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Siciliano's Market

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Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
BA SCORE
100
world-class

141 Ratings
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 7.54%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sicilianosmkt

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Photo of enfield249
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

enfield249, Dec 23, 2007
Photo of joe1510
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

joe1510, Nov 13, 2007
Photo of ndekke39
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.

ndekke39, Sep 08, 2007
Photo of leftmindedrighty
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.

leftmindedrighty, May 01, 2007
Photo of gmfessen
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!

gmfessen, Jan 31, 2007
Photo of Avagadro
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

Avagadro, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of Magpie14
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.

Magpie14, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of EvilKeith
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

EvilKeith, Oct 29, 2006
Photo of adammills
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.

adammills, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of lackenhauser
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.

lackenhauser, Aug 24, 2006
Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.