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The Corner Market

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 5.27%
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14785 Cleveland St
Spring Lake, Michigan, 49456-9011
United States
phone: (616) 846-0088

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(Place added by: 1976westy on 07-07-2010)
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Reviews by onefmatt:
Photo of onefmatt
4.49/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere was a pretty typical beer/convenience store. Snacks and drink coolers in the front, beer/wine in the back.

Quality and selection is definitely up there, had some rare buys in like Arcadia's Bourbon barrel porter, so that is nice to see. Short's and Oddside well represented. He is apparently creating a section for Homebrewing supplies as well.

Owner is super friendly and willing to offer up suggestions. As a vacationer in the area, will definitely have this as a go to shop.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Tonerelia
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.24/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

this little gem of a store made my day. picked up a bunch of MI beers along with some others i havent had in a while. an expanding selection with a wide array of options including limited releases. also, lots of B.Nektar meads available as well. with grand haven down the street, found some Odd Side bottles. prices were a bit high but selection was the best i have seen in western MI.

Photo of Pete811
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great little Gem in Spring Lake.. RIcky and his wife are really super cool and nice and Ricky knows all :)

Beer selection in great and well organized although he needs a bit more room because the 300+ beers take up a lot. Check here first for all new brews and limited releases.. Also make sure to "like" on facebook for updates on new and current release

Photo of jaxsl83
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome beer market on the lakeshore. Owners are very nice and helpful. Great quality selection, and willing to order any specialty beer requested. Definitely stop if you're in the area, and I promise you won't be disappointed. Best stop for craft beer in the area

Photo of eekraley
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A great place to find whatever beer you might be looking for, if they don't have it in stock (which is rare) ask Ricky, and he will get it for you. Great selection, great service. MIx n' match 6 packs make it worth a drive if you aren't from town.

Photo of amanimalbest
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Corner Market is truly a hometown gem. This place has something for everyone, if you are looking for wine, liquor and/or beer you are sure to find it here. Their beer selection is what always draws me in. If you are looking for any craft beer you have found the right place. I always recommend this place to anyone looking for a great beer selection.

Photo of thedargad
4.9/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Corner Market has the BEST beer selection in Ottawa/Muskegon County. In fact only Sicilianos has a larger selection in all of West Michigan. The Corner Market also has a very large selection of wine and liquor. It is in a perfect location when traveling from the Grand Rapids area out to Lake Michigan via I96. The store owner is very knowledgeable and always friendly. He really goes out of his way to make sure you get what you need. It is a must stop!

Photo of CJCollins
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Corner Market rocks. Since it came under new management in 2009, it's been expanding its selection and now includes an awesome selection of craft beers. Rick really knows his beer as does his lovely wife. We buy our scotch, tequila and beer from the Corner Market.

Photo of Rickwiilrock
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I moved to Spring Lake from the Detroit area in Oct 2012 & The Corner Market was the first beer store I visited as it was the closest to where I live. All I can say is WOW! Ricky is very knowledgable on beer & recommends beers I have not tried & always shows me the new arrivals & limited editions. I would recommend any beer lover living in this area to seek The Corner Market out! The prices are competitive & you can always find deals.

Photo of RussFerrell
4.53/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Corner Market always has what your looking for on a Friday night. Great craft brews that dont just sit on the shelf; If you buy it here you know its fresh. Great selection from all the mainstays to crazy stuff your almost scared to try but turn out to be some of the best beer ever. Also has great wines/spirits. MIx and match 6 packs, you can even buy singles. Rick's family and staff treat you like your a guest in their home. If Rick doesnt have it he will order it for you.

Photo of robhbest
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My hometown store. Can't beat the selections this close to home! Great local offerings that are always changing. Really great wine selections as well. The establishment is very well maintained inside and out!

Ricky and his family treat every customer like gold when you walk in and they are always willing to help you find what you need. Mix and match six packs on EVERY beer in the store. They have also surprised me with some of the more hard to find beers.
If they don't have it, they can find ways to get it!

Thanks to everyone at the Corner Market for their top notch service!

Photo of tacosauce78
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

If I could have rated the service higher, I would have. It was the first time in there and the owner was more than willing to assist me in my novice attempt to enjoy new beers. He even took a beer out of my wives six pack and told her that he had a better one that she would enjoy more. Being a new customer, I expected to be treated like one. But he treated me like I've been buying there for years. The racks are not as organized as other places but, not so bad that you couldn't find it within a minute. Fantastic experience! When I am in the area, I won't buy from anyone else.

Photo of adamdd
4.8/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Corner Market might not have a huge selection, but they do have quality beer at excellent prices. They always have a good selection of DFH. All singles are available as mix and match. The prices on singles are very fair and start at $2 per bottle. They have really expanded their beer section and added coolers for singles within the past year. They have a lot of VanderMills in bottles if that's something you are looking for. I have to give an extra mention to them for excellent customer service. I only stop in here a few times a year, and the owner always acts like I'm a regular. He even pulled a bottle from his own stash in the cooler because I mentioned I was looking for one. I'd love it if this place stayed a secret, but they deserve the business. If you are headed out to the lake, make sure you include a stop here!

Photo of MIBeerRanger4
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I've been a fan of The Corner Mkt for 3 years. These folks understand that getting customers what they want instead of just trying to sell them what they like is the key!

A = I give them a 5 for atmosphere and vibe because the store always feels friendly and there is never any pressure.
Q = Quality is a 5 also. Everything is of best quality and always fresh and in date.
S = If I could give a 10 for service I would. They take care of you, make solid suggestions and are always friendly.
SEL = Only reason I give a 4 for selection is because it's tough for them to get some of the things or some of the quantities they try to get... nothing the store can do, just the way it goes. If they were actually able to get everything they try to get it would be a 5 fo sho.
F = Great pizza, sandwhiches, chili!!!
V = A great value, always competitive prices and they don't over upcharge for specialty releases.

I love this place! If you're ever in this area and need some great beer and great service stop on in.

Photo of chromemittenman
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place by far has the BEST selection on the Lakeshore. A full selection of just about ANY Michigan beer that is bottled, along with beers from across the Country. EVERY beer they carry can be purchased individually by just grabbing them out of the 4 or 6 pack at no extra cost, warm or cold, it doesn't matter. A huge selection of bombers too! Lots of nice choices by Founders, Bell's, Shorts, Dark Horse, all the Michigan titans were well represented, as well as several nice offerings by Goose Island, Dogfish Head, and many more. Stop on in and see Ricky and check out his facebook page too at the Corner Market and Spirts.

Photo of 1976westy
4.3/5  rDev -9.3%

Great place to get singles in the spring lake, grand haven area. Each time i step in they seem to have just a little bit bigger selection. Ricky is very knowledgeable and knows what beer he has and exactly where it is at. And he will try to get anything for you. They have a ton of Michigan brews along with many out of state micros. Prices start at $2.00 and up for singles. There are five or so coolers that are always stocked or grab some off the shelves. Stop in and pick up some of your favorites or try something new. Check out there facebook page with updates of some of their new beers.

The Corner Market in Spring Lake, MI
100 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.