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Nikki's Liquors

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Nikki's LiquorsNikki's Liquors
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world-class

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: n/a
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32 Branch Ave
Providence, Rhode Island, 02904-2714
United States
phone: (401) 861-9006

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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 86
Photo of Nickcal
4.86/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Wasupmx
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brureview
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I read about Nikki's on a post on this site. I decided to try it out.

It is conveniently located off of 95. There is a parking lot to the left of the store.

The store stocks very high end whisky, wine and craft beer. I only shopped for the craft
beer- but the whiskey selection is excellent.

I was asked if I needed help- as usual I said "no thanks" and the staff let me browse
without any hassle.

The vibe is interesting. The people who shop there are beer geeks. A number of the customers were using their phones for reviews. Wireless is free- excellent, unlike most beer stores.

The selection is excellent- I was able to buy a Stone Old Guardian Extra Hoppy 2015 which just came out. A lot of the harder to find beers- for example, harder to find Clown Shoes beers. They don't seem to have a large macro selection- I don't usually look- which seemed relegated to a small area.

The bottle dates are excellent. I didn't find one bottle with an almost expired bottle date.
This shows that the staff is aware of the shelf inventory.

The store has a mix-a six policy so a customer can buy single small bottles.

I am not sure of the store's put-on-hold policy. The staff is very friendly and well- informed
about the availability of difficult to find beers. Their inventory is different than MA stores- an added plus for MA customers.

An added perc: the store gives customers bottle bags instead of boxes. I haven't seen this in any other store. Easy to carry beer out to the car, reusable for shopping and bringing beer to another location.

Overall: an excellent find. Easy to shop, well-stocked, good vibe, bottle dates, and personable informed staff.

Photo of NateF90
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of changdulla
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

I love this place! Best selection around. And you have to checkout their vintage room.

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Chriskelley
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

The owners know their beer. best mix six selection around. No attitude here.

Photo of Dicers
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BrainalLeakage
5/5  rDev +8%

I am lucky enough to say that this is not only an amazing place with an outstanding selection and great staff, but since they moved to their new location (much larger and and swanky looking than the one pictured) they are also the closest place to my house! The only drawback is that since they've moved I've been spending a bit more on beer than I used to! (due to a lack of self control, no fault of theirs) They offer a discount on mixed six packs which is really nice when you want to try new things but don't want to commit to an expensive six pack of something you may not enjoy. They also have (I think) weekly in store tastings.

Photo of DogfishTail
5/5  rDev +8%

New location is awesome. Spirits selection is very solid. Helpful staff, routine specials, and lots of tasting events throughout the week. Mix-a-six program and vintage beer room are personal favorites.

Photo of Tsull123
5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of gcamparone
4/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Mikecap
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Hands down the best selection in town, and the staff is friendly, helpful, and well educated on craft beer. The vintage room is just an added bonus. Get here if you're in town!

Photo of cmatteod
5/5  rDev +8%

Nikki's has changed locations. Their new store is truly a mecca for beer lovers. The owners are knowledgeable and passionate about beer and their collection is unmatched. If you live in Providence, this is the place to go to find a terrific selection of beer.

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.75/5  rDev -19%

Nikki's had some good things, but I suppose my expectations may have been too high.

Photo of BillDon
5/5  rDev +8%

Nikki's could make me move to providence so I would be closer. This is my favorite bottle shop and I'll be traveling across the south on 95 a lot more rather than out rt 9. The owners are knowledgable and super helpful without any attitude. They offered suggestions based on styles I was looking for and what I was buying. They even offered the 10% discount when I bought five bottles. They made sure I knew about an upcoming event based on the style of beers I purchased. The cellar room had several good bottles and the prices are reasonable markup.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of paresis
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sellen
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Resuin
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of richobrien
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BColton1
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of portia99
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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