Stopped here right after heritage liquors, and really, it doesn’t compare. Much smaller selection, more cramped. Staff is friendly and helpful, and of course they are on the right side of the river to get New Glarus, but otherwise i see no compelling reason to trek from the cities.
Great liquor store located a short iron from the WI-MN border. The small space is packed with quality beer, much of it stuff you can’t find in Minnesota (New Glarus etc.). There’s probably 400 different beers available plus another 20 or so at the growler station. I’ve always found the staff to be bright and friendly. Prices are totally reasonable. Overall, this place is a must stop if you’re travelling past on 94.
BVery (653) Plymouth, Minnesota | July 11, 2011| Updated February 15, 2014
Love this place! Huge mix-and-match 6-pack selection - I think everything they have is also broken up into singles. Kid-in-a-candy-store kind of place.
What an amazing liquor store! An extremely helpful and happy to take the time to discuss beers. There are so many beers they a crammed in the store, but it has a nice feel to it overall. Selection is amazing and they have some nice beers on tap for growlers as well. Prices are good too! What a place, perhaps my favorite beer store in the US!
Really awesome, fairly small and cramped, old liquor store. The best beer selection in Hudson and the best place to get a New Glarus fix if you’re visiting from the Twin Cities. Very good selection...I wish I lived closer to this place!
JK (399) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | March 30, 2007| Updated April 24, 2015
Update 5/20/07: Still a good store, but the selection has not expanded and might even be a little smaller. NG six packs are now more expensive than Chicones, and it is unclear if they are serious about more single bottles. Also, the beer list in the restaurant has none of the quality beers sold only feet away in the liquor store. -This is a great store. The service couldn’t be friendlier. They definitely care about craft beer and say they are increasing their selecition. Lots of random things we can’t get in the cities, and quite a few from Dogfish head. There is a nice, romantic restaurant attached, so bring the wife for dinner. The manager or owner, I’m not sure which, said they offer around 30 beers in the restaurant. Stop here when you go to Chicones. I estimate around 250-300 beers. Some sold as singles, and they seem open to the possibility of expanding the singles selection. My entree with sprimp and pasta was creative and delicious, but the bread served on the side was simple grocery-store French bread.
Nice looking, sort of cozy old store, with so much "Wisconsin" feel to it that I felt immediately at home. Selection didn’t really seem any smaller than Chicones’ and the service was much, much friendlier and even just a little helpful, which is probably all you can ask for in such a situation. Parking lot/traffic situation was a challenge at the busy time I visited.
jcnielsen (318) Charlotte, North Carolina | September 20, 2012| Updated April 18, 2016
Nice selection for picking up New Glarus and other Wisconsin beers while visiting the Twin Cities. Cool building and they have a bunch of the beer as single bottles.
After hearing rumblings of Casanova’s existence for several years, finally made it there about a month ago. Primary impressions were that it has a unique, cluttered, yet intimate atmosphere that I enjoyed. Also, although the selection is superior to that of Chicone’s, the difference wasn’t as stark as I had expected. Neither store emphasizes enough what I think they should for their border location: to carry beers not available in Minnesota. There should be every variety of 3 Floyds, New Glarus, etc. beers Both do a pretty good job with New Glarus but not so much with 3F’s. Still, my visit to Casanova was the impetus for discovering the quaint riverside town of Hudson, and I will be back.