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5/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
09-08-2007 19:01:51 | More by ndekke39
4/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
05-01-2007 19:33:00 | More by leftmindedrighty
4.65/5 rDev +0.2%
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!
01-31-2007 04:28:11 | More by gmfessen
4.7/5 rDev +1.3%
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
12-15-2006 23:22:43 | More by Avagadro
4.65/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
12-14-2006 19:14:09 | More by Magpie14
4.3/5 rDev -7.3%
Sicilianos 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 Sicilianos, 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.
Dont get me wrong this place has other things that impressed me, but these are the ones that really stuck out.
If youre looking for good Michigan beer or just good beer in general this is a must stop kind of place.
10-29-2006 11:30:08 | More by EvilKeith
4.65/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
10-02-2006 00:13:27 | More by adammills
4.45/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
08-24-2006 14:40:49 | More by lackenhauser
4.65/5 rDev +0.2%
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!
08-10-2006 19:42:12 | More by treedoctor5002
4.8/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
06-01-2006 02:08:20 | More by MDekker
Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.