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Pilgrim's Market

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1316 N 4th St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 83814-3220
United States

(208) 676-9730 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2008

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I was in Coeur d'Alene looking to pick up some beers I can't get in my native Washington, and was quite pleased to find this gem of a store.

It's basically a high-quality grocery store, and like others of its ilk (Whole Foods, Central Market, etc.), it has a great beer selection. Unlike many grocery stores, however, most of their beer is sold as singles for making mixed-sixers, which is super convenient to a beer hunter such as myself. Everything is laid out by style (in broad categories, but still nice), and sixpack and four pack holders are available for putting together your mix.

I felt the selection was very good, and it was a bit exotic for me, being from out-of-state. Even for locals, though, there are a lot of good finds here -- definitely good for a grocery store.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MjBrewhouse
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaltonC
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Dub55
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Natural food market offering the typical healthy and organic foods and health products but the best part is their cool beer selection. One of the largest in CdA featuring singles to fill 6 pack samplers. Nice deli let's you get everything you need for a day recreating in beautiful North Idaho.

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Photo of Torontoblue
4.3/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great Whole Foods-style store with a really good selection of local, Mountain, PNW along with some other US & European brews.

Prices are very reasonable, with the option of making your own 6 packs.

Beers are displayed in styles as you walk along the coolers, and didn’t see any old outdated beers, either.

Didn’t get any help from the staff as I didn’t really need any, although I was asked. Staff at checkout were happy enough and commented on the amount of beers I purchased (36 bottles) and got a nice discount for ’bulk buying’.

Definite place to visit in Coeur d’Alene.

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Photo of smulkowski
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Pilgrim's stocks a relatively good variety of single 12 oz. beers from the local region. Service is relatively minimal. This is a natural foods/health supplement store that just happens to have a pretty big cooler full of good beers. It is nice to be able to select a variety of pack of various brews when you aren't sure what you really want and aren't interested in springing a ton of money on bombers. I think the prices are pretty good for the singles - just a bit higher than the single price when purchased in a six pack.

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Photo of woemad
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

Basically, Pilgrim's is a gourmet/natural grocery store, along the lines of Huckleberry's in Spokane or, I suppose, a Whole Foods (never been to one).

Big selection of singles. Probably more than 200. Cardboard 6-pk cartons are avalable for constructing mix and match 6-pks. I grabbed and filled one up, half of them canned choices from 21st Amendment, Oskar Blues and Maui Brewing. I hadn't seen anything from Maui in Spokane before, so I ws glad to grab a can of CoConut Porter.

Service was limited to the girl at the checkout counter, which was friendly. However, there was no way to verify anyone who works here knows anthing about beer. One must suppose someone does, or there wouldn't be such a big beer selection.

This place is a few blocks up 4th from the thirty or so taps at Capone's. Having some pints and then grabbing some more for home would probably be a good plan if you're in CDA.

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Photo of PredsfanJ
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%

A fantastic place. Lots of bottles and all of them sold in singles which for me is like gold. I came in here after going to Enoteca expecting to be let down but WOW what a shock. Lots of rare bottles and great prices.

The person working in the beer/wine area was incredibly helpful and friendly. I stood and talked with him for a while and he was able to recommend a few things I had never seen and was weary about buying. I didn't catch his name, or forgot it but he really knew his stuff and had a passion for beer.

I had just spent 100$ at Enoteca and was planning on spending maybe 30 here, but after seeing all of those singles, I went nuts on them. Oops, spent 120$ here.

In tandem with Enoteca this is really a great beer run.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Nice selection of brews not available in SW Idaho... We hit it shortly after opening on Friday.

Not alot of stuff that really blew my socks off, but I was able to piece together a nice box of brews that I've had my eyes on for a while.

I don't really have any comments about service, as this is not the type of store that I would really need help... also our early morning visit probably was before beer or wine folk really hit the aisles.

I would describe it as a "Whole Foods Light" ... Reminded me a bunch of the Community Food COOP in Bozeman, MT.

Despite my above laxness, I would say this is a must hit (after Enoteca) for any tourist looking for brews not available in their area. I would have probably spent alot more, but I was saving my load for Enoteca.

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Photo of Inflames
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

As you walk in the store the brew secetion is staring you down telling you to come on over.
Not really the normal setup as the beers are all broke out in style. But maybe this is the way to go, (looking for stout? go to the stout section) who knows.
Of course too much light, but a very nice display with a slightly impressive lineup.
There are some hard to finds mixed in with the normal beers. Average pricing for the beers. Wish they gave a discount on mix sixes.
The homebrew shop is just up the street from the market.
Worth stopping in if you are in CDA.

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Pilgrim's Market in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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