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1203 S Main St
phone: (248) 541-1414
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I've lived in the metro-Detroit area all of my life and have never gone to the Holiday Market. During this past Friday's hunt for BCBS I found myself pulling in their parking lot for the first time.
I was told to go in and seek out Ashley, "he is a cool dude!".
After getting lost in isle upon isle of groceries, I found my way to the beer selections. All I could say was wow.
Ashley made the experience too easy. As I looked through all of the beers, I found myself grabbing a 4 of DFH 90 Minute,I'd been wanting to try this for some time. Ashley approached me and said "Are you finding everything okay?", my reply, "I'm sure I'm looking for what everyone else is, you know BCBS." Ashley quickly said "give me one moment" and returned with a beautiful little black labeled bottle of BCBS. He noticed I had ben holding the 90 Minute and asked if I had tried the 120 Minute, I chuckled and said "Nah I haven't seen it anywhere. Unsolicited he walked away again and returned with a bottle of it.
Bottom line ... great customer service and no games. They just want to fairly sell everything they get.
01-08-2012 15:37:04 |
More by TheMonk41
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of the better places in the Detroit area for craft beer. I stop here pretty frequently to look for new arrivals from Short's and Founders.
It is an upscale grocery store with a nice beer selection. There are around two aisles in the back corner with lots of local Michigan stuff, lots of the typical US distribution (DFH, Stone, Rogue, etc) imports (mostly German, Belgian, and British), a shelf of singles, and a cooler section. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Prices are very typical and reasonable.
02-11-2011 02:12:31 |
More by webmanspidey
District of Columbia
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Holiday Market on Main Street in Royal Oak is the best beer store I've ever been to. They have incredibly knowledgeable staff who actually seem to care about the beer, the flavors, and the price. They've got a great selection of everything from all over the country: Dogfish Head, Bell's, Dark Horse, Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc, as well as beer from all over the world: lots of Fullers, Unibroue, and a full stock of Belgians, etc. They make their own tasters for reasonable prices and recently added a make your own six-pack (a little pricey, but a neat feature nonetheless). The only problem is that they run a little steep in terms of priciness (Rochefort 8 and 10 run $6 per bottle), but with this selection and service, it's hard to get upset about. They might do the absolute best on local beers, of which they have about 15 different brewers. A really great place.
08-23-2007 18:49:25 |
More by soupyman10
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I can't believe I never reviewed Holiday before as I have been going here for quite some years. I'll start with the beer/wine section. There is quite a large wine selection with a great layout to find what you need. The two wine guys (Brian and another guy I forgot) are always helpful if not slightly pompous. However, the beer section is where it is at. Ashley runs the beer section and is always there to help and a good conversation about beer. Ionly rated service a little lower because the guys other than Ashley can be a little snobby sometimes. Quality is top notch and product is constantly coming in and fresh. Price is always a little higher than I'd like, but it is Royal Oak and expected. Definitely the best beer store in the area.
Now for the food sections as they are the best in the area, bar none. Amazing cheese, meat, bread, bakery and pretty much anything else you can think of. When they devote an entire huge cooler section as well as people for a wide variety of cheese form around the globe, you are in for a treat. For all meat, I head here as well for the best choices in the area.
09-22-2009 16:58:03 |
More by steebo777
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Holiday Market has been a great place to get your everyday craft brews as well as the hard to find releases. As a result of doing so much volume, Holiday often finds themselves getting in the most amount of cases for limited releases.
The nice part about Holiday is the beer guy, Ashley, doesn't play favorites. He doesn't hold beers, he simply posts on Facebook what they have each shipment and then lets you know when its out.
As far as pricing, the pricing of the beers have been one of the best I've seen. No large mark-ups on rare items like some of the smaller party stores. Overall it's an outstanding place.
01-08-2012 04:50:23 |
More by BeRanger
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
I go to Holiday Market for most of my beer purchases.
It is a specialty grocery store with a wide variety of all products they sell, and beer is no exception.
They have a good stock of all year-rounds, and they seem to get more of all the seasonals and limited releases than any other store around. However, anyone who likes craft beer in southern oakland county knows this, and so some stuff flys off the shelf just as quick as stores with limited stock. Also they have a good selection of imports (belgian, german, and UK).
The staff that I have encountered always offer help, and are knowledgeable of what beers they should be receiving soon.
Their prices are very competitive. Not quite as low as Champagnes, in Warren, but everything is well within the range I'm willing to pay, and a bit closer to me.
01-09-2012 01:15:44 |
More by J0E
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The BEST place in the Detroit metro area for beer. Selection is second to none. Ever expanding. Over 800 locals, nationals, Beligians, etc. Constantly getting all the new seasonals. Numerous high end rare beers as well. Shelves are organized by beer location for ease. About 1/4 of the beers are also found in the cooler chilled. Beer rep is RJ, ask for him, he's very knowledgable! The place is actually a gourmet grocery store carrying a great selection of wine, liquor, cheese, pastries, meat, fish, and prepared foods as well. Located just north of I-696 on Main.
12-08-2005 23:50:39 |
More by pimpmyporter
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
After getting this as a suggestion from some Michigan BA's, I stopped in while I was in town last week. It turned out to be an incredible recommendation.
This is set up as a specialty grocery store, with a vast selection of wine and beer as well. Coming from Chicago, I was looking to try out the selections from Short's and other locals, but their overall selection is just incredible. They have a good selection of nationally distributed craft beers, but I was most impressed by the selection of singles. There are no places that really break up six packs into singles around where I live, so I was able to grab a huge selection of beer without committing to a whole pack.
Having a singles selection like this absolutely made the trip worth it for me, but the positives don't stop there. I noticed the prices on some bombers and six packs were cheaper than they would cost at home. The beer is stored far away from light, so I never have to worry about it being lightstruck. Also, they get enough traffic and do enough volume that everything they have in stock seems fresh.
Ashley, their resident beer expert, is just a great guy. He had responded to my thread about places to go with very detailed information, and it was a pleasure to talk beer with him in person at the store. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and has great recommendations.
Holiday just became my regular bottle shop whenever I am in town seeing my cousin, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Overall, just a great experience. Good prices, great beer, great service. I guess you could call me a fan.
01-14-2011 17:47:17 |
More by KickInTheChalice
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