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B & C Liquors

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.76%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

253 Putnam Pike
Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917-2718
United States
phone: (401) 231-8220

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(Place added by: Beerguy on 12-24-2005)
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

07-03-2014 02:16:12 | More by ChrisinRI
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iDrake

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -11.3%

05-21-2014 17:45:13 | More by iDrake
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-20-2014 13:15:18 | More by Rhf9120
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

01-21-2014 14:27:38 | More by Seanniek91
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RichD

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-30-2013 14:45:25 | More by RichD
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-29-2013 15:57:15 | More by hikeeba
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

11-07-2013 03:07:37 | More by SenorHops
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aepb1

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

So I'm up from Florida visiting the better half's family in the area and we're driving down US 44 and I see this aparent hole in the wall packie and got the ok to turn in to check it out.

Best selection to exterior appearance ratio ever!

A ton of big bottles available with another large selection of sixers in the cooler.

The selection was very well-priced too! I saw a couple of the bottles a few days ago in new hampshire and the same bottles here were a couple dollars cheaper.

The staff is more than helpful! I explained my plight of returning to Florida and wanting to bring half of the store with me and they offered a couple quick solutions (though not giving me winning lotto numbers...) and finally, as I'm getting ready to check out, one of the staff members went in their "back room" and pulled out a fairly rare bottle and offered it to me, saying it was the last one. When this was rung up, it was about 33% what I've seen advertised a few months ago in Florida.

To top it all off, I got a 10% volume discount for 6 bottles.

Bottom line, if you're anywhere in the area, make side trip here and let these guys know how much they're appreciated by giving them your business!

09-19-2011 20:19:56 | More by aepb1
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ant5431

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Im lucky enough to work around the corner, as everyone else has said it really don't look like much from the outside. If your not looking for it might drive right by! Nice little store with a really good selection and the staff are friendly & helpful! They had me try some of the beers that are know in my beer fridge on a regular basis!
Two tips!
1. they are located right near the Hess station same side of the street near the Rt44/Esmond St. intersection.
2. Drive the speed limit the cops in town love to radar the area & can be a bit jerky!

03-15-2011 18:51:36 | More by ant5431
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circlenine

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

WOW!!!

What can I say that Han Solo hasn't already said better in the original Star Wars... "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid." If I hadn't previously heard of the great selection of craft beers, I would never have imagined B&C to be the craft beer haven it is.

I arrived about a half hour before closing on Friday November 19th and I was greeted by two employees and the owner - all were very friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. Although the store closed at 10:00, we were still talking with the owner at quarter after the hour (it's great to know that even late on a Friday the customer still comes first in some places)... When I finally left, with two wine boxes full of craft beers in hand, I left having learned something new about beer and I left extremely satisfied with my selections - some of which were outside my comfort zone of stouts/porters on the recommendation of the owner. I can't wait to try them all!

Inside the store was a large cooler section filled with domestic, imported and microbrews. The craft beer selections represented countries around the globe including some harder to find breweries as BrewDog and Mikkellers. On hand was a good quantity of New England Brewing Company's limited Wet Willy release, an extremely hard to find Berkshire Brewing Company release, as well as a generous repertoire of Montreal's Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel...

It was a beer connoisseurs Disney World tucked up in Rhode Island. I will be making the trip back to B&C from Connecticut on a semi regular basis - the selection is too diverse to ignore. B&C warrants regular visits, especially for those looking for the elusive diamonds in the rough (I found mine. Although I am not naming it, the review hints at it.)

11-20-2010 07:55:59 | More by circlenine
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B & C Liquors in Smithfield, RI
97 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.