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.
jackl (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 28, 2015
This place is definitely a cut above your typical strip mall liquor joint. There’s perhaps 500 beers available across 4-5 rows and a large bank of fridges. Prices are reasonable and there’s a large selection of singles available for the ticking crowd. The only criticism I have of this place is that the cellphone reception in the store is terrible, so it’s hard to look up beers while you shop. Otherwise, a highly recommended stop. Worth a detour.
I lucked out and got to meet/get helped by manager and beer buyer Ryan/Obisbeer, but even if I hadn’t I’d have been blown away by the selection, which IMHO blows away Blue Max. Virtually every Fantome, lots of really rare Belgians, French beers, and the best selection I’ve seen recently of E Euro stuff. Top stop in Minn/StP for me from now on. December 05 update: bit weaker this year, lot of un-filled shelves, and not quite as much rare stuff; still pretty awesome for most cities, and incredible as the 2nd best store in the area (after Blue Max).
Stopped in after seeing the high marks here on ratebeer. Blown away by the selection of beers - ended up with enough to last me for a few months. The people working were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and definitely gave me a reason to go back next time I visit Minneapolis. A must visit for anyone in the Twin Cities area.
This place had a good selection, but somehow I was looking for more. The depth of their range wasn’t the best and a lot of things weren’t available in singles. Service was nonexistent. Prices were fair.
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. C’mon guys, get your act together! 2/11/08: First time in the store as US Liquor. The selection is better than it’s ever been. There were many beers there I’ve never even seen. Granted it’s the first liquor store I’ve been to in MN in 2 yrs, but most of the new stuff was imports, which you’d think would be available in Chicago. The place isn’t as tidy as it used to be, but that’s 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. Nothing’s really changed since my last visit. Prices are still higher, selection of imports is still incredible, and you still can’t get singles of American Micros unless you ask, and even then, they’ll 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 don’t stand out as much anymore.
Atom (227) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 5, 2010
Would agree a bit hard to finded tuck away in a strip mall. Been here a few times service is very friendly. There aren’t many coolers but beer selection is very large. Lots of imports, especially European. Price is reasonable.