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Sunrise Mini Mart

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Sunrise Mini MartSunrise Mini Mart
BA SCORE
97
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
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1809 W Anderson Ln
Austin, Texas, 78757-1337
United States
phone: (512) 453-5176

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I'm not much for writing long reviews, so I'll be short...

I love this place. Great selection, Good prices and awesome service (Sam is the man.)

In my opinion they have a better selection than Whip In and it's so much closer for those of us stranded up North. The only advantage whip in has IMO is the bar.

Either way I love this place.

If you want a testament to the quality of service you get here. I had talked to Sam about holding a bottle of a beer I really wanted to try when it came in. By the time he got there the bottles had already sold out, so rather than say Oh well, he brings in a vintage bottle out of his own cellar and sells it to me for the same price ^_^.

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vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best gas station bottle shop.

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4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great selection, great quality, nice little stop.

Everytime I'm here, someone is restocking the shelves. They do a good turnover and things don't sit around. They get pretty much all the special releases. They are very helpful, too. I like to ask them for recommendations on what's new. They always seem to give me an honest assessment of what they think.

I'm actually most excited about the prices. Some things that you can get at Specs with the cash discount are a little more expensive here, but a lot of the harder-to-find stuff that they could markup quite a bit seems reasonable.

This is my go-to place.

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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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4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
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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4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I love going to Sunrise, when I'm in the area. From the outside it looks like your typical gas station. Don't let that fool you!

Inside it has one of the best selections in the city. I also really like that they are so good about posting new releases on Twitter. Unfortunately, anything even resembling a limited release seems to result in distribution truck chasing and hoarding. So, it's nice when some place gives you a heads up and you can swing by and pick up what you want.

They are a little pricier than your big stores like HEB, Central Market and Specs, but it is a convenience store and I don't mind paying a little more to support the local guy.

Sam is also great to talk beer with, he's quick to help, he's quick to let you know if anything new has come in that day. I haven't been going there long enough, but I have multiple friends he's saved beers for or brought some out of his own stash for them.

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Sunrise Mini Mart in Austin, TX
97 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.