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2618 E Franklin Ave
phone: (612) 333-8686
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Reviews by spoots:
quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I like Zipps, if for no other reason than that it is a browser's paradise. There are few beer stores I'd rather spend time in, and I often go out of my way to stop in for a sixer of something. Not that Zipp's carries the absolutely broadest variety of beers, but what they do carry seems somehow appropiate for the store, their Cedar/Riverside/U of M customer base, and the BA crowd that comes here.
Their prices can be thrillingly cheap...sometimes. When they close out stock, they really slash prices, but I find their day-to-day prices are usually higher than most of their competitors. For example, Surdyk's (another terrific beer purveyor) actually undercuts Zipps on just about everything lately.
Still, the store is fun just to be in, and they have one of the most eclectic wine selections I've ever seen, making Zipps a one-stop shop for your tippling needs.
[Note: The emo-punk-goth-slacker staff behind the register is great, unless they overcharge you and you have the audacity to ask for a correction--whoa! Also, they sometimes don't watch the freshness dates very closely, so take a close look before you buy to avoid getting really tired stock.]
01-28-2006 20:02:28 |
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Visiting from out of town. They didn't have any Surly. They had a pretty good selection of other things.We were driving around the city and visited several shops. Stopped here and didn’t buy a thing. They are obviously above average, and there is truly nothing wrong with this place. I’m really mostly baffled by how highly they are rated on here.
11-25-2013 00:33:56 |
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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 |
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