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 otto251068:
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3.41/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere: The shelves are pretty close together, combine that with a few customers and there can be bit of claustrophobia in this store. The place can be a little...dirty would be the best word I can think of. The floors, shelves, and counters are just a little older, no big deal.

Quality: Siciliano's has a fair amount of cooler space, and then quite a bit of shelf space. The shelves are towards the back of the store out of sunlight, and the lights are pretty dim. A couple different walk in coolers to check out. Everything in the store is mix and match. I have seen some very old IPA's here though.

Service: Always greeted with a hello as soon I walk in the door. After wandering for several minutes I am always asked if I have any questions. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Selection: For the Grand Rapids area, Sciliano's has an okay selection. Lots of locals and some harder to find stuff. That being said, I have never seen anything there that was super hard to find anywhere else, and they don't bring in a lot of new brews. I know there are some locals I can count on them to have, but most of the time their selection doesn't really appeal to me.

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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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