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
Photo of Lolicifer
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KTMinnesota
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Photo of ncmussell
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Zipp's is my go to place when I am in the Mpls/St. Paul area for beer. Always getting new things in and frankly has just as good of a selection on new releases as many of the more specialty beer stores in the Twin Cities.

Lots of coolers with sixers as well as coolers with a mixed selection of bombers. Has one of the better selections of imports around town, and always carries the top domestic products. If you see a beer somewhere else in town chances are they have it here as well. Don't let the area that the store is in deter you either. Conveniently located right off Highways 94 for those not familiar with the area.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.86/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Zipp's has a super huge beer selection. You should shop there.

And now to help me fulfill the character requirements for this review, ladies and gentlemen... Mr. Conway Twitty,

"I see the sparkling little diamond on your hand
It's plain to see that you've already got a man
I can see you're not about to fall for any of my lines
I see the want to in your eyes

Deep in your smile there's a quiet, soft desire
Like the embers of a once raging fire
You know I could light that fire again,
You know it isn't wise
I see the want to in your eyes

How strong's a band of gold
Is it strong enough to hold,
When a love has grown cold
And A woman wants a love, sweet
And warm
How many women just like you have
Silent schemes.
How many men like me do they sleep
With in their dreams
You can stay or you can go and
Although I sympathize
I still see the want to in your eyes
I see the want to in your eyes"

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Photo of ccrida
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%

Great store. In for a biz trip, I wanted to stock up on some local goodies. They had a huge selection, tons of singles, and very good prices, and selection of imports and other rarities, such as fantome's between $12-14. I especially appreciated that I could get lots of 12 oz bottles and get more variety for my luggage space and dollar. Single cans also. Nice folks with a good laid back vibe, I'll definitely hit this joint again!
extrachars...need to pad...hmm, the owner is apparently a dead head, bonus points there. Tons of wine and liquor as well, just overall a huge alcohol selection.

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Photo of Rplaczek
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of seangibbs60
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Photo of ZAP
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Recently made my first stop here. I was very impressed with the prices on select items and on their basic items. Also, their staff was very customer focused. I happened to hit a day when they had a bunch of Founders for 6.99 a sixer...bought a case and wish I had bought 5 cases....also had Schell 12 packs for 9.99....looked for Schell Hefe and when they didn't have they said I could sub two sixers of Schell Hefe for the same price...(as a sidenote I ran into the same situation at a different place in MPLS recently and they said they couldn't do that)....

The beer selection in very strong and reasonably priced...Surly Hell 8.99....bought a four pack just because it was the first time I saw it reasonably priced....picked up a few other things which wreren't on sale just to support this place.

I don't get down that way often but will be looking for ways to do so in the future. My go-to TC liquor store for sure when you factor in selection, price, and customer service..

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Photo of guywholikesbeer
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Zipp's is definitely one of the best liquor stores in the Twin Cities. They have a great selection of limited run beers, but they also have good prices on stand-by craft beers like Sierra Nevada and Summit. They have a really nice make your own 6 pack selection, and a clearance section of outgoing seasonals if you want craft beer but you're on a budget. Strong selection of liquor and wine as well, although I spend less time in those sections of the store. They do tastings pretty frequently.

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Photo of Beerking721
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

I visited this store after leaving The Blue Nile one night which is just down the road. On first glance, I was impressed with the inviting exterior and decided to head in. The store is well lit and has a nice attached parking area so I didn't have to walk far.

This is one of the nicer and more complete beer selections I've seen in Minneapolis proper with a staff of knowledgable beer connoisseurs who are passionate about beer and appreciate fellow BA's. The service was good (they carried my purchase out for me), the store was clean and well stocked, and I left with some great brews to enjoy that were reasonably all priced.

The wine and liquor selection was impressive as well.

I am pleased to recommend this store and will be back soon.

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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 zeledonia
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I feel lucky to have this as my neighborhood liquor store. Fantastic selection of American and imported beers, all at reasonable prices. Spacious aisles, great variety, and helpful staff. I don't spend much time in the wine or liquor section; store is basically broken into thirds by those 3. A very mixed crowd; you'll often have one person buying a case of BMC in front of another stocking up on the latest limited releases.

Their mixed 6-packs are a little more expensive than some other places, but they often include things that you'd very rarely get in a mix-6 (for example, the last time I stopped by, it included 2009 FBS and '09 Founders Imperial Stout, plus every Bell's offering available, plus various Goose Islands, and so on). And they'll generally break packs up for you if there aren't singles already on the shelves. They get good supply of most of the limited releases, and often hold a bit back to pull out now and then. I frequently stop by just to see what's been pulled out of the cellar that day.

Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful, and often very willing to talk about beer or offer suggestions. And they recognize that their opinions are only opinions, and that other people might enjoy things they don't.

All in all, a great place. Only downside is that it's pretty popular among beer lovers, so the stuff that's in demand often goes faster than it does at other nearby stores.

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Photo of josephhaugen
4.65/5  rDev +11%

Finally stopped by to see Tylers selection. Very impressive open floorplan, with a nice nice selection of spirits (especially specialties like Eau de Vies, Rare Scotch, and much more). The wine selection is not huge, but well done, with an awesome selection of French wines, and one of the largest Provence selections I have seen anywhere. Now to the beer, not a ton of good stuff in the coolers, considering the store size, but plenty of nice selections. The imports and domestic bombers are quite impressive with, if I remember correctly, 4 four foot section on each side 3 or four sections high. Lots of rare and unique finds to be had in this store. Another section on the back of the import and domestic singles shelf round out the selection. Two end caps housing M & M singles are more than adequate as well. Tyler and the crew have done an awesome job in here, and I look forward to stopping in sometime when Tyler is actually there. On a side note, I was asked twice if I needed help, and I fully believe they would have helped me with any questions I had.

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Photo of corcoranjc
4.65/5  rDev +11%

This is a great store. It's got the big liquor store feel which is really fun sometimes, and it also has a specialty store selection. There are some very knowledgeable and cool people who work there, so the service is always spot on.

Good sales...you can definitely spend a lot on beer here, but you can also find some incredible deals. If there is a limited release that makes it to the twin cities, you know that Zipp's will have it.

Finally...this is one of the best intersections in South MPLS....you can get a movie at Filmzilla, Thai food at True Thai, and some beer from Zipp's on a Friday night and bask in the warmth of a perfect evening.

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Photo of fragilehearted
4.65/5  rDev +11%

OK - was shopping here for some souvenirs to take back to Texas, & I went here solely b/c of the reviews here. And I am VERY grateful they didn't disappoint! So I figured I'd say some nice stuff.

It's a liquor store, so tons of stuff I wasn't going to look at anyway, but hey, if you're in the area, they look like they'll get all your drinking needs met. Was easy to take the rail+bus to get here. Which is good b/c it was freeezing out!

Tons of regional brews (Surly, Tyranea, Bell's, plenty of others), which was what I wanted. Lots of other US craft beers & Belgians too, though I didn't pick up any - not what I was there for. They even had a special area w/ some aged beers that were recently re-put out for sale. Bombers, sixers, & singles already broken up. They were also very eager to break up any sixer that I wanted broken, which was very nice! I asked a girl working there for help, and she gave me a few more recommendations after I'd already made my initial selections.

Prices were great. Markup on singles was truly not that much considering the quality of the beer.

And service was great. The girl helping me was friendly and helpful. I told the staff I was taking it home in a checked suitcase, & they let me electrical tape & bubble wrap my beers & pack them up right in the store on a separate counter that wasn't being used.

I'll definitely hit them up again next time I'm in the area. =)

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Photo of HerrFaust
4.65/5  rDev +11%

Stopped in here while in the Twin Cities for a wedding. Wow. Retro liquor store, but the beer shelves are front-and-center. Plenty of stuff in the coolers along the back wall. While looking for stuff not available in Chicago (Surly, Boulevard, etc), I ran into beer manager, Tyler. What followed was a tour into awesome. He pointed me to some winners and some special stuff. The rest of the staff was fun, too. If you find yourself in the area (it's near one of the cool kid neighborhoods), do make it a point to go here.

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Photo of dhinman
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mymrnngjckt
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

My first stop on my visit to Minneapolis. A very well organized store. Three solid rows of craft beer. Selections were avaialble in four/six packs or individual bottles. A large selection of Belgians also such as Cantillon, Fantome and Duvel. They also had a very large selection of jeroboams from Rogue, Stone and Samiclaus.

Great craft selections I can't get back east. Boulevard, Goose Island, New Belgium, Tyrenana. to name a few. The prices were reasonable and the service was friendly. Great place to pick up some bottles in Minneapolis.

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Photo of Powderhornphil
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bornondate
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

It's about time to get some reviews done, and this is a place I've been to many times.

Its easy access off of I94 and nice amount of close parking (which is great considering I usually have a few boxes to carry out) makes this a great spot to hit.

Every visit has been great. The staff has always been very helpful and quite knowledgeable, and quick to point out new items. The selection is vast with a great amount of US craft beers to chose from. Bell's, Surly (including mixed packs)and the rest of the locals are in force here. Their Import selection is very nice with a fair amount limited items. The selection is on par with the other "great stores" in the state.

I also thought it was cool to have a display of great beers that are not in Minnesota :).

I will continue to visit this store, and if you have not been here before, you missing out.

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Photo of beerbeagle
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

zipp's is a great place to visit. it is easy to access from the freeway. lots of parking space with an overflow lot. great location near to other beer destinations with blue nile, acadia and town hall brewery all close by and stub and herbs just across the river. they have expanded there shelf space for more beer. with one section for american craft packs. one section for american bombers and one section for imports. also large selection of singles on the end caps if you want to just try one of something. also have a bank of refrigerators alng the back wall. they always have a great selection and some of the best prices around. though be warned that this palce is known about and some of the limited release stuff goes fast. i have never been in here without someone asking if i need help finding something or looking for anything in particular. also if you can get to talk with tyler it is well worth your time.all in all a great place.

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