Not Rated.
very good

56 Reviews
Reviews: 56
Visits: 75
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @surdyksliquor

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

No notes at this time.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 56 | Visits: 75
Reviews by benito:
Photo of benito
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

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... (881 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of maedhros09
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Surdyk's definitely has a wine and spirits focus. 10-15 years ago their beer selection was something to behold, but the shelf space for beer is basically unchanged since then and the selection isn't actually much better either. All that means that they're only a bit above average these days. Prices are average to slightly above average. (338 characters)

Photo of BigAl18
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mmulebarn
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

High-end liquor store. Prices have become more reasonable, but you're definitely paying more for quality service. Not recommended if you're a beer geek, but a good place for beginners with lots of questions. (207 characters)

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of MrMojoRisn
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of pat61
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

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. (194 characters)

Photo of Bunuelian
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jarrgal
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Alpar
1.25/5  rDev -68.4%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of joh02034
1/5  rDev -74.7%

Photo of MNBeer1017
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of amgamgamg
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of vikinghorn
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Djsaturn1
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Josh5705
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
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. (1,059 characters)

Photo of bfirkin45
2.45/5  rDev -38.1%
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. (635 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Surdyk's in Minneapolis, MN
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.