Tiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe

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Tiffany's Wine and Spirit ShoppeTiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe
BA SCORE
90
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41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: n/a
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1714 W Main St
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49006-3180
United States
phone: (269) 381-1414

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Reviews by CortexBomb:
Photo of CortexBomb
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

Best place to get beer in Kazoo other than at the Bell's brewery :-)

Store is large and is dominated by a long line of coolers containing 6 packs from places both local (Bell's, Kraftbrau (largest selection I've encountered outside the Kraftbrau itself), Great Lakes, and so forth) and foreign. Because of the dominance of 6 packs whole lines usually aren't present, but the selection is still quite good.

Main knock on the place is the anemic single singles cooler in the back with an inconsistent and rotating stock. Occasionally something really good will sneak in there (like Bell's Batch 6000) but most of the time it's a fairly static and unimpressive collection aside from the consistent option of Rogue. The shelves are quite a bit better though, many Belgians for instance, from 12 ounce bottles up to the larger 750 ml offerings.

Staff is fantastic too, and always willing to chat with you and make recommendations.

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Photo of BlackNote
2.69/5  rDev -33.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Buyer beware, they try to sell both kegs and beer bottles WAY past "Best By" date and then try to say that the beer is fine even though it is too low of an ABV to be cellar'd. The staff is nice, but the owners are kinda jerks. They aren't always the most expensive, but 9 times out of 10 they are. Plus, they were offering a 4-pk pre-sale of KBS on facebook, but when they realized they would be out too quickly, they back pedaled and say limit 1. Plus, charged doubt what Founders recommended for MSRP.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited this place at the recommendation of a Bell's bartender on a recent roadtrip.

Tiffany's is actually a large liquor store/deli type place. Its pretty spacious but the entire area is made use of. Shelves are a bit cramped and hard to peruse but that could be a good thing. Otherwise pretty friendly and really, your run-of-the-mill liquor store.

Quality is pretty good. They have almost all of their 6-ers at room temperature and in the fridge. As well as refridgerated IPAs. Beers kept on the shelves are all to date too. These guys obviously know what they're doing.

Service overall is pretty good. I was helped and given a little tour of the place and they made a couple of nice recommendations. The service people were nice as were the cashiers who made light conversation.

Selection is really good. Rivals some of the best beers stores in NYC and I was impressed to see that almost everything they had in 6-ers were also available as singles in a pick-6 type of deal. That's always appreciated. A very solid selection of locals, imports, and other offerings around the US.

Tiffany is a bit expensive. Bottles in both 6ers and bombers and 750s were more expensive than in NYC... considering that pints around the locals bars were much cheaper than what I'm used to paying, I'm inclined to think this place is overcharging a bit.

Worth a visit to get a comprehensive idea of what is distributed to MI. And about a 5 minute drive from Bell's so its a nice, convenient pit stop for the craft beer enthusiast.

Photo of vande
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Another quick stop after eating and drinking at the Eccentric cafe..This was my second time, and again, I walked out with a case of beer! I even found KBS here!! There were was plenty of singles and sixers around.. A good selection of imports, locals and other micros... The trick was, I could tell some bottles were pushing code or at least a little out of season as there were some fall selections still around... Eitherway, I still found plenty to walk out with... There was a younger beer guy in back who was pretty nice and helpful and the girl up front was as well.. I'd go back for a third stop sometime..

Photo of pinot
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Selection is awesome. Beer is not always stored in appropriate conditions. Some old stuff on the shelves( Xmas beers from 2009, summer beers from last year, etc.). Prices are higher than Drake Party Center. Hoard limited releases and gouge you (ex: Founders KBS, limit 1 bottle and charging $9, Founders Nemesis $40/4pk). Great Single malt selection, but not at state minimum so expect to pay $20-25$ more per bottle. Can find same stuff in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor for much less. Decent cigar selection, but again Arturo Fuente Work of Art Natural for $12...please...Red Arrow is a few minutes away!

Photo of Spiekerbox
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Great selection of beers from across the country and around the globe, especially for make your own 6-packs, usually even have 120 min IPA in stock. Also an extensive selection of cold beer, including almost all west Michigan area brewers and most of the big Michigan companies Better though is the wine and liquor selection which is the best that I have found in the entire area. Prices for beer are slightly high, as would be expected. For liquor the prices are not minimum but still very reasonable. I do not purchase enough wine to judge the prices, however the selection, as noted before, is superb. Never have needed help there but from my experience with purchasing the service seems pretty good.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

I used to go here once in a while when I went to WMU...it was a short bike ride from campus. Now I stop by whenever I pass through the 'Zoo. I remember buying a bottle of Ricard pastis here back in the day when it was harder to find.

There are several hundred selections of Belgians and micros as well as liquor, wine, cocktail ingredients, etc. There's a little bit of everything, and lot of decent beer that is hard to find elsewhere. They do a nice job representing a lot of the smaller breweries in the region and the tri-state area (MI, OH, IN) that are hard to find, and these are typically what I stock up on.

While making my purchase, I got in a conversation with the manager and another employee. They were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. When I got out to my car I loaded up the treasure and prepped to head back out to I-94.

Suddenly I was overcome by a kind thought. I got back out, opened my trunk, and took out some bottles of WI microbrew. I always bring back a few samples to my BA buddy, but I had some extras and thought the Tiffany guys would surely appreciate it. I asked if they'd accept some, and they said no, but they'd gladly trade for it, which we did.

Stop by here when passing through. Prices are not cheap, but they go above and beyond to provide a wide selection that beats anywhere else I know around here. Come here for the special brews you can't find elsewhere, or to buy a wide array of Midwest beers and Belgians.

Photo of mgbickel
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

I was told that this is the one must stop bottle shop in Kalamazoo...and yes, this is a great place to check out!

Kind of a Swiss army store...they seem to have a little bit of everything (beer, wine, hard alcohol, food). The beer can be found along the right side...a few industrial baker shelves make up aisles that house lots of imports, locals and domestic craft bottles. The import selection is quite impressive.

They have coolers along the wall (and a few more in the rear room) that have cold singles and six packs. There was also some center island type displays of beer scattered throughout the back room.

A few of the employees stopped to ask if I needed help...without being overbearing or pushy. Prices are clearly marked and easy to see.

If you are in town to visit Bells, you have to stop by here. Well worth a visit.

Photo of AleWatcher
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%

This place had a great selection!! My buddy and I stopped here on our way through town. Walking in, beer is straight ahead on the right. A giant cooler lines the wall with more than half devoted to craft beer... The shelves facing the cooler are mostly mix and match singles-- huge selection, with some beers being cellared for a year or two already. The singles prices were really high ($9 for a KBS, and $6 for a Founders IS, etc.). The next aisle over is filled with bombers. Overall, the store had all of the MI brewers I was hoping to find, and lots more.

They did have all the beers I was hoping to find, except for Nemesis... The kid tht helped me was awesome- very friendly and knowledgable. He checked the downstairs cellar/storage area for me 4 or 5 tomes and kept returning with stuff I couldn't pass up.

If you're looking for your daily drinker, you might be well-advised to head elsewhere, but if you're looking for rarities, especially if you're from out of state, this place is a must.

Photo of Intimidtor
4.15/5  rDev +3%

If your in the Kalamazoo area this is a must stop beer store. Great selection with all the locals of the area as well as some international selections. Once inside go to the right and back. You will be greated by almost an entire wall of singles for sale. Pricey but it worked because they had alot of beers that Ive been wanting to try. On the opposite side of the singles in the coolers had all of the 6 and 12 packs. Again great selection of Craft Beer to include Founders, Stone, New Holland, Avery, Bells and a few Southern Tier. Behind the singles in the next aisle over were the 22 oz bombers. Again a decent selection but could fing what I considered a sure thing beer in the area, "New Holland Imperial Hatter". Staff was friendly and offered assistance at times.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Easy to find on a major throughfare, west of downtown. This strikes me as an upscale liquor store, lots of wine, fine cheeses, and artisanal foodstuff. Very good selection of beers, maybe 100+ USA craft choices, 60+ Belgians, and 60+ from the rest of Europe. Quite a few singles, although you pay dearly for the convenience. While I'm on price, you seem to pay dearly for everything in the store. This is among the priciest stores I've visited in the entire state.

Bottom line is you'll find something good, maybe even rare. But you will pay.

Photo of spointon
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

I visited this place on 8/29/2009.

With time only to stop at one beer store in Kalamazoo on a recent trip, I chose the Tiffany Party Store and am thrilled that I did.

I think this place draws its name from the fact that it is located in the Tiffany shopping center and not from the name of the owner (grin).
Upon entering, it was apparent that the store had a lot of stuff and it was all well organized. The beers were off to the right and stretched nearly the length of the store. Of greatest interest to me were two very long aisles, one containing Belgian beers and the other containing an impressive selection of single bottles and glass door coolers with a wide assortment of American craft beer six packs. I was happy to see the well known locals as well as smaller more rare Michigan breweries well represented.

The prices were getting up there but still fair. They have a deal where you can mix your own six pack of singles and they take 10% off the price. With such an impressively huge selection, I get leery of the age on the beer but everything I picked up has been in great shape / fresh. Service was great and friendly (they were there when I needed them and left me alone when I didn't. Its also worth mentioning that they have a great selection of party foods on hand as well - everything from prepared dips to humus to salsa, etc.

Overall a great place that could easily be a one stop shop if you are in the area.

Photo of kzoobrew
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

By far, the best beer store in Kalamazoo. Selection is often only limited by what is unavailable from distributors. Good selection of both 6 pack and bombers/750 ml bottles in coolers as well as on shelf. There is more of a selection when it comes to single bottles than any other store in town as well. The store is well organized and clean. The one knock I have is the service. Now don't get me wrong, they have great employees, Jake or Daniel (should be "The" beer guys there) and an older gentleman with the mustache (wish I knew his name, are both awesome). They have great knowledge and are willing to help. Unfortunately the management and a select few employees seem disinterested and unwilling to help the beer purchasing demographic. The management seems to know that they have the best selection and pull in things that are not available elsewhere in town, which apparently gives them the right to act like we owe them something. Tiffany's is the best in the town, I just wish they knew how much better they could be.

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Tiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe in Kalamazoo, MI
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.