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High Spirits Liquors

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.32%
[ Store ]

559 N Main St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02904-5722
United States
phone: (401) 274-4790

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(Place added by: kindbill on 07-24-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Mikecap, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

xICooRsYIx, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Highbury09, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%

One of the two premiere beer stores in Providence. Terrific selection and ample cooler space. Mix-A-Six program also available with extra 10% off.

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

richobrien, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of GJ40
3.97/5  rDev -12%

I stopped in based on the BA reviews. I work not far away but hadn't heard about this place. It's in a very busy shopping center so parking can be a challenge. The shop itself is pretty ordinary but the beer section in the back is fantastic. I picked up a Drie Fonteinin Golden Doesjel and a couple of six packs of Ithaca Flower Power to take back to NC. The prices were high, especially at $23 for the 375ml Golden Doesjel, but having not tried that one, I was willing. The young woman at the cash register was pleasant and either already into great beer or starting the journey. I was glad I made the stop and will be back again.

GJ40, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

gcamparone, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

stuppy, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

BColton1, Jun 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

a perfect city craft beer liquor store located right next to wholefoods. far from being a warehouse they pack as much craft beer as possible in their space. the store has very high turnover on their products, always fresh dates on IPAs and I have yet to get a skunked bottle. their selections vary from the coolest german beers, to the trappist and sour ales of Belgium.
I have gotten KBS and bourbon county and Cantillon as they always post new releases on facebook. thanks high spirits!

dapperslapper, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Seadog20000
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%

Best store in Rhode Island hands down!!
Superior collection of hard to find craft ales. The staff was extremely helpful with my request.. High Spirits is definitely your go to in the heart of Providence R.I. Great knowledge and service on wines and spirits as we'll..
They were having a Six Point tasting as I strolled through the neatly stacks of craft beer. What a fabulous store!.. I will be back for sure.

Seadog20000, Apr 08, 2014
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iDrake, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of barebearbeer
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%

One of the biggest mysteries to me is how so many people from Providence can be on this site yet I'm the first person to rate this place! Having been to many of the stores that people typically recommend I can say whole heartedly that this is the best beer shop in the city. Everyone jumps on the Nikki's bandwagon and I just don't get it. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid, people! And while Bottles tries puts up a good effort, I find their prices, selection and lack of a decent cooler section takes them completely out of the running. But enough about those other guys. Let me break down why I will always be Team High Spirits.

Location: They are on N. Main St in Providence in the Whole Foods plaza. Which means I can pop into the market and do some shopping, have ample parking, easy access to 95N and 95/S and be far enough away from the hectic-ness of downtown.

Selection: I have never walked out of there empty handed. In fact, I usually end up leaving with more than I planned on buying bc something alway catches my eye. Unlike other stores, they base their Mix N Match 6 pks on volume, not bottle amounts. This means I can buy 2 22oz bottles and 2 12oz bottles and still get 10% off. Awesome! They have a pretty big section of domestic singles on one side of their beer shelving and the other side is dedicated to imports and specialty items. I have noticed they have recently added a vintage section on the end cap as well where I was able to pick up 2012 Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, 2012 Madam Rose and a 2012 Brooklyn Black Ops. Score! Cooler is bigger than almost any other store in the city with everything you'd expect to see in there. Nothing too crazy but totally respectable. Really nice selection of cold singles that they rotate pretty frequently it seems.

Service: While it can get to be quite busy in there, especially on a Fri or Sat night, I haven't ever had a problem finding someone to help me pick something out, give me their reviews of a beer or look something up for me. I actually prefer going in on week nights because you can stay and chat with almost anyone who works there and feel like you're talking to people who genuinely love chatting about beer. Their beer manager even brought in Lamsbrau for my best friend, who is also Team High Spirits, who can only drink gluten free beer (I know, I feel bad for him too).

Overall I'd say HS is truly the most underrated store in Providence. They deserve way more love than they get on here. I hope at least a few people see this and actually check them out. Not too many of you though. I still want to be able to get some of the hard to find stuff before everyone else.

barebearbeer, Feb 09, 2014
High Spirits Liquors in Providence, RI
96 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.