2221 Ford Pkwy
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55116-1800
United States

(651) 698-8844 | map

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pat61 from Minnesota

4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

They do not have a huge selection but it is more than adequate and this location is particularly nice because it has a cheese shop to go along with the beer. the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. When I can't find what I want here they often direct me to other stores where I can find what I want.

Jan 19, 2015
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NuclearDolphin from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

When you walk in, it doesn't have the same type of atmosphere but everything is pretty well organized.

I love talking to the staff about what types of beers I should try out as well as offering suggestions of my own. I cannot tell you how many times they have helped me out when trying to find any type of beer in particular.

While the selection may not be as broad as say Surdyk's does, but it's got quite an impressive selection! Be sure to try out their custom six-packs as well, they put some pretty high quality stuff in the beers you get to choose from for a pretty good price!

Dec 04, 2011
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Moon2Goddess from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The downtown Minneapolis Haskell's is the most convenient store for me to frequent, and trust me, I do. The staff there bends over backwards to help you find what you are looking for. And little touches, like plastic netting around the bottles and a plastic bag with handles are greatly appreciated by patrons such as myself, whom are stopping by with bags from Target and still have several blocks to walk. The narrow space limits selection occasionally, but they have always had items shipped from other stores for me in an extremely prompt manner. They have a tremendous variety of Belgians, which I like VERY much. And over the past year, I have seen their focus on beer shift in positive ways, adding a greater variety of styles and selections. And most importantly, unlike some others in town, Haskells will let me put my name on a list for special releases and call me when they arrive. My one and only negative comment would be the narrow, crowded aisles, but that is truly out of their control. They make up for it in service and availability. I love you Downtown Haskells!

Sep 04, 2011
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Alacy from Minnesota

2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Since I have become more involved in craft beer I have shopped here twice. Both times I have been ignored by the staff (I don't completely mind this) but when I did ask a question they seemed to ignore me. Someone other than the employee I was talking to answered my question by yelling it across the room and then they all turned away and went back to what they were doing. It just seemed like they could not be bothered with questions. Selection was pretty good but I have found better and given the service I will not shop here again.

Aug 04, 2011
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

stopped in haskells for some brews on the way to the in laws..have been to many haskells including downtown and the burbs..they are a wine store first but they have a nice selection of local/regional crafts ..i picked up some surly and saison dupont also saw alot of bombers from deschutes and imports as well..selection is just good+ and prices are ok overall..its not my go to store ..however if you are out and about in the twin cities and burbs you will find something to drink/buy at their stores so i would recommend a stop if its on your way

Dec 26, 2010
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CHSLBrew from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

I was pleasantly surprised at how extensive Haskell's beer selection really is. As other reviewers have stated, much of their less-mainstream beer is not in a cooler, but this typically doesn't bother me much. Plus, they had most of the local and more popular micros, as well as a decent amount of bombers, in the coolers, so chilled beer is certainly available. The staff was friendly and helped me with a couple things while I was there, which always helps. I'd definitely recommend this place a go-to store in this part of town.

Mar 08, 2010
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jjanega08 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Great beer selection for a store that's based around wine. They got a wall full of beer that's hard to find and unique. The problem is that most of it is not cold. They unique beer that is hard to find in other places is mostly just on a shelf with the exception if a few well hidden spots, other than that all the usual beers are in the coolers. The people aren't as friendly and talkative as I would like but there is never a rush feeling when your deciding what you want. Another problem is its over priced. But when your un the area and want something new to drink nothing beats it.

Nov 08, 2008
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Chaz from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

I was a regular at this Haskell's location in the early 1990s and have seen my share of subtle changes since then. There's been a minor change in layout since my last visit, but as before you'll find the half of the store that's devoted to wine off to the left as you enter, with the rest of Haskell's offerings (gourmet, cordials, spirits, beer) to your right.

On this visit we walked in around noon, and a college-aged gal behind the front register looked up from her newspaper and smiled: I offered a 'hello'. We walked straight ahead into the gourmet food and cheese area, and were warmly greeted by a more mature woman who offered recipe suggestions which I found most helpful; this aspect of the store is a draw for me, and if you know what you're looking for a well-timed visit to Haskell's can save you the trip to Lund's across the Parkway.

As I mentioned, the store layout has changed and it's not altogether to my liking. By comparison to the open, roomy wine section, the beer (etc) section seems rather cramped with wire shelving and other storage and display methods, making for a veritable maze of product! Items are cross-merchandised almost 'bodega'-like, with booze, mix, beer, and gourmet food items seemingly interspersed at random (who knows - maybe the East Coast-style layout drives sales?) Despite this change the place is still brimming with beer, and both the beer selection and the mix-a-six selection has improved significantly since my last visit. You can expect to find everything from budget-priced brands to those brands that we'd expect to find only at retailers known for their beer selections, and you'll find plenty of chilled beer and beverage items also (make sure to peek your head into every nook and cranny!) Given the selection the prices were quite comparable with other note-worthy retailers, and as is often the case there was nobody with whom to 'talk beer' here, but for goodness' sake I know my way around a liquor store by now (and with the exception of certain top-ten retailers even the best stores can be found lacking in 'beer guys'.)

For what it's worth, this Haskell's location has never felt rushed and certainly not as over-burdened as certain retailers (and their wine-sales) can feel at times, and in one sense I prefer this laid-back feel: I know what I want, can run in and get it without a parking lot circus, and don't have to worry about grabbing the attention of a harried wine consultant. The downside to this is that it might seem a bit lonely at times, and if that sort of loneliness isn't your cup of tea, beware of Liquor Village! As always, you might want to inspect the bottling dates before you purchase (and if you're a nosey bastard like myself, ignore the dust on the Lehmann Farms items.)

Altogether this is as good a place as any for a newbie beer nerd to cut their teeth (and probably better than quite a few places that I could mention), and it's not too shabby if you're an old salt looking to find a few new favorites.

Mar 05, 2008
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ryantupy from Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

This place has a nice selection of beers you do not see at other notable stores in the Twin Cities Area. Its easy to find and has a good cheese selection as well as beer.

WOW this place is kind of depressing! Everytime I have been in here it is dead silent and the clerks look like zombies glued to their chairs. The selection is good from American Crafts to Belgians. The aisles are rather cramped and at times displays make them even more cluttered. Beer is not the focus for this place as marketed as a Wine focused place.

Feb 17, 2008
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CultureJamMN from Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

The thing about Haskell's you will notice right away, beer is a second class citizen here. It's almost an afterthought tucked in a corner. The have a cooler wall, but it's largely stocked with the standards.

Nice selection of imports here, some micro and craft, but not a lot. One rack for create your own sixer, but the selections were poor in terms of both freshness and general quality of beers available.

The service here was abysmal. Not the totally ignorance of a warehouse, but close. I was there for 20 minutes, not too crowded, and was never even approached by anyone.

This place is great for wine, legandary really, which is great. But as a beer place, while their selection is good, their service isn't, and the prices reflect the "yuppie wineshop" locale. On additional note: the beer in the window really seemed like a bad idea.

All told, i would venture to Haskell's if I couldnt find what I wanted at Cellars or Surdyk's.

Jan 20, 2006
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objectivemonkey from Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%

Haskel's is more known for their wine (more so their wine sales), but their beer selection I've found is pretty impressive too. Walked in and the first thing I notice is their 'create your own 6-pack' shelf. For $7.99 it had a good selection, only to find out when I got home that all the beer that had dates on them were at least 2 months past due. not too happy about that. but man what a selection. Didn't have much in the freezer, but a good shelf of micros and English beers, quite a bit Belgian and Canadian, quite a bit Belgian, some I havne't seen in the cities, in fact. Prices seemed maybe a bit high, perhaps just cause the quality of beer was also very good. Really the only thing I can say bad about htis place was the tricky deal with the create your own and the freshness. We'll see once I tear into them this week, they might not be so bad.

Dec 17, 2005
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tavernjef from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Located on Ford Prkwy, just before crossing the bridge into Minneapolis near the corner of Cretin across from the Ford plant. The Haskell's here is quite big, taking up an entire first floor of an office building, upstairs there's a dentist office. And that's another first for me, never seen a liquor store share an office building like this before.

Upon entering, wine to the left, beer to the right, right it is then. Wow, well stocked, the first thing I thought was cool to see was a large display for Unibroue with a rack where all the different brews were not on end but laid down vertical like a wine rack. Good selection of single imports and sixers, England, Germany, Belgium, including Westmalle, some Czech and Japan brews, and even more. Mircos are in good supply, lots of sixers grouped together by brewery. Hmm...whats this, Victory Storm King, nice. Coolers don't have anything different then what you find on the shelves or floor. Athough there were about 5 magnums of Anchor OSA at the bottom of one cooler. Prices are possibly a bit more then at other stores closer in town. There's also a sorry attempt at a build your on six pack but the things on those shelves weren't impressive to say the least, although I did grab a few Victory Wirlwinds off of it to mix with my Blackfriar find. Folks who live in the Highland Park area can be happy they have this store near by, thats if any of them drink good beer. The wine thing seems to be more their "thing". But if its not, the beer selection could keep em busy for a good while.

Service could have been alot better, as I wandered around for a good 15 minutes, not a question asked if I needed help, not even a hello or a nod out of 3 different people. At purchase the guy just added it up, took my money, gave me change, done. What? No "Have a good day." or something. Geez, smile and be friendly like the fellas at Roseville Cellar's and I might come back.

Jun 16, 2004
Haskell's in Saint Paul, MN
Place rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 18 ratings