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G.B. Russo & Son

Not Rated.
G.B. Russo & SonG.B. Russo & Son
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10.7%
[ Store ]

2770 29th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512-1719
United States
phone: (616) 942-2980

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gbrusso

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(Place added by: granger10)
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Photo of Yetiman420
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

I stopped in the morning of the Founder's KBS release in hopes of picking up some Short's and other local gems I can't get in Ohio.

I was pleasantly surprised by their outstanding selection. I picked up some Short's IPA and Pale ale, limited-release Arcadia beers, GI Bourbon Stout ($20 for a 4 pack), and DragonMead Belgian Tripple.

Vincent helped me with my selection. Really nice guy who went out of his way to be helpful. He said they usually have more Short's but their order was shorted (pun intended).

Yetiman420, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of MDekker
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

After many trips to Russo's here are my thoughts:

Way more wine than beer, but the selection of beer is still very good - lots of imported stuff, plenty of Michigan brews, and a satisfactory selection of other stuff, too. Siciliano's has still got them beat in terms of selection, but Russo's is on the opposite end of GR. Checking their prices, today, too, I was impressed: 7.99 for a six pack of basic Bell's brews beats places like Meijer, I think. I was quite happy there and had to resist buying stuff beyond what I needed. We moved recently, and I'm happy to have Russo's nearby.

Update: they remodeled, and it's awesome. I think the beer selection has expanded, and I was overwhelmed trying to make a decision. Good good good stuff.

MDekker, Dec 20, 2007
Photo of CraftAle
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%

They have a good selection of brews at reasonable prices. However, everything is a bit cramped and cooler space is limited.

They are my first choice beer store in Grand Rapids for case purchases however. I email the owner, Dave Russo, for case prices and then email an order. He, or his assistant Victor, call or email when it's in and can be picked up at the store. Dave's case prices are very good! They also seem to buy a lot of wholesaler close-outs, so there are always some cases of unusual/almost out-of-date beers stacked in a corner.

A bonus is lot of excellent ethnic foods, ingredients and deli.

5/10/2010 Update: Re-modeled and expanded store has much bigger beer section. Singles still limited. Beer department manager, Victor, is among most knowledgeable beer people in area.

CraftAle, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of granger10
3.35/5  rDev -22.1%

This is more of an ethnic food/wine store and not so much a beer store. As I walk in I smell a great mix of spices and meats and cheeses, very good. Lots of Italian foods and a nice looking deli. The wine selection was also large. The beer was pitted back in the corner and would be easy to miss if one weren't looking for it. But they do have a solid selection English and German beers along with Michigan micros. They seem to be lacking in Belgians and non-Michigan micros so if you're looking for that you might want to go the B&B which is around the corner. As for service, nobody helped me but everything working there seemed nice enough, nicer than the workers at B&B at least. The prices were really good, I don't really think that they make much money on beer so they don't need to charge high rates for it. Definitely worth a stop, esp. if you're also looking to get some quality Italian food or ingredients.

granger10, Oct 22, 2004
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G.B. Russo & Son in Grand Rapids, MI
94 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.