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Siciliano's Market

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

142 Ratings
Ratings: 142
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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5/5  rDev +7.8%

BeerdedHophead, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

JohnParadee, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

JohnathanColeman, Mar 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

GRFounder, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

This place is a small slice of heaven for a beer junkie. The selection is the best I've seen in Michigan. Its like you're in a Bevmo or Binney's except with a mom & pop feel instead of sam's club feel. And the selection is probably better anyway. They also are the best source in the area for home brewers. Love this place!

scm3, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

khein, Mar 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

This is the greatest homebrew store on earth. Their prices on grain beat the internet shops before shipping. The staff is very knowledgeable, each with their own expertise. Steve and Barb are great folks and set the standard for the whole crew. Great beer selection, all in singles, two walls of coolers, plus what is in back. All homebrew ingredients are very fresh. I have bought hops and yeast that were packaged that very week. All kinds of parts for homebrew and kegerator setups, fittings, kegs, tubing, gloves, bourbon barrels. Just an amazing selection of everything including a walk in humidor, coffee, wine, wine kits, spirits, kegs. This is my favorite store. Check out their website and visit if you get the chance. No trip to Grand Rapids would be complete without a visit to Sicilianos.

JHombrew, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

Zonian1, Jan 26, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -0.9%

*My review from Yelp*

I'm glad I stopped here, even though I ultimately didn't get anything. This is a great place to stop if you love craft beer and/or homebrew, as there's a pretty large homebrew section with helpful employees who know their beer. The most intriguing thing about this place is that it seems EVERY BEER can be bought as a single, and the prices are a touch cheaper than places closer to my house. Additionally, there's a pretty nicely sized refrigerated section for people who want to mix-a-six, and then. Well. Drink a six when they get home or to a party. This is a beer store done right, and I wish it wasn't all the way in Grand Rapids.

Alextricity, Jan 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

BreakfastStout, Jan 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev -1.3%

Siciliano's Market is the go to liquor store in Grand Rapids.

Everything by the single bottle. Tons of cooler space with chilled singles. A huge selection of imports, German, Belgian, whatever you are looking for. A growing selection of Michigan Meads. Awesome, vast selection of homebrewing grains and a good stop for information on home brewing, including a knowledgeable staff, and a big selection of books to feed your head.

It's a great stop. Do it!

MarcatGSB, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3%

JDizzle, Dec 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

leprakhan, Dec 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

mcrawford, Nov 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

JEK282PSU, Nov 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Jordy777, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

seanpsu33, Nov 07, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -10.3%

The staff was very knowledgable and walked me to the beers that I needed along with recommending addition local beers that fit my interests that day.
I thought their single beer pricing strategy was an expensive way to buy, but convenient! If visiting Founders stop here to stock your cellar or fridge.

Gr8Lakes, Aug 19, 2013
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4.82/5  rDev +3.9%

Stopped in while visiting Grand Rapids because we had heard such good things about the place, and was not disappointed.

The atmosphere is tailored to please true beer, cigar, and wine connoisseurs. It can be a bit cramped when the place is packed (which it was) but that would be my only complaint about the building.

The people working when we visited went above and beyond standards of customer service and really made our trip memorable. They informed us of several places we absolutely needed to stop into while we explored downtown Grand Rapids. Without their recommendations we never would have known Brewery Vivant was an essential stop. The service was fantastic.

The selection ranged from a variety of regional brews (our first taste from Shorts was from here, love them) to craft beers from all over the world. A very nice, wide array of choices.

This is one of those absolute must-finds when in the Grand Rapids area.

neckbracesub, Aug 12, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -10.8%

I have to tell you the staff there are very knowledgeable!! The selection they offer are pretty darn good. Every Friday is new beer Friday and if you buy a case you get 10% off of your total purchase. I could spend hours in this store pondering on what to purchase. This store gets an A+ in my books. I plan to frequent this store often!!

ScottyG, Jul 30, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +5.6%

I've been to Grand Rapids many times, but somehow this little gem has escaped me until now. I noticed the recommendations on BA and checked this place out on a recent trip to GR. Their selection is incredible and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. They have a great selection of local areas brews. If I hadn't already loaded up my car with FFF stuff I picked up earlier on the road trip, I probably would have grabbed more local stuff to bring back with me. I have stores around me that have selections that are nearly as good as Siciliano's, but not nearly as knowledgeable about the beers they carry. Siciliiano's also appeared to have a great selection of home brew supplies, but I didn't go through that area of the store. I appreciated the way they sell everything by the bottle, so I was able to try several different beers that I might not have tried in a full six-pack.

GABrew, Jul 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Siciliano's really is the destination for craft beer fans and homebrewers alike in West Michigan. I don't live near the store, but find myself making frequent trips there to pick things up, especially on "New Beer Friday." Absolutely A+ service, and the people working in the shop are all highly knowledgeable on their products, and are always willing to assist. The best selection of craft beer I've been able to find within 100 miles (plus everything can be purchased by the bottle). Really solid selection of homebrew supplies and equipment. There have only been a few instances where Siciliano's didn't have what I needed, and in those cases it was hard to find in the first place, even through a national internet homebrew retailer. Fierce advocates for the local homebrewing community, not to mention generous sponsors of local events and competitions. I can say with confidence that without Siciliano's, there is no way I would be able to enjoy homebrewing and craft beer the way I do now. West Michigan is very lucky to have a resource like this in its backyard.

TangoDown, Mar 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Siciliano's Market is a wonderful place to find your favorite beers, spirits or wines. If you are a Home Brewer you can get your supplies here. I highly recommend stopping by here. The staff are friendly and helpful. If you are looking for something that is hard to find they probably have it or they can get it for you. I try to frequent Siciliano's weekly. They always have new Brews coming in every week. They also carry cigars and tobaccos which gives it an inviting aroma when walking into the store.

vader06, Dec 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +7.8%

Sicilianos is by far the best "beer" store I've ever frequented.

The selection is immense and will please beer, cigar, coffee, tea, and homebrew aficionados.

As for beer, they have a reliable selection from anywhere in the globe. The store is essentially divided into sections by regions. For instance, all belgians/international beers have their own shelf. There is also sections for Michigan and domestic beers.

Outside of beer, the store has quite a bit of spirits and liquors. There is also a section dedicated to exotic teas and coffee. Sicilianos also reps a full assortment of homebrew equipment/ingredients, home-fermented wine section, and another section I like to call DIY. This is stuff like make your own almond milk or grow your own mushrooms or cheese.

As for beer, it's easily best in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Sicilianos consistently stocks rare and mainstay beers and their availability is second to none. The staff is incredibly knowledgable in making the right recommendations to seasoned beer drinkers or beginners. One thing that separates this from average liquor stores, Sicilianos marks all their beer in singles. While you can buy four/six packs, it's more targeted toward maker your six pack.

Protip for Sicilianos: First, they stock new beers on Thursday afternoon and run a blog on Friday called "New Beer Friday." Your best chance for finding whales and rarities is on Thursday afternoon.

kylelenk, Dec 18, 2012
Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.