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G.B. Russo & Son
$$ - reasonable
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2770 29th St. SE
phone: (616) 942-2980
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place has a clean setup. The beer selection is nestled close to the deli so its a win win. I don't frequent this location as much as I do International Beverage a few miles away, but its a worthwhile location to stop into every now and then. They have a decent selection of beers between the shelved beer and coolers.
Greater selection and emphasis on wine if that's your thing. Definitely a place to start if you are looking into expanding or taste testing parties.
Overall a pleasant experience and would recommend it to anyone.
03-23-2012 04:19:43 |
More by andrewengler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
GB Russo is one of my regular stops anytime I'm out beer shopping. Some places might have slightly better prices and some places might have a slightly better selection, but I consider Russo's to have one of the best combinations of price and selection in all of Grand Rapids. Staff is always happy to help you out and chat about beer. They also have a great selection of specialty groceries in case you are looking for more than just beer. My only wish is that they were open on Sundays and past 7PM on weekdays.
10-09-2011 22:55:15 |
More by dnh2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I would frequest this place a lot when I was younger. My dad would stop in to pick up some strange brews or funky ingredients. I hated the smell then, but have really come to appreciate it now. It has that super italian, fresh market, herbaceous, yeasty aroma. Great deli that is full of amazing samdwiches you can't get anywhere else in town like the Muffaletta (highly reccomended). The wine selection is intense and they do a great job of marking where the wines come from. The beer selection is pretty good too. There are a couple things here that you don't see at Sicilianos, but i'd still say Sicilianos has the better selection when it comes to beer. When you come here...there is always something new.
09-22-2011 05:15:22 |
More by Flux
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here last week while I was in the neighborhood to check out their beer selection. It was well worth the trip. As soon as you walk in you are greeted by the delicious smells from their deli. When I made it over to the beer section I was not disappointed. They have a wide array of quality beers to select from. Nothing that you couldn't find at Siciliano's or International Beverage, but a great selection none the less. You won't get that claustrophobic feeling you can get at those other stores though. Nice open display. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood and looking for some quality brew to take home.
09-19-2011 14:33:14 |
More by todisht
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I had my eye on this place for a while...I am intrigued by this type of shop...specialty market that carries craft beer...almost always a good thing! I was correct!
This was one of the cleaner, more organized beer store type places I visited while on my MI trip. The selection was nothing wonderful, but still very good. They seem to have a ton of local things and other domestic craft beers. The imports are a little weak though...
Everything is clearly priced and they even have a few coolers with singles and sixers cold.
I could see this being a place I would frequent if I was a local.
BTW...I had a pepperoni roll from the deli...awesome!
05-18-2010 20:47:50 |
More by mgbickel
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Nice large market with lots of meats, cheeses, gourmet foods, wine, and a decent beer selection. Much larger selection at Siciliano's and International Beverages, but I scored some Nemesis and Pilgrim's Dole here when most of the other places were either sold out or rationing. Nice find, would expect some of the limited release stuff to last longer at a place like this than the bigger beer stores. Also picked up some nice meats and cheeses. Didn't talk with anyone about the beers so I can't comment on the service. Prices seemed reasonable.
02-14-2010 17:17:43 |
More by eopacich
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've lived in Grand Rapids my whole life and just discovered this place in the last few months thanks to BA. As stated in previous reviews they have a reasonably small yet solid selection of craft beers with a strong focus on Michigan craft beers.
Price wise this is one of the best I have found for what you are getting. I've found Founders Backwoods Bastard for $11.99, which is what they sell it for right at the brewery. Overall this is a great store, picture a Williams-Sonoma with a better selection plus fantastic beer and wine sections. Certainly worth checking out if you are in the area.
Edit: Recently had a chance to speak with Victor, who is in charge of the beer section. Great guy. Knows his stuff and is very passionate about all things beer. This was just before the KBS release and he was happy to hold a 4 pack for me and called the day it arrived.
01-18-2010 19:45:35 |
More by Maxwell106
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I also have been going to Russo's for years now. I don't get there that often but stop every chance I can when in town. I look forward to seeing the remodel as complete. I never thought to look for them on B.A.
I can't comment on the remodel but when I was there they had a good, well stocked brew section. At the time the rear right corner past the nice large wine area.
I found some real nice finds from Founders and Bells. Many others are available. Parking is good for an italian, plaza like market.
01-05-2010 01:25:30 |
More by chilidog
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been going to Russo's for 10 years or more and it remains my "secret" beer store. It's obvious by how few reviews this place has received relative to how long it's been there that it is a bit under appreciated. They don't have the largest selection however it is solid and you would be hard pressed to leave without finding several beers to your liking. The prices when compared to other establishments in my experience seem to be as good or in many cases better than what others are charging. As to the service Victor the beer Manager etc is a first rate beer lover who is quick to trade stories or help you in any way he can. So if you're in the area help support this excellent store they offer an excellent selection of gourmet foods as well.
12-30-2009 14:56:57 |
More by marc2572
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I also frequent this establishment. Great selection of local brews with imported selections as well. They even have singles you can buy of most stuff in coolers.
Very reasonable prices with a fun display of some brands.
I have had some bad/old beer that was on the shelf for far too long, but they were quick to refund my money, so it is forgiven.
I always find something I am looking for and one of the few places that sells Jolly Pumpkin beer in the area to my knowledge at a reasonable price.
A great place for unique Italian/Mediterranean foods and has a superb to excellent wine selection that takes up almost half the store. Overall, a fun place that tends to take up at least an hour everytime I go there.
09-17-2009 21:47:40 |
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G.B. Russo & Son in Grand Rapids, MI