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B & C Liquors

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.74%
[ 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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Reviews by RunawayJim:
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

Went here for the first time while driving through. Stopped in to just pick up a 6 pack of "everyday" beer, not expecting anything more than Sam Adams. Boy, was I surprised. What looked like your average middle of nowhere Bud-slinging package store was actually a pretty good beer store. They had stuff on the shelf that the better known stores had sold out of (Creme Brulee, 2006 Rogue Imperial Stout) and their prices were lower than a lot of the other places.

Next time I drive through, I definitely know where I'm stopping. I rated the service good, only because the kid helped a friend of mine find a case of what he wanted (Gritty's Halloween Ale). I didn't really ask for any help. I do think the 6 pack of Stone Coast Black Bear Porter I bought there was pretty old (undated) as it tasted a bit off and a few of the bottles were near gushers, but the selection was impressive for a little package store.

RunawayJim, Oct 14, 2008
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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!

aepb1, Sep 19, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -9.7%

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!

ant5431, Mar 15, 2011
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B & C Liquors in Smithfield, RI
97 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.