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Reviews by feloniousmonk:
4.3/5 rDev +1.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Zipp's is characterized by by several anachronisms, from the name and bold neon sign that recall the Sputnik era in which it was founded, to the roly-poly cartoon mascot who bounces down the aisles, over the kegs, and in between father and son proprietors, Mickey and Andy, in their TV commercial. Add to that, it's a pretty good place to get your beer!
Walk in and go straight ahead, through the wine aisles, and you'll find that the entire West wall is devoted to beer, in coolers and on shelves. In fact, as you start at the first cooler, don't forget to turn around and check those shelves out, filled with various 6-packs, priced to move. From the left side, we start with regionals, and national craft-brews, many of which are on sale prices. That's one of the first things I loved about Zipp's when I first discovered it, that there's always something marked down, and usually something you want to drink. Not just cheap stuff, but sometimes Bell's, Victory, Goose Island, Capital, Boulavard, etc., all kinds of imports and even the occasional Belgian abbey tripel. Towards the middle, it gets a bit more mainstream, then turns to imports. Take a turn into the little island in the center, 2 more coolers of large size bottles, singles, and various oddments, form malt liquors to English ales, Roque bombers, Bell's stouts, and everything under the sun, then more shelves of imports of all types, from Russia, Japan, Canada, Belgium, and more, complete with the occasional blurb from BA, how do you like that? (None of mine, yet, sniff...sob...)
The rest of the coolers and displays are entirely forgettable, and filled to brim with all those beers you're better off avoiding, conveniently lumped together.
Service has always been friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. Great staff, and I've got to hand it to management for special ordering stuff no-one else would carry.
Within the limits of the city of Minneapolis, Zipp's is always one of the best places to shop for good selection, and now-and-then a deal or two.
03-19-2004 07:25:43 | More by feloniousmonk
More User Reviews:
4.71/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $
Zipp's is definitely one of the best liquor stores in the Twin Cities. They have a great selection of limited run beers, but they also have good prices on stand-by craft beers like Sierra Nevada and Summit. They have a really nice make your own 6 pack selection, and a clearance section of outgoing seasonals if you want craft beer but you're on a budget. Strong selection of liquor and wine as well, although I spend less time in those sections of the store. They do tastings pretty frequently.
06-08-2014 16:26:56 | More by guywholikesbeer
Zipp's Liquors in Minneapolis, MN
94 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.