Rishi's International Beverage

BA SCORE
96
world-class

77 Ratings
Rishi's International BeverageRishi's International Beverage
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(616) 942-7240 | map
ribgr.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.05%
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of aussiebeer
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ssimpson89
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of granger10
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

As kleing said this is part party store/part beer store. Only one worker working behind the counter. He will help if asked a question but he doesn't usually volunteer his services. And he always says that the beer is excellent, i dont know if he's even tried it, because he's never descriptive on why it's supposedly so good. They have a really good micro selection and a solid Belgian selection. Their stuff doesn't really move too well, i got a 2002 Bell's Rye Stout just last week! But I go sometimes to see what new Belgian's they have, some I don't see anywhere else in GR.

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Photo of mgbickel
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

This was on the list of planned stops while in Grand Rapids. For the record...I cannot believe how many good beer stores this area has...even little, unassuming places have a great selection!

The first thing you notice is the beer lining the half wall along the entryway. All imports...one of the best selections around (from what I've seen). The back wall houses coolers that contain random singles and sixers. They do have a lot of Macro stuff cold, but I am sure it sells...

There are shelves lined with domestic craft and locals along the rear of the store. You can mix and match six packs or buy a full six...your choice. For me, as a Pittsburgher, the highlight was seeing a six pack of Iron City sitting between the DFH and Victory...got the pic to prove it!

The guy behind the counter was friendly and pretty much left me alone once he asked if I needed anything.

Another store that I would frequent if I was a local. A good one to keep an eye on...

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Photo of sweemzander
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

I frequent this establishment on a weekly basis.
The manager is very friendly and helpful; he could probably tell you about every beer they have in the store!
Great local selections with ample belgians to choose from as well as some harder to find stuff from other breweries nationwide.

You can do a mix and match 6pk with ANY BEER IN THE STORE! Provided that it itself is in a 6pk to begin with.

Superb service and fantastic price to selection all-around an awesome local beer stop to get your fix!

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mcrawford
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Shaskins80
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jordy777
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of wtkphoto
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of jp32
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

I stop in to this store in Grand Rapids once in a while when I'm driving by. They have a HUGE selection of beer, and a also a large selection of wines. I've never really stumbled through the wine aisles, so I can't comment on that aspect. But the beer selection is tremendous. This place carries almost every local beer I know of. The pricing can be either hot or cold. Overall, I would say its a little pricey, but they do always have 1 or 2 items on sale for dirt cheap... probably due to overstock I would imagine. Always the same friendly guy behind the counter, although he'll say anything is good just to get you to buy it. Nice store here, stop in and check out the selection if your ever in the area.

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Photo of JeffONeal
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of EricTKole
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of SupaCelt
3.35/5  rDev -23%

This place was representing hardcore with huge Founders posters adorning the windows. Inside you can find a decent chunk of brews. Full cases of Founders were stacked on the floors. I think they had most of the Dark Horse family ( notably Thirsty Trout that I had not run into prior to stopping in ). A semi rectangle of warm sixers representing a fair selection lies across from the cooler. Nothing to get all excited about really. They have a little import section which I passed up in favor of checking out the American areas. The cooler didn't have much going on inside. Most of the stock was on the warm shelf. No friggin singles except for some foreign stock immediately inside the door. This is disappointing. I did not see anything there that I wanted a quantity of, so I made no purchase. An alright place to go if you want commonly found sixpacks. Nothing to call mom about.

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Photo of MSEGUIN
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Roeters
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%

Made it here for the first time a few weeks ago while looking for more Short's brews. It was the first place that I was able to find many of the beers that I was looking for, i.e. Short's smoked apple, golden rule, liberator and Dark Horse Plead the Fifth. They have good prices and selection of stuff.

The only real issue that I have is the cooler space being wasted with macro beer, but I understand that not everyone that comes in is looking the same great beers that I am.

Great stop along 28th street

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Photo of MiWolfman
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jmiah22
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of jt31914
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%

International beverage is probably my favorite beer store in the actual city of GR; they have a good selection (not as big as Siciliano's, but better stuff in my opinion) and the service is really good - they'll take to you for hours about beers if you want to. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff, I plan to do most of my beer shopping here in the future. Pricewise I would say that they are similar to other area beer stores, maybe a little bit higher than Siciliano's but cheaper than B&B down on 28th street.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4/5  rDev -8%

Read the reviews and stopped by on the way from the airport to the beach. As with many of the good beer stores, it is located in a plain vanilla strip center, the exterior offering no clue as to what lies within.

A nice selection of Belgians and other single bombers right upon entering. A good offering of Michigan brews as well.

Decently organized with friendly service on a Saturday morning. Left with 3 bombers and a 4 pack of Devil Dancer.

Siciliano's seems to have a larger selection but IBS did not feel as cramped. Siciliano's is also on the west side of town while IBS is over by the airport on the east.

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%

Q- This place packs a lot of beer in a small space. They had every macro and a great amount of craft beers as well.

S-Guy at the counter gave me recommendations with very beer I picked out (ageing, drink now) as well as the tasting notes to go with it. Everything seemed stocked to the brim

S-Best selection of Short's I found in Michigan. They had alot of the other MI brewers as well. Tons of Bells and Foudners, Arcadia, etc. Highly recommend this place.

V-Very reasonable and This would be my go-to if I leaved nearby

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Rishi's International Beverage in Grand Rapids, MI
4.35 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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