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Holiday Market

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Holiday MarketHoliday Market
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97
world-class

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.87%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

1203 S Main St
Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067-3244
United States
phone: (248) 541-1414

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Notes:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm

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CBA

British Indian Ocean Territory

3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Located in a great part of Metro Detroit - Royal Oak is decent place to walk around. Overall selection is not as extensive as Merchants, especially in the import selection. However the actual store is much nicer. Pricing seemed reasonable (had the Breakfast Stout for $10 - 4 pack), and it was easy to get around the selection as it's well organized. Glassware was non existent - somewhat surprising for a higher end store. My only gripe is the inability to break sixers - for me this makes or breaks a store.

Beer Haul:
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Red Rye
Dark Horse Special Reserve Black Bier
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza

01-03-2007 13:37:40 | More by CBA
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wheezlelump

Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.4%

07-26-2014 20:12:58 | More by wheezlelump
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-02-2014 02:12:09 | More by DanGeo
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-08-2014 21:11:10 | More by Zaphog
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

06-07-2014 19:36:57 | More by Jas45678
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Having moved to Michigan over a year ago, we have finally settled into the local beer scene, and Holiday Market is a big part of what makes us feel at home.

The beer section of the store is located towards the back of what is otherwise a well-kept, modern grocery store. It is not your standard chain, and tends to offer higher quality product, of both the packaged and prepared varieties. Regardless, we are here to talk about the beer, right?! So you walk to the back of the store and you arrive at the beer aisle. All of the beer can be found within this one aisle. The left side is an open cooler that runs about halfway up the aisle, and contains your typical “racks” of BMC. Opposite that is stacked wire shelving housing the craft. There are additional displays flanking and in front of this that typically advertise any new seasonal or special releases. Otherwise the majority of the beer is arranged and categorized by brewery and by region. You have all of your Stone, Bruery, and west coast swill together, while the Michigan locals hang out together, and so on. At the far end of the aisle are two singles racks, with a mirrored selection of bottles and cans, of what is available in packs of four and up. They also provide empty six pack boxes, should you need them. It is always tidy, and the bottles and cans remain dust free.

The selection and quality of beer are both excellent, and really second to none that we’ve been able to find in the area, including when you compare on price. You can find beers from coast to coast, and from numerous other countries around the world, with obvious predilection to the heavy hitting nations like Germany and Belgium. Even amongst local Michigan beer they seem to have a much larger and fresher selection than any other local stores. If there is a release you are anticipating then you can usually find it here. For the special, insanely limited releases they have a system of scheduling the release at a certain time on a certain day, and they often try to make it as fair as possible, taking people’s work schedules and such into consideration.

The real prize of this store is the staff, as many have echoed down below. The manager is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and pleasant to chat with. He is always on top of special releases, and continually tries to expand the selection and see what new breweries can be pulled into the local market. They keep their facebook page updated to the minute, and are great about keeping us beer geeks informed.

Overall, Holiday has become our home base, go-to store when it comes to beer. We are continually surprised with the level of commitment and passion that goes into how they run and maintain their beer selection. We have never been displeased with a purchase, and have really never had a negative exchange or experience while visiting. We highly recommend this store if you’re just passing through looking for a nice cross section of Michigan craft, or if call southeast Michigan your home, and want to keep up with all that is coming and going locally.

05-29-2014 16:31:04 | More by TheBrewo
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 04:56:47 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

12-13-2013 06:11:05 | More by adamant1912
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

10-18-2013 16:46:48 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Jay43613

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I like to come to Holiday Market, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Like other places though, the stock of what I hoped to find by traveling there was alos out of stock. I came looking for a number of beers that I hoped to find (Linenkugel Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout, Dogfish Head 120 Min IPA, and Stone-Chipotle Porter), and they were out of stock on each one. What I did find was acceptable. I would continue to go here to find rare beers.

01-07-2013 17:57:23 | More by Jay43613
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Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI
97 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.