Countryside Liquors

Countryside LiquorsCountryside Liquors
10 Ratings
Countryside LiquorsCountryside Liquors

Type: Store

553 Armistice Blvd
Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 02861-2631
United States

(401) 722-9830 | map

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Added by Beerguy on 10-05-2005

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Doomcifer
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DaKur
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This needs an update, NO THREE FLOYDS! They got a decent selection of beers that are available in RI. Most Important thing is that you can mix a six. Only certain stores in RI can be labeled a craft beer store and I guess this could be one of them. Friendly, family service.

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Photo of SenorHops
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Chris and Adam are great guys and knowledgeable about their product. They have some good beers in stock, but they could use more of a selection. Recently, they have brought in some new things which is great to see. They're slowly expanding and their selection is better for it.
They are the best liquor store for beer in the vicinity, but if you're willing to drive just another 10 minutes, you can find a much better beer selection.
All in all, Countryside is far better than your average liquor store for craft brews and has great friendly service.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Like some other BA’s from the area that have reviewed this place, I first went here looking for Three Floyd’s when they were one of the few places around here that had it. I usually stop in here after work, since it’s on the way home and it’s become the place that I go to first and most often when I’m looking for something. It’s only when I know they don’t have a particular beer that I’ll go somewhere else. Chris & Adam know their beer and are happy to share their knowledge with you. They’ve helped me quite a bit in learning about craft brew.

It’s a small store, but everything is neat and clean. They may not have the widest selection, but they have a selection in the true sense of the word. They carry the best beers that they have available to them and allow only limited space to the lesser quality beers. I’ve watched the craft brew section grow substantially since I started going there about a year ago.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Made the trip to Pawtucket specifically for their stock of 3 Floyd's--Thanks Frank!

Was a bit disappointed that they didn't had the 3 floyd's dreadnaught ipa because that's what I was really looking for but came away with two solid 6 packs (3 floyd's alpha king and trinity ipa). Small store with a good selection of micros right up front, both cold and warm. Had the T Hooker liberator and some other good 22oz. Was happily suprised to see they had Tuckerman pale, offshore, and a couple of other good ones that a small store like this wouldn't normally have.

The owner, Chris was helpful, talkative and informative regarding stock, upcoming events, and new shipments. Definately a good spot if you looking for good beer--Would be my regular spot if I lived in Pawtucket. Quality seemed good as there were only about 3 six packs of each so they must go through it often. Had a ton of DFH but that's probably due to the tasting they are holding on may 5. Prices were reasonable though I've seen the liberator for cheaper at other places.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

Visited this store for the first time today, kind of drove out of my way but was worth the trip. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a shelf full of three floyds , great divide and I even think I saw some Weyerbacher in the mix among others . Pretty good stock of Dogfish Head as well all at pretty reasonable prices. Was greeted by Adam, while I was scanning the shelves, who is a hell of a nice guy, who told me to call the store if I need anything else another day. Great service , very knowledgable people. Not the biggest selection but a bunch of greats that are hard to come by. I think this store will grow over the next few years. I will positively visit this store again. keep up the good work guys.

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Photo of bignick
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%

Countryside is a decent liquor store, and the easiest place to stock up on Three Floyds. It is located right off of Newport Ave in Pawtucket, two miles from the first Rhode Island exit on I-95. They consitently have Alpha King, Pride and Joy, and Robert the Bruce, and also receive an equal allotment of the seasonals. The selection is not vast due to the smal size of the store, but the craft stuff is prominent, with a display right by the entryway. Overall, it is a neighborhood place, and Three Floyds is the only real reason for me to return.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%

I checked out two liquor stores last night and both of the had one thing in common. Which could be described in one word "Potential".
I talked to Chris the owner at length about how things are going and where he would like to see them go. But he has a long way to go. He is essentially at the base of the mountain starting to go up.
This is a small well lit store easy to get around in. You can be seen from behind the counter while standing anywhere in the store. Which helps Chris and his brother spot anbody that needs help quickly and get to them quickly. The beer selection tho being quite small was all top quality. The bee shelf space should be moved away from the front window to help add to the shelf life of the beers.
Because this is pretty much a two man operation. The brothers don't get any time off to get to beer fests and try all the beers and develope their palates. So far they are having to rely on word of mouth from distributers. Also they are using the resoures of BA ( which I belive is an intellegent thing to do) to help educate themselves. A little more hands on with the beers, some extra help and a small expansion of the beer shelf and this place could be a real gem.

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Photo of radshoesbro
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%

i had never bothered going in here until i saw it up on BA. there are so many liquor stores in pawtucket, and quite frankly, most of 'em suck! i was at CVS one day and decided to run across the street and check this place out. for it's size it's got a good number of macros. weyerbacher, hooker, magic hat, DFH, etc. the staff was very friendly and seemed relatively knowledgable. my only thing with this place is that yankee spirits is literally 5 minutes further down the road. i need to come back to countryside and check out how their product moves (cause if i can get fresher beer here i'll definately start coming here more often). all in all it's definately a great place to pick up beer if you live right down the street and don't have a car. i didn't look at their wine selection, but it looks like they have some pretty good stuff.

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Photo of Brewfan
3.95/5  rDev 0%

One of the only package stores in Pawtucket offering a nice mix of micros. The owner Chris has brought the store from a neighborhood 30-pack and 40 oz. store to a respectible store for anyone looking for good wine and some nice micro offerings. Offshore Ale, Thomas Hooker, 3 Floyds, Wyerbacher, Anderson Valley and Dogfish Head are among the small but rapidly growing selection of craft beers. Chris is a BA who really wants to expand his offerings and take advantage of the fact that there's not many other package stores in Pawtucket catering to craft beer drinkers.

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Countryside Liquors in Pawtucket, RI
Place rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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