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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
[ Store ]

43 Fifth Ave
Pelham, New York, 10808
United States
phone: (914) 738-1448

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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Oddly enough I set up the new registers/system at this store a few months ago.. I have been there half a dozen times and NEVER realized they sell beer ! (hey, to jersey folk beer in a supermarket is strange... alright?). So after I read on here that they sold beer I checked it out today... well, there went $100 easy.. and I only bought a few things I wanted!

This place is really easy to get to from north jersey/NY. I take the henry hudson north off the GW bridge to the hutchinson parkway south (the hhudson becomes the saw mill, take the Cross County Exit (4), follow the signs for the hutch S). The first exit on the hutch is your exit (#11, pelham), bear right off the exit, right at the next street (lincoln) and make a right on fifth, the store is on fifth about a 1/4 mile down on the right (in like a nice main street area). you can park on the street or go past the store to the light, make a right and then another and park in the big parking lot in the back for free.

I wasn't expecting much (it is a supermarket, granted a very nice one, you should see the dumps I have to work in some days..sheesh..) so I only picked up one of those hand baskets... mistake. I had to double back to fill up a cart full o beer.

service:
update....
finally met the beer guy Keith... he is on BA (kudos). a young guy who has had many beer adventures and travels out of his way for a good brew. Loves to talk about brew and will try to get whatever you ask for. He glomed lots of glassware for me... eh, he owed me... heh.

addendum 1/22/6:
went back today, the guy who is on this site (keith) wasn't around, it is sunday... I happened to be in the area.. picked up some more stuff and got some free glassware, which is always nice. I upped my service rating a bit and also added some more of the beers they had to my review. I had a kick ass wrap sandwich also...

addendum 1/25/6:
I was back again.. and no beer guy ! man, I have been there 3 times and there has been no beer guy (keith)... ah. so this time out I tried to get a better/more complete list of what they have and/or what I have picked up there (not complete, I'll add more info/prices as I visit the store for work again soon as I took photos with my palm pilot and will again!).. this will wind up one of the most complete reviews ever at this rate!

addendum 2012
I go to this store when I can, there is always SOMETHING awesome hiding there (check by the window). This is a great store top to bottom, get some grub and some brews, you will thank me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of KornWallace
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Keith does a great job with the limited amount of space he is given. They have a lot of great beers in the shop and its not hard to find a number of things you might want to pick up.

For the most part they keep the sixers in the cooler and the bombers on the shelves. Again a great well curated selection for such a small space. They also have a pretty good growler selection and I've seen a lot of hard to find beers and one offs on tap here. Just make sure to check the board above the beer section.

The prices are on par with what you will find elsewhere in Westchester and certainly much cheaper then you will find in the city if you are driving north.

A small negative is that this store is built like a maze and its difficult to find your way to the beer in the corner but once you're situated its really no big deal.

Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I went here on a round trip beer run when I was in NYC. I went to the one in Ardsley first, but this one is also a fantastic store.

All of the beer is located in the back corner of the store next to the chips and pop. There is a long stretch of a cooler with a couple of shelves in the far back corner full of beer as well. Fantastic variety of selection back there as well. I saw quite a few alesmith including decadence, mikkeller, goose island reserve wild ales, a few ballast point offerings, plenty of nogne o including the 2nd dark horizon(wish I grabbed it even though it was 25 dollars). The normal NY standard micros are well represented as well as most other common breweries. I even saw the Stone Lucky Bastard still sitting in the cooler, and this was back in July.

The service is really N/A in my case as I went on a random weekday afternoon and did not really see any help around, not that I needed any. But there was a deli down the aisle and they may have been able to help.

There are some older brews there as well such as the weyerbacher 14, but I am positive that the Sculpin I picked up was in a good range of age for an IPA because it was amazing. So the quality is good here. I also picked up the Juliet and Madame Rose even at the steep price of $17 a bottle(but I think that is the normal going price anyways). The pricing is definitely reasonable and is way better than some places in metro NYC, and this is only a half hour away or so from where I was staying.

Overall this was an great stop to make and I am glad I did. I will stop by again if I am ever in NYC. I found the bottle listing on beermenus, which is the main reason why I stopped here as well as the Ardsley location.

Photo of infi
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

A relatively small and quaint store from the outside, with the inside navigating like a labyrinth. The beer section is a couple turns left and right and tucked away towards the back right. The section is actually very cramped and tight, as it shares room with chips and soda. You can hardly get a cart through there.

Lots of different beers here – basically identical selection as Ardsley, but with more availablity. Tons of the populars, like Goose Island, Bruery, Alesmith, Mikkeller, etc. Prices are actually a tad bit cheaper than Ardsley, as well. Different area = different prices, I guess. So many random bottles tucked away in unusual areas. Keep your eyes open and wandering. You will find something.

The aisle could definitely use a dedicated beer employee. All questions to be asked won't be properly answered by anyone else. For an extensive selection with numerous bottles, I think someone should be there for inquiry.

Pelham definitely holds its own to the bigger Ardsley clout. I just wish the one in New City was like this too!

Photo of beenitty
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Deciccos has seven locations in the greater NY with the beer geeks flocking to the Brewster, Ardsley, and Pelham sites.

If you know anything about Deciccos, most trips to their beer stores will definitely yield a score. The Pelham site is like the little brother of the Ardsley site in terms of overall attraction but its serviceable nonetheless.

Fully stocked brews, mostly American crafts from everywhere. Definitely more of a pedestrian beer menu compared to the Ardsley site.

The best and worst part about this site is that they dont update their offerings on Beermenus. The other two sites update several times per week. The only good thing about not updating is you get less traffic so you're more likely to find gems compared to the other stores. I recently had someone from the West Coast asking me for Brooklyn Black OPS. I looked around, with most places being out of it. I recalled that last summer I'd seen alot of it in Pelham. I went there last week (1st week May) and most of the bottles hadn't been touched. They could have some from 2009 even, there were at least 40 bottles or so. I also found a Weyerbacher 2007 Anniversary beer (rye barleywine). Not the top score of the year, but it gives you an idea of what could be lurking on the shelves waiting for you.

The beer guy there is cool but compared to the other stores, he doesnt keep the flow of information to the masses in terms of whats on the shelves. You can always call them and ask but its hard to have a reference when the menus are never updated. Also, if you're looking for something rare then Ardsley is your best bet.

Generally 1-2$ cheaper than Ardsley depending on the bottle, but also generally, if Ardsley has it then Pelham may not, but if Pelham has it then Ardsley definitely has it.

Ardsley site is better, but Pelham holds its own. Drop in to save a few bucks and find a Gem or two.

Photo of r0nyn
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Located on a main thoroughfare in downtown Pelham, this DeCicco's Marketplace is easy to miss. The parking lot is also a bit tricky to get to, as you have to go around. But like most DeCicco's I've been in, it's well worth the hassle to get to.

The inside is cozy, with aisles close together to utilize the space in the most efficient way. The beer section is towards the back and right of the store from the main entrance. It's a quaint little corner right by the deli shop that contains a veritable treasure trove of craft beer. Row of coolers to the right, a shelf full of snacks in the middle with a couple of racks against the wall containing some excellent brews.

Quality is pretty darn good. They make the most of the limited space they have, packing the shelves to the brim. A lot of the merchandise have price tags; those that don't are usually makred on the cap. Most bottles I checked were well within freshness dates. There were a few big impy stouts that had a few years on them and that is definitely not a bad thing. Selection is world-class. Tons of domestic and foreign offerings, including Goose Island, Cigar City, Stone, Mikkler, Nøgne Ø and so many more. Definitely on par with the Ardsley DeCicco's.

Service is where things get bumped down a little. There doesn't seem to be a dedicated beer guy and the one employee that offered me help didn't know anything about the beer. Not a dealbreaker, but it would have been nice to have someone to answer questions.

Pricing is what's expected for a DeCicco's. Things are a bit on the expensive side, but there were some rather cheap sales as well, which impressed me.

On the whole, this branch lags just slightly behind the Ardsley one. Just about the same in terms of selection, but it doesn't have the service of the one just further north. Still a quality place to get some awesome beer and it would definitely be one of my go-tos if I live in the area.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.6/5  rDev -12%

This is the second best Decicco's to go to to get beer (the first being Decicco-Ardsley).

Quality here is just as Ardsley. All their beer is refrigerated and kept in good condition on dust free shelves. Rotation is also relatively up to date so they don't have too much past the freshness date.

There is no service here. I've been to this Decicco's 3 times and I've never seen an employee within 20 steps of the beer section... which is kinda outrageous considering this is a supermarket and all other sections of the store are well attended to.

Selection here is good but not as great as in Ardsley. They also don't do growler fills.

Prices here are comparable to other Decicco's but at times, can be a little more. Still more than reasonable though.

Photo of kasper
3.15/5  rDev -23%

This inconspicuous supermarket is a beer heaven in the otherwise dismal beer scene in Westchester County. They claim over 400 varieties of beer and I've found that to be generally true. New releases show up fairly quickly and range from DFH and Southern Tier to Jolly Pumpkin and Rodenbach.

There are some problems, however, that really drive me nuts. Often there is beer on sale way past its lifespan and 90% of the beer is chilled in nearly freezing cold conditions. If they don't sell last years beers, they don't order any of the fresh batch, leaving the old bottles on the shelves, which can be deceiving. Always check dates the best you can at this place.

In recent months I've purchased a skunky chilled Stone RIS and 4 completely destroyed bottles of DFH Red and White and Black and Blue. When I returned the unopened bottles and explained they had gone bad -- seemingly for sitting on a shelf in direct sunlight -- the manager put them back on the shelf.

Overall, great selection but be very careful and stay towards the fresh stuff.

Photo of nasty15108
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Checked out DeCicco's in Pelham, NY the other day with my boy Hyland24. Similar to the store in Ardsley, but I didn't think it had quite as big of a selection. Prices were O.K., some higher than normal, some a little lower that the average. All in all a very good selection for such a small chain supermarket, in fact, better than most of the beer distributors in the area. Hyland24 and I wound up grabbing a 4pk of O'hara's to split for $7.99. We might have grabbed more, but we were under time constraints, plus both of our fridges are packed at the moment!

Photo of hyland24
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

The store is a gourmet food market with an impressive deli and hot lunch buffet that you can smell when you enter the store. Its actually a little tricky to find the beer section as the store aisles are a bit of a maze. The selection is impressive although pales in comparison to the De Cicco market in Ardsley. Full selection of Rouges, Flying Dog, Magic Hat, Southhampton, Sam Adams, Brooklyn, Capt Lawrence as well as Paulaner, Celebrator, and a few of the more high end items. Decent bomber selection with an entire set of shelves at the end of the open fridge section dedicated to them. Prices seemed OK. Picked up a 4 pack of O'haras Irish Celtic Stout for $7.99. Definitely a great selection especially for the area, and worth checking out.

Photo of Kegatron
4.5/5  rDev +10%

We stopped in Pelham (on the return leg of a recent trip up to New England) to visit this branch of the De Cicco market chain for one purpose. Captain Lawrence and Goose Island products. It’s located on the main drag in Pelham, right on Fifth Ave. We found street parking right out front, although there also appeared to be an actual parking lot in the back. The market itself looked to specialize in more gourmet type foods and seemed to us to be like a more cramped and maze like version of a Whole Foods store.

We eventually worked our way over to right hand side of the store to the beer and liquor section. It consists mostly of a giant cooler area that stretches the whole way down the wall and is literally jam packed with all kinds of goodies. They also have a shelf on the far end packed some unchilled versions of what they have in the cooler. Selection was mighty impressive. Lots of quality local NY beers from the likes of Ithaca, Southhampton, Blue Point, Middle Ages, and Southern Tier (from which I was surprised to still see some bottles of Pumking still around). They also had tons of other stuff from other quality American micros and imports. Most of all they came through with exactly what I was looking for. Four types of Capt. Lawrence on the shelves (Liquid Gold, St. Vincent’s Dubbel, Nor’Easter, and Smoke From The Oak). They also had a mighty fine selection of Goose Island including their Christmas Ale and all of the Reserve Series, except for the Imperial IPA, but including Bourbon County Stout.

Prices weren’t bad and were pretty much on par for what I had just paid for beers up in other parts of New England. The only exception was the 4-park of BCS, which was on the expensive side but hey, it’s BCS and worth it. As for service, we chatted with the beer manager on duty, Keith, who I believe posts here on BA. He was quite helpful with all of our questions and chatted for a bit with us about the NY distribution network. He even threw in a couple of free glasses for us. This place was definitely worth the stop and we look forwarding to visiting again whenever we are passing through.

Photo of plaid75
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

Located on the main drag in Pelham.

The store itself is a gourmet market of sorts, with some pretty high end items and an awesome deli section. The layout was a bit maze-like and the ailses were narrow and cramped.

The beer selection was pretty impressive and expansive. The stock included Boulder, Southern Tier (6 packs and bombers of Unearthly, OAT and JahVa), tons of Dogfishead artisan bombers, Blue Point, Captain Lawrence (includung Smoke from the Oak), Wagner Valley, SA, SN, Anchor, an entire Rogue section, etc. There was also a wide range of Belgian 750s and several other hard to find imports from Asia and South America.

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Made a mini road trip to check this place out today, no dissapointments, it was worth the trip to support this fine beer stop. This is a well stocked, clean, well lit, well staffed, large, multi room gourmet supermarket. Pleanty of parking in the rear. Beer selection is mostly in one open cooler, far to the left as you enter the store. Some brew is also stored warm in the same area. Selection is very good, well beyond the usuals, both on the import and US micro brew side.They even had a growler or two from Bluepoint, the HUGE bottles and three bottle gift set from Ommegang, Avery, Acme, Stone, Allagash, a slew of Rogues etc, etc Also, some glassware and Ale street news available. These guys are doing a fine job on the beer side of things, and its not even a beverage store, its a nice supermarket. Well worth a visit.

Photo of blurdl
4.5/5  rDev +10%

the story:
so, my girlfriend moved to pelham (i hate the hutch)
and after i assembled all the ikea products i wanted a beer
i walked down main st. only to find this tiny supermarket
expecting the worst, i stumbled upon pure gold!
i imediately called friend after friend to tell them about our new beer heaven. letting all know that everything was going to be ok from now on
amen


overall best place to buy beer in lower westchester
and it's a freakin super market
bavarian beverage mart is next in line
gent who stocks the beer section knows his stuff and uses BA shelf talkers
rediculous selection includes all the usual suspects
including Oaked Bastard!!!

Photo of Rosso11
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

This is with out a doubt the best selection of beers I have ever seen within a supermarket. They have a hudge selection of imports and microbrews. The store is not that big but their selection of beer is. When ever I request a certain beer they have no problem filling my request when ever possible. If you are beer lover who lives in the Pelham area this is the store for you!

Photo of Kwak
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

This place is just a super market, till you turn the corner and see the beer wall they have : Chimay ,Maudite, Blanch De chambly, Rogue Shakespeare stout, S. N. pale ale,Moretti,Ayinger Celebrator, brooklyn beers.just to name a few. This is a great store
nothing to special but a good beer store!

De Cicco Market in Pelham, NY
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.