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Rishi's International Beverage

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Rishi's International BeverageRishi's International Beverage
BA SCORE
98
world-class

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.13%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

3835 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512
United States
phone: (616) 942-7240

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Soods

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Was in Grand Rapids over the past weekend and had read good reviews of this place. Seeing it was quite close to my hotel, it was no problem stopping in.

What an amazing store for beer. A great collection of all kinds of Michigan brewers. Especially loved the Dark Horse and Short's collections. Like others have said, being able to break up the six packs into singles is great and gives you the chance to try before you commit to the whole six pack.

Store is laid out very well, with all brews from each brewer right beside each other. Very clean and well laid out.

To me, what really makes the store is Rishi, the owner. Boy he knows his stuff and is super friendly. He has a vast knowledge of the products and is more than willing to go out of his way to help you find what you want or even something that you need to have that you didn't know about.

Definitely worth checking out and I'll return when I'm back in the area.

03-16-2011 22:11:16 | More by Soods
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ROTHPGA

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-23-2014 19:41:16 | More by ROTHPGA
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DrunkMcGruff

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-20-2014 08:19:45 | More by DrunkMcGruff
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joshholmes1981

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

What a pleasant surprise! Stopped by looking for beer making supplies and walked out with a trunk full of beer. Deceiving from the outside, but inside is an outstanding selection of what seemed to be well attended to beer. The service was excellent, very knowledgeable. Mix your own six ...two thumbs up! Bought a couple of sixes of half off Belgium beers, was expecting half the quality but will be going back for more.

Overall I would recommend this to all, they did not have Kuhnhenn beers in stock, I asked and the clerk called the brewery as I was finishing my request!

10-18-2010 15:08:57 | More by joshholmes1981
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Bradloeks

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Stopped here on my way through Grand Rapids on a recommendation. This is an impressive store, as you walk in there is a beautiful wall of Belgium and import cork finished bottles on your right. The back half of the store is all beer. For the most part this is a very organized and well laid out store. Their selection of Michigan beers is amazing not to mention the prices are very fair as compared to other retailers that I visited. Every beer is available in singles; you can take a single beer right out of any six packs to build your own. The service was excellent; I was greeted as I walked in and talked about IPAs with the clerk who was very helpful in picking out some wonderful Michigan brews. Shook my hand on the way out and had me join their email list.

One of the most notable stops during my trip...wish they had one of these in Oak Park!

06-15-2010 19:13:04 | More by Bradloeks
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cheezdawg

Iowa

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This store is great. I just happened to stop in after the KBS party and I am mad at myself for never stopping in prior to this. The worker was helpful, the prices were fair, and the selection was great. Want a single bottle of anything? No problem they will do that for you. I only wish I lived closer as this would become my go to liquor store. I was thinking it was mainly a wine store, however this place can stand with the best stores as being a microbrew shop. This store wasn't cramped, smelly and dark like that other shop on the other side of town.

03-15-2010 05:49:19 | More by cheezdawg
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mcrawford

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-01-2014 23:46:53 | More by mcrawford
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DuffManOhYeah

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I now exclusively go to Int'l Beverage. When I buy booze anywhere else, I feel like I'm cheating. Their selection is unmatched in Grand Rapids and their prices are far fairer than places that might come close. They are continuously getting new beers in, and notify you which ones through their weekly email. I'd guesstimate they get about 3 or so new types of beers each week. Their email also has a Beer Style of the Week feature, which is purely educational and interesting, offering a history of various types of beers and recommendations of brands of that style.
Since the first day I walked in there I've felt welcome and the employees have even become my friends. They have yet to let me down in recommending me a new beer. I suggest this place to everyone I know and to anyone who appreciates a good brew or is looking to start buying better beer

06-22-2010 23:58:43 | More by DuffManOhYeah
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lacey1975

Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I learned about this place from people at the winter fest beer tasting. Everyone serving the beer at the event spoke very highly of International Beverage. I have lived in Grand Rapids for a long time but had never stopped in. My parents buy a lot of wine from this place so I guess I always figured it to be a wine shop. Wow! Was I wrong!! The beer selection was absolutely fantastic and well organized. I usually do all my beer shopping at Siciliano's. Overall Siciliano's probably has just a touch more beer, but I felt this place had better beer. The Belgian beer selection was maybe the best I have ever seen. I'm picky about dates and the beer seemed much fresher than most stores in the area. The staff was very helpful, Adam helped me with the beer and I even picked up a bottle of wine for my parents thanks to Rashi!
Bottom line I couldn't believe that I had not visited this place earlier...I would give the beer part of the store a solid A and overall store an A+. It is a one stop shop for those with that enjoy good beer and good wine!

03-08-2010 20:47:45 | More by lacey1975
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chad57

Maine

4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Part of a 6 day tour through Michigan visiting local breweries. This store looks average and ordinary from the outside. Walked in and was taken away by all the inventory this place packs in. Great selection of Michigan beers and crafts. Did not find a Rogue that I was looking for but the guy behind the counter recommended a harvest ale that was excellent. I was allowed to take and mix any beers out of their 6 packs…neat! The beers were organized by geography and judging from the traffic I would assume were regularly rotated.

Recommend this place very much! Cheers!

08-20-2011 16:16:43 | More by chad57
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Rishi's International Beverage in Grand Rapids, MI
98 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.