Siciliano's Market

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Siciliano's MarketSiciliano's Market
PLACE INFO

Type: Store, Homebrew Store

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

(616) 453-9674 | map
www.sicilianosmkt.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
177
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
6.97%
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Reviews: 117 | Ratings: 177
Reviews by Silphium:
Photo of Silphium
4.7/5  rDev +2.4%

Third review. A massively increased product line and continued excellent service have separated Siciliano's from the local "pack" in recent months. All that can seemingly stop them is a lack of space!

Siciliano's continues to separate themselves from the rest of the Grand Rapids pack in terms of beer selection and brand coverage. The additions of several new beers in the past year (Victory, Dogfish Head, Breckenridge, Great Divide, etc., etc.) has necessitated additional shelf space. So far, the store has managed to fit these additions into its small beer-designated space. However, many beers, particularly Michigan microbrews, are sold as quickly as they're put on the shelves due to the store's increasing popularity and space limitations leading to small orders and stock of many limited-batch beers. Lots of slower-moving German and British beers are available, and the Belgian selection, albeit still small, has improved, and is probably limited mostly by what the local distributors carry.

Siciliano's is #1 in Grand Rapids. Visit the other stores if you're looking for small batch beers that move quickly here but more slowly elsewhere.

PREVIOUS REVIEW:
Probably still the best beer store in Grand Rapids, especially considering the availability of all beers as singles. Fairly extensive selection of Michigan micros, including most Bells (though the seasonals have as of late been hard to find there), Founders, Arcadia, and New Holland as well as a handful of Dark Horse and Michigan Brewing Company. Used to carry a fair amount of Kraftbrau but I haven't seen any in months. Has a nice selection of other domestic micros including Rogue, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Goose Island, and the recently arrived Southern Tier. Decent import selection of German and British beers; weaker Belgian selection although there is some improvement as of late. They also carry cigars, wine, and homebrew supplies.

It's worth visiting this store frequently, as shelf space constraints confine them to ordering very small stocks that disappear quickly.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of orangesol
4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jessewilliamson
4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rodosman
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Dactrius
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -12.9%
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 +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of clayspencer
5/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of cards22
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mikebehrens
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Maish
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -14.4%
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%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jakelang
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ttango
3.43/5  rDev -25.3%
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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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Shaskins80
4.36/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.5/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Friendly knowledgeable staff, nice selection, and everything available as a single.

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Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI
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