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Surdyk's

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Surdyk'sSurdyk's
BA SCORE
87
very good

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.97%
[ Store ]

303 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-1015
United States
phone: (612) 379-3232

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @surdyksliquor

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Reviews by benito:
Photo of benito
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Surdyk's is effectively a wine store, as only two aisles (of the twenty or so in the store) are dedicated to beer. Fortunately, the beer selection is quite good--with all of the local suspects well represented (from MN: Summit, Surly, August Schell, Brau Bros, Lake Superior, Cold Spring; from the midwest: Tyranena, Boulevard, Bell's, New Holland, Goose Island, Two Bros) and a smattering of mountain-region beers. The import selection is especially impressive.

Overall, Surdyk's is a good, unexceptional beer store.

Not coming from the Twin Cities, I only visited Surdyk's because of the BeerFly recommendation. There wasn't anything here that I couldn't have found elsewhere in many decent MN and WI liquor stores, but it's a pleasant enough stop. They did have Henry McKenna Single Barrel bourbon, which I'd been looking for for a while and the cheese shop looks very nice...

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Photo of lonewolfcry
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pat61
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

They have a good selection especially of Belgians and Germans but watch the labels, some of the imported stuff can sit on a shelf for a long time. Their cheese shop is one of the best in town.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Josh5705
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Obviously with as big of a liquor store as Surdyks they are going to have a wide selection of liquor, beer wine, cigars, cheese etc....They will have a large staff, an atmosphere of classiness, knowledge of what they sell and obviously try to compete to be the biggest and best liquor store in the area to get anything listed above. But this is all they are. I have had to many experiences of terrible service as well as my friends. Stories that come from the owner (who never sounds very friendly and she answers the phone basically any time you call) to people on the sales floor. I'm sorry, but in today's day of age, you better have good customer service or why should you deserve my business? Sketchiness about some of their pricing on certain beers compared to other neighboring stores concerns me about price gauging. Yeah, liquor laws may not carry the law like gas stations but it's still sketch and pretty lame. Avoid this place, they do not deserve your money. Go to someone who actually cares about you because you thought of going to their store.

Photo of bfirkin45
2.45/5  rDev -36%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3

I heard about Surdyk's price gouging and Jim's expressions a day or two later in the media. I hope no one goes into this store for craft beer anymore. And for me, it brings up the thought that if this establishment does this to rare craft beers like Darkness, then what is to say that it does not do that to wine and cheese and the rest of its pricing.

I ran into one of the cashiers that has worked there her entire life, she's a family friend, and she said she was worried about what will happen now because she has seen an immediate affect in traffic, craft beer being bought, and questions directed at her about the entire issue.

Photo of jsprain1
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Most of the time I've been in there it's been a madhouse, especially whenever they have wine tastings or something similar. General layout is similar to a grocery store.
The beer selection is solid, with particular focus on imports (German/Belgian) and locals. Other than that, the selection isn't much better or worse than a number of places in the area.
The service is kinda spotty. There's people running all over and it's kinda hard to get someone's attention.
If you're in the area, it's worth going. Otherwise, some of the other places in the area have slightly better non-regional selection.

Photo of Moon2Goddess
4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a good-standard-grocery style liquor store. What I like best is that they price their Belgians low and keep the standby's--all the Trappists, Ayinger, and Rodenbach on hand. They also carry a variety of sizes so you don't need to buy a wine bottle size of everything. They have their many beer categories that are clearly segmented and pay homage to our own MN brewers. They have staff specially selected just to handle beer questions, and usually get special releases items, although they won't take names for them.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Stopped here after a long line of other stores. Selection was pretty consistent with the other stores, and like a lot of the others was lacking in some of the higher end stuff. Was more of a wine store.... and a far as service I was never approached. This was be a good place for a tourist to make a broad purchase across a bunch of breweries with good prices but if you want something in particular, you might try the surburbs. I would go back if I was in the immediate area but find myself not wanting to deal with the traffic as much, although they did also have their own parking.

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Surdyk's in Minneapolis, MN
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.