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RSVP Discount Beverage & Redemption Center

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
86
very good

41 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

887 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04103-4107
United States

(207) 773-8808 | map

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
86
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
64
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.53%
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by JoRado:
Photo of JoRado
2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3

I was visiting from the Midwest and RSVP was recommended a place to go to if I wanted to bring home some beers that I couldn't get back home.

I came here with three of my friends, two of which have lived in Maine for a couple years, the third was on vacation with me. The service saw me, but didn't greet me and allowed me to browse their selection without asking if I needed help. For some this may have seemed rude, but I actually prefer it that way.

I ended up getting to the checkout with about four bombers of various beer, and they refused to sell them to me because I was only 24 and had an out of state ID. Even though everyone of my friends that were there with me were 25 or older, and two of them were Maine residents with Maine ID's.

They then almost refused to sell anything to my friends because I was in the store with them! So I quickly left and waited in the car outside. I ended up texting my friends from the car so they could buy my beers I had to put back, but that was even hard to do because the employees wouldn't allow them to buy what I had picked out.

In the end they let that slide and I got my beer.

Overall a very annoying experience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zimm421
2.85/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ElGallo
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of illpass78
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Good bigger store. Check the dates on your bottles; some stuff sticks around a while. Otherwise I'm a fan.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of OJT1993
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of brewstervt
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of DrStiffington
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of cnwillis31
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

I stopped in here last week while working out of town. I’m a little surprised about the low ratings from previous reviewers, but then again I had no issues with my out of state ID because I’m a bit older. On forest st a bit out of the center of Portland a bit past the Bear with ample parking. Feels like an open warehouse with a row of cold beer coolers filling the back wall of the store. Macro’s well yea they have them, but a huge focus on craft beer with a focus on Maine as usual. Off to the far right hand side of the store is a long warm isle with an incredible selection of craft beer. Respectable imported selection but more domestic with a focus on ME brews. Employee sent to straighten out the shelves said hi to me but never asked if she could assist me. Nice selection. decent prices, if I were in town again I wouldn’t hesitate to stop in again. .

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RSVP Discount Beverage & Redemption Center in Portland, ME
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.
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