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33 Smithfield Rd
phone: (401) 861-9006
(Place added by: Beerguy on 01-18-2006)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Best store in Rhode Island period. They get stuff other places don't and more of what they do get. It's a small store but its got a lot to offer. Mix a six is offered with a 10% discount. Atmosphere is the only thing wrong. It's small and can get congested at times.
09-15-2013 00:30:54 |
More by DaKur
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
My first trip up to Nikki's, but will not be my last. Went in on a friday evening, quite a few customers floating around, but several employees around to help and answer questions. I was lucky enough to get the owner Mike to help me out and he me several different suggestions plus info on several different beers. He had a excellent selection out on the shelf with a good variety of different stuff. Mike did allude to a new shelf going out at some point with some vintage bottles ... Def looking forward to seeing that appear in the store.
The only thing I found a little off was the atmosphere, I don't know what struck me odd, but it def stuck on my head. Im my sure why it did, maybe it was supermarket lighting. But it def was not enough to ruin my trip there. I highly recommend a stop into the store if your in the Providence area.
06-19-2012 19:15:38 |
More by firedwarftj
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I'm not a Rhode Island resident, but I visit family in the state often. Coming from Chicago, I have an appreciation for, and get excited about, finding rarities on the shelf. I visited Nikki's for the first time this past Christmas, because of the high rating. The praise this store receives is well deserved. I was very surprised to find brews on the shelf that had disappeared off of Chicago shelves within a day or two. The selection is spread thin due to the limited space, but excellent choices have been made. For these two reasons Nikki's deserves a 5 in the Selection category.
I had a brief chat with the owner, explaining I'm from out of state, but visited the store due to the high ratings it's earned. My apologies for not remembering his name, especially because of how helpful and accommodating he was. He made several recommendations and even told me about special tappings at nearby bars. Need I say more? Nikki's gets a 5 for Service.
I will be visiting this store each and every time I return to Rhode Island.
06-10-2012 20:04:04 |
More by TotallyHosed
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a place I go to regularly. I tend to get a mix-a-six of any beers I find to be interesting that I've never tried whenever I come here. There's usually a monthly beer tasting that I try to go to if something doesn't come up already.
Another good thing is they are partnered with Swipely, so anytime I make a purchase, the money value spent is converted into points on my Swipely account, which gives me money back.
The employees are friendly, always helpful, ask if I found everything I wanted. I typically spend between $18-$30 for my mix-a-six when I go.
01-29-2012 01:03:24 |
More by notpmekts
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Don't let the size of the place deceive you. They have an excellent variety of brews.Lots of local craft brews plus a variety beers from around the world. They are thin on macro-brews but is that really a bad thing? Love the Mix-a-six which is a great way for sampling different brews. It’s 10% off a mix-a-six and 20% of a case. Service has always been helpful and friendly. Only downside I see is they need more room, or maybe not?. Best thing is they are only a few minutes from my house. Nicest variety of brews I’ve seen around here.
01-16-2012 03:01:52 |
More by rjplumer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is amazing. I spend most of my time in Connecticut and I am very used to paying Connecticut prices. When I am around this area I always stop in at Nikki's. They are very knowledgeable and helpful, offering to make special orders upon request for any available items. The store consists of a center table of favorite craft beers and gift packs and about 60+ feet of craft brews. They are sorted by location and brewery, but I always just go straight for the "New Arrivals" section. Overall, if you are in the area stop at Nikki's! And if you live here take advantage of their weekly tasting.
08-24-2011 02:22:52 |
More by bluesplit63
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was at Nikki's while on vacation because of the advice of some awesome Rhode Island BAs. It is located in a pretty boring strip mall, as I walked to the door I thought Oh boy! All was cool once I walked in. They have a really nice selection of East Coast goodies as well as a stand up import offering. It was very organized and had a cool clearance section full of stuff I can't get in Texas.
A BA, "bigs" works there and was really cool and helpful. He was always close to answer any questions but was not pushy or flaunting his knowledge of beer. I would highly reccomend Nikki's to any BA in or passing through the area.
07-26-2011 23:21:51 |
More by jl28r1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 15 Jan 2011.
Located in the back right corner of the North Providence Marketplace, the checkout counter was just inside the door on the left, followed by a short bank of coolers down the left wall and another cooler against the back wall. The impressive point was that half to two-thirds of their space was dedicated to beer! The depth and breadth of their selection was astounding, but I found myself wishing that there were more beers from the New England area, vice focusing on domestic craft beers and imports. I realize that mine may be a dissenting opinion, but when I travel, especially to shop for beer, I want local or regional beers that I do not have access to normally. It was a clean, well-lighted place for beer, but just not quite what I was after.
06-14-2011 19:40:49 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Based on it's pitcher, I expected a much bigger place. Nikki's is a strip mall liquor store, that sells more beer than liquor. The beer selection is about three aisles wide, and features a ton of locals and seasonals, a lot of imports, and some other craft staples. Found a lot of interesting bottles, including bal-aged BORIS, the Sam Adams Barrel Room series, some Mikkeller, and most importantly, FRESH SCULPIN! I left with a bottle of Sculpin, a SA American Kriek, and some other interesting things I don't really run into back home. Service was fine, as I only spoke to an employee when I was checking out. He was very helpful, and talked up a bottle of Utopias they had (for only $159). I was tempted, but I ended up passing. It's a nice place with average prices, but I was underwhelmed overall.
06-09-2011 21:00:11 |
More by bigfnjoe
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great beer store in a crappy little strip mall!!!
Looks like your average locale packy (liquor store) where you might find some Sam Adams & maybe a Guinness BUT then damn you walk in and start to smile lots of premium beers from all over! Mix-a-six or grab a single!
Most of the best beers are warm on a shelf so you cant drink them right away but none are out of date or covered in dust just a great little store on the Providence/North Providence line super market & pizza joint in plaza so you can pick up some grub while your out! Nice store with a great staff!
BA rating tags on many beers!
03-15-2011 22:17:45 |
More by ant5431
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