Sentyrz Liquors & Super Market

Store

1612 2nd St NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413
United States

(612) 781-3484 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.46
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
17.05%
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jsprain1 from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

The place is a grocery store with a beer aisle really. It's fairly cramped and hard to move. Most of the beer is in coolers however. Beer is fresh. It is generally hard to find service, and those you do find don't have much knowledge about the beer selection. They have some decent pickups, including Surly, Rush River, New Belgium, Stone, and Grand Teton. On the whole, though, the selection isn't much better than many of the liquor stores in town. Prices on what they have are pretty good though.

Dec 10, 2011
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Sentyrz Liquors & Super Market is one of many liquor stores in the Twin Cities area that have no business being listed here on BeerAdvocate. At least not anymore. Five or so years ago when it was presumably added to the database it may well have deserved to placed here. However, with more and more liquor stores increasing their craft beer selection Sentyrz just doesn't cut it anymore. Their craft beer selection, in total, consists of three small cooler doors of beers that can literally be found at any liquor store in the Twin Cities metro. To put this more into context they also have nearly three small cooler doors devoted to malt liquor. So I think it is pretty obvious which clientele they are catering too. The grocery part of the store is pretty cool though. It almost feels like you are stepping back in time when you enter this place. Overall, this is a cool place. I can see myself shopping in the grocery section of the store again, but I can't see myself visiting the liquor section.

Aug 28, 2011
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mnstorm99 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +24.3%

My neighborhood store, so I am a little bias as I am there twice a week. One stop shopping, one of the two stores left in the state (supposedly the other is up nort there somewhere) that was grandfathered in from the laws that grocery stores couldn't sell liquor, since it is still owned by the same family.
They keep the quality of most of their beers very fresh and not outdated. Service is excellent, I can always get help, but I know many of them. Selection isn't the best, but I can always find something, especially since they now also have Surly (at some of the best prices in the cities). Also they usually have Lagunita's, Bell's, Summit, Sierra Nevada, Flat Earth, Unibroue, Schell's, Victory and more.

Apr 09, 2009
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Chaz from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Sentyrz is certainly more familiar to its longtime neighbors than it is to the many newcomers to North East Minneapolis, but this place is proof that there are more choices in that neighborhod than Surdyk's, Gopher, and River Liquors.

It's been years since I first shopped at Sentyrz, but the improvements they've made in that time are vast: in addition to remodeling and revamping the grocery aspect of the store (featuring Eastern European and ethnic specialties) they've doubled their cooler space, doubled their wine selection, and made a significant effort in keeping all of their beers cold. Among regional, craft, and micro brands you'll find Avery, Big Sky, Boulevard, Breckenridge, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and Summit. I was a little surprised to see the newly-arrived Genessee next to J.W. Dundee's (from High Falls) but considering the fact that they offer Little Kings I think it makes for a nice point of comparison. They make a solid effort to stock all of the Eastern European imports, too, so if Surdyk's is out of Aldaris Zelta, you don't have to go very far to find a cool single. Other notable imports include both the Merchand du Vin and Wychwood (EuroBrew) lines, not to mention a handful of offerings from Shelton, B. United, and Win-It-Too. Prices are average to good, a few of them are great: I was pleasantly surprised to see a few clearance items, among them the Corsendonk gift set ($7), Lakefront Holiday Spice ($3/6NR!), and Avery Old Jubilation ($5.99.)

This reminds me a lot of Zipp's, but with the addition of an ethnic / grocery store. Nice little place with plenty of breathing room, and still owned by a family in the community.

Jul 08, 2006
Sentyrz Liquors & Super Market in Minneapolis, MN
Place rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 6 ratings