Winestreet Spirits

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Type: Store

10522 France Ave. South
Bloomington, Minnesota, 55431
United States

(952) 881-6414 | map

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
17.96%
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by JeffKrenner:
Photo of JeffKrenner
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

This place is mostly a warehouse type liquor store, both in appearance and in service. Warehouse type racks filled with what is a pretty good selection, however most of the prices are above the Twin Cities average. I go in here every so often since it is close to work, but I often walk out without buying anything. Decent import selection, some craft beers including Victory, Bell's, some Rogue, etc. I have been in there probably half a dozen times and have never seen anyone working other than at the register and have never been offered any help finding anything.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ryantupy
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%

This place is pretty good and nicely organized. Since Blue Max is close buy I mostly look for stores that carry products that Blue Max does not. Winestreet has plenty of treasures not carried by Blue Max. Which makes it a once a month stop for me atleast. They are reasonably priced and have a good selection but the shelves are a little empty from here to there. They do however tag the date they shelve the beers on the price tags. I though that was pretty cool. Nobody has ever talked to me or even offered to help me find something. But the selection and price is pretty good so I definatly check this place out about once a month.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%

Winestreet Spirits is a big place, with a significant part of the store devoted to craft beer. Unfortunately, about half of that space is empty shelves. The shelves that have beers on them are full of most micros that distribute to Minnesota. Bell's, Victory, Rogue and others including a few bottles of Allagash. Hhich is surpising since Allagash stopped distributing to MN a couple years ago. So either Winestreet Spirits has some knid of special deal going with Allagash, or these bottles of Wit and Dubbel are a couple years old (upon opening the bottle of Dubbel reserve that I bought it was clear that it was way past its prime.). The selection of imports from Belgium, England, and Germany was so so, but there was a large selection of Eastern European beers. I would probably stop by her often if I lived close by. However, if I was only stopping by on my way though the Twin Cites I would rather go to Blue Max because there selection is better and there location is closer to I-35.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.15/5  rDev +24.3%

Wine Street is located in a strip mall right next to Cub Foods off of France Ave not far from the Bloomington Ice arena. Busy little area, parking lot is small for the amount of businiesses here. Once you walk inside Wine Street it is a very large spacious store with a surprisingly great selection.

The imports and micros are all in the center of the store on a few sections of blue industrial sized shelving. These things are stocked pretty full of just about everything you'd fine at Cellar's with maybe a few surprises waiting in the wings. I found an entire sixer of Bell's Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, boo-ya! As for the Bell's, that was heavily stocked with the regular line up and on sale for $6.99 a sixer. Probably the cheapest I've ever seen Bell's. As for the Expedition, Cherry Stout, Java Stout, and Old Ale they were still up around $10-$12. Still a case of Batch 6000 here too. A ton of other mircos also stocked well, Victory, Allagash, Rogue, and plenty of others but stuff you may find here or there at other stores. The imports are impressive as well. good quanity of Russian, Czech, and Polish. England and Germany well represented with what else can be found at say Cellar's and Blue Max. The whole first front shelf is nearly all Belgian with a few Germans squeezed in. Wow, well stocked of Abbaye des Rocs, Rochefort 10, de Dolle and plenty more. Even a couple Cantillon sat up at the top and priced under what I remember seeing at Blue Max. Just like going to Cellar's or Blue Max, there are some seen and unseen goodies like J.W. Lee's Moonraker found here and Unibroue 4packs of 12oz'ers - just depending where ya go that may not be at one store but at another. But between those stores and this one there's no difference. Solid, and well stocked selection. My only beef is the coolers could have a far better micro variety in them. Where as Blue Max has way more then enough coolers, a pretty professional edge to have in my book. Here they're coolers are mostly full of macros, fruit drinks, malt beverages, and the usual suspects in imports, Guinness, Bass, Heiny, etc..with only a few local micros getting some space in the coolers. There's plenty of room to get some more coolers in this place to keep them great micros and imports happy. Also wouldn't mind seeing a singles pick and choose type of shelf too, like at the Cellar's in Stillwater or at D & L.

Service was friendly and curtious, was asked if a could help find anything twice. Which was appreciated cuz I seemed to keep walking in circles from one shelf to the next. The rest of the place is well stocked of anything else you'd need in the capacity of alcohol too.

Just like the Max, its a bit of a hual to get here for me, but not bad; I'll be stopping in here again without any hesitation.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.45/5  rDev -26.6%

This place blew me away the first time I went there. In the middle of the store they have large wooden shelves set up with a HUGE variety of micros and imports. It is the best selection that I have seen outside of Blue Max. Unibroue, Victory, Bell's, Rogue, Tons of Locals (James Page, Schell's, Lake Superior, Summit). All of the beers are organized by region, with Belgium having a huge section of singles and multi's. The service there is pretty friendly, and had some information to offer. This is definitely a hidden gem in the suburbs.

Update: The stock doesn't get replenished very quickly here, and takes a while for new stock to get on the shelves. THey have added many more rogues, plus more eastern european and belgium offerings. American micro selection has gone down, slightly.

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