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Sunrise Mini Mart

Not Rated.
Sunrise Mini MartSunrise Mini Mart

11 Reviews
Reviews: 11
Visits: 46
Avg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

1809 W Anderson Ln
Austin, Texas, 78757-1337
United States
phone: (512) 453-5176

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Place added by: Amahesania on 03-05-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 46
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Sunrise Mini-mart is the hidden gem of the Austin beer store scene. The selection is always excellent, and they get new releases within a day of, if not sometimes before, anyone else in the ATX. Jester King, Adelbert's, Austin Beerworks, new Lips of Faith and Stone collaboration releases...that's just the tip of the iceberg of course.

Prices are reasonable--the mark-up is a little higher than Spec's and Central Market but a dollar or two cheaper than Whip-In or Hyde Park Market. Freshness has never been an issue, as they seem to rotate through their stock on a regular basis.

The reason I don't mind paying a little extra to shop here (besides the selection) is the staff. The main guy behind the bar (Sam) looks out for his regulars, is always willing to talk shop when they're not crowded, and does a killer job at keeping Sunrise's Facebook consistently updated.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Chris_Huston
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

My first visit was as a craft beer virgin, and I was blown away, especially since the exterior is SO unassuming. Since getting to a few different places -- from Goliaths like Total Wine to even smaller gas stations like my local, super rundown-looking Chevron, to a range in between -- I often have to look elsewhere to find elusive items.

Also, while the staff is by no means unfriendly, I kinda feel like just another schmuck when I go in there (as opposed to, e.g., that Chevron I mentioned). Still a must-stop place when I'm on the prowl, and will always get all the most sought-after stuff, but it's so well known, you have to be quick to get some stuff when it's there.

Definitely competitive price points, and a very good selection for its size, but it's not quite the rarity I thought it was at first. Apart from beer and wine, they have a great high-brow snack collection, like Epic meat bars, organic dark chocolate, etc., some of it a bit too expensive, some nicely priced.

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Photo of gilgar
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of OneEye78
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of redlorelei
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I wasn't expecting much from the outside, but was blown away when I walked in. Great beer selection both warm and cold. The owner was extremely nice and friendly. I told him I was from out of town and even pulled a few reserved bottles from the back for me. There was a rep from Twisted X brewing there with samples. I would highly recommend checking this place out and will be returning the next time I'm in Austin.

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Photo of SergeLowpz
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LouAleHead
4.15/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sirhc3034
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sunrise is about 1/3 convenience store, 2/3 bottle shop (includes beer, wine, craft sodas). Prairie Artisan, Jester King and bottles from new local breweries are here. Their selection is probably 2nd greatest in Austin after Whichcraft, but almost all of it is available cold. They had a 4-pack of Victory Kirsch Gose on the dry shelf that I wanted cold and one of their guys went to the storage cooler and found one for me. Also bought a can of WD-40 and some Atomic Fireballs.

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Photo of M_chav
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Will blow your mind.... My new favorite gas station. Just an awesome bottle shop that you would never have known about without a recommendation from someone who lives in Austin. Really knowledgable staff and a great selection.

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Photo of jdimento
4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SongySan
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It has the best beer selection in Austin, and the service from Sam and the rest of the crew is always great. The only way we could get a better selection in Texas is by getting rid of the TABC and our antiquated laws.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LittleDog
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best gas station bottle shop.

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Photo of supergman007
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of menezes
3/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of CheChe
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of haems
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Sam and the crew really, really know their brews. Sam doesn't even have to look up to point me in the right direction half the time. Always clues me in on new arrivals he knows I will like -- haven't been let down once. You can really tell he's into what he does.

I've seen him take reps from beer companies through the ringer -- there is a big emphasis on not stocking garbage brews here. Always welcoming and helpful.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Sunrise Mini Mart in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.