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Richey's East Liquors

Not Rated.
Richey's East LiquorsRichey's East Liquors
BA SCORE
86
very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.48%
[ Store ]

6895 N 9th Ave
Ste C
Pensacola, Florida, 32504-7356
United States
phone: (850) 476-7234

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(Place added by: Bonhoeffer on 09-30-2005)
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Reviews by onefmatt:
Photo of onefmatt
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

This is way better than four winds around the corner in the breadth of selection they have. Good selection of bombers, but nothing jumped out. A lot of Rogue, Dogfish Head, etc. had standard Cigar City, Jai Alia, etc, so great place to pop in if you are in the area

onefmatt, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

MOVERTON1284, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

patre_tim, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

will_eye_e, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

TonyJ815, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%

Richey's has a decent selection of craft. Was specifically looking for some Cigar City but found none. Nice store that is clean and pretty well organized. Prices seemed reasonable. Service was fair at best. Wine selection was good and I bought more wine than beer.

This place is worth a stop only if driving right past it. Not worth seeking out.

TrappistJohnMD, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bmurray10
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%

This place has a great selection. I foud a decent amount of Terreapin WnB Coffee Oatmeal Stout 4 packs. I also grabbed some Southern Tier goodies. They had a very solid selection, but I didn't ask about anything hidden in the back as I am not a regular customer. Overall, I think it is an above average store, but not the most inviting or helpful place either.

bmurray10, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev -19.4%

After a failed attempt to purchase beer from Four Winds we walked over to Richies. Immediately upon walking in you can see that the atmosphere is MUCH better. The beer selection is a little bit better than Four Winds but not much. The difference is we were able to find product much easier than at the other place. There was still tons of beer scattered all over the place. They still didn't have that great of a selection either. And the people that worked there weren't very knowledgable or helpful.

Beerbuddha, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of abeerlovr
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%

I am a local and visit the 9th Avenue and Creighton Road location several times a month if for nothing else to browse the selves to see if anything new and interesting has come in.
This is a liquor store and much of the shelf real estate is dedicated to such. There is one aisle, both sides of it (mostly) dedicated to craft beers. They have the largest selection of bottled craft beers in town, however, not a huge variety of breweries, mostly south eastern brewers, some New England brewers and a little bit from California and the standards, Seirra Nevada, Sam Adams, Anchor Steam. They also carry some Bruery, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Dogfishhead and Victory beers. Considering our close proximity to North Carolina I am shocked we get nothing from there :-( no Sexual Chocolate for me. They do have a variety of imports, Unibroue, Chimay, Samuel Smith, Duvel of course Guinness. I wish our local distributors would get their heads out of the BMCs rear end b/c some of the clerks at Richeys are into craft beer and have quite the knowledge...but they can only sell what they are given to sell.

abeerlovr, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of slatetupelo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

I found this place while on vacation the weekend before the 4th of July. It's a large store located in a strip mall with most of the space being occupied by liquor. They have a good selection of beer in the coolers and on the shelves. The selection was good, Bells, Southern Tier, Terrapin, Victory, DFH, Sweetwater and other quality breweries were represented well. They don't have the option of mixed six packs. The people at the register were nice, I usually don't ask for help since I already know what I'm looking for. The prices were fair and I'd do business with them again.

slatetupelo, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of cbsmith8511
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Stopped by today to see what they have. By far the biggest selection I have found here. Many, many selections from Rogue, Terrapen, Victory and Dogfish Head just to name a few. Prices are cheaper than anywhere else I have seen around Pensacola.
Be sure you go to the 9th Ave store. Went to the West Nine Mile Rd location and it sucked, they had a fraction of the inventory than the 9th Ave store.
I'm still looking for seasonal brews from Cigar City. For some reason i can't find anything other than the year round brews in Pensacola. If any one knows where to get the humidor or seasonals from Cigar City please let me know.

cbsmith8511, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of beveritt
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

Stopped by Richey's while in town for business in order to try and grab some beers unavailable in my home state.

Richey's is located in a strip mall just north of the mall area in Pensacola. While I am not an expert on the area, seems pretty convenient to most local areas.

The store is predominantly BMC beer and hard liquors, though there is an entire double sided aisle dedicated to craft and pseudo craft beer. Fairly good selection of both domestic and foreign craft beers. One the better, if not best selections in the area. Of interest to me was some of the southern beers; Sweetwater, Terrapin, Abita, and Lazy Magnolia.

I can't speak much to the service; I just came to browse on my own. I did overhear one employee helping someone to pick out a beer. Seemed extremely friendly, if not knowledgeable.

One note of caution, there is a lot of dust on many of the bottles around here. I picked up some Ten Fidy that I am sure won't be bothered by a little age, but I would check dates or limit myself to those beers which might handle some age.

beveritt, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of NWFLyer
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Don't hate on Richey's! They are my go-to store for quality beers in Pensacola. (I'm talking about the Ninth Avenue location.) Come on people, this is not the northeast or California. Take it in context. For NW FL, Richey's has an excellent selection of high quality micro and craft brews. There is a wide selection of beer lines from the likes of Bell's, Dog Fish Head, Sweet Water, UniBroue, Abita, and yes, even Stone's from SoCal, to name a few. There is a decent selection of imports too, including several from Chmay, Duvel and a couple of other Belgians, as well as Samuel Smith's, Young's, San Miguel, etc. - Yes it can be somewhat disorganized. There are not many employees hovering around to answer you questions, but if you do seek help, there is generally at least one salesperson who has good knowledge of their stock.
Prices are generally the most reasonable in the area. Richey's East can be like that famous line from 'Forrest Gump"; it's like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna' get. I enjoy poking around the store. Often there will be opened and unopened cardboard cases of beer sitting on the floor. I have found some surprises in these, for example, 22 oz. bombers of Terrapin Maggie's Farmhouse Ale and Abita AndyGator. - If you haven't been there lately, give it another chance.

NWFLyer, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of charlzm
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

The one-two punch of Four Winds and Richey's is welcome: two excellent beer markets in the same shopping center!

When I went into Richey's, I found it well stocked, well-organized, clean and well-lit. The beer selection had the typical mountains of macros but there were what appeared to be complete line offerings from Bells, Brooklyn, Sweetwater and Dogfish Head (among many others). I picked up some good stuff during my brief trip.

As others have noted, there is no service to speak of other than being rung up, though I did chat briefly with a clerk as he was ringing me up; turns out I was a P'cola native returning for a visit and he was a transplant from where I live now! We reminisced for a bit about the great West Coast beers he can't get out there in Florida (Stone and Alesmith, primarily).

Bonus points as the other clerk was wearing a DFH tee shirt.

charlzm, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of usmittymc
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Better (and generally a more current) micro selection than Aloha. Although they still had cases of last year's Bell's Oberon Ale (summer brew). They also had other Bell's products.

Decent line of basic Brooklyn beers, including 2 750s of Local #1- which I purchased.

Not much in the service department, just ringing your order and bagging it for you.

The selection does not include many Belgian styles. They did have SN Bigfoot and a couple of other barleywines and Chimay (if I recall correctly).

Prices are also a bit cheaper than Aloha.

usmittymc, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of llitsua
2.85/5  rDev -23.4%

I also stop here in Pensacola, because the values are wonderful. Rogue bombers are $4.29, 4 packs of Unibroue are $6.99, and DFH packs are around $8.50. The downside is that the rest of their selection is limited- go to Chan’s and Four Winds for a better selection. I didn’t really see any people working there, except the cash registers, but I really didn’t ask for any help, either. Not the cleanest or best-organized store that I have been to, but the prices more than compensate for that. This place is all about value- and they deliver on that well.

llitsua, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of jettjon
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

There are two Richey's Easts, which is extremely confusing. One is located on North 9th Avenue, while the other one is located on Gregory Street east of downtown Pensacola. Richey's East on 9th is by far the better of the two Richey's, having a much larger selection and more knowledgeable staff.

The store is clean and well-stocked, with management reporting a high volume of beer including craft and micros on and off the shelf regularly. This means most everything is very fresh. Also, staff are willing to put customer requests "in the book" up front, though what can actually be ordered is somewhat limited (see below).

Selection is decent but limited primarily to common imports and American micros and craft beers. There's a good representation from Rogue and Dogfish Head, some Great Divide, a good amount of Sam Smith, some Sierra Nevada, Abita, Sam Adams, Shipyard, and various others. There are a few somewhat unusual brands, including Chimay Blue and Red and a couple of lambics. You won't find any highly unusual beer here. The only singles are the large pint-plus such as the Rogue and Great Divide offerings.

It must be mentioned that Four Winds grocery is literally right around the corner from this store. Four Winds has a far superior selection, offers singles, and has a more knowlegeable staff. However, pricing is a bit higher at Four Winds.

jettjon, Jun 21, 2006
Richey's East Liquors in Pensacola, FL
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.