Binny's Beverage Depot - Algonquin

844 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, IL, 60102, United States
(847) 458-2470
Latitude: 42.16492, Longitude: -88.33544

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 4.75
90.0
out of 100
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emerge077 (344)
Friday 4th of June 2010 04:15:15 PM
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Brand spanking new store (mid-2009), right off Randall Rd. in a new shopping center. The building is large, occupying the southern corner space of the strip. Major service points for letting me run in right before they were closing. The staff that let me in asked me if I was looking for anything in particular as I made a beeline for the beer department. Effortlessly he pointed out what I casually asked about, and I was in & out in less than 10 minutes.

The beer section was towards the back, halfway up on the right side. An hour could be spent here easily perusing the countless beers. The import shelf is something to behold, it is truly massive. There are a dizzying array of options here, imports were organized by country of origin, and the craft stuff was grouped by brewery. Probably anything available at the South Loop location can be found here. Good lambic representation, Drie Fonteinen, Hanssens, Cantillon. Flossmoor was here with the latest IPA Shimkos Simcoes. Hoppin' Frog from OH, and Leelanau Whaleback White were also a couple I noticed. Overall I was impressed and plan to return when in the area again. Barley House is a decent beer bar up the street, maybe 2-3 shopping center clusters south...

8/09: Visited again and had more time to peek around. Loved the case of rare Scotch, Bourbon, & liquors in the front, it felt like a museum. (Acme, they have Macallans 25 ;) Talked to a beer guy, Jeff who was very helpful. Grabbed a BA Boris while I was here, and noticed BA review sheets tucked into the shelves next to their respective beers. That adds major service points for me, plus the forum participation from beergurujr, the resident beer specialist. Lots of limited and obscure items, sad to see a few cases of Flossmoor Shimkos still hanging out here that never made it to Chicago. Oh well. My one gripe is that there wasn't alot of cooler space devoted to the craft & imports. Maybe throw the IPAs and German lagers in there so they last longer...
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A
90.0
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