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1203 S Main St
phone: (248) 541-1414
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Large selection and cooler; about a third of it is macros. It's an upscale grocery store with a very nice liquor selection too, you can get stuff that you won't typically find in most liquor stores like Luksusowa vodka, nice scotchs, etc. It's easy to get lost in the huge amount of beers in the store but the selection really looks bigger than it actually is, A lot of the beers can be found in different parts of the store; in two different isles or in the cooler and on the shelf. Some old stuff that will never sell at all and has gone bad will be put "on sale" for a dollar off.
People that worked there are helpful but not entirely helpful. I was told that the main beer guy was on break when I asked if they had a particular beer coming in. The only problem with the staff is that they hoard beer as stated in the other review.
The main problem with this store is the layout (Again, too many of the same beers can be found in different spots) and the prices. A lot of the stuff found here can be had at better prices just a few blocks away at Cloverleaf Fine Wine & Spirits or at Champanes in Warren, you'll save money even with the amount of gas you're using. They now break select six-packs into singles on a rack but they markup the singles immensely unlike Cloverleaf and singles that are lower in ABV at Cloverleaf are in the cooler, at Holiday they are just sitting out in the open.
07-04-2008 09:25:37 |
More by tallmidget
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by on my recent trip to Michigan to visit family.
This is a great place to shop for beer as well as the family meals. The beer selection is tucked away in it's own section along with a good assortment of wines. The beer I looked at was all clean and up to date.
No service was asked for nor was any offered.
The selection of beer was quite impressive. My favorite Michigan offerings were present such as Founders, Bell's, Dark Horse, Jolly Pumpkin, and New Holland. They also had Avery, Great Lakes, Stone, DFH, and Flying Dog.
Prices were as expected and fair.
Holiday Market will always be a must-stop on my Detroit visits.
03-30-2008 22:58:24 |
More by Monkeyknife
quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've driven past here a billion times but never stopped in... for whatever reason. I decided I'd make a trek there after hearing about their stock of KBS.
They have an ample beer/wine selection. Most good brands represented. Southern Tier, Stone, Founders, Great Lakes, Bells, Victory, La Chouffe, Ayinger, Boulder, Dark Horse, Arcadia, Avery. Quite a few goodies and rarities. They keep their bottles in good shape but the stock is misleading. Lots of the same beers in different spots. On top of that, their turnover isn't all that great. Lots of shit sits on the shelf that probably shouldn't.
Nice cold selection, nice service, decent quality. A definite go-to place for good brew, especially when coupled with Cloverleaf just down the road.
03-02-2008 00:26:48 |
More by SaucyA
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a quality establishment, and right in my own backyard. They have a fine selection of brews, and seem to rotate some in and out to keep things interesting. Lots of singles, and plenty of 6 packs.
Everything was organized very well. Prices seem fine.
Bonus points for also having a great selection of wine and liquor. They also have a wide variety of foods. Lots of cheeses, several different counters serving everything from salads to sandwiches. Great place.
No complaints with the service. I will frequently come back.
02-21-2008 15:33:48 |
More by ElGrecoVerde
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I checked out Holiday Market for the first time yesterday and was quite happy with it as I walked out with a 6 pick and a couple other beers.
They are located right on the east side of Main street just north of 696. Huge sign out by the road so you will definitely not miss this one. The building looks kind of blah and when you walk in, you wonder if they are under going a renovation. The ceilings are lower to what I'm used to and we kind of had to zig-zag our way through the store to find the beer. When we got there it was like heaven. It was like a third of the store was dedicated to alcohol. Wine here, liquor there and most importantly...beer. They had the best selection by far that I have seen for a store. We must have spent a good half hour just looking and planning what to buy for the next visit. They have a pretty long refrigerated area with different macros and micros...but many more micros.
There was a guy standing near the wine dept with a laptop and he seemed like he was happy to help people find what they were looking for when visiting the alcohol section. As we checked out we were greeted very promptly and helped with our beer. The staff seem very nice.
Reminds me of a larger version of a Trader Joe's. Didn't buy any food, but will be coming back soon.
10-21-2007 23:22:09 |
More by CoSMoSYS
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great store. Huge variety of many different types of beer. Many different breweries and styles at this place. They also have tons of wine and booze. The booze section's in the corner of the neighborhood market and it's about a mile and a half from my house. Occasionally, they have an option to create your own six pack. This time of year they have a variety of pumpkin ales and Oktoberfest beers to choose from. This allows me to get a variety of beers without having to buy six six packs. I love this place.
09-29-2007 16:24:38 |
More by berserker256
District of Columbia
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Holiday Market on Main Street in Royal Oak is the best beer store I've ever been to. They have incredibly knowledgeable staff who actually seem to care about the beer, the flavors, and the price. They've got a great selection of everything from all over the country: Dogfish Head, Bell's, Dark Horse, Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc, as well as beer from all over the world: lots of Fullers, Unibroue, and a full stock of Belgians, etc. They make their own tasters for reasonable prices and recently added a make your own six-pack (a little pricey, but a neat feature nonetheless). The only problem is that they run a little steep in terms of priciness (Rochefort 8 and 10 run $6 per bottle), but with this selection and service, it's hard to get upset about. They might do the absolute best on local beers, of which they have about 15 different brewers. A really great place.
08-23-2007 18:49:25 |
More by soupyman10
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited Holiday Market after finding it on BA.
This place is unbelievable for a grocery store. They have a pretty large sized cooler. This does have some macros but it is definitely oriented towards craft beer. Both the cold and shelf sections had beers I don't see often in the area. This includes Victory, Stone, and Brooklyn to name a few. They a wide array of beers in both multi-packs and bombers.
I am very glad I visited this store. If you live in the area I would say that you should definitely give the place a shot. You're bound to find something you like and some brews you've never had.
04-14-2007 19:30:11 |
More by bozebus17
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A very good place to buy beer. I never make it out this far north in my bottled beer hunting excursions seeing as Merchant's in Dearborn is so close to me but I've got to say, if you're located on this end of town, this is a must stop! While this place is mainly a gourmet grocer (and a good one at that) their beer selection is quite outstanding, even though it's tucked way into a far corner like a misbehaving stepchild. There are some brands available here that aren't available in some other areas, notably Brooklyn beer. Everything is well laid out and it appears their staff goes to some lengths to procure new and interesting brews for your drinking enjoyment. I spoke with their main guy at length and he appeared very knowledgeable and passionate about better beer. They used BA shelf talkers as well. Good show old man! The only complaints I can make is they don't sell any glassware (why don't more places do this?) and no singles are available other than the typical large bottles. So unfortunately, no custom 6-packs to be had. I was told that once their current expansion is complete they will be pushing to do this in the future however.
The building is located just off of I-696 on Main but before Royal Oak's main downtown drag with it's own parking with no fee, nice!
As a side note a previous reviewer reported having spotted Westvleteren here, not true, at least when I went.
02-18-2007 15:55:30 |
More by Gaisgeil
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Holiday Market is located in downtown Royal Oak [MI] one of the oldest suburbs of Detroit, MI, and now an upscale and trendy bedroom community. Holiday Market is an upscale grocery store that has a very good selection of beer, wine and liquor...OH, and grocerys too (I never make it to that part of the store).
Holiday carries most major brands of Beligan (Trappistes Rochefort, Trappist Westvleteren, Westmalle Trappist, St. Bernardus, etc.), Michigan Brewers (Bells, Founders, Dark Horse, etc), and out of state brewers (Dogfish, Great Lakes, Stone, etc.). They appear to be competitively priced on most brands. One of the best selections in the metro Detroit area.
I especially like Holiday, as I can get lost in the beer/wine and liquor sections while sending my better half to the produce and grocery sections of the Market. The only down side of the Market is finding a parking spot in their [ample] parking lot. Guess that says a lot about their Market though!!
01-14-2007 18:52:14 |
More by bushbeer75
Holiday Market in Royal Oak, MI