Tiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe
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Reviews by nflmvp:
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped in here after a stop at Bell's following the Dark Lord Party on 4/29/06.
I found it to have a decent selection and even though I had stocked up at a number of stores along the way, I still found something to take home with me.
That being said, I found the pricing to be somewhat steep in comparison to other stores and it seemed like it was across the board, not just a selection or two.
Overall, this place is worth a stop but be sure to bring plenty of money if you actually plan on buying anything..
07-04-2006 15:49:28 | More by nflmvp
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2.69/5 rDev -33.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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.
08-02-2013 18:55:51 | More by BlackNote
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Visited this place at the recommendation of a Bell's bartender on a recent roadtrip.
Tiffany's is actually a large liquor store/deli type place. Its pretty spacious but the entire area is made use of. Shelves are a bit cramped and hard to peruse but that could be a good thing. Otherwise pretty friendly and really, your run-of-the-mill liquor store.
Quality is pretty good. They have almost all of their 6-ers at room temperature and in the fridge. As well as refridgerated IPAs. Beers kept on the shelves are all to date too. These guys obviously know what they're doing.
Service overall is pretty good. I was helped and given a little tour of the place and they made a couple of nice recommendations. The service people were nice as were the cashiers who made light conversation.
Selection is really good. Rivals some of the best beers stores in NYC and I was impressed to see that almost everything they had in 6-ers were also available as singles in a pick-6 type of deal. That's always appreciated. A very solid selection of locals, imports, and other offerings around the US.
Tiffany is a bit expensive. Bottles in both 6ers and bombers and 750s were more expensive than in NYC... considering that pints around the locals bars were much cheaper than what I'm used to paying, I'm inclined to think this place is overcharging a bit.
Worth a visit to get a comprehensive idea of what is distributed to MI. And about a 5 minute drive from Bell's so its a nice, convenient pit stop for the craft beer enthusiast.
08-01-2011 14:22:10 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
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..
03-23-2011 00:23:59 | More by vande
3.26/5 rDev -19.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Selection is awesome. Beer is not always stored in appropriate conditions. Some old stuff on the shelves( Xmas beers from 2009, summer beers from last year, etc.). Prices are higher than Drake Party Center. Hoard limited releases and gouge you (ex: Founders KBS, limit 1 bottle and charging $9, Founders Nemesis $40/4pk). Great Single malt selection, but not at state minimum so expect to pay $20-25$ more per bottle. Can find same stuff in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor for much less. Decent cigar selection, but again Arturo Fuente Work of Art Natural for $12...please...Red Arrow is a few minutes away!
03-19-2011 19:34:08 | More by pinot
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
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.
06-07-2010 21:20:01 | More by Spiekerbox
4.3/5 rDev +5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I used to go here once in a while when I went to WMU...it was a short bike ride from campus. Now I stop by whenever I pass through the 'Zoo. I remember buying a bottle of Ricard pastis here back in the day when it was harder to find.
There are several hundred selections of Belgians and micros as well as liquor, wine, cocktail ingredients, etc. There's a little bit of everything, and lot of decent beer that is hard to find elsewhere. They do a nice job representing a lot of the smaller breweries in the region and the tri-state area (MI, OH, IN) that are hard to find, and these are typically what I stock up on.
While making my purchase, I got in a conversation with the manager and another employee. They were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. When I got out to my car I loaded up the treasure and prepped to head back out to I-94.
Suddenly I was overcome by a kind thought. I got back out, opened my trunk, and took out some bottles of WI microbrew. I always bring back a few samples to my BA buddy, but I had some extras and thought the Tiffany guys would surely appreciate it. I asked if they'd accept some, and they said no, but they'd gladly trade for it, which we did.
Stop by here when passing through. Prices are not cheap, but they go above and beyond to provide a wide selection that beats anywhere else I know around here. Come here for the special brews you can't find elsewhere, or to buy a wide array of Midwest beers and Belgians.
05-22-2010 09:17:41 | More by BoitSansSoif
4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
05-21-2010 12:55:56 | More by mgbickel
Tiffany's Wine and Spirit Shoppe in Kalamazoo, MI
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