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Campus Fine Wines

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Campus Fine WinesCampus Fine Wines
BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
[ Store ]

127 Brook St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02906-1005
United States
phone: (401) 621-9650

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Reviews by mzwolinski:
Photo of mzwolinski
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

This is a decent place. Walking distance from Brown University, this place has a nice selection of Belgian beers, and a smaller, but still respectable collection of NE regionals. A few sixpacks of Dogfish Head, some Harpoon, and some SmuttyNose caught my eye in particular. They made my day when they told me that I could purchase single bottles from any six-pack. Reasonably priced, too. The staff knew a *bit* about the beer, but couldn't offer much in the way of detailed information. Still, worth hitting up if you're visiting town looking to stock up.

mzwolinski, Jun 21, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of BColton1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BColton1, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of pinhead
4/5  rDev +11.4%

pinhead, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

RichD, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of lovetranquillity
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.

lovetranquillity, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of RevereBeer
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.

RevereBeer, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of spoons
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.

spoons, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
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.

CHILLINDYLAN, Mar 01, 2010
Photo of dirkchivers
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.

dirkchivers, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of RomanW70
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.

RomanW70, Feb 16, 2009
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Campus Fine Wines in Providence, RI
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.