Park Square Wine & Spirits
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 6
3.28/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Went here on a Sunday checking for BCBS two days after the release. (they didn't have any and I'm not sure they knew what I was asking for)
Very clean, bright and well organized store. Lots of MA craft beers, not just RI beer. Prices seemed a bit high. Check the dates on the bottles, the Maine Beer Zoe was eight months old.
I was asked twice in 15 minutes if I needed any help. I guess I'm a snob if I don't think anyone could help me?
12-03-2013 02:20:24 | More by dennho
3.23/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | $$$$
One of those overpriced "TEAL" stores, of the Douglas breed. One guy in particular seemed to know his stuff, but he's gone now and everyone else seems beer illiterate. They have a ok selection. Enough stuff to satisfy but still missing some key brands. Its good for me because a really good store is about an hour trip away and this place is convenient when getting out of work. A negative is the beer age. Their are lots of outdated beer and the place is super bright. Also, they don't have good prices. Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada are 9.99 a sixer. So, beware!!!
Edit: starting to get better
01-29-2013 22:24:12 | More by Horbar
2.43/5 rDev -33.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I recently stopped in to mix a six. One of the workers asked if I wanted recommendations, and I decided I'd let him give me his spiel in case he had anything particular in mind. He started handing me bottles in a flurry with little explanation. When he finally stopped I had my arms full with six 12 oz bottles and 2 bombers. He quickly scurried into the back room. I took a moment to survey what I'd been handed, and realized I had 5 fruit flavored wheat beers. I'm not trying to be a snob, but I think that's kind of overkill.
I also had a trinity IPA, a beer that I've had a few times before and found very solid. That night when I went to drink it, though, it had a very strong skunk smell, and tasted just as bad. The sell by date was October, so it must have been stored badly or in too much light. After dumping it I returned to the store to let them know the issue I'd had. The worker told me that it just "Wasn't a very good beer," and only offered me a discount on my next six when his manager yelled at him.
Overall, I'd say it's a decent stop with an average selection, but beware of buying IPAs or other beers that ought to be fresh, and avoid taking the recommendations too seriously.
07-16-2012 19:03:48 | More by Psychmusic
4.28/5 rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Great selection of local, domestic, and foreign craft beers. Mix six program in place for 12oz and 22oz bottles.
Sell by dates are pretty decent.
I have only encountered one employee with beer knowledge. They have regular samplings.
They place was renovated a little over a year ago and looks great. The old place was sketchy.
The prices could be better.
They have a frequency program.
This store is my go to store in my area, and it may be worth the trip for others looking for that hard to find foreign craft.
03-13-2012 18:09:55 | More by tontrent
4.2/5 rDev +15.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Most recent visit was on 2/20/07. The first thing that I noticed when hitting the craft beer section was that there seemed to have been a good deal of effort put into the craft beer displays. In the back left corner of the store theres a large 3-tiered display filled with six-packs of micros brews, as opposed to many other places that would have used this space to stack cases of macro beers and have elaborate displays of beers the same typical beers that get shoved in you face all the time. The second thing I noticed was that the craft beers were spread out, rather than contained in one small area. In addition to the area that I described above, there was a bookshelf-like display of micro brew singles, one cooler door stocked mostly with micro bombers, a few others with six & twelve packs (which is normal), another small display of micro six-packs in the far right corner next to the Bud cooler so that the Bud drinkers are forces to look at Brooklyn, North Coast & Blue Point beers, and the rear-side end caps of the aisles were all stocked with craft brew. The person working there was friendly and made sure I found what I needed. I didnt test their beer-knowledge, but the selection and displays makes me think that someone there knows what theyre doing.
The selection was very good. Aside form the typical New England beers there was Thomas Hooker, DFH, Weyerbacher, Lagunitas, the afore mentioned Brooklyn, North Coast and BluePoint among others. I didnt notice too much for Belgians and other imports other than Konings Hoeven that Doomcifer mentioned in his review, but Im sure there were some that just dont come to mind right now. The prices were reasonable, nothing out of the ordinary there. What will help this store is that there arent many places that I know of in the area that are as devoted to craft brew.
02-21-2007 20:38:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.35/5 rDev +19.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
One of my favorite liquor stores due to it being down the street from me, the extremely friendly staff, and the availability of a few choice beers of mine. Ronnie, Joey, Joe, and Toni do a tremendous job of making you feel at home in their fine establishment. Always going out of their way to accomodate you and asking of other beers they can carry for you. They actually just got into the craft beer about 8 months ago and have been doing very well with it. When available they carry the wonderful Three Floyds and other gems from Diversified. Until Diversified gets back up and running, they carry most of the line from Victory, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Newport Storm, some Belgian mix packs, Northcoast, Hooker, etc. But my favorite is Konings Hoeven Trappist line. The quad, imo, rivals Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus and I cant find it many other places. The prices are right on the money as well.
07-30-2006 16:27:11 | More by Doomcifer
Park Square Wine & Spirits in North Smithfield, RI
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.