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Ideal Party Store

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9 Ratings

Type: Store

908 N Johnson St
Bay City, Michigan, 48708-6250
United States

(989) 893-4811 | map

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Added by Dryzga on 06-29-2008

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Cotto45
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of BCstout
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Spiekerbox
2.46/5  rDev -33.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1.5

Not an impressive beer store, has an ok selection but is not a good place to look for something special. Overall the best alcohol selection I have found in Bay City but still not impressed with what they have for beer. Seems to be more of a wine and liquor store but for beer unless you are looking for MBC then there are about 3 coolers with craft brews in them and minimal warm craft beers. Somehow though the local beer (tri-city) is not available cold?

For the homebrewers out there the "homebrew" selection is nothing special, hops not refrigerated like they should be and liquid yeast is "available upon request" but as I am not currently able to brew I cannot comment on how good that is

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Photo of mayormitch
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%

Visited on 07/10/2010. Decent party store - seemed to cater to the liquor crowd rather than beer fans. Was a bit disappointed in the selection of beers available. Quite a few in coolers, not much kept warm on shelves. Asked a gentleman for help. He explained that he wasn't the best help and was modestly helpful. Pretty disappointed at the visit. Seems to be the only store in the Bay City area that caters to the beer crowd. Given the size of the store, probably doing as well as they can with such limited shelf space.

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Photo of Meldanty
5/5  rDev +34.8%

This is a great little family run business with an exceptional selection for it's size. The staff is friendly and several clerks are extremely knowledgeable about their beers.
If they don't have it, they will do everything in their power to get it.
They also sponsor beer tastings several times per year.
The selections range from many Michigan microbreweries, as well as the typical U.S. micros, and the usual assortment of world famous brews, but also many that are atypical for mid-Michigan.
I would recommend this store HIGHLY. I live 50 miles from this store and have always found a way to make it there a couple of times per month.

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Ideal Party Store in Bay City, MI
Place rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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