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The Red Wagon Shoppe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.6%
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1613 Livernois Rd
Troy, Michigan, 48083-1728
United States
phone: (248) 404-9999

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(Place added by: Salo on 03-08-2007)
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

Jas45678, Feb 18, 2014
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HardyA, Nov 09, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +12.1%

I've been in here a few times since moving to the area, and the first time I was pretty blown away, as it was the first store I'd been to in Michigan. After visiting a couple other shops, I realized this is a solid representation of what a Michigan beer shop should be. They have a decent selection, most of it in the fridge, with a few gems sometimes residing in the singles section. The stuff that is not in the fridge is most mixed twelve packs from various breweries or a few select singles available in sixers in the fridge.

One complaint I do have is that I've been there multiple times and have only been approached by an employee once to ask if I needed any help. Perhaps it's because I'm usually fairly quick in deciding, but it seems they don't have an employee set to just roam the beer aisle.

Anyway, overall a pretty solid place.

MarkIntihar, Aug 09, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +11%

The Red Wagon is about 3/4 of a mile from my house, so we tend to go there quite often to pick up new beers. The place has a great atmosphere, mainly because of the smell of the cigars (they have a walk-in humidor). They also have a very robust wine and liquor selection.

Beer-wise, however, it leaves something to be desired. They do have a much larger selection than the local grocery, but it's definately not the best in the area. Several local microbrews, your average domestics and imports, and a select few beers that you might not have heard of before. Nothing to shake a stick at, but nothing spectacular by any means. Also, the beers tend to be a little overpriced (16 bucks for a 12-pack of Corona? What?)

It's probably the best selection that you'll find around the Clawson/Troy area; however, if you're willing to drive a little farther, you'll be able to find a better selection, and much cheaper prices.

tipperofcows, Jul 25, 2008
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3.4/5  rDev -2%

Nice store, well kept and tidy. Lots of cold six packs from an array of microbreweries.

Prices seemed on point if a little high. Selection was mediocre, with many breweries represented, but nothing particularly rare or special. Seemed to just get all the "regulars" and nothing really caught my eye. Great Lakes, Lagunitas, Bells, lots of imports. A good, yet limited amount of decent, but not mind-blowing beers.

A better stop than your local liquor store, but by no means the end-all be-all beer store. There are better stops in the area.

Frankly, the Red Wagon in Rochester has a much better selection in my opinion.

SaucyA, Mar 02, 2008
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3.55/5  rDev +2.3%

This was my first time entering this place but I have driven by it quite a bit since it was built.

Fairly easy to get to as it sits right on the corner of an intersection having a driveway on each side. The building seems rather huge (very tall) as you approach it and you expect it to be stocked with a tremendous amount of beer selections.

The first thing I noticed when I walked through the self automatic doors was the smell of fresh wood that made the place seem classy. It smelled like a newly built log cabin. Very outdoorsy and made the time I spent in there just a bit more enjoyable. The beer section is in front of you when you enter with a couple of bottle return machines there on your right. A majority of the beer are in the coolers with the bigger 22oz in the next aisle. A decent amount of micros but definitely not a lot. They also had a couple of BeerAdvocate stickers by some beers giving that rating.

True to it's name the Red Wagon Wine Shoppe was definitely built for wine. They had an extremely large area for wine with a ton of different selections. I didn't walk through the whole store but I would say there was about 6 or 7 rows of wine.

At the very left of the store, after all the wine, was the walk in humidor. Very cool.

The employees were nice as they left you to walk around and make your decision(s).

Not a lot of different types of beer but definitely a place I will be returning to when I need to stop and grab something quick.

CoSMoSYS, Dec 10, 2007
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3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

Went here on the recommendation of a distributer I talked to. Seems like the location in Rochester's the one to go to, though, given the Beerfly reviews. I'd have to agree based on my experience. The place is basically a wine shoppe (as it says) that sells a few shelves of beer as well. You can get all your popular stuff there: St. Bernardus, Stone, Bell's, although the more uncommon stuff from the East and West coasts weren't available. The only workers were behind the desks, which was fine, although not incredibly helpful. Prices were in keeping with most other places. I'll stick with Holiday Market which is only about two miles south.

soupyman10, Sep 22, 2007
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3.55/5  rDev +2.3%

I just moved over to Oakland County from Macomb and decided to check out some beer stores over here. One of my first stops was the Red Wagon.

The store looks fancy from the outside, I don't know why but because of this I expected it to be some sort of surprise beer wonderland. Inside it seems to be much more of a wine shop than a place to buy beer (hence the name). This being said it wasn't bad. The selection was okay; there was a lot of Bells, Founders, and Great Lakes--Nothing out of the ordinary for the area. It also had dogfish head and other breweries widely available in the area.

The service I got was at the register. I found the employee who waited on me to be a bit rude. I was asked for my ID which I have no problem presenting. I am only 24 and understand that I look young and that sellers need to protect themselves. The gentleman who rang me up questioned my ID in ways I have never experienced before. He had to get the opinion of a coworker before he sold it to me. I was still okay at this point but I found it a bit much when he told me that he still didn't believe it was me and said that he was only selling it to me on the word of his coworker. I guess this really rubbed me the wrong way.

Everything being said this is a decent place to buy beer. You won't find anything out of the ordinary but almost everything is in the coolers and they have pretty good stuff from around the midwest. If it weren't for the way I was treated this would be a regular stop.

bozebus17, Apr 08, 2007
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