Located in a "shopping" center, to say this place isnít much to look at is an understatement. Itís fairly small on the inside but unlike most liquor stores beer is clearly the thing here. It must take up half the floor space. They have a number of coolers for the BMC and some craft sixers as well. They have a fairly sizable pick six as well as a nice Belgian section. The service was friendly as well. But compared to what Iíve just seen at Blue Max and Zippís this place is third best. They do have a few goodies I havenít seen at other places but I donít think this is Minnesptaís #1 place.
Tremendous store - stopped in on Dec. 8, 2011 for the Beer Geek Christmas party. Tons and tons of beers, and a lot of harder to find beers. Lots of 12 oz beers available in singles, which is always nice. Smaller shop, but terrific selection. Good glassware available as well.
JK (363) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | May 31, 2008| Updated August 5, 2009
Interesting liquor store. They are clearly new and making the best out of what they have to work with, which from the outside is a worn out building. Inside is clean and well organized, if small. More interesting is the basement where tastings for beer, wine, and liquor are held, and this area is more like a lounge than a liquor store. Service was excellent. Anyone who shops in the Twin Cities knows Joe, but Ed, the owner, was very friendly and helpful, and clearly values your business. The selection is not quite as big as Cellars Roseville 1 or Blue Max, but this is not a problem because what isnít there is mostly stuff you wouldnít want anyway. I saw quite a few beers I have seen no where else in the Twin Cities, so where they might not match Cellars for quantity, they are more like Blue Max in that you are likely to find something you have never seen before. I will admit Iím not crazy about the location, but that wonít keep me from coming back.
A little out of the way, but well worth the trek. Ed is the man. Spent about 30 minutes talking with him and he certainly hooked it up. The regional selections and imports are impressive. This place had everything on my shopping list, so there was no need to stop anywhere else. A must visit when in the area.
My favorite bottle shop in the twin cities was recommended to me by Skyview. Pretty much everything is available as a single at reasonable prices and thereís a huge selection of bombers and 750ml bottles along the back wall. I was able to load up my trunk with plenty of stuff I canít find in Wisconsin. A nice selection of glassware is hanging above the singles. Service was excellent!
A fabulous liquor store - doesnít look like much, but donít let that fool you thereís a great selection here. Worth the trip into the suburbs. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Iíll definitely be back.
ryanfolty (232) Bourbon County, Minnesota | December 8, 2011| Updated January 17, 2012
Stopped in for Beer Geek Christmas 12/8/11 and wow!!!! This place rocks and Ed is the man. Amazing selection of beer and the prices were great as well, noticeably lower than Blue Max. One of the top beer stores in town, just a tad on the small side.
This store is going to pack a lot of quality into a very small area. Everyone who has been or is a shopper at Cellars Lex-Larp knows Joe and knows that this store is only going to become more of a destination as he continues to get it set up.
Selection is already very good with lots of the unique Belgian and Italian offerings for sale and the domestic singles shelves completely set up about 2/3 to 3/4 of the imports shelves are full right now. Basically, theyíre going to get in on everything that comes to MN, although they might not be quite there yet. Currently still a good place to find the new beer that the other guys have run out of, but that probably wonít last too long.
Joeís service is always top notch and I have had nothing but great service from the few other people that have been around when heís not there. He did a lot of legwork to get me a special case of Danish beer and has saved things for me a few times too.
The tasting room is gonna be awesome! I look forward to seeing this store become as cool as itís going to be.
Small place that packs a big punch. Singles are cramped in a tiny section, but for an out-of-towner, this place really delivers. Great to see that thereís a discount, I believe 10% for mixing a six pack of beer. Seems like they get quite a gew rarities, but thatís just mere speculation. Had a mixer of Surly for me, which I didnít see anywhere else. When my girlfriend and I pulled up to the establishment, as itís pictured, I wasnít expecting much, but they did surprise me. They had some older beers on hand, too, albeit, they were all mainly from 2011. Had a nice selection of European craft, but there was so much local stuff to be purchased, I didnít bother. Great store. Not prententious, and definitely, relatively good prices. Itís good to have family in this neck of the U.S. Friendly folks working the register. Just remember that itís a small space that packs a punch.