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The Four Firkins

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4.46/5
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87 Ratings
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
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
87
pDev:
10.54%
 
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Reviews by motorhed:
Photo of motorhed
4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Overall, i love the Firkins. What they do in the community, the variety they offer, the e-mail newsletters, etc.

I've shopped here half a dozen times and have always walked out with something however the problem in the past has been variety - of which, they partially solved by moving to a new larger location off of Hwy 100 in SLP. My issue with the new location IMO carries too many belgians. I'm a big fan of the style however devoting nearly a 1/3 of the store to one particular style seems like overkill a bit. I also dont look to drink belgians in the winter time here, so that section of the store i tend to ignore for half the year. They do have a nice selection of coolers, i think 5 or 6 total and offer a great BYO6P setup. I was also very happy and pleased to see that local Minneapolis area breweries are giving the Four Firkins first choice at their beers. I found all of the Steel Toe bombers at Four Firkins last time i was in, which was great. I'm on their newsletter and really like that they inform the community about new releases and limited quantity brews that they obtain.

I'll always stop in if i'm driving by or in the area (to browse) but i'm not sure i would drive from my house to this location unless it was for something special that was in stock that they could get from a distributor that another store closer to me could not.

I think the pricing is also a tad high compared to others.

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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%

Photo of s_wit
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of millelacsmark
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%

Photo of jarrgal
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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Photo of Stillyman11
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of VikingsFan1215
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MNBeer1017
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of BDeibs
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 Can_if_you_can
2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

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The Four Firkins in Saint Louis Park, MN
Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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