Super Marché Rahman
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Please note, this establishment is often called "Le Paradis de la Biere", the lower name on the sign.
In an upscale neighbourhood like Laurier, the place looks a little sketchy from the outside (there's a lot of pieces of flair in the window as you can see) but the selection is impressive and the owner is quite knowledgable and eager to be of assistance. He is quick to highlight where to find value and he takes special requests.
As other posts mention--he sometimes carries beer that is past-due but he usually marks those down in price. "Value" is hard to factor in here in Canada where our taxes are astronomical.
In our city, the government stores carry a paltry selection of beer--therefore little destination stores like this one are worth noting.
12-12-2010 03:30:09 | More by Matt1516
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Our host was quite helpful. I picked out a case worth of 750s and bombers. There is a very large selection of Quebec brews. I've never seen a unibroue selection like this. There are even three different Fin Du La Monts: an aged, the normal, and the french export. The coolers are right in your face as you enter the small shop, and as you move on you can find cases and giftpacks in the back. There are even 3 liter bottle of Unibroue. Even a 5 liter bottle of Maudite!!!! One thing of note is that credit cards are not accepted, and back cards only for locals. After trecking to the back a couple blocks away, I was able to make my large purchase. I can not wait to taste it all.
01-05-2004 04:01:01 | More by scottum
4.35/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
At first glance I was actually unimpressed with this store, but it quickly grew on me. There's an entire wall filled with different kinds of beer from Québec and a limited selection of foreign beers as well. The beers are a bit pricey, but I don't think its the owner's fault because they're similar to other stores I've been to in the region. The owner was very helpful and gave some hints as to what beers might be worth trying. Of course one of the beers he suggested was his own, but that's to be expected.
Overall, this place is definitely worth the visit. There's a great selection of beers and the staff is friendly.
03-23-2011 23:00:55 | More by Intrinsic
4.35/5 rDev +13.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Super Marché Rahman is a small corner store in Montreal that is almost dedicated to beer. The selection of regional brew is extensive (Unibroue, Mcauslan, Schoune, Lion D'or, Brasseur RJ). The price are a bit steep but I guess that is the price to pay for this huge selection. The owner always keep a good quantity of limited edition beer (Mcauslan reserve, Unibroue limited edition package). He's very polite and helpful since he knows what product he's offering. Please note that he does not accept credit note.
01-06-2004 18:38:17 | More by Phyl21ca
4.3/5 rDev +12%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What a compliment to Dieu du Ciel! Amazing selection, amazing owner. The owner was extremely friendly once I admitted I was from California, he immediately started sharing his experiences helping other Californians who had heard about the place. Needless to say, he loves beer.
Selection is diverse and prices are good. Imports, domestic, craft, gift sets, they're all here. All the major craft brewers in Québec were featured in the store. Want to buy a gift set for a beer drinker? Get him/her, for example, a Stella/Hoe/Leffe gift set, complete with the brands' glass and 33 cl bottle.
If you're from out of town and have even the slightest interest in a regionally brewed beer offered here, buy it! You will regret not bringing home beer you can only find at a few Montréal vicinity stores.
12-26-2007 06:01:22 | More by DoubleJ
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I finally paid a visit to this place yesterday after being in Montreal for almost three months. When I first walked in, I was pretty much overwhelmed at the number of beers this place had, and how many there were that I had never heard of... a lot of obscure Quebec micros it seemed. I browsed around for a bit, discovering some beers previously unknown to me from familiar breweries (St-Ambroise Citrouille, Unibroue Eau Benite). I liked that they sold one-offs of most of the beers (even if they only come in 6-packs elsewhere), meaning you can try a single one before committing to a pack.
I came in with a mental shopping list, and wasn't able to find all the ones I was looking for right away so I got some help from the guy stocking the shelves. In the end I got three beers from Charlevoix, three beers from Bieropholie, and the Unibroue 16 & 17 (which were $15 a piece but oh well). When paying for the beers, the clerk gave me a re-usable Boreale bag to carry my beers, as well as a free beer that he supposedly brewed (Paradisiac Cuivree II). Didn't pick up any DDC on this trip since I'm going to the brewpub on a regular basis these days, but I'll definitely be stocking up before I move out at the end of the month. I wish I lived closer to this place / was staying in Montreal longer cause I'd be at this place picking up a new random beer every few days.
04-02-2009 13:29:59 | More by notdan
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here after drinking some brews at Dieu du Ciel just a few blocks away. They recommended it as a place to get not only their beers, but a good selection...and they were right.
Lots and lots of Canadian micros, plus the usual Canadian macros (Sleemans, etc) and Imported macros (Guinness, Corona, etc).
They keep a lot of singles cold, three coolers worth, and then have *most* of them on the long warm wall. Didn't see a lot of classics from Belgium, nor any US beers, but that worked for me because I was searching for Canada's finest. As I was shopping the shelves, the guy came up to me with an empty six-pack holder: nice touch!
My only real complaint, and this is kind of a big one: NO CREDIT CARDS. Either need Cash or a Canadian debit. No American debits. Would probably have bought more if I didn't have to use the ATM two blocks up and then come back to pay.
If you're going to Dieu du Ciel and you're from the US, definitely stop by.
06-10-2009 04:37:08 | More by SFLpunk
4/5 rDev +4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Best part about Rahman is that its almost right next door to Dieu du Ciel, so two stops can be had in the same area. Rahman doesn't look so spectacular from the outside, kind of dingy, but they do have a very solid and diverse beer selection. They have three or four rows of beer, a few coolers, and stacks on the floor. They always have 6 packs of Dieu du Ciel beers, and many other Quebec micros. As noted, prices are a bit high, but I don't mind paying for the convenience of almost one stop shopping when I'm up in that area of town. I can always find enough beer to load up on there. Service is friendly, the proprietor is a nice guy and definitely knows his beer. Some good deals can be had on Christmas/combo packs with glassware as well.
05-06-2009 16:50:20 | More by Viggo
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev +4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I went here while strolling around Laurier, waiting for DDC to open on a Saturday afternoon(darned 3pm opening time!!!). The service was not as friendly as I would have hoped, but not terrible. That seems to be par for the course when you're a young guy buying "geeky" beer. But whatever.
I found the Dieu Du Ciel Péché Mortel in a six pack so I was pretty stoked. $13/6-pack seemed more than reasonable to me. There were countless other Quebecois Microbrews including all Unibroues, and McAuslan. Great selection. I wish I wasn't taking the Metro so I could have brought more with me. Prices were decent. I've seen some prices for the Peche that others have posted so I feel I got a great deal.
As has been mentioned previously, this place is nothing more than a corner store, really, with a great beer selection. I found hot dog buns beside the McAuslan boxed Anniversaire ale. Go figure.
Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. It's a great place to stop at before or after Dieu Du Ciel to pick up a few souvenirs.
11-21-2007 20:53:38 | More by Hornet2003
Super Marché Rahman in Montréal, QC, Canada
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.