The Four Firkins

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

60 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

5630 W 36th St
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, 55416-2509
United States

(952) 938-2847

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
10.54%
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%

I was skeptical about going to this place because from the outside it looks like your run of the mill liquor store... Wow was I wrong, this store is absolutely awesome. My first trip came a few days ago when I was canvasing the area for any signs of SN celebration ale. When I walked in I was greeted with several free samples from a brewer, SWEET. I then took about 20 minutes to look around the small store. Yes 20 minutes in a store that is about the size of my living room, the selection is the best there is to offer in the Twin Cities. It is a little cramped but that doesn't matter the selection is well worth it. The service is also great I felt more like I was hanging out at a friends house looking at their extensive beer collection then in a store. FF won my loyalty on a single visit. Great experience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Deggar
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.15/5  rDev -7%

*My review from Yelp*

Four stars from me -- five for the fact that they had a free beer tasting when I was in (no idea how often that happes), but then three for the beer prices.

Walked in here on a Saturday before a Twins/Tigers game and they were surprisingly packed. Basically, uncomfortably packed.... there was very little room to move around. The building itself looked pretty nice and there was quite a lot of beer to be bought. The workers are really helpful and all of that good stuff, but the prices of singles at Four Firkins are bumped a little too unnecessarily high for my liking. Still, if you're looking for a specific made-in-Minnesota or shipped-to-Minnesota beer, your best chance of finding it is probably here.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of CMJudy
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%

The staff is very knowledgeable about beer and they go out of their way to handle the beer well. They have a steady turnover of product. I find fewer beers past their best by date here than anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Unlike some retailers, they avoid stocking antique beer.

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Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Alpar
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Nice selection. Small place. Beers are overpriced but staff is knowledgable. I don't shop here often as there are far better options in Minneapolis. Kind of a newbies bottle shop. Probably wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of VikingsFan1215
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MNBeer1017
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

They pack a ton of great beer into a small space. I love the look of it - the woodwork is beautiful. Staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. The selection is really great here, with a great variety of midwest/MN beers along with some nice imports. I will definitely go back!

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Photo of Beerlover
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
4.46 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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