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2618 E Franklin Ave
phone: (612) 333-8686
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Ratings & Reviews
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quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of my go-to stores, especially since it is right off of 94 and right by the West Bank of the U of M. Not exactly located in the best of areas though. . .
Selection is pretty good with a pretty knowledgeable staff. If the person you ask doesn't know the answer to your question, there most likely will be someone else working who does. The mixed singles selection is pretty good, which also includes Surly singles for $3. They sell mixed Surly 4 packs as well, with some of the best Surly prices around. The prices are pretty good, and I personally don't feel like the mark-up on singles is all that much. Tyler, the beer guy, keeps a twitter account that keeps customers updated on all the new arrivals, many of which do go rather fast.
11-27-2009 23:14:14 |
More by MysticX
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Convenient location to the brewpubs and beer bars in the center of Minneapolis. No trouble finding parking on a Saturday. The beer selection in the coolers is not that impressive but there are several dedicated shelves to craft and import beer. The selection is expansive, but not the largest in the area. Some offerings I have not noticed at other stores. The employees are all friendly and helpful. I have not lived in Minneapolis for close to 20 years and after stopping by Zipp's, I am reminded why I did not last long in the city center. Between the paint-huffers not finding the Natty Ice while staring right at it, to being solicited immediately after exiting the door, I could not get to I-94 quick enough.
05-30-2009 22:17:29 |
More by morimech
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
My first stop on my visit to Minneapolis. A very well organized store. Three solid rows of craft beer. Selections were avaialble in four/six packs or individual bottles. A large selection of Belgians also such as Cantillon, Fantome and Duvel. They also had a very large selection of jeroboams from Rogue, Stone and Samiclaus.
Great craft selections I can't get back east. Boulevard, Goose Island, New Belgium, Tyrenana. to name a few. The prices were reasonable and the service was friendly. Great place to pick up some bottles in Minneapolis.
05-13-2009 15:31:12 |
More by mymrnngjckt
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Finally got a chance to visit this place. Fairly clean, layout was a bit eccentric. Nice selection in the cooler. Single bottles shelf was great for bombers and 750s, but the mixed sixpack section was slightly lacking. The single 12 oz bottles were a bit over-priced, namely $2.99 per bottle of Devil Made Me Do It. They did have a nice variety and carried most things that are available in the Twin Cities, including a decent selection Cantillon, ST, Boulevard Smokestacks, etc. My only qualms with the place is that prices seem to be a bit higher than other stores I've visited in the area. The good thing about this place is that it's close to other regular stops when I'm in the Cities such as Town Hall and Stub n Herbs. If I don't want to make the drive to Dennis Bros and am willing to pay a few extra bucks, this is a good stop.
04-02-2009 21:13:30 |
More by KeefD
District of Columbia
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Good spot. Big enough so you can be left alone to wander aimlessly, but employees aren't standoffish if you have a question (and if that guy doesn't know, he'll hollar across the store to the next guy, and so forth). Selection leaves little to be desired. i.e. I found a Bell's Expedition Stout in early January (and took all they had. heehee.).
Good keg selection, too. Esp. in the summertime.
There is a dearth of beer-friendly liquor stores in this piece of MPLS, so do your part and keep it in business.
01-25-2009 02:27:37 |
More by DirtyPop123
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
zipp's is a great place to visit. it is easy to access from the freeway. lots of parking space with an overflow lot. great location near to other beer destinations with blue nile, acadia and town hall brewery all close by and stub and herbs just across the river. they have expanded there shelf space for more beer. with one section for american craft packs. one section for american bombers and one section for imports. also large selection of singles on the end caps if you want to just try one of something. also have a bank of refrigerators alng the back wall. they always have a great selection and some of the best prices around. though be warned that this palce is known about and some of the limited release stuff goes fast. i have never been in here without someone asking if i need help finding something or looking for anything in particular. also if you can get to talk with tyler it is well worth your time.all in all a great place.
01-15-2009 03:24:47 |
More by beerbeagle
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally stopped by to see Tylers selection. Very impressive open floorplan, with a nice nice selection of spirits (especially specialties like Eau de Vies, Rare Scotch, and much more). The wine selection is not huge, but well done, with an awesome selection of French wines, and one of the largest Provence selections I have seen anywhere. Now to the beer, not a ton of good stuff in the coolers, considering the store size, but plenty of nice selections. The imports and domestic bombers are quite impressive with, if I remember correctly, 4 four foot section on each side 3 or four sections high. Lots of rare and unique finds to be had in this store. Another section on the back of the import and domestic singles shelf round out the selection. Two end caps housing M & M singles are more than adequate as well. Tyler and the crew have done an awesome job in here, and I look forward to stopping in sometime when Tyler is actually there. On a side note, I was asked twice if I needed help, and I fully believe they would have helped me with any questions I had.
12-19-2008 17:15:44 |
More by josephhaugen
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited this store after leaving The Blue Nile one night which is just down the road. On first glance, I was impressed with the inviting exterior and decided to head in. The store is well lit and has a nice attached parking area so I didn't have to walk far.
This is one of the nicer and more complete beer selections I've seen in Minneapolis proper with a staff of knowledgable beer connoisseurs who are passionate about beer and appreciate fellow BA's. The service was good (they carried my purchase out for me), the store was clean and well stocked, and I left with some great brews to enjoy that were reasonably all priced.
The wine and liquor selection was impressive as well.
I am pleased to recommend this store and will be back soon.
12-19-2008 03:14:54 |
More by Beerking721
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place to shop when I'm driving on I94. Parking isn't hard to find.
The service has always been nice. Never had a complaint. The only reason it's not 5 is because there have been a few times employees couldn't help me find what I was looking for, which I eventually found anyways.
The selection has always been pretty good compared to most. Great craft selection as well as locals. Many of my friends swear by this place, and are willing to drive a little extra because they claim the combination of the selection, service and price is top notch.
12-12-2008 06:32:09 |
More by Mistofminn
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It's about time to get some reviews done, and this is a place I've been to many times.
Its easy access off of I94 and nice amount of close parking (which is great considering I usually have a few boxes to carry out) makes this a great spot to hit.
Every visit has been great. The staff has always been very helpful and quite knowledgeable, and quick to point out new items. The selection is vast with a great amount of US craft beers to chose from. Bell's, Surly (including mixed packs)and the rest of the locals are in force here. Their Import selection is very nice with a fair amount limited items. The selection is on par with the other "great stores" in the state.
I also thought it was cool to have a display of great beers that are not in Minnesota :).
I will continue to visit this store, and if you have not been here before, you missing out.
07-16-2008 17:04:41 |
More by bornondate
Zipp's Liquors in Minneapolis, MN
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