Clean, grand store with a great gourmet section I’d have liked to explore. Fairly inexpensive cheese prices. Good prices on beers as well. It was not possible for us to split 6-packs and this caused most of the stuff I wanted to go back in the alleys. Beers are hidden at the back corner, but still mostly well displayed. There was a bottle of Apis Jadwiga left, but I was not overly impressed, the selection being probably bigger than the other 2 stores in Ann Arbor, but not worth it if you can’t split sixers. / Update: A slight nuance is in order as the beer manager messaged me to assure me that he would make sure that the staff allows sixers to be broken. Assuming that this is applied thoroughly, this place is the most interesting Ann Arbor beer stop with more locals than their main competitors. Get in touch with David ( clipjd on ratebeer) before going and he might take care of you.
Stopped here on the way to fish more north. Easy to find location with large parking lot in the front. Service is freindly grocery store staff. Selection is large selection of singles with two coolers with bombers and six packs. I found twelve new beers and two very good beers. Good grocery store food and large selection of wine. Picked up some snacks. Great place for take-out food and good brews.
Wow! Great selection of Michigan stuff and a nice wall of imports. The selection of out of State American micros may not excite American visitors as much as us Canadians but it was pretty solid with DFH, Great Lakes, and many other offerings. Prices seems quite reasonable and I could have easily picked up another case worth of beer.
Service was fantastic with Cathy (?) helping us find stuff and splitting up and pricing six packs for us. Will return if I make it back to Michigan for sure.
Based on previous ratings, I was expecting a treasure trove of kuhnhenn and other obscure MI brews - I got nothing of the sort - in fact, there were no kuhnhenn beers at all, and aside from one or two jolly pumpkin that are hard (but not impossible) to find out of state, there were no MI brews I couldnít get elsewhere in the midwest (minus the 10 cent per bottle deposit!) - however, if my expectations werenít so high, I would have been quite suprised, especially considering the fact that this is a grocery store (whenís the last time you saw Cantillon in a grocery store?) - fairly extensive micro selection - I grabbed a handful of dark horse brews Iíd yet to try - there wasnít much else to rave about - it was nice, but I am leaving MI with far less beer than I thought I would - I guess thatís good for my wallet.
Located in a little strip mall. If you wade your way through all the wine youíll find the beer holed up in the corner of the building. Very nice selection. Lots of stuff available as singles but the vast majority is fours and sixes. Too bad too. I would have bought another dozen had there been a better singles selection. Still, walked out with several cool bombers and 12oz singles. If Iím back in the Detroit area at some point this place will be a must.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 27, 2008| Updated July 30, 2010
One hell of a grocery store. Stopped in on way back to Chicago from Detroit and I am glad I stopped in. They have a huge selcetion of both wine and beer. Great imports and belgains. Tons of six packs and good selection of domestic bombers. What makes this place truely special is the singles selection. They have close to 150 singles available. We are not talking about crappy singles either. They have the full line of Bells, Founders, DFH, Dark Horse, Arbor, Arcadia, Brooklyn and ton of other local breweries. Place is basically a gormet market. If I ever have the chance to go to Detroit again I will make sure I stop back in.
Bello Vino is awesome. Anything you want in singles, great. A fantastic selection of Michigan micros and world beers. Drew and Matt are some of the most knowledgeable beer purveyors around. Prices are great too.
I stopped by here on a drive from Madison to Cleveland. Despite being gameday in Ann Arbor there was not much traffic to deal with. The easiest way to get to it is from 23.
If you walk all the way to the back youíll find a nice treasure trove of beers. There were plenty of Belgian beers as well as almost all the local Michigan breweries. The best thing about this store is they carry everything available from Jolly Pumpkin. When I was there they had the La Roja Reserva and Bam Noire (750 mls). You can also get the relabeled beers that are done by JP. Other highlights were special releases from Arcadia and shorts. I ended up walking out with $60 worth of beer despite promising myself to keep it a cheap trip.
Very nice, upscale gourmet grocery store with the best beer selection in town from what I saw. Alas Dave the buyer wasnít there and the guy who was working said it was a no-no to break up sixes, else I would have walked away with a lot more local stuff; but there were some fun things in singles (Beer Lao!) anyway and the Belgian/German/English selection was fairly solid. There are certainly better stores in the midwest, but this is well-stocked and maintained and nicely laid out.