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Siciliano's Market

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Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
BA SCORE
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153 Ratings
Ratings: 153
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: n/a
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504-5857
United States
phone: (616) 453-9674

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Photo of pbcrabshaw
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Made a point of stopping in Grand Rapids to visit Founders and to check out Siciliano's. I wanted to see if Siciliano's lived up to it's BA rating as a beer store. I was NOT disappointed. Found an absolutely great selection of beer available in singles. I would highly recommend this place and when I journey out of the one-horse town called Escanaba, for a trip to lower Michigan, I will defintely include a stop in Grand Rapids, so that I can stock up on some of the hard to find beers available at Siciliano's.

Photo of drxandy
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Went last weekend, in GR to visit some breweries/get some beer/ go to a concert (which ended up being canceled), stopped in here based on BA and was not dissapointed - loads of stuff we can't find in lansing, i bought a mixed case and some rolling tobacco - announced to the clerk that i found the place via the internet, who told the owner or whoever he was that i did and he asked where and such, and welcomed me - very cool, and quite reasonable prices indeed

seemed like a great environment, plans to come back next time i'm in GR!!

Photo of Kegatron
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%

We stopped in here on the way to Founders during a recent run through Grand Rapids. This is quite the interesting little liquor store as they also sell coffee, tea, and tobacco as acting as a homebrew shop. But at least for me, it's all about the beer here. There is a HEAVY emphasis here on local Michigan beers, of which they had a huge selection. Founders, Bell's, Arcadia, New Holland, Arbor, Dragonmead, etc, the list goes on. Of course, they also had a really nice selection of other craft beers and other imports and I liked that they offered a good majority of their beers in both the coolers or out on the floor. The real boon here though is that almost everything in six packs is individually priced for sale. This was great, as with so many great new Michigan beers to try, I was able to conveniently cobble together a few six-packs to take home. Service here was decent and the prices seemed reasonable for the most part. This was our last beer shopping stop on our recent trip through Michigan and this was a great stop to help fill in those final few missing Michigan beers (and the last few empty spaces in the car).

Photo of Roeters
5/5  rDev +7.5%

This is where I get all of my brewing supplies, and beer that no one else carries. Always a fun stop and a good way to start your brewday.

Great selection of beer/wine brewing equipment and supplies. Staff is always ready to help answer any questions that might come up and give ideas on recipe design. They really helped me stay motivated in home brewing. As, a friend gave me a carboy, an airlock and told me to go Siciliano's. Now just over a year later the experience has kept me brewing and improved it so much.

Photo of HopDerek
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Stopped by on our way to Founders, the place was easy enough to find with a small but sufficient sized parking lot. Besides selling beer, they also sell homebrewing gear and ingredients, cigars, and other stuff.

Nice beer selection, about 4 short aisles of various brands both local, stateside, and international, mostly categorized by region. Two longer aisles in the back support more of the Michigan local stuff like Founders, New Holland, Dark Horse, Arcadia, and Bell's. One and a half walls are large refrigerators carrying singles and six packs of pretty much everything in stock for those who need the beers cold right away.

The best part about this place was that every beer was priced for single bottle sales, so if you only wanted 1 bottle, its price was already on the bottle, definitely a nice thing if you want to stock up on lots of various things. Prices were very reasonable.

Service was very good, with the staff very knowledgeable about where certain beers would be located and offering up suggestions based on style preference. Definitely worth a stop if you're passing by the Grand Rapids area and have room for beer in the car.

Photo of BrewMichigan
5/5  rDev +7.5%

I was in GR this weekend to pick up my sister from college. We stopped here before the Hop Cat and was I ever impressed. The store is very humble and non-threating. If you're looking for good service, lots of beer, and great prices this is the place.

They had tea, cigars, beer and the best selection of hops I've seen in a long time. I bought some ingredients for a beer and they had the best prices I have seen. I can't recall seeing any grain over $2.00 per lb. Very impressed and will visit again, and again.

Photo of PabstBlue
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%

I stopped by Siciliano's this evening after work and I actually drove right by it at first. It's a very humble looking building that certainly does not catch your eye. Once I actually found the place and got inside I was not disappointed. As you first enter there is everything you need for home brewing. I was a little lost but one of the employees saw me wondering around and helped my pick out some ingredients for my first try at brewing my own beer. After getting all of my brewing goods I went to the back of the store started picking out the beers that I can drink now. After about 20 min I had finally sorted my way through most of the beer, picked out 2 for the cellar and 3 to drink. I had a great experience and I most certainly will go there again.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

This is a great place to stop in if you're up in Grand Rapids and you want to grab some beers. A somewhat unassuming storefront leads you into a beer wonderland.

The best part about this place is that every can be had in singles, making it easy to grab a six pack of a bunch of beers you have never had before, rather than being stuck buying a six pack of each. They carry Stone, Dark Horse, Arbor Brewing, Magic Hat, Bell's, Dragonmead and many many more.

Service here is very friendly and they will help you find things if you need anything. I've always been greeted with a smile. Stock on the shelves has always been fresh when I've been there as well. Even fresh Double Crooked Tree when I was up there!! Prices are good on singles and sixers as well, but it seems like this place is popular and the limited stuff goes fast.

In the end, Siciliano's is a great place to go and buy some killer beers while you are visting Grand Rapids. (Hopefully you'll be stopping by Founder's as well :-)

Photo of Andrewtherooster
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%

Siciliano's is the best place in Grand Rapids (and probably the state) to buy beer. The place can be intimidating given their huge selection, but the people who work there are nice and know their stuff. Their selection is singles, both 12oz. and bomber's, which can make things pricier, but it's never beyond reasonable considering the quality of the products they carry. I did once buy a beer that ended up being flat and awful, but considering how many beers they have and how many I've tried that have been exceptional, I can hardly hold that against them. There's always something new to try or a great old favorite to revisit. This was also the first place to card me when I turned 21. It's a fine establishment.

Photo of Pedro07
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%

I've been visiting this beer-Mecca for a couple years now, and love the fact that I live just down the road!
Always get great service here, and the selection is wonderful. The staff all know their stuff, and plenty willing to give suggestions.
The fact that EVERYTHING is available in a single is amazing. It allows one to try new things, yet not commit to a sixer of something their not sure about.
They have recently re-arranged their shelves, and seem to have grown their already wonderful selection! I've recently noticed an expanded selection of Michigan brews, as well as other U.S. craft brews.

Photo of jeremytroy
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

This is the place to go for beer in the Grand Rapids area. You won't find a better selection of micros and imports anywhere else. The store also caters to homebrewers, having a full selection of equipment, reading and raw materials for beginning and experienced brewers. Also has a good selection of wine, premium cigars, pipe and hookah leaf, glassware and other things of interest. The atmosphere is worth mentioning. It's not rare to see a man-- probably the owner-- sitting in the back smoking a pipe. Sometimes a friendly dog wanders the aisles. All of the employees are very helpful, whether you're looking for beer suggestions or a jump start out in the parking lot. Highly Recommended.

Photo of GRPunk
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%

There are many great shops in the Grand Rapids area. However, I haven't found one that tops the selection or service from Siciliano's Market.

As far as quality and service, it's great. Most (if not all) of the employees are homebrewers, are willing to help you find items, answer questions, and are generally interested in what you're brewing. In my experience all of the employees have a pretty good working knowledge of their stock and where things are located. The owner is often in the store, and always seems to be very peasant.

The only reason I don't rate the selection a "5" is because it's next to impossible to have "everything" available in the GR market. While most of the "hard to find" beers can be found at Siciliano's, I have found some they don't carry, but that's extremely rare.

Their prices are pretty good compared to the competition. What I really like is that every pack is priced, as is every single bottle. There's no guesswork as to how much a mix-pack is going to end up costing you.

Overall, I definitely recommend Siciliano's whether you're looking for commercial beers or homebrewing supplies and ingredients.

FWIW, they put on a great homebrew dinner/competition in the Spring. It's a great way to get some honest feedback on your homebrew from some pretty knowledgable judges and the party's well worth the price of admission.

Photo of enfield249
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%

Siciliano's is hands down the best beer shop on the north west side of GR, and is in the top 3 for all of west Michigan. They always have a great selection, get new stuff in regularly, and the staff is very helpful. I've several times been checking out and had them tell me about some deal they had going on, even to come back the following week for a sale on homebrew kit I was going to buy right then. They lost $11, but they gained a customer for life. There parking sucks, but that goes with the spot they have with no way to improve it. Right next door to them is a pretty good pizza place, wood fired.

Photo of joe1510
4.35/5  rDev -6.5%

Stopped by Sicilianos on a two-day brewery tour through South-Western Michigan. When you first walk in there's a solid selection of homebrew ingrediants to the right and the counter and register to the left. It's a smallish store and about halfway back the beer shelves begin. European brews are down one isle with Belgians on one side and the rest of Europe on the other.

Where Sicilianos shines is there American craft brewed selections, especially Michigan breweries. Great selection of Bells. Good selections of Jolly Pumpkin, Dragonmead, Founders, Dark Horse, Arcadia, and Harbor Brewing. There were some other gems I picked up as well, Stoudts Fat Dog and Old Guardian.

The service was good. I didn't have any questions while shopping but had a pretty informative conversation with the guy at the counter as I was checking out.

Something that makes this place a great store is the ability to create your own six-packs from any sixer on the shelves. All bottles are priced singularly and there's a 10% discount on cases, mixed or not. This was great for me being from out of town, I got to buy a lot of different brews without having to break the bank on six packs of them all.

Photo of ndekke39
5/5  rDev +7.5%

I love this store. I used to live in Grand Rapids but never knew about it. My brother first told me about it, and it's worth driving out of the way to go here. Probably the best beer store in the Grand Rapids area. It's a small convenience store, and they specialize in beer, hard liquor, tobacco, and coffee. No wonder it's referred to as the "Vice Store."

I've only been in a couple times, but every time I'm there I feel like a kid in a candy store. There are 4-5 coolers with four- and six-packs, but the real selling point is the make-your-own six packs. Oh my goodness, so many things. I can't even list them here, but here's what I got on my last trip:

Bell's Batch 8000 (2 bottles)
Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Great Lakes Oktoberfest
Bell's Third Coast Old Ale
Stone Arrogant Bastard

And a few others, I can't remember. I can't say much else about the place, except that the staff is knowledgeable, the selection excellent, and the atmosphere fun. I love the feel of this little find. I can't only recommend stopping by yourself and enjoying it firsthand. I'll be there again as soon as I can.

Photo of leftmindedrighty
4/5  rDev -14%

Stopped here after having lunch at Founder's during a brewery road trip.

First impression walking through the door is, "Wow, they sell everything."

They had a great selection of local brews, picked up a lot of Bell's, Great Lakes, Goose Island, and some other, less famous brews. The service was acceptable, if only because I really didn't need any. Which I'm sure they saw after I starting bringing six pack after six pack up to the counter. I also loved that they give a 10% discount on mixed cases, I've only ever heard of doing that with wine.

Overall, a pleasurable buying experience, I can see whey they have the reputation that they do. If I'm in the area again, after I hit Founder's, I'm heading here again.

Photo of gmfessen
4.65/5  rDev 0%

This place is awesome! I drive 45 minutes to go here because it's the best place around. The selection is great, prices are reasonable and the best part is that they sell everything in singles which is great for people like me who love trying anything and everything different. They also have a wide array of home brewing supplies, grain, extract, most anything you could want. In the back they have a nice selection of hops and yeast. They also have wine making stuff (if you're into that sort of thing). I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I'm there and could stay for hours. If you're around, check this place out!

Photo of Avagadro
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%

This is the by far the best place to get homebrew supplies in town. The employees are incredibly helpful with any questions about homebrewing, or help out in selecting a new beer. They even tell you to call them if you have any questions while you are brewing your beer. I've never seen a business care so much about its customers. The selection is also great. They moslty sell singles, but you can find all of the great releases from bell's, founder's, and other local breweries, as well as other great beers from around the country. If you are looking to start homebrewing, need homebrew supplies, or need a great beer store, this is the place to go

Photo of Magpie14
4.65/5  rDev 0%

A great quality place overall! Nothing more to say! A ton of beers to choose from and great friendly service.

Everytime I go in I set a time limit for myself, so I dont wander aimlessly trying to figure out which beer I should choose. Typically I buy a six-pack of different flavors and find that all are very reasonably priced. Majority of the beers sit on open shelves and a bunch of unique (domestic/imports) beers are located in the coolers as well.

A vast amout of local brews: Bells Brewery, Founders, New Holland, Atwater Block, Dark Horse etc... and lots of imports to boot! from all over the world.

Staff has been great everytime! The staff has provided me with tips on beers, proper pouring, and even correct glassware to use. They seem to know what's going on and can point you in the right direction for whatever your looking for.

Photo of EvilKeith
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%

Siciliano’s Market was highly recommended by the Michigan BAs and upon entering the store it quickly became obvious why.
This place does have wine, liquor and cigars. The emphasis is definitely on the beer. To the right of the entrance are the home brewing and bottling supplies. To the left and rear you will find the beer. There are aisles of beers from Germany, Belgium, all over Europe.
There is a very good selection of domestic craft and microbrews. The newly acquired Stone products are proudly displayed along with beer from NewYork to California. The selection of Michigan beer is impressive with selection from the smaller brewers, Michigan Brewing, Frog Island and others.
Three things really stood out to at Siciliano’s, first of all the staff all seemed to be homebrewers and fans of beer in general. Second I was impressive with what has to be the greatest mix-a-six policy I have ever seen. You can put any beer, warm or cold into your six (I mean any beer). Lastly, it was nice to see Beer Advocate shelf talkers displayed along the aisles.
Don’t get me wrong this place has other things that impressed me, but these are the ones that really stuck out.
If you’re looking for good Michigan beer or just good beer in general this is a must stop kind of place.

Photo of adammills
4.65/5  rDev 0%

I really enjoy my stops into Siciliano's. The help is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Their beer selection is large with both cold and on the shelf offerings. I am planning on stopping in this week to have them walk me through my first home brew set up. I was just in there a few days ago and picked up a sixer of various Michigan microbrews that I have been looking forward to tipping back and they were in the 1.59 range. Another nice feature is that they keep a lap top computer on the counter that is logged onto our own beloved beeradvocate.com. It is a real advantage to peruse their assortment knowing that you can recieve the fine feed back of my fellow beermeisters.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.45/5  rDev -4.3%

Somewhat of a hole in the wall location they carry cigars, beer, homebrew supplies and more. Everything was neatly displayed and clean. Dusty botles is really a pet peeve of mine. The girls working there were busy wiping down the racks in the coolers and the display shelves as well.

Service was excellent. They even have a wireless internet for you to use to check out any beers on BA. Not a problem to use the restroom having just come from Founders!

Great selection. While the specific Founders or Bells products I was after were out of season there is plenty else to be had. Loads of MI beers as well as an admirable selection of Belgians. Really top notch for the area. Prices all seemed quite reasonable. I got 10% off for spending a certain amount but with the bottle deposit it was more like 5%. Still a help cost wise. Check it out when youre in the area-well worth it.

Photo of treedoctor5002
4.65/5  rDev 0%

I stopped by this place for about the 20th time today so I thought I might review it.

First of all the service is the best! All you have to do is ask a question, any question, and they'll be willing to help. I was really awed by the clerk's brewing knowledge.

The selection is probably the best is G.R. They have almost anything you could dream of. Most of the cool Belgian beers that I have yet to try, many German brews, and a lot of microbrews from around the midwest. About half the beer is in coolers.
The clerk told me that they were limited by their distributers otherwise they would have even more cool stuff.

Prices are pretty average for the area, with most everything available in singles.

They have tons of brewing equipment, and all the ingredients to make just about any homebrew you could think of. Someday I'm sure I'll have to try it.

I love this place because it is on my way to the in-laws, how cool is that!

I've looked around and this is probably the best in the area, so enjoy this treasure!

Photo of MDekker
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%

Ah, Siciliano's...a place of pilgrimage for the West Michigan fan of beer. The building itself is not large, and it's a little rundown, but that just lends to the charm of the place.

They sell a vast array of beers, both refridgerated and off the shelf, from plenty of Michigan breweries in addition to makers of high-quality brews from around the country and beyond. Everything is available as a single, which makes it hard for me not to come home with at least 24 distinct individual bottles. The prices are not cheap, but not expensive, either, with a 10% discount when you buy a case.

It's also a great place for tea, pipeweed, cigars, wine, and homebrewing supplies. A friend from Indiana makes a special point of stopping by for his homebrewing needs when he's up this way.

The staff are friendly and knowledgable. Overall, it's a place I love to visit and spend my money, and it represents the standard for comparison when evaluating other local beer stores.

Photo of BigDaddyWil
4.8/5  rDev +3.2%

Stopped here before heading to Founder's for the 2006 Black Party. Learned about this store through beerfly, and good directions via mapquest. An old looking building, located on the corner of a intersection, and next to a resturant. This store has a lot of character. Lots of home brewring supplies and books. Great selection of cigars, and a fantastic craft beer selection. Every bottle has a price tag, so you are able to make your own six pack, definite bonus. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Tons of Michigan micros, decent selection of Belgians, and lots of out of state breweries. Rogue, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, just to name a few. Prices are good, and a worthwhile stop if in the Grand Rapids area.

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Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
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