Looking to score beer, wine and spirits?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top beer, wine and spirits outlets in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for beer, wine and spirits.
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1. The Wine Thief & Ale Jail
First on the list is The Wine Thief & Ale Jail. Located at 1787 St. Clair Ave. in Macalester-Groveland, the spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more is the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in Saint Paul, boasting 4.5 stars out of 51 reviews on Yelp.
2. Solo Vino
Summit-University's Solo Vino, located at 517 Selby Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more four stars out of 28 reviews.
3. Big Top
Big Top, a spot to score beer, wine and spirits and more in Merriam Park, is another go-to, with four stars out of 25 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1544 University Ave. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at food and beverage shops across the Saint Paul area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more customer feedback. Last year, average daily transactions at food and beverage shops climbed to 47 per business on Saturdays, compared to 33 daily transactions on average on Mondays.