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 adamette:
Photo of adamette
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%

Based on my visit there on or about 10 17 09. Review from short notes but also from memory, a vivid one indeed.

Atmosphere Well it is floor to ceiling beer folks but I found the atmosphere to be divine. There is not a lot of open space but I found the atmosphere to be just great.

Quality Everything presented very well indeed, for the most part cases with a few open on the top near the front of the store and then shelves (many, many shelves) of bottles and then coolers in the back. Everything looked fresh too. 4.5

Service Very good. Staff reminded me of their bulk buying discount which they did not need to do. 4.5

Selection Well just great. I spent $97 in about 5 minutes if that gives you any idea. I picked up DFH 120 minute, Fort, Great Divide Yeti series of stouts to name a few. If my wife was not in attendance I easily could have spent 3 or 4 hundred dollars in this place. 5.0

Value Good I think but probably just reasonable.

Notes: Thanks BA community for rating, reviewing this place before me. It made me consider it in my trip and indeed go there. I am glad that I did!

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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
100 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.
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