The Best of the Red River Valley 2021: Best Liquor Store

Readers named Happy Harry's Bottle Shops 'Best Liquor Store' in the Best of the Red River Valley 2021 competition.

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A view of the Happy Harry's Bottle Shops south Fargo store, 4001 53rd Ave. S. Photo courtesy of Happy Harry's

Winner: Happy Harry's Bottle Shops

Location: 3 stores in Fargo

Why does Happy Harry’s keep getting recognized as the best liquor store in town?

“We’re constantly looking at how we can do things better and provide the best selection, best services and best pricing to our customers,” CEO Dustin Mitzel said. “We constantly strive to be the best that we can be for our community and region.”

What’s your favorite part about working for Happy Harry’s?


“It’s evolved a great deal over 25 years, but our industry is an industry that for the most part involves celebration and fun and family and friends, and when people come in to get their favorite bottle of wine or six-pack of beer or spirit or a fun cocktail, they’re usually in a good mood and excited because there’s an event to attend,” he said. “There are very few jobs you can work at where you’re the fun store."

Second place: Bottle Barn Liquors

Third place: 99 Bottles

Fourth place: Cash Wise Liquor

Fifth place: Bernie's Wine & Liquors

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