The greatest beer selection in RI period. Huge shelf of all singles with mix a six discount. Knowledgable and helpfull staff. Newly discovered for me and will be a staple in my beer purchases from now on (I live within 8 minites). Only negative is that i will end up spending to much money there.
rzaxxx (1) Rhode Island | October 13, 2011| Updated October 14, 2011
Wonderful people, excellent selection of single bottles from all over, including (as others have pointed out) rare Belgians and lots of different German styles. My main wish is that they had a bigger cooler with more cold 12-packs. They have liquor, too, but could use more single-malt scotches at better prices (but I understand that, between distributors and the State, Rhode Island is a lousy place to get a decent deal on whisky).
I couldn’t believe from the outside of this place that it would be the most unbelieveable stop at a beer store i’ve ever made. While thinking i was going to come out of this store with a mix a six I came out with a mix a case because I couldnt say no! I mean come on i pulled out so much dogfish head it made me cry a little. raison extra 05, old school 07 WWS 06 red and white some stone double bastard, and on. Stuff that I’m used to selling out at my local store in a week was aging nicely on the shelf for me to purchase. A must if you live within 50 miles of this place!
Update: The new place is bigger and brighter, which means more selection. They’ve added a "vintage room" where they have aged beers, and I picked up a 2011 Newport Storm anniversary beer. Lots of local, large foreign selection, plenty of US. Good prices. Sole employee was nice and gave me advice on a route to NH. Plenty of parking to tje side. Still a premiere stop.
I’ve got an emotional attachment to this place as I went to Providence College nearby, and as this place shares a shopping center with my regular grocery store, it was also one of my regular liquor stores. The ambience is fairly typical strip mall. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The beer selection is great (and certainly better than it was when I was a local). Tons of foreign stuff, American micros and of course local stuff. I easily found about 2 cases worth of stuff, and I could have bought more. A small smattering of beer, sake and cider. Some older stuff also that I didn’t expect to find. The prices here are great. They’re not too bad on their own, they offer 10% off of a mixed sixer and 20% off of a mixed case. Parking is no problem. Note that they are planning on moving downtown as they’ve outgrown this space, but I’m not sure of the timing. They said this was the best bottle shop in Rhode Island, I’m inclined to agree.
Great selection of beers all available in singles. The cellar room at the back is always exciting. Great deal on mixing a 6 pack or case of beer. I was served by the owner who was extremely knowledgable and helpful.
It doesn’t look like the picture anymore. They’re in an old building with lots of exposed brick. It’s an inviting and warm store full of kind and helpful staff. I loved that they had so much of their stuff refrigerated and that they offered a 10% discount for a mix 6. They had a pretty deep selection of local, regional, national,and imported craft. I haven’t yet been to other stores in the area but I would imagine this place is the standard that others compare themselves too. And they had plentiful parking which you don’t always get in city locations. I’ll go back again if I’m in the area.