Campus Fine Wines
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
A good location near Wickinden Street, it is a good place to pick up some beer for the byob restaurants along the street.
It is primarily a wine store that also as a decent selection of craft beer. The prices are reasonable and similar to other places in the area. I do not go here very often because their are better places to go for beer in my area, but if I am by Wickinden street I will stop by and see what they have.
The store is clean, and well organized. The staff are pleasant but do not seem to know much about beer.
10-04-2010 22:37:22 | More by lovetranquillity
2.9/5 rDev -19.2%
Campus focuses on their wine selection which outshines the beer stock. However, they do have a variety of local brews, other micros from the US, and some imported as well. They stock 6 packs as well as bombers, all of which are kept refrigerated. This is not your store to try to find a whole selection of new beers to try, but if you're looking for a nicer beer that's easily accessible from the East Side, Campus would fit. I've found their prices for both wine and beer seem to be inflated, but you may be paying for the convenient access to the store from this area.
The service has been less than impressive in the past. Sometimes standoffish, sometimes cold, and never terribly helpful. While looking for wine one day, I found an employee trailing me around the store, but not offering to help.
Overall, a convenient and reasonably well stocked store. Worth stopping by if you don't have time to make it to better beer stores in the area.
04-15-2010 14:05:57 | More by RevereBeer
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
Located pretty close to Wickenden pub so if you liked something that you had there you can probablly come and get a sixer down here.
The staff is generally pretty lame so dont really expect to talk to them about beer. but who knows, maybe thats changed by now. The beer selection is pretty good. Not too many other stores in the immediate area selling better beer than they do.
I managed to pick up my fisrt bottle of Utopias from as well. For its location its a good little shop. and if I know what I want when I walk in thats even better.
04-02-2010 00:59:40 | More by spoons
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
A decent place I used to live within walking distance to. They have a good selection of beers from NE, some of the bigger micros around the country, and an alright selection of foreign beers. Beer was always good, if sometimes a bit pricey. Service is spotty, sometimes they're friendly, other times they are standoffish. And they arent always very helpful, although I'm usually just browsing anyways and know what I need to know already. A good place to buy a decent six pack or bomber to enjoy at one of the local BYOB joints around on Wickenden.
03-01-2010 00:00:25 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
2.3/5 rDev -35.9%
I have given the staff of Campus so many tries to remedy the opinion of their store that i have formulated, but after my last trip there I finally snapped. They are jerks, plain and simple. I always say "Hi" to staffers, its just habit as I live in the area. This gesture has never been returned, not even a nod. All I get is that stare that says "Buy something NOW, and leave!" They also follow me around the store, as if i was going to steal something, which I'm not, and wouldn't considering there are always two bouncer-ish guys on either side of the door.
They also do not have bottle prices visible anywhere, I dislike that as it means I have to ask something of the mean and imperious cashier.
Campus is intimidating and aggressive feeling, and after a dozen times in there over the course of the past year or so, I will not be back.
08-14-2009 19:54:43 | More by dirkchivers
3.55/5 rDev -1.1%
If therte's ever been a place that needs a beer "guy", it's Campus Wine and Liquors. It's pretty clear from both conversations with staff and from its pricing that beer is an afterthought. Campus has a lot of potential though. It does some interesting Belgians and craft brewers. It carries more 750's than most stores of its size. The prices are all over the map, ranging from fantastic to very expensive. Campus tend to be pricey, but I've definitely found some gems here. It has a great location and a good space, and the people who work there have an obvious passion for wine. I just wish they had a a little passion about beer too.
02-16-2009 16:03:47 | More by RomanW70
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
The store is neat and compact, but the space is used quite efficiently. The coolers are tightly packed with several of the usual local craft brews and a nice array of imports. It was also nice to see a couple things that I don't normally find around here even in the stores that rate a 5 for selection. Service was friendly at the counter. Prices were a little steep, but I suppose normal for the immediate area. Nearly everything I saw the price on, I can get significantly cheaper. Overall, it's a good store and fills the craft brew need in the neighborhood, but unless I know there's something unique there, I wouldn't make a special trip.
01-13-2009 23:51:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
Campus Fine Wines in Providence, RI
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.