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Yankee Spirits

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Yankee SpiritsYankee Spirits
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

45 Reviews
Reviews: 45
Visits: 63
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

628 Washington St
Attleboro, Massachusetts, 02703-6945
United States
phone: (508) 399-5860

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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 63
Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

So many BA's raved about this place, I had to try it, and did today. Only about a 25 minute drive for me. A huge store with many wine and liquor aisles, beer is primarily along the left side and rear of the store, with coolers lining the entire left side and much of the back wall.

Craft beers are along one huge aisle running from front to back of the store, organized by region and brewery. I was wowed. I brought my own list of beers I've been waiting to try based on reviews I've read, from BA Mag, and the brothers. Knocked off many today!
I bought beers from Bar Harbor, Haverhill, Southern Tier, Great Divide, Weyerbacher, Fuller Vintage, Moylans Hopsickle, Pizza Port and Lost Abbey, Ommegang, Hoppin Frog, Unibroue, Kulmbacher, Fantome, Dupont, Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Traquair, Plank, Otter Head... yikes, spent way too much.
No employees out on the floor, just cashiers along the front, sort of like a warehouse store shopping experience; you have to know what you are looking for.
Anyway, thouroughly impresses with their selection, many I never see in Mass. Well worth the trip, right on Route 1. You won't be disappointed. (1,139 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RichD
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of emottram
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nickcal
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great liquor store. Great craft beer selection, though check the dates on some stuff. (85 characters)

Photo of changdulla
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rorjets
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

I discovered Yankee Spirits back in 2005 while working in the area. I had not been back in 5 years, as now my travels usually take me by the Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge. But I was working in Providence, and was eager to see if it was still as great a store as it use to be.

Back then, you could routinely find specials where you could get really nice glassware if you bought a six or twelve pack, or sometimes even just a single 22 oz bottle of a nice imported german beer. I'm not talking about just pint glasses, but really nice Weizen style glassware, Pilsner, tulip and goblet style glassware, even mugs. And the price wasn't jacked up to cover the cost of the glass. I always thought that the store got loads of free samples because they bought so much beer, and passed them on to the customers thru these promotions. Other stores I have been in (including the Sturbridge Yankee Spirits) have these glasses for sale.

The store itself hadn't changed a bit, which means it has not been spruced up at all.
It still has a slighty dingy appearance, like an old supermarket that hasn't keep pace with the times. But I don't mind that at all, because the money is put on the floor with an awesome beer selection that has everything from obscure imports to the latest craft breweries. There is one very long aisle with hundreds of different beers,
mirrored by a refrigerated section along the wall. In between are stacked cases on the floor, with some great deals to be had. That's where I found a 12 pack of Palm from Belgium, with a Palm tulip glass attached, for $13. I also picked up some RI craft beers I hadn't tried before - Foolproof & Grey Sail. Both were reasonably priced.

I never ask for help, but two people did ask me if I needed any, which was nice. The check out lady was polite, so no complaints about service.

I haven't been to the Swansea store, but if it is as good as the two other Yankee Spirits stores I will have to make the effort next time I am in the area. (2,000 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Terrific selection here. Prices seem to be right. Brought home quite a few delights from this place, and I plan on going back soon. (132 characters)

Photo of Horbar
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of gcamparone
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Garrett85
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

I finally made it up to this place yesterday. ITS HUGE! While they only have one isle dedicated to craft beer, its a very loooooong shelf lol. Huge selection of beers from all over. I was thrown off with prices. I read how this place not only had the best selection, but the best prices as well. Both beers i went in their looking for were priced higher than they were at 2 previous stores i went to that day as well as the angry orchards my girlfriend wanted. Still giving this place an excellent rating though because even though they were higher in price, it wasnt so much of a difference that i wouldnt pay. Highly recommend stopping by if your in the area. Heck even if your not, the trip will most likely pay off. (719 characters)

Photo of JLopatosky
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Sellen
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of spep
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Soterios
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great beer selection. The prices seem to be some of the best in the area. I only buy beer here, however they appear to have a fantastic selection of wine and liquor as well. It's a gritty, large, semi run down place which adds to its charm in my opinion. Not uppity at all and always crowded. (292 characters)

Photo of Rosinante
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Jamie just assisted me with an order to be sent to Sturbridge store...way beyond what he had to do but saved me 45 minutes driving and a lot of aggravation. Exceptional Service!! A very nice selection and location convenient to the Cape/Providence. Always someone available to assist customer. Knowledgeable staff. Nice people. (327 characters)

Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of cathymac
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BeeGinner
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I'm a regular here, drawn first for its wine selection, but now due to its beer offerings. I have been fortunate enough to interact with Karen, who is one of the most knowledgeable and approachable resources. Rather than give suggestions, she asks about your likes. She offers a selection from every end of the price and geographic spectrum. She is aware of every type of beer, including those they don't carry. I learn more every time I visit that she's working. I agree with another reviewer that absent her, the staff seems to be more intent on stocking than servicing. Karen is a reason in herself for going here. Their selection is tough to beat. She even has given me advice on little-known taverns in the area. It's a beer lesson in itself to just peruse their craft beer. They allow singles, which is a pleasure (about 10% more than the pre-packed price per bottle). There are often sales reps cruising the area offering understandably skewed advice. The cashiers aren't warm and fuzzy unless you engage them. Even then, the place can get as busy as a grocer, so they have to keep things moving. If you have someone in your life who prefers wine, as I do, I've used a few of the mature staff here who are outstanding. They are constantly having tastings of various types of spirits, and prices are appropriate for their selection. I feel they are worth the trip. (1,370 characters)

Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of brureview
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

My first time at the Yankee Spirit. If you want selection and price- this is the place. Incredible selection of Craft Beers. Single bottle purchases from 4-6 packs are fine. Prices are reasonable and cheaper than Marty's or Whole Foods. No seperate bottles from unopened cartons( this is the same in Trader Joes).

Service? Not very good. If you can find a salesperson who works there, fine. My experience is NOT to ask a salesperson about the quality of a beer- just read the reviews.

The Craft beer aisle is long- and easy to peruse. All the Belgians are together.

Prices- excellent. Speedway stout may be $2-3 cheaper than other stores. Johnny Walker Red was about 28 or so- in most stores it's 32.

This is a great find. I haven't tried Julios, but for craft beer drinkers located near one of the Yankee Spirits, this is the place of choice most likely. (860 characters)

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Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA
93 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.