Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo: B & B Liquor Stores
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B & B Liquor Stores
Exceptional based on 18 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2440 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49512 [ print map ]
616 956 9413






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18 reviews for B & B Liquor Stores
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  73%
 Selection  76%
 Food N/A 
 Value  67%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  80%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | March 19, 2009
Tiny liquor store on the west end of what I dubbed "beer street" (28th street) due to the numerous entries on rate beer in such a small area. I didnít stumble upon some of those rare vintage offerings people had mentioned on here, but did see a few older retired brews like Stone Vertical 7-7-7 and Unibroue Cranberry. Walk in cooler has numerous six packs and bombers. The singles selection was quite small with signs not to break up the six packs. They did have some nice foreign offerings Iíd never seen.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | February 11, 2008
Small place not too far off the interstate. The overall selection was pretty good. They had a decent number of Michigan micros, but the only one I found of any interest was a Shortís The Curl Imperial Pilsner. I was also able to round out my Southern Tier collection, as hey had all of their bottled imperial offerings.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts  (118) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 23, 2014
Small liquor store with quite a bit of beer, including several coolers of singles. Some pretty old bottles can be found, which may be good or bad, depending on the beer. Prices are definitely hit or miss. Service varies quite wildly as well.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JCW  (112) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 19, 2007| Updated July 31, 2008
Fun place to go. Iíve been to places with more selection, but they do well with the space they have and they do carry a lot of quality. Bellís Susies Sweet Stout, Founderís Kentucky Breakfast and Warbird was on the rack when I was in, all good finds. Staff spent a lot of time with me showing me what is available and offering up his experiences with any that heíd consumed. Good stop.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium  (59) East Lansing, Michigan | January 20, 2004
B & B is my second-favorite beer store in Grand Rapids, and perhaps my favorite destination for new beers. Offers much the same selection as Siciliano's, with an extensive array of Bells, Arcadia, Founders, and New Holland products. I have not seen Kraftbrau at B & B, and Dark Horse is hit-or-miss. Offers what I believe is a more diverse selection of imports than Siciliano's carries, including German, English, and Belgian offerings. Has a decent singles selection but does not divide 6-packs. Walk-in cooler houses 6-packs of local microbrews and the ubiquitous BMC swill. The best thing about B & B is the occasional appearance of rare local vintage beers from Bell's and New Holland. Also the only store in town to carry De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2002. A must-visit in Grand Rapids.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer  (56) Austin, Texas | July 17, 2008
(Visited 7-5-08) This place got me into a whole lot of trouble- read on... a small liquor store stocked to the gills with product. The beer isle is very tight, product on the floor (4 cases of Hopslam left on the floor, wow), product on the shelves, product in the cooler, product everywhere- with MANY older and hard to find items. I helped them with the product problem by purchasing some random 6íers and creating 6íers from the empty packs on the floor- nearly 2 cases in total. One of the rare instances where I had to force myself to stop picking up bottles, pay for my stuff, and run away before I blew all the money at one place. Would be a regular visitor if I lived within 50 miles of the place- and will visit again when Iím in that neck of the woods!!!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge  (49) Denver, Colorado | October 29, 2004
Friendly staff, more or less reasonable prices, some rare brews, good single selection. And while youíre at it, go look at a car, there are at least 10 auto dealerships within 5 minutes. If you are unfortunate enough to spend some time in GR, get yourself here and you will be happy again.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
timsilvia32  (37) from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina | July 13, 2008| Updated January 4, 2009
Good selection of local micros and some imports. Reasonable enough prices. Nice relaxed cozy place. Basically if you’re on 28th street, you need to stop here.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Hudspart  (27) Byron Center, Michigan | December 29, 2007
Decent selection. Very good for sale of singles as most beers are sold individually. Very friendly and helpful staff.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
milewide  (23) Grand Rapids, Michigan | September 2, 2006
Cramped, but a lot of brews. Friendly counter person. Prices a bit high. I canít read most of the product codes, but inventory looks like new releases, and some old stuff.

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