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Beer Available At RSVP Discount Beverage (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Iris 99, Rogue Irish Style Lager 44, Cantillon Rosť De Gambrinus 98, Bull Jagger Dirigo Crimson Lager , Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale 38, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter 94, Moat Mountain Iron Mike Pale Ale 71, Rising Tide Tempest 43, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero 98, Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 99, Beer Here Kama Citra 97, Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select Cider 94, Anchor Steam Beer 79, Manly Men Beer Club El Hefe 37, Dundee English-Style Ale 24, Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning ‹ber Pils 85, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Gearys Hudson Red Ale , Saranac Big Moose Ale 44, Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale 73
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hockeybeerguy (3) Portland, Maine | January 12, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
On the outside, I thought well, they could work on that a bit. The inside seemed more of a grocery store as there were a wide amount of food selections as well as liquor. After I was shown where the warm beer aisle was, it impressed upon me that it just seemed odd that an advertised "liquor" store at the size that it was only had one little warm beer aisle. No worries there, the entire back wall made up for that as it was entirely cold beer and I think some of that maltish stuff with hard cider stuffed at the end. No one that worked there offered any help probably because my friend who took me there showed me everything. The cashier was friendly enough but didnít ask if I found everything. Once again, no worries there, because I did. The selection for the warm beer was pretty good, and I was impressed with the cold beer section as well. I was able to find a bunch of beers that Iíve been wanting that have been on my wants list. I didnít buy any food even though I saw a fair amount of it. The value seemed about average. I definitely would go back, mainly because of the selection.
Grady546 (10) Bath, Maine | April 2, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place has a warehouse-like atmosphere and the staff knows virtually nothing about beer. The gentleman who attempted to help me last time professed himself a "Miller man." That being said, they actually have a pretty good selection. Iíve even noticed that theyíve been getting a few more sours lately. Not bad at all. I almost always stop when in the area.
Lukaduke (34) Portland, Maine | March 8, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A little dusty a little rough around the edges but the selection is well worth the trip over to this place... unless that is you have an out of state license. It does not matter what you have for ID if it is not a Maine state ID it is not excepted... why I will never get. When I first moved to Maine I swore I would never shop at this place after being rejected several times once even bring a notarized both certificate and US passport ! Yes they are that strict even if you look like your 40. Anyhow, I now have a state ID and shop there when I feel like there is nothing new in the state to try. They usually have something that peaks my interest and I would highly recommend it to other Mainers out there with STATE IDís !
kreid27 (11) Maine | November 21, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Warehouse-like atmosphere. Prices are pretty good for the area, and every now and then they get something that surprises me, like Drie Fonteinen Scharbeekse Kriek. The service is friendly but not very knowledgeable about the product. I stop in fairly regularly to stock up on staples.
TURDFERGUSON (147) Carrboro, North Carolina | August 15, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Came here at least twice during my time in Maine last summer. Very large selection or regional beers, maine beers, and other pretty nice imports. I picked up a (self made) 6 pack of Taras Boulba and I couldnít have been happier. So many other Maine beers and regionals I havenít seen since I lived in Amherst. Not to mention the extensive liquor and wine selection available. I so miss new england "packy" stores. NC needs to change their laws so I can open up a store like this. Maybe this isnít so special in new england, but for me itís a step up.
JulienHuxley (130) Trois-Rivieres, Quebec | July 15, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
We stopped enough to see that it is not the best looking beer store youíve ever seen, but they certainly have a good selection of both imports and american micros. We went against the advice of fellow ratebeer place raters and filled a cart even though both of us are not ME residents and are not 25. Donít. They really are that severe on that dumb policy. We tried with passeports and three different IDs. They would not let us out of the store. If you are from out of state and under 25, forget it.
Crater137 (11) | December 3, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I return my bottles here....nothing special about this place, but a good stop if you need booze.
ShaneMacGowan (16) Maine | November 12, 2009| Updated March 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I think Charles Bukowski would have approved of RSVP. If you are looking for place to take your date to select the evenings libations, a shop that carries the subtext that you are a man of style, wealth and taste because you shop there, youíre in the wrong store. If, on the other hand, you simply want a very good selection of beer at reasonable prices and donít feel the need to be stroked by your retailer this is great place to shop. The selection is usually larger and the prices slightly lower than the Portland area competition. The staff may be slightly indifferent at times but I have never known them to be rude and if you ask for help theyíll give it their best shot.
RSVP also has good wine and liquor sections.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2009| Updated March 6, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Overall Portland is truly is beautiful small-medium size city. But it has its ugly area and RSVP is right in the middle of it. Parking friendly and really conveniently located on one of the big arteries if you are driving into Portland from the north. The beer store itself is as ugly inside as it is from the outside. Well organized with a good Maine selection and a good import selection. Quite a few English beer on the shelves that I had never heard about. Good prices, maybe a tiny bit cheaper than the main beerstore downtown. Friendly but not knowledgeable staff that went to the backstore looking for a beer that I wanted. This is probably (certainly) the largest selection in town but not the best. I found more interesting items to buy (especially in the American Selection) at Downeast Beverage downtown. RSVP is worth a stop if you come from the north or if you really want the largest selection in town and donít mind a lot of turkeys in that selection. If you are a beer geek who prefers quality over quantity than the smaller Downeast Beverage is the beerstore for you and RSVP is not worth the detour to the northern part of the city.
EastCoaster (10) | August 27, 2009| Updated March 6, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Although it did look like a barn warehouse thing as people say I tend to place more value on the beer I can get than how good I feel about how they decorate, I found the staff quite pleasant and had a good chat with the manager and he was kind enough after seeing all I was picking up, to get a distributor to throw in a DFH metal tacker.
I was very pleased with the service and selection and would recommend it to anyone visiting who doesnít care what color curtains they have.
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