Lincoln Park
$$ - reasonable
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1720 N Marcey St
phone: (312) 664-4394
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
(Place added by: emerge077 on 10-21-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First and foremost my review of Binny's LP most begin with Vav, a loyal BA and the beer manager here. He loves beer and has made it his mission to turn this place into the premiere Binny's for beer in Chicago. Good old Binny's reasonable prices and a pretty kickass selection for a chain store, I'm talking at least 6-8 varieties of Cantillon regularly on the shelf.
Does it help that they are across the street from Goose Clybourn and the pair make for a great evening beer run? Yes. But this store has greatly improved over the last 6 months and you should give it a shot if you live in the area.
11-15-2010 09:15:40 |
More by cadaugherty
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I hit this Binny's a few times after they purchased the Sam's chain. It was disorganized and they were in the process of re-modeling. I went to the South Loop location for a while until re-modeling was completed and I'm glad to waited. I don't know for sure if the Lincoln Park location is bigger than the South Loop spot but it sure seems like it. It also looks like they have a larger beer selection. Many of the same great amenities are at this location and customer service is great. I had a whole team of cashier's working to together to help me find two types of beer for my brother-in-law and an aunt from Connecticut find her favorite wine. It seems like it might be a bit pricier because of the area.
It's also conveniently located across the street from Goose Island's Brewpub on Clybourn. So if you're at the restaurant and you feel an itch for something else you can just walk behind the building and Binny's is right there.
11-05-2010 20:45:59 |
More by ferrari29
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Convenient to those visiting Goose Island Clybourn, also very close to 90. I stopped here many times when it was a Sam's location, now that it's a Binny's the selection is sort of unchanged. Like most Binny's you can't really go wrong, you'll find something for anybody's tastes and probably a few things you can't find elsewhere. On this particular visit, that something special was Flossmoor's Vinshu's Vice IPA, with a $1 price reduction for Binny's members too.
Hundreds of beers, if you've been to another Binny's you pretty much know what you'll find here. For real rarities you might need to go to West Lakeview or possibly even Armanetti's, but you can get much everything else here.
08-28-2010 16:11:58 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This store is about the size of a Kohl's. The selection is ridiculous, I think it might have even more than the South Loop Binny's. Probably nearing 1400 different choices of beer, ridiculous. despite being such a huge ass store they had good service, the long haired guy (Vav) is friendly. Cashier was friendly as well, and they even had an odd "security" guy at the door.
The prices are a bit high, but it is in the middle of Chicago so it is expected. It has ample parking too which is nice. It is also literally right across the street form Goose Island which is an added bonus.
08-09-2010 00:46:04 |
More by crossovert
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Checked this out after leaving Goose Island -- last stop in a weekend trip to Chicago. Very nice selection, not sure what's normally available in Chicago area, but I was looking primarily for some Goose Island Bourbon Stout (which they had at 1/3 price as inside the brewpub), but found some Lost Abbey's and some Belgian beers I can't get in Ohio.
Friendly service -- a guy was walking around asking for help and apologizing a bit as he explained Dark Lord Day weekend cleared out some of his better inventory. They also signed me up for a discount card that saved me a few dollars even though I'm not in the area. Definitely looking forward to coming back next trip.
05-02-2010 16:41:00 |
More by chaz01
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Decided to stop into this store after leaving Goose Island Clybourn, and I'm glad I did. Great selection of brews, two solid rows, whether it be in sixers or bombers. Picked up BA B.O.R.I.S., Alllagash Interlude, and Ska Decadent, all brews I can't get at home. The three bottles cost me $51, so it definitely wasn't cheap, but I'm really happy to get the chance to try these. Service was just fine, the cashier was nice. I didn't talk to anyone, but I did see employees talking beer to other customers, but they probably left me alone since I had headphones on, which is fine by me, because sometimes I don't need help when I'm just browsing around. Very glad I stopped in here and picked some brews to take home!
02-05-2010 21:35:33 |
More by KeefD
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
So Binny's took over for Sam's which was my favorite beer place around.
The biggest difference so far is that I notice that they don't offer as a good rewards card.
The beer selection is exactly the same as far as I can tell. They have 1 full owe American and Canadian craft beer, then one full row of english, danish, germany, and Belgium beers. They then have 2 rows of common, I'd say marco beers of 6 and 12 packs. I was hoping to get some different beers once Binny's took over, but basically the same. The staff is knowledge and always very helpful. Sometimes to helpful, its like dude, leave me alone!
12-06-2009 00:43:13 |
More by jrallen34
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Fall/Winter 2010: Gotta give props to Vav, the local BA who tends the vast beer selection here. Endless rows of beer, the "kid in a candy store" feeling in full effect. Plenty of traditional lambics: Cantillon, Hanssens, Drie Fonteinen (though slightly too many mediocre sweetened ones, ie: Timmermans) German/English oddities, craft seasonals and one offs (Flossmoor Beelzebeer) and much more. Always fun to see what's new here, combined with a trip to Goose Clybourn and Whole Foods (for assorted taps and vast cheese/food selection).
Summer 2010: New remodel, fully stocked. Expanded aisles for craft & imports, extensive selection in all areas. Binnys is a contender again!
This is still pretty much Sam's as far as selection and store layout goes. I noticed a few gems popping up here and there that weren't there a few weeks ago. Nothing radically different as far as the beer aisle goes. Thankfully the cheese counter was still intact, and well appointed with bottles of La Bavasienne.
Hope they stock the cooler with more craft, that was the main thing about Sam's before that was lame (also the empty shelves). John the beer guy was on the floor helping out and answered my beer questions. Selection was good though I wonder how many dusty bottles are still lurking from Sams inventory (a lot). Noticed an endcap of Metropolitan, Half Acre, and Two Brothers, which was a good sign. Also another endcap of Christmas/holiday beers.
Checkout was friendly, and helpful. Hopefully the transition will be more complete in the future, and not just remain a re-branded Sams store.
11-14-2009 02:34:57 |
More by emerge077
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