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4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
good stop in Minneapolis.
The Twin Cities area has a lot of impressively rated beer stores that for the most part are very inconvenient to visitors. The fact that they arent open on Sunday really amplifies that inconvenience.
With Zipp's being really close to the city centre, I find it hard to believe that travelling to the suburbs is really necessary.
They certainly have all the Surly, Flat Earth, Summit, etc that you could desire and the prices seemed like they were likely on the low-end of the scale. Single Surly cans were available as well, which is nice.
The store itself reminded me of Riley's here in Madison - it's location brings in lots of students, riff-raff and probably beer dweebs as well.
There were tons of bombers and singles of varying quality levels - not sure how they have French Broad bombers...that was pretty ridiculous.
My eyes perked up when i saw russian river bottles, but they were empty (yet for some reason displayed with all the other beer). These empties were spread throughout the store- somebody clearly knows the drill around this place.
It's cheap with a good location - if you're staying in the city, start here, you probably wont feel the need to venture out further.
08-25-2010 02:00:01 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev -5.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Zipp's is a huge, no frills store with a ton of liquor and beer
the entire back wall features coolers filled with beer, in addition to a couple aisles of dry storage, lots of good Midwestern stuff, the Surly line of course, nationwide micros, and some pretty random findings to include a range of Mexican micro bombers on sale for 2.99 and bombers of French Broad Rye Hopper, also 2.99 (seriously, what's that doing up here?), lots of stuff to choose from, singles available, also a shopping cart full of questionable bargain singles at sub-dollar prices, lots of empty teaser bottles spread around that I'll assume were consumed by store staff
the dude at the register was friendly, but floor service wasn't really found (or needed, for that matter)
lots of light in here, but gonna assume that rotation is good due to high traffic, and quality is probably fine
08-30-2010 01:48:20 | More by blackie
3.55/5 rDev -16.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
When walking into this place I was greeted by a small dog running around on a short leash. It gave the place a small town feel that was nice but I wish the little guy could have led me to the beer section. There were some rows of coolers in the back with beer and then warm beer was scattered in several isles in the middle of the store.
I was happy to see a few local meads on the sale shelf but the beer selection was a few European beers and lots of west coast beers with a few locals tucked in places. I saw a sign for Killer Penguin on sale but it was full of The Kaiser, and they had just sold out of the KP.
I asked if they had more in the back and the guy working the register shouted my question to the manager, who shook his head no. I think this store will be a good place to stop when looking for out of season beers if I can't find them other places and it has a nice family run feel.
06-08-2006 16:14:17 | More by rhoadsrage
4.21/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One immediate plus - Zipp's has parking which is a big plus for the Minneapolis area. The beer is straight back as you enter. Nice organization. I bought 3 mix six packs plus a couple other big beers. Most of the 12oz singles are $1.99. Found some Great Lakes Nosferatu bottles for $0.99. Nice. Very helpful service several people ask me if I needed help and I got a recommendation on a Olvalde Ode to a Russian Shipwright. Plus, I got help carrying all my beer out. The selection is very nice. The mix six pack section beats most in the Twin Cities. This is the place to go for American craft beers. I really like Zipp's. I made my trip to the Gunflint fully stocked with great beers.
01-02-2012 03:47:00 | More by zeff80
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Recently ordered a keg here for a party. This is the place to go for kegs in the metro area. If it's distributed in MN, this place will have it. Upon returning the keg, I took a look around. They have a really nice selection of craft beers. There is about two eisles dedicated to craft beer with a couple of large coolers full as well. They had a really nice singles selection and even a spot in the back with some beers that were being clearanced out at really low prices. The help with the keg was great and when I was looking at the rest of the store, I was not approached by anyone, but did ask someone at the front register for a beer and he knew off the top of his head that it wasn't in yet. Overall, a very solid choice for craft beer in this area and a great place for kegs.
06-14-2010 19:15:41 | More by jera1350
4.3/5 rDev +1.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Popped in here after going to Town Hall for a few beers. Very impressive liquor store.
This is a liquor store, meaning that most of the place is filled with booze but about 1/4 of the store has beer, and 1/4 of this store is a big selection. Just about anything you could imagine available in MN is available at Zipps and the prices are not bad at all. I picked up some surly, some Central waters, and some out of market foreigns that I couldn't get in MD.
Most of the beer were out as singles but that's OK with me. There was an entire wall of coolers that had various beers chilled in there as well as in six pack / 12 packs. I'm OK buying singles, usually prefer it.
I can't remember the guy's name but one of the workers took us in back and offered us a rare Ommengang sour, Zuur. I had actually already had it but I picked up some Surly 4 that he had squirreled back there. Very fun. I wanted to go back but I would have had to ship a box back to myself...and I didn't want to bother with that.
a VERY GOOD BEER STORE!
06-22-2010 14:46:18 | More by drabmuh
Zipp's Liquors in Minneapolis, MN
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