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Yankee Spirits

Not Rated.
Yankee SpiritsYankee Spirits
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yankeespirits

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Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

BeTheBall, Mar 16, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ChrisinRI, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

xICooRsYIx, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of JLopatosky
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JLopatosky, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Sellen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Dicers, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of spep
5/5  rDev +17.4%

spep, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

WhitmansNiece, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BColton1, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Soterios
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Soterios, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Rosinante
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

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 time. Exceptional Service!! A very nice selection and location convenient to the Cape/Providence. Always someone available to assist customer. Knowledgeable staff. Nice people.

Rosinante, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Duhast500, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of cathymac
5/5  rDev +17.4%

cathymac, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of BeeGinner
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

BeeGinner, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of brureview
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

brureview, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.68/5  rDev -13.6%

Yankee spirits is admittedly a bit on the run down side of the spectrum, which might be why they can afford to consistently have good deals on lots of beer. The selection is very wide and prices are reasonable. They do have some old stuff on the shelves, and they're not always consistent with marking it down to get it out the door.

You can buy singles, but there's no mix-a-six policy, which would be nice.

Service is about what you'd expect. Cashiers are not unfriendly but not full of irrepressible joy.

DirtyPenny, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of rjplumer
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%

This definitely has the old supermarket feel as it used to be one. Has one of the hugest selections of beer(wine & liquor too) in the local area. This is one of main stops for beer as it's hard to beat the selection. Although they don't overtly advertise(I think they should) you can buy singles of craft beers. Service I've gotten has been friendly. If a beer snob can't find something here then they have a problem not the store. The only demerit would be the constant clash and bang of the recycling machines which are adjacent(walled off but not sound proofed) to the beer isle which can get annoying. On related note if you plan to recycle can's and bottles beware that recycling corner is loud,crowded and reeks of stale beer. This part of store really needs some attention as it keeps it from being a really super place.

rjplumer, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of OrangeAmps
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%

great store, and very similar to the Swansea, MA location. Refer to that review for a description of Yankee in general. this will deal with the disparity between the two locations.

Almost all the stock is the same, with a few exceptions. There are going to be some variances in the stock from place to place just based on people's regional buying habits, etc.

This store is more heavily trafficked and therefore much less "friendly" in the sense that it feels much more like a supermarket rather than a small craft store.

I prefer attleboro to swansea when it comes to limited releases, the people in attleboro tend to be much less secretive about them and it is much easier to obtain them here.

great store

OrangeAmps, May 05, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%

Went here for the first time a couple of days ago. This store is not a big as Julio's or Luke's in Rockland, but is bigger than most other stores I have explored in the state. I loved how they had full lines of several different breweries. I was impressed with the huge amount of domestic offerings. They had an extensive collection of brews from New England. Some of the stock I could not find in my area of Massachusetts. Everything was fairly organized. I did not call over any beer manager, but this was more warehouse style. Prices were a little more expensive than what I find over here, but not overly so. I would stop here again on my way to Providence.

tigg924, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of GJ40
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%

I've made several visits to the Yankee Spirits in Attleboro (the Swansea location is a little closer to where I work). While the Attleboro location is a lot older and more worn than the Swansea location, the selection is even better.

This place is huge with the beer taking up a small percentage but that still means a lot of beer. They have one main aisle of singles and six packs and then lots of cases on display across from it. The aisle is very long and is organized by region with sizeable areas for Germany, Belgium, England the West Coast and the East Coast. They have a nice selection of West Coast beers (my favorites) from some great breweries like Green Flash, Stone, Rogue, Ballast Point and Sierra Nevada.

I didn't find anything special about the service but I didn't approach anyone either.

This is about my favorite beer store in the greater Providence, RI area. They have a huge selection of beer at decent prices. If you're in the area and haven't been, check it out.

GJ40, May 31, 2009
Photo of Liverpool08
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%

Wow, what a huge selection. This place is the size of a supermarket and 1/4 of it for just beer. Great selection in the coolers and even better on the shelves. Lots of great local New England beers as well as stuff from all over the US. Plenty of choices from Europe and the rest of the Globe too. Well worth the 20 minute drive. Very good selection of singles as well as sixpacks. Prices are probably the best in the area. Nice people and good knowledge of beer. Plus a HUGE wine and liquor selection. Great place to shop for your next party.
This is my new beer store.

Liverpool08, Apr 09, 2009
Photo of Jahfoi
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

For price and selection, I don't know of a better place in the area. The craft beer mystery mix case is really fun and they do a great job of moving their stock to keep things fresh. If something has been there too long it winds up in the bargain bin. You can get ridiculous deals at the end of seasons (last year I got cases of Wachusett Winter in March for $12 each). Depending on who's working, you can get some good advice on new beer to try. There's one guy working the beer aisle that really knows his stuff (can't remember his name at the moment). It's a great place to go if you're hosting a party and need to get something for everyone and you can bring the empties to the redemption center and cash in the slips for more brews for yourself.

Jahfoi, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of FACSman
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%

This place is awesome..An entire supermarket filled with alcohol. Fabulous selction of wine and liqor...Selection of craft beer is not only exceptional, but unsurpassed in my opinion. Some beers can be a liitle expensive, but where is craft beer cheap these days. For a value try their mix case, 17.99 for a 24 bottle case of imports and microbrews.

We've been to a number of their beer tasing events and had a blast. Definately worth the drive if your looking for a microbrewyou can't seem to find anywhere else.

FACSman, Dec 13, 2008
Photo of kevd193213
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%

Fantastic selection. Every local local New England micro, plus a ton of Midwest and west coast, including Rogue and the almighty Alesmith, which is impossible to come by in RI (for me anyway). Huge international selection as well, most of your favorites from Germany and Belgium are also present. The place is about the size of a small grocery store (and has the ambience of one), and about 1/4 of the place is dedicated to beer. Great wine selection too. Prices fair, since they really have little competition. Ask for Ray the beer guy, who has great recommendations for beginners and also for beer snobs. Tastings offered through their website. For me, its definitely worth the 40 minute drive and I make a trek there quarterly. Unbelievable wine selection as well.

kevd193213, Dec 07, 2008
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Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA
94 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.