1776 Liquors

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597 Metacom Ave
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809-5131
United States

(401) 253-2222 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by wedge:
Photo of wedge
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%

Nice big liquor store located next to the Stop & Shop in Bristol. Most of the store is dedicated to wine but there are a few coolers of quality micros - DFH, Geary's, Mendocino, Magic Hat, Anchor. A small shelf of warm beers including Unibroue, Newport Storm '00-'04, Samuel Smith, Allagash (including the retired quadrupel "four"), Bigfoot, and Magic Hat Chaotic Chemistry. Lots of standard 30s and 12s. Help is average...one guy suggested Brahma based on the fact it was the #1 beer in South America...I don't think so dude. Quality is sometimes good, just be sure to check as I have found seasonal 12 packs of Smuttynose well out of season, etc. Prices are quite decent - a 6 of Mendocino goes for about $6 and Magic Hats go for about $6.50.

Overall an above aveage liquor store with a pretty decent selection and good prices on most things.

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Photo of AntigravityECE
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Decent beer and spirits store. Very reasonable prices, perhaps the lowest around. Not much beyond two or 3 cooler doors of 6 and 12-packs of micro domestic and imported. Siarra, DFH, Long Trail, Wachusett, Naragannsett, Newport Storm, Harpoon, Magic Hat, Otter Creak, Sarnac, Brooklyn, etc are all here.

Lots of crap beer, probably 8 doors worth. This is the place to go before a party if you need a couple handles of vodka or a bunch of 30-packs.

Individual craft beers are pretty tame, with a few locals and imports. Nothing special here, but a few good bombers and 750s.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Visited on 12/29/07 for the first time. Almost all of the beer was in the coolers aside from the stacked 12-packs to the right side and a short shelving section across from them containing some bombers & 750ml bottles. One thing that concerned me was that they had one top shelf in one of the coolers that some 12-packs on their side. Selection was not as good as I hoped for a store of this size. They had many of the larger craft brewers (Harpoon, Magic Hat, Smuttynose, etc.) but very few of the smaller ones other than Newport Storm & Woodstock. However, I was able to grab some Newport Storm Elle which was two Cyclones ago as well as Newport Storm ’06. Assistance was offered while I was looking around and the cashier was friendly. The prices were reasonable overall. Some things seemed priced higher, while others seemed lower than usual. It’s a store stopping by if I’m in the neighborhood to try finding a hidden gem, but it’s not one that I’d make a special trip for.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%

What I like about this store is its conveniently near my school and the prices are better than other overpriced crappy places that are right near my apartment in Fall River. The store itself is fairly big but it focuses mostly on wine. There is a small shelf out of the cooler that has some nice beers....chaotic chemistry, newport storm 00' through 04', and others that aren't too hard to find in the Mass area. Some good microbrews in the cooler include anchor, medecino, dogfish head, otter creek, smuttynose, sierra nevada. Nothing ultra special and hard to find, but good nonetheless. Service is typical. The people were nice and friendly however lacking in beer knowledge. I was recommended the #1 (clear yellow) beer of South America, which doesn't say much seeing as how budweiser is the #1 in the US.

A good place to pick up good beers that you know of, for reasonable prices. One thing I dislike + have noticed numerous times, beers that have expired or old beers from a year ago that aren't meant to be aged are in the front of the cooler/on the shelf. I can see them doing this for coors light or something but they should respect good beer freshness a little more.

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Photo of rousee
3/5  rDev -9.6%

This place is huge. It is as big as those state run liquor stores they have in NH or even bigger. This is really a shame because so much of the space here is devoted to wine, spirits and cases upon cases of Bud, Miller, and Coors stacked up almost to the ceiling. There are some minimal offerings of craft beer. Some Unibroue, DFH, etc. I did not see anything in here that I would consider difficult to find. I was also warned to pay attention to the dates on products here as they sometimes sell old beer. Service was non-existent except when it comes to taking your $$. They had plenty of check out lanes opened. On a positive note, their pricing seems pretty competitive.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

So much better than the packy next door to my house, but still found wanting for great variety. Has all the prereq "bricks." But there is also a nice selection of New England microbrews, plus the occasional beer from around the East Coast. It has a nice selection of Belguim beers, English ales, and top of the line local American beers. The older fella who I always see stocking the shelves is pretty helpful and he seemed willing to try and get special orders delivered. The younger kids who work the register aren't all that helpful though.

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1776 Liquors in Bristol, RI
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