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Ryan's Party Store

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Ryan's Party StoreRyan's Party Store
BA SCORE
95
world-class

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.76%
[ Store ]

1837 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, Michigan, 48060-3120
United States
phone: (810) 982-5051

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Reviews by uno99:
Photo of uno99
4/5  rDev -8.7%

I live across the river from Port Huron in Canada, and our beer selection is ABYSMAL. I decided to try this place out after reading the reviews here.

Not an enormous selection like i'd hoped, but 1000x better than what I can get at home. I was suprised to see a nice Belgian selection, but most of the micro stuff focused on Michigan and other US brewers ( which is fine with me)

I expected the prices to be much lower however, so i didnt get the haul that I hoped. I only ended up getting a bottle of St bernardus Abt12 (9.99) and a Stone Double Bastard (7.99)

I'll definitely be back to get some Michigan stuff in the future, since its the only way I can get non-canadian craft brews

uno99, Dec 31, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Liverocks, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%

An unassuming little store with an impressively wide range of beers available - an entire wall of coolers filled with great craft beer from MI, NY and beyond. The staff were quite helpful - they seem to have let the 'no breaking up six-packs' rule slide recently, although I didn't take them up on the offer. The location is also quite convenient for anyone passing over the bridges, as it is literally a minute away from the border.

Be sure to check the packaging/expiry dates, particularly if you're getting a mixed sixer (there is a small fridge at the back for these). I didn't, and wound up with a few very old pale ales - and a few very tasty, aged Belgian ones. Still, it's a great store that I'm sure I'll return to.

thehyperduck, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of mebummer
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

mebummer, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of korguy123
4.16/5  rDev -5%

Excellent store, friendly staff, great selection in both coolers and on shelves. Tons of Michigan locals to make any Canadian happy (Shorts, Bells, Founders, Dark Horse) Grabbed a sixer of Shorts ControversiALE. Prices seem dead on to what you would expect. Unfortunately by the looks of the shelves they don't break six packs, although with the store being rather tight I can understand why.

The parking lot is a little small but when we got there there was only two or three cars so we found a spot no problem. Will return before heading back to Canada.

korguy123, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of jdround
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%

Ryan’s is simply a great store to visit for craft beer enthusiast. They stock many local, regional, and international choices. They also have great prices and knowledgeable staff who are more then willing to talk beer with you. I find myself visiting this shop more and more when I cross into the US for shopping.

They carry a great selection of Michigan and American craft beer, and many other of the words best options available. Also recognize repeat customers and reward loyalty and treat their neighbours to the North very well. Solid store and great employees!

jdround, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of warbird07
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%

Ryan's is a bit of a sleeper..looks like your average neighborhood liquor store..but it is not..at least 8 cooler doors of beer, and a full aisle of it warm..plus a singles/mix a six cooler..very cool..selection is great..Bombers, sixers and singles..imports, and domestics...all pretty well organized and clean..the service is great. it is a busy place.. but the owner/manager makes an effort to answer questions and down right talk beer with you for a while..I love that..and they also seem to be very willing to order or track down any beer you are looking for,available in MI of course..which can be a tough job..prices are more than fair...they also have some beer glasses for sale to all for a fair price..if you find yourself in Port Huron, know that you have a source for good beer here...

warbird07, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of Jephstahl
5/5  rDev +14.2%

I've been stopping at Ryan's Party store about 3 times a year for the past few years, on my way from Canada to friends in East Lansing. Even though its not that often, the owner remembers me and starts a conversation about beer right away.

The selection is great. Belgiums, Michigan, East/West Coast. Lots of one offs and special big bottles.

We often each fill a case for the weekend and the owner adds in a tulip glass or goblet or other glassware. That is awesome as it makes the weekend's beer taste that much sweeter.

The location is great, as we can cross the Canadian border with an empty cooler and fill it right around the corner with beer and ice.

On the way back we stop to get our quota for duty free for the trip home. The owner always gives us his contact info in case we want to call ahead for something special. A nice touch.

One of the benefits of not having much beer selection in Ontario is getting so excited at these well stocked US stores.

Jephstahl, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Roke87
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%

From reading past reviews this place seems to be the go to for Canadians crossing the border in the search of great American craft beers. Upon my recent visit I was pleasently surprised. Ryan's has probably the best selection in town and even better selection than some stores searched in a trip to Detroit. Pretty much the whole back side of the store is devoted to beer, Personally I found the selection to be better than that of the close by wolverine market, but not as much singles choice. Every beer I got from there was pretty fresh, none of which being expired like past reviews have stated. Also the service was bar none, A simple question and I was then in a good 10 minute conversation about which beers I liked and suggestions on which ones to get. All in all a solid place to shop for reasonable priced american craft beers, and for us Canadians, it's about 5-10 past the border, now you just gotta get it back over without being taxed to death...

Roke87, Mar 29, 2011
Photo of joemanafo
5/5  rDev +14.2%

As a Canadian living in nearby Sarnia, Ryan's Party Store has become the go-to place for my friends and I when in search of hard to find world class beers, without the extra weight of Ontario liquor taxes.

Not only is the selection unmatched in our area, but the staff are both helpful and knowledgeable.

Also, in challenge to a few of the previous posts, perhaps an ounce of elementary beer knowledge before typing out a review is necessary. Many beers blossom when cellared. Unlike run of the mill brews that have a 3-6 month self life, beer made with natural ingredients and usually an abv of 9% or higher taste better if they're are enjoyed years after their bottling date.

For example, in 2010, I purchased 2 bottles of Dogfishhead Fort from Ryan's Party Store. One was bottled in 2007, one was bottled in 2010. The verdict? The 2007 was far more complex in taste. Same Beer! 3 years older! Tasted better!

Thanks to Ryan's for making great beer available and for coaching customers and fellow enthusiasts in the art of beer tasting and collecting!

joemanafo, Feb 14, 2011
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Ryan's Party Store in Port Huron, MI
95 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.