Since undergoing a serious expansion a few years back, South Lyndale Liquors has become a bona fide destination store. Just ask the parking lot attendant directing the constant traffic stream. Beyond the booze emporium's formidable wine stash and above-average beer selection, it's the south Minneapolis store's liquor setup that boosts it above the rest. Chances are South Lyndale carries that random bottle of mole bitters you've been hunting for, and the latest local distillery releases. But its mammoth sample wall is the real draw. Curious about that weird new gin bottle or intriguing whiskey that's an expensive gamble? Staff are happy to pour samples from the scores of bottles lining the try-before-you-buy rack. Don't get burned by bad booze ever again.