Franchise liquor stores are seemingly on every corner these days, and it can be difficult for smaller booze businesses to compete with larger operations. But South Florida's own Jensen's Liquors, open since 1978, has proven it has what it takes to sate Miami's thirst for liquor better than any other local suppliers. Catering to wine experts and craft connoisseurs alike, the company's wide selection and cellar-like aesthetic make its stores particularly inviting. On any given day at one of its six Miami locations, you're likely to run into a sampling station or some unexpected product you won't find in the big-box stores. Bigger isn't always better, especially when you're looking for friendly service and an easy place to pick up exactly what you need without fighting the crowds. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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