United States > Minnesota > Minnetonka
tennisjoel (32) Rochester, Minnesota | January 13, 2006| Updated May 6, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A great place to go for selection. Carries many beers you canít find anywhere else other than Blue Max. Jason, the new beer manager, is usually helpful with questions and listens to comments and suggestions. He will sometimes let you break up 6 packs if the beer is not seasonal or hard to get. A little pricey, but still one of the best bets in the Twin Cities area.
portableparty (19) Blaine, Minnesota | September 24, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
So I finally stopped in the other day and was blown away by the selection! Reminded me of Blue Max about 4 years ago without the coolers. they have 4 plus asiles of beer and it is pretty well sorted, as well as having many of unseen beers in a few years. Service was good and helpful. Prices seemed normal, maybe slightly higher than some, but the selection is pretty epic, in my opinion. Now the not so great, some of the beers are 4 plus years old and may not be a very good representation of what they should or should not be...Non the less I was impressed, but will be very careful of buying older beers from them!
ElGaucho (230) Minnetonka, Minnesota | November 7, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
11/7/12: Re-Rate. Under at least the 3rd different management since I first started going here. And the current management seems to be struggling. Only about 1/3 of the beer on the shelves has prices displayed, and the "All Beer On Sale" sign in front of the store is only applicable if you ask for the discount when at the check out counter, because they will not remember to include the discount otherwise. Címon guys, get your act together! 2/11/08: First time in the store as US Liquor. The selection is better than itís ever been. There were many beers there Iíve never even seen. Granted itís the first liquor store Iíve been to in MN in 2 yrs, but most of the new stuff was imports, which youíd think would be available in Chicago. The place isnít as tidy as it used to be, but thatís a minor criticism. The prices are a bit steep. Very good selection of Belgians, Germans, and local brews. Full compliment of Bells brews. Still the best liquor store in the West Metro. Owner is very eager and helpful. Give these guys your business. 10/21/05: I now have had a chance to see how things have settled now that new beer mgr, Jason, has been here for awhile. Nothingís really changed since my last visit. Prices are still higher, selection of imports is still incredible, and you still canít get singles of American Micros unless you ask, and even then, theyíll say no on seasonals and special releases. 7/11/05: After the new beer mgr started, they discontinued selling singles of American micros and I could swear their prices are now less competitive. Still a good store, but they donít stand out as much anymore.
TheHOFF43 (109) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | September 14, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good selection of bombers and 6 packs but hardly any singles. Lots of Asian and European beers. Seemed to be about $1 more for everything but the solid.selection makes it worth it.
burgy (15) Minnetonka, Minnesota | April 8, 2012| Updated October 19, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic array of full lines of beers carried by brewerís. They have quite the selection, typically if they have a brewery available it seems like the get every beer available in the metro! Huge bonus! Pricing seems a little high on the average beers. In my experience of getting Hopslam there they do not jack the prices up on limited releases (thatís what keeps me coming back). Wish I could get me beer questions answered though, I must miss the beer guy every time! (extra bonus it is next to a Lunds so you can get dinner and great brews!).
theisti (536) Leawood, Kansas | April 6, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Located in a strip mall off of Hwy 7. Tucked away further back in the center. Above average selection of both imports and domestic craft beers. Almost half the store was beer, though the cooler space was tiny, so almost all beer is warm. Additionally, there was not really a single selection to speak of. Otherwise, solid beer store choice for that side of town.
Dixonian (144) Plano, Texas | April 5, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited a couple times on a recent business trip. One entire half of the store is craft beer. Big selection of local stuff as well as European. The owner was incredibly nice and even dipped into his cellar to let me buy some gems. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
BVery (468) Burnsville, Minnesota | March 21, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great spot with great service. Was told the bottle count is up around 1200 now by an employee. Almost no 12 oz singles - mostly bombers and 6-packs.
Atom (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 5, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Would agree a bit hard to finded tuck away in a strip mall. Been here a few times service is very friendly. There arenít many coolers but beer selection is very large. Lots of imports, especially European. Price is reasonable.
zeke626 (4) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 13, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A great place to go for a wide variety of beers. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Prices seemed reasonable from my experience. As others have said, there arenít that many coolers of beer, but they have quite a few shelves of beer. Somewhat hard to find and see, and the MGM Liquors just down the road seems to siphon off a lot of potential business.
falkirk005 (1) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | February 4, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Excellent selection. I stick mainly to the regional brews from which there are plenty to choose. Staff is very friendly and willing to assist, though never overbearing which I really appreciate. Owner obviously prides himself on selection - I was looking to try Bellsí Winter White Ale but they didnít have it - asked owner and after thinking a second he said No, I donít carry it, but try back on Monday (it was Wed). Came back Monday and it was sitting on the shelf. Only drawback is that there arenít many coolers.
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