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Super Marché Rahman Inc
$$$ - a bit pricey
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151 Laurier Avenue Ouest
, H2T 2N6
phone: (514) 279-2566
Two blocks west of Dieu du Ciel. Closes at 11pm daily. No Credit or American debit cards.
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Wandering around this part of town on a Sunday when most places were closed. Just happened to look up and be standing in front of it. Walked in to the sight of a ton of local craft beers along the walls. The left side of the building is a small refrigerated cooler of single bottles, followed by a wall of single bottles and even some growlers from the Quebec beer scene. The other side of the building is refrigerated packs and boxes of brew. Throughout there are lots of brewery glassware of all different shape/styles, sizes, and from different breweries. Some sale prices for some of the beers, and even some gift packs throughout, too. The prices were a little steep, but I was utterly shocked by the selection. The staff never came out from behind the counter, so I couldn't tell you if they were helpful, friendly, knowledgable, or whatever. Well, I guess friendly is out, since they barely spoke to me even while I was purchasing some brews. Unfortunately for me, I was unprepared to the local beer scene past the major ones, and I didn't have access to BA while I was in there, but I would hit that store up again on a return trip to Montreal.
07-10-2012 03:44:34 |
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
At first glance I was actually unimpressed with this store, but it quickly grew on me. There's an entire wall filled with different kinds of beer from Québec and a limited selection of foreign beers as well. The beers are a bit pricey, but I don't think its the owner's fault because they're similar to other stores I've been to in the region. The owner was very helpful and gave some hints as to what beers might be worth trying. Of course one of the beers he suggested was his own, but that's to be expected.
Overall, this place is definitely worth the visit. There's a great selection of beers and the staff is friendly.
03-23-2011 23:00:55 |
More by Intrinsic
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Please note, this establishment is often called "Le Paradis de la Biere", the lower name on the sign.
In an upscale neighbourhood like Laurier, the place looks a little sketchy from the outside (there's a lot of pieces of flair in the window as you can see) but the selection is impressive and the owner is quite knowledgable and eager to be of assistance. He is quick to highlight where to find value and he takes special requests.
As other posts mention--he sometimes carries beer that is past-due but he usually marks those down in price. "Value" is hard to factor in here in Canada where our taxes are astronomical.
In our city, the government stores carry a paltry selection of beer--therefore little destination stores like this one are worth noting.
12-12-2010 03:30:09 |
More by Matt1516
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped into this place by accident the other day and was surprised at the amount of beer they had. Owner said they have over 600 different kinds of beer with 90% of it consisting of Quebec beers. They had lots of singles and a small amount of 6 packs. Prices seemed high but there were a few deals like bombers of Unibroue for 499-5.49. They also had a few rare beers but they were priced accordingly. If you're into trying various Quebec beers; be sure to check this place out. The bonus is that it's very close to the Dieu Du Ciel pub.
12-01-2010 14:09:02 |
More by spinrsx
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Super near dieu du ciel with almost everything there is in the Quebec micro. They always get a lot of the limited editions of the breweries, they even still have a couple of Hibernus and Lupulus lying around as well as some vintage Unibroue, 2004, 2005, 16, 17 among other vintages. Service is limited since they hardly speak French and English, they are arab which is kind of strange. Still an overall good place. BUT, the prices are a little bit more than what you usually pay, which may be the reasons why they have so many rare quebec beers still in stock.
07-21-2010 21:44:56 |
More by flipper2gv
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Amazing selection of Quebec beers. Made me wish I could bring more home to the states, or take a month-long beer tour of the province.
Service was friendly. They also had a pretty good selection of glasses. I grabbed Trois Pistoles glasses and a Fin du Monde glass there. Also picked up a 12-pack of Dieu du Ciel and a 6-pack of Brasseurs du Montreal's La Rebelle Quebecoise, plus some organic beer I'd never heard of from the province.
Like Vices and Versa, this is a great stop for visitors who want an idea of what the province has to offer.
10-17-2009 20:13:29 |
More by TonyReaves
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here after drinking some brews at Dieu du Ciel just a few blocks away. They recommended it as a place to get not only their beers, but a good selection...and they were right.
Lots and lots of Canadian micros, plus the usual Canadian macros (Sleemans, etc) and Imported macros (Guinness, Corona, etc).
They keep a lot of singles cold, three coolers worth, and then have *most* of them on the long warm wall. Didn't see a lot of classics from Belgium, nor any US beers, but that worked for me because I was searching for Canada's finest. As I was shopping the shelves, the guy came up to me with an empty six-pack holder: nice touch!
My only real complaint, and this is kind of a big one: NO CREDIT CARDS. Either need Cash or a Canadian debit. No American debits. Would probably have bought more if I didn't have to use the ATM two blocks up and then come back to pay.
If you're going to Dieu du Ciel and you're from the US, definitely stop by.
06-10-2009 04:37:08 |
More by SFLpunk
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Best part about Rahman is that its almost right next door to Dieu du Ciel, so two stops can be had in the same area. Rahman doesn't look so spectacular from the outside, kind of dingy, but they do have a very solid and diverse beer selection. They have three or four rows of beer, a few coolers, and stacks on the floor. They always have 6 packs of Dieu du Ciel beers, and many other Quebec micros. As noted, prices are a bit high, but I don't mind paying for the convenience of almost one stop shopping when I'm up in that area of town. I can always find enough beer to load up on there. Service is friendly, the proprietor is a nice guy and definitely knows his beer. Some good deals can be had on Christmas/combo packs with glassware as well.
05-06-2009 16:50:20 |
More by Viggo
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
UPDATED: Notching the service and selection up because the guy definitely knows his stuff but i am putting quality down a bit because i found some old beer (a McAuslan Framboise that expires Dec. 2006!) and the general state is a bit haphazard. Prices are still a little high also. Still a good place to buy beer but not my go to place.
ORIGINAL REVIEW MARCH 2007: From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but once inside, i was surprised how big it was. That being said, it is a bit crowded, especially around the beer section as the aisles are somewhat small. Also, it is a kind of grocery store, so you have your foodstuffs & snacks. I like the display at the cash showing approx. 30 beer bottles laid out, some interesting Unibroues, but nothing i haven't seen at Lavigne or Joannette. Although, i did try a interesting raspberry beer from Quebec (sorry, the name escapes me, but it's on the wall, past the cold beer, near the bottom) Service is nice & somewhat knowledgeable, but again, nothing extraordinary, IMHO.
04-27-2009 13:01:02 |
More by papat444
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I finally paid a visit to this place yesterday after being in Montreal for almost three months. When I first walked in, I was pretty much overwhelmed at the number of beers this place had, and how many there were that I had never heard of... a lot of obscure Quebec micros it seemed. I browsed around for a bit, discovering some beers previously unknown to me from familiar breweries (St-Ambroise Citrouille, Unibroue Eau Benite). I liked that they sold one-offs of most of the beers (even if they only come in 6-packs elsewhere), meaning you can try a single one before committing to a pack.
I came in with a mental shopping list, and wasn't able to find all the ones I was looking for right away so I got some help from the guy stocking the shelves. In the end I got three beers from Charlevoix, three beers from Bieropholie, and the Unibroue 16 & 17 (which were $15 a piece but oh well). When paying for the beers, the clerk gave me a re-usable Boreale bag to carry my beers, as well as a free beer that he supposedly brewed (Paradisiac Cuivree II). Didn't pick up any DDC on this trip since I'm going to the brewpub on a regular basis these days, but I'll definitely be stocking up before I move out at the end of the month. I wish I lived closer to this place / was staying in Montreal longer cause I'd be at this place picking up a new random beer every few days.
04-02-2009 13:29:59 |
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Super Marché Rahman Inc in Montréal, QC, Canada