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Siciliano's Market

Not Rated.
Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
BA SCORE
100
world-class

115 Reviews
Reviews: 115
Visits: 171
Avg: 4.59
pDev: n/a
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504-5857
United States
phone: (616) 453-9674 | map
www.sicilianosmkt.com

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Reviews: 115 | Visits: 171
Reviews by SpdKilz:
Photo of SpdKilz
3.8/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I almost feel bad reviewing this since I had such high expectations for this store and the reviews all shower it in praise.

I walked in with my brother-in-law and was not greeted. Two women were behind the counter just standing…a guy was stocking the beer in the coolers and just kind of looked at us. We later asked him where the “beer cave” was since we were first timers and had no idea, and he seemed somewhat annoyed. Needless to say once I did ask one of the women behind the counter if they had any “special” fun beers they did try to help out.

The selection was solid for a store in Grand Rapids, but nothing special. I really didn’t find any beers I couldn’t in a Binny’s, minus a few Short’s they had (and which every store in this area of Michigan has). I asked if they had a few beers mentioned in prior reviews and they were out of everything it would appear. As stated, it’s not like the selection is bad; however, it does not deserve the praise everyone is giving. Understandably this is a good beer store for a smaller area like Grand Rapids, but again this doesn’t mean it should get 4.5 or 5 for selection. In addition there were dusty bottles and some old “hoppy” bottles.

I did like the fact you could buy singles of everything. That is a huge plus. I walked in expecting to drop a ton of money and walked out with a mixed six pack of Short’s. Prices were okay.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Interesting place, part ethnic food store, part beer geek store. Noticed some almost year old founder's harvest ale on the shelf, comical.

Large selection, a lot of good beers, I think I spent close to $50 here. Some cute dark haired ethnic looking girls from the old country work here.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of clayspencer
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not many beer stores have shelves loaded with beer both domestic and international flavors not to mention a giant beer cooler filled with even more in the back of the store. This place has everything. I mostly come here for the homebrew ingredients and supplies however. And they have never disappointed. Even when there were some unheard of grains such as the Optic strain which I was looking for they said they could look into ordering it for me and assured me the Golden Promise would serve as an excellent substitute (typically used for malting scotch) which it did. I've made a lot of great beers thanks to the help of the Siciliano's staff and owe them a lot for their hard work and dedication to helping customers brew the beer they want to drink.

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Photo of Nmorgan89
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cards22
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mikebehrens
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maish
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pluses are parking, selection, ability to break up 6 paks, cleanliness, friendliness.Offsetting this is the smallness of the place, that many beers were past shelf life really.Prices not the lowest.

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Photo of Zuidman
4.36/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakelang
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ttango
3.43/5  rDev -25.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Somewhat limited Belgian selection. Plenty of Rochefort/Orval, but then some other mainline Trappists and typical mainstays are simply not there (ie Popperings Hommel). Very few special editions, no magnums, etc. Lambic/gueze selection is above average for the region. Domestic selection is strong. Staff is *very* hit or miss. Some great, but more often than not a frustrating experience. Overall good for the area, but is not first class and simply cannot compare to a good Binny's in Chicago or truly great family operations like State Line on the MD/DE border back east. Bottom line- ok in a pinch.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Shaskins80
4.36/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Friendly knowledgeable staff, nice selection, and everything available as a single.

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Photo of 76da42
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MSEGUIN
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Easily the best store in GR

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Photo of Eddieboy1492
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Billry
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AxiomoixA
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.