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Holiday Market

Holiday MarketHoliday Market

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
$$ - reasonable

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

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

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Reviews by Monkeyknife:
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4.2/5  rDev -5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by on my recent trip to Michigan to visit family.

This is a great place to shop for beer as well as the family meals. The beer selection is tucked away in it's own section along with a good assortment of wines. The beer I looked at was all clean and up to date.

No service was asked for nor was any offered.

The selection of beer was quite impressive. My favorite Michigan offerings were present such as Founders, Bell's, Dark Horse, Jolly Pumpkin, and New Holland. They also had Avery, Great Lakes, Stone, DFH, and Flying Dog.

Prices were as expected and fair.

Holiday Market will always be a must-stop on my Detroit visits.

03-30-2008 22:58:24 | More by Monkeyknife
More User Reviews:
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin


4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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


4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-13-2013 06:11:05 | More by adamant1912
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-18-2013 16:46:48 | More by JohnnieNepal
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3.98/5  rDev -10%
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
Photo of Steimie


4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Atmosphere--the beer area of an upscale grocery store. Space is a little cramped and I'm sure they'd love to have more room. They do a nice job with the space they have.

Quality--you'll occasionally find a past its prime IPA on the shelf, but they generally do a good job of rotating stock.

Service--depending on when you go, the staff can be really busy putting away stock and/or helping others. You may have to track down Ashley, the beer guy, but more often than not he's around and is willing to help you out. Staff seem to really enjoy their job and take pride in what they do.

Selection--probably the best selection in the Detroit area. They get larger allotments of limited releases than just about anywhere else. As others have said, most folks know this, so stuff can go pretty fast (10 cases of BCBS in 10 minutes, with a limit of one 4pk per person). Watch Facebook for postings regarding limited releases. Ashley always handles these fairly and professionally. Also a very good singles section.

Value--very competitive prices.

Overall--if you're looking for something specific this should be your first stop. Best bottle shop in the area.

12-29-2012 14:44:56 | More by Steimie
Photo of J0E


4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $

I go to Holiday Market for most of my beer purchases.

It is a specialty grocery store with a wide variety of all products they sell, and beer is no exception.

They have a good stock of all year-rounds, and they seem to get more of all the seasonals and limited releases than any other store around. However, anyone who likes craft beer in southern oakland county knows this, and so some stuff flys off the shelf just as quick as stores with limited stock. Also they have a good selection of imports (belgian, german, and UK).

The staff that I have encountered always offer help, and are knowledgeable of what beers they should be receiving soon.

Their prices are very competitive. Not quite as low as Champagnes, in Warren, but everything is well within the range I'm willing to pay, and a bit closer to me.

01-09-2012 01:15:44 | More by J0E
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4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I've lived in the metro-Detroit area all of my life and have never gone to the Holiday Market. During this past Friday's hunt for BCBS I found myself pulling in their parking lot for the first time.

I was told to go in and seek out Ashley, "he is a cool dude!".

After getting lost in isle upon isle of groceries, I found my way to the beer selections. All I could say was wow.

Ashley made the experience too easy. As I looked through all of the beers, I found myself grabbing a 4 of DFH 90 Minute,I'd been wanting to try this for some time. Ashley approached me and said "Are you finding everything okay?", my reply, "I'm sure I'm looking for what everyone else is, you know BCBS." Ashley quickly said "give me one moment" and returned with a beautiful little black labeled bottle of BCBS. He noticed I had ben holding the 90 Minute and asked if I had tried the 120 Minute, I chuckled and said "Nah I haven't seen it anywhere. Unsolicited he walked away again and returned with a bottle of it.

Bottom line ... great customer service and no games. They just want to fairly sell everything they get.

01-08-2012 15:37:04 | More by TheMonk41
Photo of BeRanger


4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Holiday Market has been a great place to get your everyday craft brews as well as the hard to find releases. As a result of doing so much volume, Holiday often finds themselves getting in the most amount of cases for limited releases.

The nice part about Holiday is the beer guy, Ashley, doesn't play favorites. He doesn't hold beers, he simply posts on Facebook what they have each shipment and then lets you know when its out.

As far as pricing, the pricing of the beers have been one of the best I've seen. No large mark-ups on rare items like some of the smaller party stores. Overall it's an outstanding place.

01-08-2012 04:50:23 | More by BeRanger
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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Holiday Market is located on the south end of Royal Oak on South Main. There is a large parking lot for customers.

The beer section is located in the rear of the store and is cleanly displayed in a couple aisles. The beer is segmented geographically, including by "East Coast", "West Coast" and imports.

As for the beer selection, it numbers in the hundreds with lots of domestic craft breweries like Great Lakes, Keweenaw, Shorts, Dark Horse, New Holland and Saugatuck. Many bombers too from Avery, Goose Island, and Bear Republic too. Many imports to choose from Belgium, the UK, Germany and Canada too. Mixed singles are available as well.

Service is above what you expect from a grocery store. The people working in the beer area were very friendly and courteous and clearly take pride in the display and care of the stock.

Overall this place is my kind of store, reminiscent of favorites like West Point Market in Akron or Hills Market in Columbus. Definitely worth a stop for any beer fan or someone who likes a quality grocer.

01-02-2012 04:03:19 | More by Dogbrick
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Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI
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