West End Liquor

Over 37 (yes that’s right THIRTY-SEVEN!) years in business here in Red Wing and that is thanks to them prioritizing customer service, experience, and relationships. One step inside and you know you’re not at a big box store. One step inside West End Liquor and you’re likely to be greeted by Cooper, the store dog. He may be getting gray and walking a bit more slowly than before but if he missed you walking in, he will be sure to find you in the store to say make sure you know you are welcome.

West End Liquor / Red Wing is and has been, a huge supporter of our community. Their extremely popular wine tasting events have been bringing people to our town since 1994. Their unmatched selection of craft beers is what keeps people coming back! 2020 would have been their 26th year of the Holiday Wine Event! With the exception of Kip and Cooper, the rest of the staff is women with a passion for meeting new people and helping them try new things, and support local companies. Not sure what to get? No problem! Anyone on staff has years of experience and takes pride in finding just the right thing for any occasion. Need something specific and can’t find it?! Of course, they do custom orders! Just call, message, or stop in and they’ll do their homework to find exactly what you need. Kip says they are keeping the Post-it company in business as they get so many special order requests and the Post-its by the phone just fly off the counter. Their personal and lasting relationships with vendors and salesmen gives them the edge when finding what you’re looking for.

2020 brought an interesting year as we all stayed home and began cooking more, doing home projects, grilling, and therefore bringing the bar experience home with homemade cocktails and craft beers. One popular option this year has been the Bootleg drink mixes made fresh by a Minnesota company. (I can confirm these are a must-try!)

What is Kip and the crew at West End Liquor looking forward to this year? Did you guess construction?! The West End District is about to begin construction to repair the roads and upgrade buildings to enhance the West End experience. A much-needed and very exciting project indeed! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for West End Liquor and the entire West End District!Thank you West End Liquor for being a Downtown Mainstreet Partner!