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Nikki's Liquors

Nikki's LiquorsNikki's Liquors
BA SCORE
100
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.36%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

33 Smithfield Rd
Providence, Rhode Island, 02904-5312
United States
phone: (401) 861-9006

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(Place added by: Beerguy on 01-18-2006)
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

4.79/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

The craft selection here is great. The owner's are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I went here for the first time for a Smuttynose tasting and walked out with a mix-a-six of some various crafts and an extra bottle of smuttynose imperial stout to age. This was my first time, but won't be my last visit.

02-01-2014 04:22:28 | More by BigFatOgre
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place is fantastic. The beer selection is the best I have encountered so far in Rhode Island and the staff here really knows their stuff. At first glance from outside it looks like a normal tiny liquor store. As soon as you enter you can tell this it is totally centered around beer. On my last visit I spent almost an hour speaking with the owner he is a really nice guy and knows beer very very well. The prices here are definitely reasonable plus you cant beat their mix a six or mix a case deal. This is my go to spot for craft now and I would recommend any RI craft lover that hasn't already to come and check them out.

01-07-2014 16:14:50 | More by Rhf9120
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philbolt

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

If you like beer you will like Nikki's. I like funky beers and finding them around here can be tough.Service was top notch. Big thanks to mike for treating me like a friend. I also found prices to be very reasonable, when compared to Massachusetts. Returning is a nobrainer I can't wait.

12-14-2013 21:08:07 | More by philbolt
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $

Best store in Rhode Island period. They get stuff other places don't and more of what they do get. It's a small store but its got a lot to offer. Mix a six is offered with a 10% discount. Atmosphere is the only thing wrong. It's small and can get congested at times.

09-15-2013 00:30:54 | More by DaKur
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My first trip up to Nikki's, but will not be my last. Went in on a friday evening, quite a few customers floating around, but several employees around to help and answer questions. I was lucky enough to get the owner Mike to help me out and he me several different suggestions plus info on several different beers. He had a excellent selection out on the shelf with a good variety of different stuff. Mike did allude to a new shelf going out at some point with some vintage bottles ... Def looking forward to seeing that appear in the store.

The only thing I found a little off was the atmosphere, I don't know what struck me odd, but it def stuck on my head. Im my sure why it did, maybe it was supermarket lighting. But it def was not enough to ruin my trip there. I highly recommend a stop into the store if your in the Providence area.

06-19-2012 19:15:38 | More by firedwarftj
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I'm not a Rhode Island resident, but I visit family in the state often. Coming from Chicago, I have an appreciation for, and get excited about, finding rarities on the shelf. I visited Nikki's for the first time this past Christmas, because of the high rating. The praise this store receives is well deserved. I was very surprised to find brews on the shelf that had disappeared off of Chicago shelves within a day or two. The selection is spread thin due to the limited space, but excellent choices have been made. For these two reasons Nikki's deserves a 5 in the Selection category.

I had a brief chat with the owner, explaining I'm from out of state, but visited the store due to the high ratings it's earned. My apologies for not remembering his name, especially because of how helpful and accommodating he was. He made several recommendations and even told me about special tappings at nearby bars. Need I say more? Nikki's gets a 5 for Service.

I will be visiting this store each and every time I return to Rhode Island.

06-10-2012 20:04:04 | More by TotallyHosed
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notpmekts

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This is a place I go to regularly. I tend to get a mix-a-six of any beers I find to be interesting that I've never tried whenever I come here. There's usually a monthly beer tasting that I try to go to if something doesn't come up already.

Another good thing is they are partnered with Swipely, so anytime I make a purchase, the money value spent is converted into points on my Swipely account, which gives me money back.

The employees are friendly, always helpful, ask if I found everything I wanted. I typically spend between $18-$30 for my mix-a-six when I go.

01-29-2012 01:03:24 | More by notpmekts
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rjplumer

Rhode Island

4.01/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Don't let the size of the place deceive you. They have an excellent variety of brews.Lots of local craft brews plus a variety beers from around the world. They are thin on macro-brews but is that really a bad thing? Love the Mix-a-six which is a great way for sampling different brews. It’s 10% off a mix-a-six and 20% of a case. Service has always been helpful and friendly. Only downside I see is they need more room, or maybe not?. Best thing is they are only a few minutes from my house. Nicest variety of brews I’ve seen around here.

01-16-2012 03:01:52 | More by rjplumer
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This place is amazing. I spend most of my time in Connecticut and I am very used to paying Connecticut prices. When I am around this area I always stop in at Nikki's. They are very knowledgeable and helpful, offering to make special orders upon request for any available items. The store consists of a center table of favorite craft beers and gift packs and about 60+ feet of craft brews. They are sorted by location and brewery, but I always just go straight for the "New Arrivals" section. Overall, if you are in the area stop at Nikki's! And if you live here take advantage of their weekly tasting.

08-24-2011 02:22:52 | More by bluesplit63
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jl28r1

Texas

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Was at Nikki's while on vacation because of the advice of some awesome Rhode Island BAs. It is located in a pretty boring strip mall, as I walked to the door I thought Oh boy! All was cool once I walked in. They have a really nice selection of East Coast goodies as well as a stand up import offering. It was very organized and had a cool clearance section full of stuff I can't get in Texas.
A BA, "bigs" works there and was really cool and helpful. He was always close to answer any questions but was not pushy or flaunting his knowledge of beer. I would highly reccomend Nikki's to any BA in or passing through the area.

07-26-2011 23:21:51 | More by jl28r1
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Nikki's Liquors in Providence, RI
100 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.