High Spirits Liquors

BA SCORE
95
world-class

28 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

559 N Main St
Providence, Rhode Island, 02904-5722
United States

(401) 274-4790 | map

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Added by kindbill on 07-24-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.08%
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Johnct
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a hidden in plain sight treasure in Providence. It's a small shop, but they tend to pack a punch. Staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant - they make you feel welcome even if it is just a "can we help you". The selection - for a small footprint - is incredible. They always have a new/special beer section that is well-stocked. The inventory of any one thing is usually small, but they have a wide range of choices including some hard to find items. Beer of the month - always something decent. It can get crowded and there's no shortage of PITA customers, but they seem to handle them quite well. Parking can be a zoo depending on the Whole Foods (next door) traffic, but usually not an impossible task. It's pretty easy to get to and the outside looks like an "old school" liquor store. Prices are usually lower than other nearby stores.

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Photo of muchos
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of upthekriekwithoutapaddle
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the main reasons I finally joined BA was to review this place. So in love with High Spirits. Not sure how they pull it off but they always have the hard to find beers first and continually have the lowest prices around. Really enjoy talking beer with the staff and have run into some of them out and about at beer bars and they always remember me and my wife and are so nice. Ultimately it's the selection that keeps me coming back in (probably more than my wallet would like me to) and why I always recommend them first when people need a new go to packy.

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Photo of tasterschoice62
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is most likely the best craft beer store in Providence. Easy access with lots of parking.
The staff is knowledgeable and once you be come a regular they will " remind" you of what you're looking for. In addition to having a shelf with new and rare releases they always seem to be the first with these. They also have a "beer of the month" which is aways a quality brew that can be purchased at a discount. Lots of Imports in bombers and single bottles. Staff is helpful but not pushy. All that being said their pricing seems to always be lower then all the other locals. Great shop!

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Photo of Skipple
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Sarahjayy
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best liquor store in Providence! From the moment you walk in you are greated by a very personable staff who will walk you through any selection whether it is wine, liquor, craft beer, etc. Their staff seems to be very educated on the new arrivals and the product they sell. The location is amazing (right next to whole foods) and the store is large, well lit and organized. I can't say enough good things about High Spirits, keep it up!

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Photo of nectarofthehops
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I moved out of the area about a year ago and I still go out of my way to stop in here at least once a week. Seriously killer selection of beers, especially sour beers which can be a daunting task to find. Well lit and clean, prices seem to be the lowest in Providence from what I can tell. Staff is always really friendly and helpful and loves talking beers. Really can't say enough good things about this place.

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Photo of AlcheyAl
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I consider High Spirits my go to spot. I love this place. Its a little on the smaller side compared to others in the area but damn they pack just as much craft brews in there as the others. Someone who works there must be a fan of Tetris. Anyhow they are always bringing in the newest freshest and coolest varieties. And what even better is a ton of em are available for their mix a six discount including bombers. How sweet is that? I've noticed they have beer tasting quite often. Huge cooler selection and although this is BEER advocate they have an impressive wine selection for your other half's. Crowd pleaser one might say. Prices are fantastic which is one of the top reasons I return so frequently. Employees are pretty chill sometimes I'll stay just chatting it up about new products and such. It can get very busy but they keep the lines flowing. Parking is also a plus its in a plaza with whole foods so there's usually ample parking unless a snow storms coming. Y'all should check it out. Heck I'll prob be there buying cases of beer when ya do. Fist bump High Spirits!

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of three excellent beer stores in Providence, along with Nikki's and Bottles. This is probably the cheapest, but with a very slightly smaller selection. Almost always satisfies my need for some delicious brew.

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Photo of changdulla
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TripelGeoff
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of speith
4.6/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Masters
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%

One of the two premiere beer stores in Providence. Terrific selection and ample cooler space. Mix-A-Six program also available with extra 10% off.

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Photo of richobrien
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GJ40
3.97/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in based on the BA reviews. I work not far away but hadn't heard about this place. It's in a very busy shopping center so parking can be a challenge. The shop itself is pretty ordinary but the beer section in the back is fantastic. I picked up a Drie Fonteinin Golden Doesjel and a couple of six packs of Ithaca Flower Power to take back to NC. The prices were high, especially at $23 for the 375ml Golden Doesjel, but having not tried that one, I was willing. The young woman at the cash register was pleasant and either already into great beer or starting the journey. I was glad I made the stop and will be back again.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stuppy
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BColton1
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of dapperslapper
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

a perfect city craft beer liquor store located right next to wholefoods. far from being a warehouse they pack as much craft beer as possible in their space. the store has very high turnover on their products, always fresh dates on IPAs and I have yet to get a skunked bottle. their selections vary from the coolest german beers, to the trappist and sour ales of Belgium.
I have gotten KBS and bourbon county and Cantillon as they always post new releases on facebook. thanks high spirits!

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High Spirits Liquors in Providence, RI
4.38 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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