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Zipp's Liquor Store
$$ - reasonable
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2618 East Franklin Ave.
phone: (612) 333-8686
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is just as advertised as it should be: a massive liquor store somewhat near the U that will house a large selection to choose from.
They have room temp and cold storage. Tons of locals to choose from as well as the region. Thought their Belgian section was good. Again, a lot of the same labels you see in other places but the difference was they had all of them at Zipp's rather then hitting a couple spots to fill up.
Large selection of singles as you'd expect. Even a bargain bin if your tempting fate that day. Liked that they had some more obscure local brewers, even some nano. Also they have an extensive cellar in which they release vintages during special events so it's worth it for the locals to keep an eye on the place.
09-11-2012 16:13:33 |
More by JosephThompson
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I come here every now and then when I want to avoid the 94 west traffic from my commute home from work. They have an amazing beer selection, especially in carrying the rarities of beers you will not find in a store anywhere near besides The Four Firkins.
Due to it's location you sometimes get a lot of sketchy people in here, none that have bothered me or anything, just the kind of people that come in looking to get anything that will get them drunk as quickly as they can open their bottle.
Dogs roam the store, which I thought was cool. Then again I am a dog person so I could see it not being so cool for someone that doesn't like dogs.
The staff seems to be knowledgeable about the beer, only the guys though. Maybe I just haven't talked to their beer girl connoisseur yet.
Great selection once again if you are trying to find something that no one else can find other places.
02-15-2012 01:27:40 |
More by JoRado
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Nice, clean place that doesn't really specialize in wine, booze or beer. They seem to specialize in all of them. Great selection of whatever it is you're looking for. Great Belgian selection - a whole side of an aisle dedicated to them. Other side has specialty bombers and cellar specials. Tyler regularly pulls beers from their cellar and sells them at extremely reasonable prices and often as discounted verticals. I think I bought a Smoked Alaskan Porter '08-'11 for $60. That was a one-time deal but those sorts of offerings seem to pop up quite a bit which is great I think.
They don't often throw out past-date beers but they do slash the prices accordingly and move them to their own display in the back which can be nice once in a while. If you find one past its prime on the floor they'll often give you a great price if you point it out to them.
02-01-2012 21:25:41 |
More by yamar68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One immediate plus - Zipp's has parking which is a big plus for the Minneapolis area. The beer is straight back as you enter. Nice organization. I bought 3 mix six packs plus a couple other big beers. Most of the 12oz singles are $1.99. Found some Great Lakes Nosferatu bottles for $0.99. Nice. Very helpful service several people ask me if I needed help and I got a recommendation on a Olvalde Ode to a Russian Shipwright. Plus, I got help carrying all my beer out. The selection is very nice. The mix six pack section beats most in the Twin Cities. This is the place to go for American craft beers. I really like Zipp's. I made my trip to the Gunflint fully stocked with great beers.
01-02-2012 03:47:00 |
More by zeff80
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
A- The atmosphere is kinda odd. It's almost like a warehouse, which is cool. Their organizational system is kind of haphazard, but it's cool, it's just hard to figure out where beers are.
Q- Quality is solid. A lot of stuff is in coolers, plenty of six packs in coolers, bombers in coolers. A great deal of beer on shelves as well.
Ser- Service is pretty good. There haven't been that many workers on the floor when I've been there, but when you could find one, they were very helpful and knowledgable.
Sel- One of the best selections I've seen. Bonus points for make your own six packs on a fair number of beers. There was a large number of bombers as well. A fair number of locals, and more broadly regional beers as well.
Val- Six packs were cheap. The make your own six packs have been a bit spendier than I imagined, but you pay a premium for the selection. All in all, one of the best beer stores I've been to.
08-20-2011 14:58:46 |
More by jsprain1
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Recently made my first stop here. I was very impressed with the prices on select items and on their basic items. Also, their staff was very customer focused. I happened to hit a day when they had a bunch of Founders for 6.99 a sixer...bought a case and wish I had bought 5 cases....also had Schell 12 packs for 9.99....looked for Schell Hefe and when they didn't have they said I could sub two sixers of Schell Hefe for the same price...(as a sidenote I ran into the same situation at a different place in MPLS recently and they said they couldn't do that)....
The beer selection in very strong and reasonably priced...Surly Hell 8.99....bought a four pack just because it was the first time I saw it reasonably priced....picked up a few other things which wreren't on sale just to support this place.
I don't get down that way often but will be looking for ways to do so in the future. My go-to TC liquor store for sure when you factor in selection, price, and customer service..
07-28-2011 04:39:23 |
More by ZAP
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A- Looks like a typical liquor store with everything u could ever want. they beer is in the back coolers and on shelves right by the coolers
Q-Quality is great. Looks like they do alot of business. Didn't see anything out of date
Ser- Was great. I didn't have any questions but asked if i needed any help and saw them helping other customers
Sel-Selection was great. Lots of beer in the coolers and then tons of 12oz and bombers on shelves. A really broad selection and if this wasn't near the end of my trip i would of spent more.
F- didn't have any
V-very reasonable. Nothing too expensive. Very pleased
Overall i stopped in to buy some surly and found just what i wanted. Bitter brewer just hit shelves the day before i came in so i was glad to be able to pick that up as well as some big john as we ran out in Indiana. So i was impressed wth the store and would frequent it if i lived in MN
07-25-2011 01:15:02 |
More by zrab11
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Zipp's is my go to place when I am in the Mpls/St. Paul area for beer. Always getting new things in and frankly has just as good of a selection on new releases as many of the more specialty beer stores in the Twin Cities.
Lots of coolers with sixers as well as coolers with a mixed selection of bombers. Has one of the better selections of imports around town, and always carries the top domestic products. If you see a beer somewhere else in town chances are they have it here as well. Don't let the area that the store is in deter you either. Conveniently located right off Highways 94 for those not familiar with the area.
05-18-2011 17:34:16 |
More by ncmussell
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in on Saturday, March 5th and found a nice selection of imports, including many I don't normally see in most stores. They had beers from De Dolle and Uerige, which I was looking for. They also had Trappist beers for $3.99 a bottle, which is cheaper than I usually find them for.
An overall nice selection of domestics and imports. Surly was easy to find, and they had some of the best Surly prices I have seen at $9.99 per four pack. Also a nice selection of craft singles. Stop by if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed.
03-06-2011 21:57:00 |
More by hardy008
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I feel lucky to have this as my neighborhood liquor store. Fantastic selection of American and imported beers, all at reasonable prices. Spacious aisles, great variety, and helpful staff. I don't spend much time in the wine or liquor section; store is basically broken into thirds by those 3. A very mixed crowd; you'll often have one person buying a case of BMC in front of another stocking up on the latest limited releases.
Their mixed 6-packs are a little more expensive than some other places, but they often include things that you'd very rarely get in a mix-6 (for example, the last time I stopped by, it included 2009 FBS and '09 Founders Imperial Stout, plus every Bell's offering available, plus various Goose Islands, and so on). And they'll generally break packs up for you if there aren't singles already on the shelves. They get good supply of most of the limited releases, and often hold a bit back to pull out now and then. I frequently stop by just to see what's been pulled out of the cellar that day.
Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful, and often very willing to talk about beer or offer suggestions. And they recognize that their opinions are only opinions, and that other people might enjoy things they don't.
All in all, a great place. Only downside is that it's pretty popular among beer lovers, so the stuff that's in demand often goes faster than it does at other nearby stores.
02-21-2011 00:06:45 |
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Zipp's Liquor Store in Minneapolis, MN