This is one of my go to bottle shops, but since the recent relocation they have never really got put back together. They still have the selection (someswhat). If imports are what your looking for they have them! The service has always been hit and miss ( I think they feel that if your in the beer section then you know what your after). The prices are always solid! Non the less its a great place for craft beer.
Stopped in while in town for the Upper Mississippi Mashout. Pretty standard liquor store that had the full Surly line. Pretty solid, albeit smallish collection of goods. Had a few beer glasses available as well. Prices seemed pretty much on par with what others have paid. Pretty solid.
Pretty good selection. Wish they had more craft/micros in the coolers. Somewhat cluttered. Went into looking for Great Divide Hibernation. Took me a while to find it in the mess of floor displays. I felt there was no organization and the mix and max 6 pack sections kinda sucked.
Overall a decent place to goto to get a pretty good deal on some good deals on good craft beer. Iíve seen Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue for as little as $11.99 for a 750ml. The prices a good, the staff is somewhat knowledgeable.
Cellars Wines and Spirits is where I always go when looking for new and import beers. They have a wide selection, Knowledgeable staff, and decent prices. Also you can do a mix and match to create your own 6 pack which is something I enjoy. Any location Iíve been to has been excellent. I highly recommend this Liquor Store
I would say that the selection at this store is just as good, if not slightly better than the Larpenteur Cellars. That having been said, it seems to come nowhere near the Larpenteur store as far as selection goes. So overall a solid store, but generally I would say that it would be better to go over to the other Cellars.
I only go here when I cannot find something at the Larpenteur store. The staff here does not seem to be as knowledgable or as enthusiastic as their counterparts down on Larpentuer (with the exception of one young man who knows his stuff and is actually friendly and helpful). They have a good selection but seem less enthusiastic to help their younger beer drinking customers.
The selection of singles here has improved recently to the point that it almost matches the Lex-Larp store. They have most of what Cellars can offer, which isnít everything thatís available in MN, but itís close. Itís worth stopping in here once in a while, because it seems to be undershopped by beer customers. This might be because the service is typically somewhat cold, especially comparing to the great guys over at Lex-Larp - including the non-RB folks.
Only bottle shop in Minneapolis area that I hit. They had a pretty good location; got some Victory, a couple other "common" things I hadnít seen in Milwaukee. Had some Viking stuff too. Pretty good hit on the way to Barley Johnís if time is a limiting factor. But not having been to Blue Max, Iíd have to go with JKís comments and say there are probably better selections elsewhere in the Minneapolis area.