Siciliano's Market

Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
180 Ratings
Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market

Type: Homebrew, Beer-to-go

2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49504-5857
United States

(616) 453-9674 | map

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Reviews by Gigantis:
Photo of Gigantis
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%

I heard about this place from a friend and on a cold January day, we made the drive out there to see what all the fuss was about. Siciliano's lived up to the hype.

It is a very unassuming building. I wouldn't have given it a second glance had I not heard about it. When you enter this place, you are greeted with the light aromas of tobacco and coffee - lovely. What you see when you enter, however, blows the smells out of the water and gives way to expeditious curiosity and spirited determination to look and touch.

The beer selection is fantastic. The best I've ever seen, bar none. Siciliano's is almost like a beer library. The shelves are wooden and create almost a labyrinth of sweet, sweet beer. I found everything that I set out to find almost immediately. The organization seems lax at first, but it actually makes complete sense. My wife found St. Bernardus Abbey 12 right away and practically screamed with joy for she is always looking (unsuccessfully) for it. She wanted to buy all six bottles of it, but I cut her off at three because I, too, had shopping to do.

I purchased mostly international faire. Two LaChouffres (one a belgian take on an IPA) and Obscura Troubadore "mild stout". I bought an ESB from some faroff corner of the globe, Siberian Nights RussImp Stout and an Hoppy Otter. There was one employee working and he was sitting at the counter drinking delicious-smelling coffee and packing a pipe. You are probably picturing an older gentleman but this dude was younger than I! (probably mid-twenties). He was enthusiastic about beer and also quite knowledgible. I aisle-shopped too, as I spotted a deuce of Cappachino Stout while I was checking out and bought it.

All the beers were individually priced. The best part: the prices were not excessive. I spent a lot there but it was totally worth it. This is the best place to go in Grand Rapids and throw together a six-pack. Gee, I sure wish this place was down the street from where I live instead of Cherry Hill Market.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jvgoor3786
4.18/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HopHEAD1522
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Phoodcritic
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of orangesol
4.32/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rodosman
4.66/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Such an awesome place. Great selection of sours and Michigan beers. Very helpful staff, took time to make me feel welcomed and had nice genuine conversation when checking out. Awesome spot for home brewers. Wish I had a store back home like this.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Dactrius
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Friendly staff that asked me more than once if I needed help. The fact that all 6 packs are priced per bottle is just insanely awesome for someone like me who just wants to try lots of different beers. Really nice selection. Only complaint is that it could be better organized, but perhaps that's part of the charm.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Interesting place, part ethnic food store, part beer geek store. Noticed some almost year old founder's harvest ale on the shelf, comical.

Large selection, a lot of good beers, I think I spent close to $50 here. Some cute dark haired ethnic looking girls from the old country work here.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of clayspencer
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not many beer stores have shelves loaded with beer both domestic and international flavors not to mention a giant beer cooler filled with even more in the back of the store. This place has everything. I mostly come here for the homebrew ingredients and supplies however. And they have never disappointed. Even when there were some unheard of grains such as the Optic strain which I was looking for they said they could look into ordering it for me and assured me the Golden Promise would serve as an excellent substitute (typically used for malting scotch) which it did. I've made a lot of great beers thanks to the help of the Siciliano's staff and owe them a lot for their hard work and dedication to helping customers brew the beer they want to drink.

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Photo of Nmorgan89
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cards22
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mikebehrens
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maish
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pluses are parking, selection, ability to break up 6 paks, cleanliness, friendliness.Offsetting this is the smallness of the place, that many beers were past shelf life really.Prices not the lowest.

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Photo of Zuidman
4.36/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakelang
4.08/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ttango
3.43/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Somewhat limited Belgian selection. Plenty of Rochefort/Orval, but then some other mainline Trappists and typical mainstays are simply not there (ie Popperings Hommel). Very few special editions, no magnums, etc. Lambic/gueze selection is above average for the region. Domestic selection is strong. Staff is *very* hit or miss. Some great, but more often than not a frustrating experience. Overall good for the area, but is not first class and simply cannot compare to a good Binny's in Chicago or truly great family operations like State Line on the MD/DE border back east. Bottom line- ok in a pinch.

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Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
Place rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 180 ratings
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