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303 E Hennepin Ave
phone: (612) 379-3232
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$
Been here a few times, mainly for scotch since they have a great holiday sale for single malts. They do have a great beer selection as well. Pretty much anything that we get in Minnesota, they will have it. Most of the stuff is room temp, but they do have lots of cooler doors too. I gave it a 2 for service since I have never been asked if I need any help nor have I seen an employee other then the cashiers. The place is always packed too, but it is in downtown MPLS so what do you expect. Price is pretty on par.
02-21-2010 01:52:21 |
More by herman77
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here a view times while visiting my girlfriend in Minnesota.
I may be a bit biased coming from Wisconsin, but their beer selection doesn't top any of the places around Madison. I also think that France 44 has a better selection of beer than Surdyk's. None the less, it's still a good place to visit if you're around campus.
They have my favorite Minnesota brewery, Surly, in a quite plentiful supply. They also have Bell's, Avery, Boulevard, Breckenridge, and plenty of other breweries from around the country. I picked up an Ale to the Chief by Avery and a four pack of Surly Cynic.
The service here wasn't anything spectacular. The employees stood behind their counter, and really nothing more. I asked if I could break down a Surly four pack so I could try some various beers from Surly, but that was a no go. Too bad.
11-03-2009 05:44:25 |
More by Ek0nomik
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This is really the place to go in Minneapolis if you are a wine or beer enthusiast.
The selection of beer is top notch. Always a full compliment of Belgian Ales such as: Gulden Draak, Chimmay (and other Trappist breweries), Duvel, and Piraat. Also keeps many high end old ales.
The service is "meh" but then again, I've never really asked for help. I guess what I mean to say is that they are a typical bottle shop in this sense.
The quality of the beer is great, and shopping experience is pretty decent. The one thing I wish they would add are shopping baskets. The carts are great if you are going all out for a party, but picking up 6-bottles can be a bit of a hassle.
11-01-2009 03:26:34 |
More by dpnelson1978
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
this is a wine store first that looks like a grocery store..however turn left when you enter the store and the last two rows are filled with american macros and lots of imports..lots of bombers and a great belgian selection they have a few singles but they are mostly in the imports so the domestic single selection is not good.. they do have a nice selection of craft/micro 6 paks..they also have a whole wall of chilled beer with a good selection.. overall you will find something here of value and taste... its worth a visit if you are on the east side
10-27-2009 02:23:56 |
More by gatornation
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in the area so I decided to see what they all had. I noticed they had a ton of wine samplings that day, but only had 1 brewery to sample: New Belgium. They are a big wine store, but they have some decent craft stuff. I noticed they had the Boulevard Smokestack series on sale for a good price. The store wasn't anything fancy, reminded me of a grocery store.
Service wasn't anything stellar. It is such a huge store and there isn't that much beer so help really wasn't needed anyways.
Overall, this is a decent store with good prices. Good enough selection to stop in.
08-05-2009 00:02:52 |
More by mothman
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Surdyk's is a huge and historically relevant player in the Minnesota liquor market having been around since the repeal of prohibition. The volume this single store business does (especially in wine and during their sales) is amazing. They also have a well educated staff and a couple of enhancements that most other stores don't have - an attached cheese shop and a walk-in humidor.
Wine is the main focus here. I asked one of the staff how much they had and he indicated over 4000 selections. Liquor is also well represented and the beer selection is really good but not quite in the same category as Minnesota's top ranked locations.
The store has the unmistakable feel of a 1970's grocery store with one exception: the unique chandeliers full of wine bottles and some dust. A little odd for me but that's ok. Overall, a great place to buy. There is a long aisle of beer to choose from with most of the usual quality options. A superior selection and price tier to the places I've visited in the immediate Minneapolis area (from downtown to west of St. Louis Park) with the exception of Zipps which I rate higher.
04-11-2009 13:07:13 |
More by Beerking721
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I do almost all my beer shopping here. The place really is more of a wine store but whatever. They have an entire aisle dedicated to beer, one half is euro beers the other is american. They also have a small seperate section of belgian beers, and a fairly large cooler. I wish they would put more of their craft beers into the coolers, but you can find local and regional beers cold along with SN and anchor. So I would say that they have a good selection.
The service is so so, I asked about a beer once so the guy goes and fetches some other dude who I'm expecting is their beer expert. He gets there and its like hes never seen it before, it took him three minutes to determine it was an IPA. Then he side steps my question and says "IPA's are usually pretty hoppy". Derp. I asked if he ever tried it and he said no. But on a side note I once was shopping for a wine and asked a fellow about some choices, he was a true expert his suggestion was great. So the staff knows more about wine than beer.
The quality of the beers is good, they have the best regionals along with some others I never knew I could get. The store is clean, there are pleanty of checkout lanes and lots of parking.
I gave the value a $$ because the craft beers seem to be right around the prices I've seen elsewhere but cases of macro beers tend to be more expensive than usual.
04-01-2009 18:53:36 |
More by brow1901
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Walking into Surdyk's I was very impressed with their whole set up. Huge wine selection, huge cheese selection, huge beer selection, and a solid cigar selection. They don't have as big a selection as Blue Max or Dennis Brothers, but their selection is solid. They have a lot of American micros, a solid selection of imports, a Belgian selection that is nice but could be better. Service was nice. I was asked a couple times if I needed anything, which is nice. Prices seemed a bit high compared to other places in town. All in all, I would stop back into Surdyk's for any of my drinking/cigar smoking/ cheese eating needs.
After seeing Surdyk's charge $36.99 for a bottle of Surly Darkness, then make derogatory comments about its craft beer costumers I will not be shopping at Surdyk's again.
01-13-2009 01:45:40 |
More by KarlHungus
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We happened to stumble on to Surdyks driving from Mayslacks bar to Stubs. Of course we had to stop in! We walked the isles for a bit and were greeted by the staff at the sampling tables. The beer location is pretty large. Think of a grocery store isle (both sides) full of beer and another couple sections of singles/belgians. They seemed to have plenty of the brand new stuff to hit the market and at pretty nice prices. I was impressed to see the entire JW Lees lineup, in a few different, but recent, vintages. Although I didn't buy anything, while waiting with my buddies at the checkout, the checker was very polite and wished up a great day. If in the area, I'd probably stop back to browse and maybe even grab some vino.
01-12-2009 05:49:20 |
More by Greggy
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Surdyk's is in a great location. Close to the U of M campus, and a much larger selection than Dinkytown Wine and Spirits, and a great deal cheaper than U Liquors.
The service has always been exceptional. I've never had a problem with any of the employee's. If I can't find something on the shelves, they are very knowledgeable and usually know what your talking about and where it is.
There is ample parking space always. One of the best qualities of this store is the parcel service. If you buy too much to carry back to your car, take a card and pull up to the front door. The employee will gladly load your car for you. They are always friendly about it as well!
The selection for beer is limited, but still impressive. There is only about 2 isles of beer, the the variety is impressive. I usually check online before I go to see if they have what I want, but I haven't been disappointed yet.
12-12-2008 02:28:38 |
More by Mistofminn
Surdyk's in Minneapolis, MN
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