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303 E Hennepin Ave
phone: (612) 379-3232
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Walking into Surdyk's I was very impressed with their whole set up. Huge wine selection, huge cheese selection, huge beer selection, and a solid cigar selection. They don't have as big a selection as Blue Max or Dennis Brothers, but their selection is solid. They have a lot of American micros, a solid selection of imports, a Belgian selection that is nice but could be better. Service was nice. I was asked a couple times if I needed anything, which is nice. Prices seemed a bit high compared to other places in town. All in all, I would stop back into Surdyk's for any of my drinking/cigar smoking/ cheese eating needs.
After seeing Surdyk's charge $36.99 for a bottle of Surly Darkness, then make derogatory comments about its craft beer costumers I will not be shopping at Surdyk's again.
01-13-2009 01:45:40 |
More by KarlHungus
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Nice place and worth the trip.
I stopped here on a tour of breweries across the Midwest. You could definitely call this a beer store, but more accurately, it must be referred to as a wine store. Because let's face it - Minneapolis is kind of a yuppy-town with a lot of bankers and insurance salesmen, and the emphasis at stores like these are not on the beer, but rather, on the wine.
The wine selection is very impressive. The beer selection is also impressive, but they won't blow you away with a wide range of styles. This store, however, gets points for neatness and organization. All of the beers are broken down by country, making your selection process go easier.
You will find a pretty decent selection of domestics, but nothing to write home about. You should definitely go here though if you're in the area.... they just might have something you like or have been looking for. Recommended.
12-08-2004 13:51:42 |
More by Sixpoint
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
this is a wine store first that looks like a grocery store..however turn left when you enter the store and the last two rows are filled with american macros and lots of imports..lots of bombers and a great belgian selection they have a few singles but they are mostly in the imports so the domestic single selection is not good.. they do have a nice selection of craft/micro 6 paks..they also have a whole wall of chilled beer with a good selection.. overall you will find something here of value and taste... its worth a visit if you are on the east side
10-27-2009 02:23:56 |
More by gatornation
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I had very little trouble finding this place, and i got turned around 4 or 5 times trying to avoid the traffic from the Minnesota-Iowa football game. This is a supermarket of alcohol. Beer was plentiful, although freakin' wine got top billing here. Not much except macros in the cooler, some regionals, and a few crafts. The great thing about this place is how well the beer is organized by country or region. North America, Europe, Belgium, and Eastern Europe all have their own, easily identifiable sections. I got a few singles of german, czech, canadian, and european beers. Pretty good place, not very convenient for me, but the definitely have better prices than the other large-selection MN Beer Store, Blue Max.
11-21-2004 21:38:47 |
More by TastyTaste
quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Looks like a grocery store, but turns out to be a liquor store filled with wine. The last few rows towards the back left have some microwbrews and imports, but the imports are a little old.
The service is pretty bad because no one there could offer good information or even try only take the time to try and advertise the store which makes me think he's in it only for the money.
I asked about the time the wheat beer was on the shelf and he couldn't give me a straight answer which made me not purchase it.
I didn't have a great experience, but it was very nice to see different beers from around the US and canada.
04-10-2006 03:41:30 |
More by Erdinger2003
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I also stopped by this place whilein MSP for Darkness Day. When I stopped by here, they were actually out of Surly, since there is such a crazy demand. The selection was huge, though. I'd say they probably had the largest selection out of all the places we stopped at. The quality of beers stocked was also very good. A big disappointed, though, was that nearly everything was sitting out on shelves and in the light. It's really sad to see all the hoppy beers wasting away on the warm shelves. The service, again, is pretty much what you'd expect from a liquor store. Everything seemed pretty reasonably priced.
05-12-2010 01:58:20 |
More by pwoods
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Being a Minneapolis native, its hard not to know about Surdyk's. Easy enough to get to, though a little difficult with the one way streets. While mostly known for its wine selection and sales, its beer selection is well within the best in the city, and has a fine liquer selection too (though thats not my bag)(baby).
From the lowest crap beer to Sam Adam's Utopia, you can find most anything you'd want here. Good selection of Belgians, English, and Scottish beer, with decent German and Russian sections. Craft brew selection is pretty good, with brews from surrounding states and beyond. Among well known names are Bell's, Victory, Summit, Great Divide, Rogue, etc. Good selection of individual bottles, six packs and cases, and a whole wall refrigerator, though largely occupied by macros.
As far as service goes, there isn't ever much for beer, though you will get asked if you're around for long. The emphasis is much more on the wine, which suits the character of the place just fine. But when you do ask, the service is the best. Always knowledgable, friendly, they'll strike up a half hour conversation about whatever.
The place is pretty reasonably priced, and there are also semi-frequent sales, good for stocking up on belgians, in my opinion. Besides the wine/liquer/beer, there is carry out service, frequent tasting opportunities, a cigar room (quite good), and has a cheese/bakery/coffee/chocolate/other yummy things shop.
11-17-2005 02:26:14 |
More by objectivemonkey
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A visit in downtown Minneapolis and asked around on liquor stores to go. What do you know Surdyks was highly recommended. A little difficult to get to in the hustle and bustle near downtown and the one way streets but no problems getting there.
Once inside they have a pretty decent size store. A big wine and liquor selection. And a good three and a half or so aisles of beers. A wall full of freezers with mostly macro but some micros as well. Not all the brews were in freezers but still a good amount. A good variety from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Colorado, Oregon and Montana. There was also a pretty good selection of foreign beers from Belgium, Scotland, and England among others.. Some of the bigger names they had was Bells, Rogue (good selection), Great Divide, Victory, North Coast, Unibroue, Dogfish Head and a good selections of smaller know beers such as Capital, Dragonhead and Lakefront.
The places was hoppin so not much on the service. But there was a guy who did come up and ask if I needed something. He seemed to a bunch, but was constantly interrupted by other people or something going on in the store. I felt like he would have loved to talk more if it wasnt so crazy. So relatively speaking it was a good experience.
Overall I was impressed with the store. Good selection, knowledge people and decent pricing.
10-11-2005 01:08:30 |
More by Oxymoron
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This place is significantly better for wines.
It is very easy to find, right downtown, and it has a nice parking right in front of it which makes it easier to come in and out with loads of beer.
Easy to navigate, it has a decent import selection but I was rather disappointed with the american and local selection.
Service is OK, courteous but most people do not know a lot about beer.
It is a good store, but there are better and cheaper places around the greater Minneapolis. However, this is the only of the places I tried where I could find Aecht Schlenkerla, which is the reason I will keep coming back.
04-05-2007 16:39:12 |
More by brdc
Surdyk's in Minneapolis, MN
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