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Ryan's Party Store
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
1837 Pine Grove Ave
phone: (810) 982-5051
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
place is kinda unassuming in appearance from the street but walk inside and you'll see that this is the hands down best place to find craft beer in port huron. Brian's a nice guy who knows his beers. i haven't been in town that long but it's nice to have a place this nice around. thanks guys!
they've got all the local michigan beers that you'd want: bells, founders, shorts, dark horse, arbor, dragonhead, and a ton more.
i bought a few bombers of the sierra nevada 30th anniversary barleywine the other day. i'll keep comin back.
09-14-2010 18:55:04 |
More by bigcitydoc
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
As a Canadian living in nearby Sarnia, Ryan's Party Store has become the go-to place for my friends and I when in search of hard to find world class beers, without the extra weight of Ontario liquor taxes.
Not only is the selection unmatched in our area, but the staff are both helpful and knowledgeable.
Also, in challenge to a few of the previous posts, perhaps an ounce of elementary beer knowledge before typing out a review is necessary. Many beers blossom when cellared. Unlike run of the mill brews that have a 3-6 month self life, beer made with natural ingredients and usually an abv of 9% or higher taste better if they're are enjoyed years after their bottling date.
For example, in 2010, I purchased 2 bottles of Dogfishhead Fort from Ryan's Party Store. One was bottled in 2007, one was bottled in 2010. The verdict? The 2007 was far more complex in taste. Same Beer! 3 years older! Tasted better!
Thanks to Ryan's for making great beer available and for coaching customers and fellow enthusiasts in the art of beer tasting and collecting!
02-14-2011 22:04:36 |
More by joemanafo
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I've been stopping at Ryan's Party store about 3 times a year for the past few years, on my way from Canada to friends in East Lansing. Even though its not that often, the owner remembers me and starts a conversation about beer right away.
The selection is great. Belgiums, Michigan, East/West Coast. Lots of one offs and special big bottles.
We often each fill a case for the weekend and the owner adds in a tulip glass or goblet or other glassware. That is awesome as it makes the weekend's beer taste that much sweeter.
The location is great, as we can cross the Canadian border with an empty cooler and fill it right around the corner with beer and ice.
On the way back we stop to get our quota for duty free for the trip home. The owner always gives us his contact info in case we want to call ahead for something special. A nice touch.
One of the benefits of not having much beer selection in Ontario is getting so excited at these well stocked US stores.
07-12-2011 20:00:30 |
More by Jephstahl
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Never having been to Port Huron before, I pulled out my iphone and found Ryan's Party Store on a beer advocate search. Being a musician I've had the opportunity to travel a lot, and Ryan's was one of the best experiences I've had with a liquor store on the road, and definitely a place I'll return to next time I'm in the area. When we pulled up to this rather unassuming place I was hoping the reviews about the good variety were correct, and I found them to be very much so. The selection was very good for a place of it's size. Even though I have seen stores with more labels, they had a very carefully chosen assortment, with a impressive amount of high end beers. The gentleman we spoke with was knowledgeable, and very helpful. He took the time to talk with us, and make some recommendations of some beers that do not distribute to Missouri. Overall the prices were a slightly higher than I'm used to paying in Kansas City, but they were not unreasonable. They had some great beers on sale also. We ended up with a bottle of Bells Oracle, a 6 pack of Shorts Mystery Stout, and a Avery Samaels, which made for a great night.
01-16-2010 16:25:40 |
More by demoncobra
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ryan's is a bit of a sleeper..looks like your average neighborhood liquor store..but it is not..at least 8 cooler doors of beer, and a full aisle of it warm..plus a singles/mix a six cooler..very cool..selection is great..Bombers, sixers and singles..imports, and domestics...all pretty well organized and clean..the service is great. it is a busy place.. but the owner/manager makes an effort to answer questions and down right talk beer with you for a while..I love that..and they also seem to be very willing to order or track down any beer you are looking for,available in MI of course..which can be a tough job..prices are more than fair...they also have some beer glasses for sale to all for a fair price..if you find yourself in Port Huron, know that you have a source for good beer here...
08-08-2011 02:34:23 |
More by warbird07
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
From reading past reviews this place seems to be the go to for Canadians crossing the border in the search of great American craft beers. Upon my recent visit I was pleasently surprised. Ryan's has probably the best selection in town and even better selection than some stores searched in a trip to Detroit. Pretty much the whole back side of the store is devoted to beer, Personally I found the selection to be better than that of the close by wolverine market, but not as much singles choice. Every beer I got from there was pretty fresh, none of which being expired like past reviews have stated. Also the service was bar none, A simple question and I was then in a good 10 minute conversation about which beers I liked and suggestions on which ones to get. All in all a solid place to shop for reasonable priced american craft beers, and for us Canadians, it's about 5-10 past the border, now you just gotta get it back over without being taxed to death...
03-29-2011 18:37:16 |
More by Roke87
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Ryan’s is simply a great store to visit for craft beer enthusiast. They stock many local, regional, and international choices. They also have great prices and knowledgeable staff who are more then willing to talk beer with you. I find myself visiting this shop more and more when I cross into the US for shopping.
They carry a great selection of Michigan and American craft beer, and many other of the words best options available. Also recognize repeat customers and reward loyalty and treat their neighbours to the North very well. Solid store and great employees!
02-21-2012 06:43:56 |
More by jdround
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Though I've been a loyal customer for a couple of years now I just realized that I've never got around to giving the store a "review".
The best and most well rounded selection of beers in the area. They go above and beyond what other stores around here that deal in craft beers when it comes to selection, service a knowledge. Great guys to shoot the bull with when it comes to beer. This area is sort of isolated from metro area so a lot of specialty/craft beers that would be found in the closer to "the big city" (and are distributed to Michigan) are hard to find but they go that extra mile in getting in stock in their store.
Prices are pretty much in check with everyone else in the area and a lot of the times even better.
In a town like this we're very lucky to have them here.
11-14-2008 03:45:26 |
More by Dalem
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stumbled on to Ryan's through my girlfriend, I live in Johannesburg Michigan and she lives in Port Huron. She knows how much of a Hop head I am and she was picking up some water for work and noticed their beer selection so she picked me up a six of Hop Slam for my visit. I had to see this place she was talking about. Wow what a great little store, they are a party store that sells everything from Cigars to tuna fish and everything in between. Their beer selection is one of the best in the area and for it being a small establishment it boasts about 50 or 60 different beers and one of the best selection of IPA's I have seen. Their selection of Belgium beers is also one of the best in the area and if you can't find what your looking for ask and they will find it for you. If they don't have it they will try to order it for you. The service is superb,their prices are reasonable and they are super friendly and very helpful. I would recommend Ryan's to everyone who is in the area looking for a great selection of good brews.
03-31-2009 13:36:36 |
More by Bluznbeerz
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Definitely the best place to go within the area (which otherwise is pretty lacking).
Huge selection of the ever growing number of Michigan micros - with most all of their offerings - Short's, Dark Horse, Dragon's Mead, Ann Arbor Brewing Co., Atwater, etc. In addition to that, there are all of your usual national micro characters, ie. Great Lakes, Dogfish Head, etc. Finally there's a good amount of imports too if that's your thing. Blanking on the selection as I usually check out the Michigan offerings.
Beyond that, Ryan's has a knowledgeable and friendly staff that are more then willing to knock out a few recommendations. Definitely worth checking out!
01-07-2010 17:50:43 |
More by Obenour
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