Happy Harry's Bottle ShopsAbout Us

Every Customer is Our Best Customer

No further explanation needed. You'll know it when you shop with us.

We Keep Good Company

Happy Harry's has received numerous national honors for retail excellence, including membership in the prestigious Wine & Spirits Guild of America, an organization of 44 of the nation's finest beverage retailers. Liquor Store Magazine (now Beverage Dynamics), twice named Happy Harry's "One of America's 10 Best" retail liquor stores, and Market Watch Magazine honored the company with its Market Watch Leader award for excellence and leadership in alcohol beverage retailing. Happy Harry's Bottle Shops in Grand Forks and Fargo received the "Best Advertising Award" presented by Market Watch Leaders in 2005.

100% Love-It-Or-Your-Money-Back-Guarantee

At Happy Harry's we've often said we take the mystery out of wine. So, when you purchase a bottle of wine from us and you don't enjoy it, bring it back and we'll refund your money or find you a wine you will enjoy. We think that's only fair and we call it Happy Harry's Wine Guarantee. That means you never have to worry about your wine purchases again. The Wine Guarantee, only at Happy Harry's.

P.S. Our guarantee extends to spirits and beer also, so you never have to worry.

Service — Employees

"I am always complimented on the fine service our customers receive at Happy Harry's Bottle Shops. The credit goes to our great staff and management. Their interest in making our customers happy is why we are nationally recognized as one of America's best. So, do we have an 'employee of the month' program? You bet we do! Every employee, every day, every month," comments Hal Gershman.

It All Began in 1944...

Happy Harry's has been an integral part of the North Dakota landscape and lifestyle for over 60 years. It all began in 1944 when Harry "Happy" Gershman opened the Central Package Store in downtown Grand Forks. Today, his son Hal Gershman carries on the vision. Hal, who took over in 1976, expanded Happy Harry's to four conveniently located stores, two in Grand Forks and two in Fargo. Happy Harry's now offers North Dakotans the largest and finest selection between Minneapolis and Seattle. Our low prices don't hurt either!

Happy Harry's Barns

This is no ordinary barn. With an average of 12,500 square feet, our stores are designed with shopping convenience in mind. Wide aisles, well-organized shelves, and easy-to-read signage make for comfortable browsing and buying at Happy Harry's. Our stores pay homage to North Dakota's great architectural heritage with exteriors that resemble barns and grain elevators. Our barns are built from natural materials including fieldstone from farmers' rockpiles, red-stained cedar siding and warmly landscaped exteriors. Walk inside and enjoy the cedar woodwork and custom-made white oak wine racks. "People need space to shop," says Hal Gershman. "We try to keep our store designs open so customers always have a view of the whole store."

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