Zipp's Liquors

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

95 Ratings
Zipp's LiquorsZipp's Liquors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2618 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406-1104
United States

(612) 333-8686 | map
zippsliquors.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.4%
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 55
Reviews by feloniousmonk:
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Zipp's is characterized by by several anachronisms, from the name and bold neon sign that recall the Sputnik era in which it was founded, to the roly-poly cartoon mascot who bounces down the aisles, over the kegs, and in between father and son proprietors, Mickey and Andy, in their TV commercial. Add to that, it's a pretty good place to get your beer!
Walk in and go straight ahead, through the wine aisles, and you'll find that the entire West wall is devoted to beer, in coolers and on shelves. In fact, as you start at the first cooler, don't forget to turn around and check those shelves out, filled with various 6-packs, priced to move. From the left side, we start with regionals, and national craft-brews, many of which are on sale prices. That's one of the first things I loved about Zipp's when I first discovered it, that there's always something marked down, and usually something you want to drink. Not just cheap stuff, but sometimes Bell's, Victory, Goose Island, Capital, Boulavard, etc., all kinds of imports and even the occasional Belgian abbey tripel. Towards the middle, it gets a bit more mainstream, then turns to imports. Take a turn into the little island in the center, 2 more coolers of large size bottles, singles, and various oddments, form malt liquors to English ales, Roque bombers, Bell's stouts, and everything under the sun, then more shelves of imports of all types, from Russia, Japan, Canada, Belgium, and more, complete with the occasional blurb from BA, how do you like that? (None of mine, yet, sniff...sob...)
The rest of the coolers and displays are entirely forgettable, and filled to brim with all those beers you're better off avoiding, conveniently lumped together.
Service has always been friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. Great staff, and I've got to hand it to management for special ordering stuff no-one else would carry.
Within the limits of the city of Minneapolis, Zipp's is always one of the best places to shop for good selection, and now-and-then a deal or two.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Angerhaus
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lucular
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Reasonable prices but as is sadly typical in Minneapolis liquor stores, outdated stock in too many cases (Surly, Toppling Goliath, etc.). Good selection overall.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of oldsailor
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Good selection for sure. Was glad we didn't travel as far as we had to get there and then show up to a little mom/pop shop with 15 items! This is far from it. Service was great and best thing was they had awesome music playing while you're shopping! Very good to put you in the mood to spend your beer money.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of Minnesota beers and a knowledgeable, helpful staff.

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Photo of Briancaldel
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dhinman
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Rplaczek
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BA-Landers
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

One of the best liquor stores in MSP. I was really impressed by the general selection and even more by the selection that they recently unveiled during their cellar sale.

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Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

They have a massive selection but they do not always watch their stock and some of their stuff can get old - a three year old bottle of Uerige is going to taste like wet cardboard no matter what.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of kdilks
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Zipp's Liquors in Minneapolis, MN
4.19 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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