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303 E Hennepin Ave
phone: (612) 379-3232
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Obviously with as big of a liquor store as Surdyks they are going to have a wide selection of liquor, beer wine, cigars, cheese etc....They will have a large staff, an atmosphere of classiness, knowledge of what they sell and obviously try to compete to be the biggest and best liquor store in the area to get anything listed above. But this is all they are. I have had to many experiences of terrible service as well as my friends. Stories that come from the owner (who never sounds very friendly and she answers the phone basically any time you call) to people on the sales floor. I'm sorry, but in today's day of age, you better have good customer service or why should you deserve my business? Sketchiness about some of their pricing on certain beers compared to other neighboring stores concerns me about price gauging. Yeah, liquor laws may not carry the law like gas stations but it's still sketch and pretty lame. Avoid this place, they do not deserve your money. Go to someone who actually cares about you because you thought of going to their store.
04-23-2012 18:58:31 |
More by Josh5705
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$$
I heard about Surdyk's price gouging and Jim's expressions a day or two later in the media. I hope no one goes into this store for craft beer anymore. And for me, it brings up the thought that if this establishment does this to rare craft beers like Darkness, then what is to say that it does not do that to wine and cheese and the rest of its pricing.
I ran into one of the cashiers that has worked there her entire life, she's a family friend, and she said she was worried about what will happen now because she has seen an immediate affect in traffic, craft beer being bought, and questions directed at her about the entire issue.
11-10-2011 00:40:45 |
More by bfirkin45
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Most of the time I've been in there it's been a madhouse, especially whenever they have wine tastings or something similar. General layout is similar to a grocery store.
The beer selection is solid, with particular focus on imports (German/Belgian) and locals. Other than that, the selection isn't much better or worse than a number of places in the area.
The service is kinda spotty. There's people running all over and it's kinda hard to get someone's attention.
If you're in the area, it's worth going. Otherwise, some of the other places in the area have slightly better non-regional selection.
10-08-2011 23:54:16 |
More by jsprain1
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
This is a good-standard-grocery style liquor store. What I like best is that they price their Belgians low and keep the standby's--all the Trappists, Ayinger, and Rodenbach on hand. They also carry a variety of sizes so you don't need to buy a wine bottle size of everything. They have their many beer categories that are clearly segmented and pay homage to our own MN brewers. They have staff specially selected just to handle beer questions, and usually get special releases items, although they won't take names for them.
09-05-2011 18:39:16 |
More by Moon2Goddess
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here after a long line of other stores. Selection was pretty consistent with the other stores, and like a lot of the others was lacking in some of the higher end stuff. Was more of a wine store.... and a far as service I was never approached. This was be a good place for a tourist to make a broad purchase across a bunch of breweries with good prices but if you want something in particular, you might try the surburbs. I would go back if I was in the immediate area but find myself not wanting to deal with the traffic as much, although they did also have their own parking.
01-12-2011 23:46:14 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I would day the main focus of this place is wine, but beer is not forgotten either. Basically a small grocery store sized place with a small deli and cheese shop. The beer is in two aisles with one large cooler. The rest of the place is mostly wine with some spirits as well. A huge selection of imports. High quality stuff too. The american craft section is large and has a nice array of brews. I will say that I was surprised at the lack of bombers they carry. Mostly sixers if looking for american crafts. Overall, they really have a nice selection of beer. I saw plenty of workers, but was not asked if I needed help. The place had some wine and beer tastings happening and the place was packed. Prices were right on par. A really nice beer store that is worth shopping at.
10-03-2010 01:51:51 |
More by jera1350
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stopped here after the Town Hall Brewery, it was absolutely packed on a Friday afternoon. I noticed who I believe to be Alex Goligoski was there shopping too which was interesting.
There were wine tastings all over the place and it was achaotic zoo in there. It took a while to navigate over to the beer section amidst the mob of shoppers. The beer is in 2 large warm aisles and a row of coolers. There is also a nice Belgian section. I found a few Belgian beers I hadn't seen before and they were all dirt cheap.
The prices here seem to be the lowest I've seen in the Cities. 4.99 - 7.99 is all i paid for the 750ml bottles.
There were workers there but they were showing other people around the beer section already. They only had one variety of Surly in stock, the others were sold out. Selection is between a 4 and 4.5.
Overall it is a hectic but solid stop if you get there.
07-11-2010 13:58:19 |
More by crossovert
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Incredibly well stocked with all the locals you want to find in Minneapolis (although I didn't look for Flat Earth). I normally go to Zipps when in town, but stopped in here instead on the last trip and was just as happy with what I could find.
A great place to walk and browse, I just wish I had more time. The only real knock against Surdyk's is their limited selection of singles. If it wasn't a bomber, you had to buy the sixer. As an added bonus Schell's was offering a sampling there that day.
06-27-2010 05:17:10 |
More by kjyost
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Stopped by this place on my cities tour during the Odell/Great Lakes releases. Got some cheese and sausage, no beer. The store is nice enough, beer takes up 2 or so aisles plus a few end-caps in this predominately wine store. I was only asked if I needed help finding anything by some clerks stocking stuff, no one who seemed to be any sort of beer specialist. The beer was mostly on shelves, though there was a selection of stuff in coolers. A decent selection of American Craft, Belgians and some of the smaller name imports that I would have expected to see at a store that wanted to look like it had a big beer selection 10 years ago. And the prices! Through the roof. I was at 3 or 4 liquor stores that day, plus the one I work at and I would say Surdyk's was the most expensive or second to most after a Municipal I stopped at. I will probably only stop here if I really need something that no one else has or if I'm in that much of a rush and near by. Also, not having any singles was a big no no.
05-12-2010 03:31:49 |
More by mdwalsh
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I also stopped by this place whilein MSP for Darkness Day. When I stopped by here, they were actually out of Surly, since there is such a crazy demand. The selection was huge, though. I'd say they probably had the largest selection out of all the places we stopped at. The quality of beers stocked was also very good. A big disappointed, though, was that nearly everything was sitting out on shelves and in the light. It's really sad to see all the hoppy beers wasting away on the warm shelves. The service, again, is pretty much what you'd expect from a liquor store. Everything seemed pretty reasonably priced.
05-12-2010 01:58:20 |
More by pwoods
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