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RSVP Discount Beverage & Redemption Center

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48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 16.88%
$$ - reasonable
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887 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04103-4107
United States
phone: (207) 773-8808

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Reviews by JoRado:
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JoRado

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$

I was visiting from the Midwest and RSVP was recommended a place to go to if I wanted to bring home some beers that I couldn't get back home.

I came here with three of my friends, two of which have lived in Maine for a couple years, the third was on vacation with me. The service saw me, but didn't greet me and allowed me to browse their selection without asking if I needed help. For some this may have seemed rude, but I actually prefer it that way.

I ended up getting to the checkout with about four bombers of various beer, and they refused to sell them to me because I was only 24 and had an out of state ID. Even though everyone of my friends that were there with me were 25 or older, and two of them were Maine residents with Maine ID's.

They then almost refused to sell anything to my friends because I was in the store with them! So I quickly left and waited in the car outside. I ended up texting my friends from the car so they could buy my beers I had to put back, but that was even hard to do because the employees wouldn't allow them to buy what I had picked out.

In the end they let that slide and I got my beer.

Overall a very annoying experience.

11-13-2011 19:48:28 | More by JoRado
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-22-2014 00:12:55 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ezchaos

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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mk_ultra

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +29.9%

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jamvt

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.9%

05-19-2014 02:03:07 | More by jamvt
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-16-2014 21:20:16 | More by Resuin
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hockeypuck

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2014 02:34:33 | More by hockeypuck
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cnwillis31

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-10-2013 01:02:37 | More by cnwillis31
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$

I stopped in here last week while working out of town. I’m a little surprised about the low ratings from previous reviewers, but then again I had no issues with my out of state ID because I’m a bit older. On forest st a bit out of the center of Portland a bit past the Bear with ample parking. Feels like an open warehouse with a row of cold beer coolers filling the back wall of the store. Macro’s well yea they have them, but a huge focus on craft beer with a focus on Maine as usual. Off to the far right hand side of the store is a long warm isle with an incredible selection of craft beer. Respectable imported selection but more domestic with a focus on ME brews. Employee sent to straighten out the shelves said hi to me but never asked if she could assist me. Nice selection. decent prices, if I were in town again I wouldn’t hesitate to stop in again. .

06-16-2013 03:12:01 | More by johnnnniee
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spence3208

Maine

2.97/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | $$

Heard this was to place to go if in portland area. so I ventured in. found a decent amount of craft beer offerings. the store is a typical bottle store with dim lighting and cardboard displays. my buddy had a hard time with buying beer because he had a NH ID he is (24) strange issue, but other then that was a OK experience. cant say id make the trek to go again.

06-07-2013 14:41:56 | More by spence3208
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RSVP Discount Beverage & Redemption Center in Portland, ME
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