Best Liquor Store
There are bigger liquor stores, and cheaper ones, and arguably more popular ones. But when it comes down to it, the opportunity to turn off Hiawatha, take less than a quarter-mile drive (or walk, for you LRT commuters), and find yourself with more craft beers and fine wines than you know what to do with is an opportunity that must be taken. The family-owned Falls Liquor is one of the better-kept secrets in south Minneapolis, an old-school liquor store retrofitted to offer a preposterous selection that caters to oenophiles, beer geeks, and casual drinkers alike. Their frequent specials and tastings (wine every Friday night, beer frequently throughout the week) are educational enough to draw repeat visitors and broaden palates. And with the vast majority of their craft beer stock sold cold — including the pick-and-mix sixers, sold by the bottle without extra markup — there's nothing keeping you from downing your brew nice and frosty the moment you get home.