Rishi's International Beverage

Rishi's International BeverageRishi's International Beverage
Rishi's International BeverageRishi's International Beverage
Store

3835 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49512-1876
United States

(616) 942-7240 | map
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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.49
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
81
pDev:
8.91%
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Reviews by fredmugs:
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Sep 22, 2014
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jduprey007 from Michigan

4.92/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 28, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nov 11, 2018
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Lazhal from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Aug 04, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

OMFG...this place is the schnnizzle....If you want to find the motherlode of beer in the Grand Rapids area this is the first place to visit....

HUGE selection of ALL the good stuff that you want to pick up

Plus super friendly service....growler fills....new releases..

Just go and support this world class beer destination

One of the best stores I have ever been to

Aug 23, 2017
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Irish1 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tier one store so they get all the limited and new to market beers you are looking for with an already large and ever growing selection of year round and seasonal beers from around the world.

Aug 13, 2016
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

One of the top two bottle shops in Grand Rapids. The owner is super friendly, and the store carries an excellent selection of local, national, and foreign beers. However, Rishi's prices are about a dollar higher per bomber or six-pack than the other stores. Until more discounts are offered, I'll continue to start my beer hunt in the other places.

Jul 12, 2016
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jessewilliamson from Missouri

3.66/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Jun 12, 2016
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SourAddict from Wisconsin

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 27, 2016
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JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I went there today for the first time and I'd say it was a pleasant experience. Friendly atmosphere and nice employees who are helpful with any questions. They have a nice selection of a lot of things, i found a popular Japanese beer that I couldn't find anywhere else, among other beers I have never heard of.

Their pricing though, seemed a bit high. Like other reviews stated, and I was prepared for, paying a little extra than I could elsewhere if I could find some of the same things.

But overall, because of their large selection, and friendly and seemingly knowledgeable staff (only one visit so far and judging from my interactions today) this place is nice. Just be prepared to spend a little or a bit more than elsewhere.

Mar 26, 2016
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bassfishingguy from Michigan

3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I've been in to Rishi's more than a few times, being that I live about 20 minutes away. While the selection is great, the pricing is far from it. The markup here compared to other stores is typically 15%+.

Today was honestly the first time I've been in there and actually found what I came for (Short's Batch 5000). I actually called the store after another BA clued me in to them having the beer in stock, and was told "we don't have any yet, but we should shortly." Interesting, because said BA's Wife had just left with bottles of Batch 5000 prior to me calling Rishi's.

I was told $22 for that bottle (so I could only assume my other 2 bottles brought the total to $38). After returning home, I learned that the $22 bottle actually cost me $25. Mind you, Rishi is the one who told me this, not one of his employees.

The majority of the beer in here has no pricing on it, so be prepared for a shock at the register. The service is always friendly and helpful, but for the prices they charge, that should be expected.

I'd definitely stop in here more if they were more fair with their pricing, and also more upfront/honest about what they have.

Feb 02, 2016
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Duff27 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nov 02, 2015
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I'm don't even live on this side of the state where this store is although I do make visits often. This is the BEST store in the state in my opinion. Nevermind the amazing selection of beers from all of the US, the wall of liquor and the section of wines is top notch. Craft kegs are always in stock in the cooler too. Rishi's allows you to take a single 12 oz from anywhere in the store, not just the singles section. The service is top notch. Rishi and his staff are always greeting you as you walk in the door, are eager to make suggestions and thanks you for your business. Great selection of meads too. I'm always glad to make a visit to this store. You won't be disappointed.

Oct 06, 2015
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jmiah22 from Michigan

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Aug 27, 2015
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t2grogan from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 20, 2015
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Wasted83Youth from Ohio

4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Phenomenal selection. Great music playing in store. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Downside is individual beers are not labeled with a price so it's a surprise when you check out. Overall great place to buy your beer and liquor. I wouldn't have found this gem without beer advocate app.... Just sayin

Jun 16, 2015
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aussiebeer from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 18, 2015
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Jeffrey84 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my home store. The best beer selection I've ever come across.

Apr 21, 2015
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Shaskins80 from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 09, 2015
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MSEGUIN from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Mar 05, 2015
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Readysethgo989 from Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Dec 06, 2014
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EricTKole from Michigan

5/5  rDev +11.4%

Sep 13, 2014
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JeffONeal from Ohio

5/5  rDev +11.4%

Sep 12, 2014
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wtkphoto from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Sep 05, 2014
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BEERschlitz from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Sep 04, 2014
Rishi's International Beverage in Grand Rapids, MI
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 81 ratings