Andy's Liquor - Crossroads
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by garymuchow:
3.5/5 rDev -15.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
I'm not sure this is the best beer store for the Rochester area, but there should be enough available that someone can get their beer needs met.
When I was last there, an evening in the middle of the week, there was a surplus of staff available looking to help. Selection is above average, but not outstanding. Many regionals available and many imports including some Belgians. Prices seem typical
This is the address for the main/original store. There is at least one other store in town and some expansion beyond Rochester.
06-29-2004 19:38:32 | More by garymuchow
More User Reviews:
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've stopped by Andy's many times over the last few years, and I have always been happy. the selection rotates regularly with hot new things and old favorites both available. In my most recent visit I found this to be true for liquor as well. The staff has always been beyond friendly and helpful. Whenever I'm in Rochester, I make Andy's my only stop. I wish, though, like many places, they'd expand their singles selection. A place that big should allow you to make your own six pack. A must if you are in the Rochester area.
04-11-2012 05:07:04 | More by mdwalsh
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very impressed with the selection of this place given its in a city without a huge population.
Was traveling through Rochester on my way to LaCrosse and called looking for a certain bottle and they thankfully had it and were courteous enough to hold it for me.
They must have 400 singles and two rows of craft 6pks. Great selection of domestic and import singles and packs. Was particularly impressed with the belgians and the sours on hand.
Mike seemed to be the beer expert and not only was he very helpful - he seemed to have a great knowledge of beers.
Check this place out.
02-17-2012 14:48:01 | More by adrock7309
4.14/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Crossroads has a decent selection on hand usually; a nice mix of craft brews in varying sized packaging (bombers, 6pks, 750s) and a good assortment of brewers. If you have any brew you're looking for you can certainly ask them to check for it. They're usually pretty good about knowing what they have on hand or when they might be getting something in stock. Price point is about the normal for Rochester, so you should be able to ballpark how much you'll pay. You can also check their website for new arrivals, sales, coupons as well. I'd recommend this spot to anyone in the Rochester area.
10-05-2011 19:29:21 | More by laymansbeerfan
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Nice place here. There are areas of craft, imports, and 6 packs, and also stuff in the coolers. It is all spread out kind of miscellaneously. The entire back wall is beer, mostly macros.
I found the surly which is all I really cared about, it is on the top shelf near the middle of the coolers. They also had some other beers unavailable in Wisconsin which was nice. Overall the selection is great but not mindblowing.
They also take out your beer for you to your car, i didn't really care, but there is that option. A solid stop in Rochester.
08-12-2011 21:29:05 | More by crossovert
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here to pick up some Surly along with other stuff that I could not get in IA while visiting family for Easter. Not very large looking from the outside, but inside seemed much larger. Wine was on the left, beer in the middle, and spirits on the right. The coolers lined the back wall filled with half macro and half micro. Much of the craft beer selection were on shelves stored at room temp. It was kinda disappointing seeing very nice hoppy brews sitting on warm shelves while BMC stuff taking up most of the cooler space. There were alot of empty shelves in the coolers that could've been filled. Even the Surly Furious was empty and I had to ask for it from the back. Very nice selection of craft, import, and rare brews. Very happy with the selection and even had the oppertunity to sample a couple craft beers while talking beer with an employee. They had a couple of good beer sales going on and I even took advantage of a beer coupon that I printed off online. Overall a good experience and I'll go back again.
04-26-2011 04:22:23 | More by ballz50401
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Traveling right past, so had to stop and check it out. I was extremely impressed at the selection here. Although some beers may have been sitting on the shelves for longer than usual. A few dusty bottles, but a wide selection nonetheless. Not a lot of beer coolers dedicated to craft, but sections dedicated to sixers, bombers, and the largest for imports. Some nice clearance deals and other prices were a bit higher than the TC metro, but I think that's to be expected. Prices were not bad at all though. Nice glassware selection as well. If I lived in Rochester, I would shop here. Really impressive selection. My only encounter with service was at the checkout and the young lady was very friendly. Great choice if you are in the area and looking for some brews.
07-29-2010 01:48:32 | More by jera1350
4/5 rDev -3.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
review of the Crossroads location.
Andy's is an easy detour if passing through southern minnesota via i-90 - accessible by 63 from the West or 52 from the east.
pretty large interior - most beer storage is on shelves but there are also coolers, with a heavier emphasis on macro offerings.
The main intent was to snag some Surly, which is no longer being distributed in the area but has some scarce remains. They had Bender and Coffee Bender in 4-packs, chilled.
The Boulevard distribution was more diverse than in Madison with the likes of rye-on-rye, 7 tank saison, doppelbock, imperial pilsner.
I didn't see any flat earth (may have just overlooked) but there were some other lesser known minnesota beers present.
Deschutes (also not available in WI) had a fair representation - 6 packs of the flagships, hop in the dark, black butte, black butte 21, mirror mirror.
There were some dusty bottles from Pretty Things, some tyranena/central waters, lots of rogue, and other regional brews including devil dancer and some other semi-rare seasonals.
Prices were fair and service was present - overall a solid stop if passing through on i90.
07-06-2010 14:36:15 | More by dirtylou
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Andy's Crossroads Location
Q/S: The selection is great. Andy's has everything I'm used to from living in the cities with only a few limited releases slipping through the cracks (like life and limb limited). 95% of the time they'll have what you're after. It's obvious the effort is there, and the shelves are easy to navigate, and I really like how they have a dedicated section for seasonal/limited releases.
S: There are a couple of guys who have their "ear to the streets" when it comes to beer. They've drank it, know when certain items will arrive. etc. I don't expect every employee to have a BA knowledge and I'm happy with a hello and "are you finding everything alright?" when they aren't around.
Final Words: I've been shopping here for years and it's continued improvement is undeniable. Their obvious efforts to meet my "snoody" BA expectations are appreciated.
02-15-2010 02:49:41 | More by marullamarats
Andy's Liquor - Crossroads in Rochester, MN
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.