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628 Washington St
phone: (508) 399-5860
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Reviews by wedge:
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Doesn't look like much from the outside but this place actually has a very nice selection of brews. Lots of 30s and 12s of average stuff but there is one side of an aisle in the left part of the store full of goodies. Stone, Thomas Hooker, Anderson Valley, Great Divide, Avery, North Coast, Victory, DFH, Ommegang, Unibroue, Rochefort, de Ranke, etc, etc, etc...
Service is great, but its hit or miss. If you're lucky you'll run into the beer guy who is very helpful. If you don't, you'll be staring at the great wall o' beer foreer making your decision. Come to think of it, you'll be doing that anyways...
First time in here I remember remarking about the fair prices too. The quality is decent - some beers are nice and fresh while others are seriously out of date so just keep that in mind.
Overall, nice big selection and reasonable prices keep me coming back for more. I always end up leaving with a few bags.
09-19-2005 20:08:37 |
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11-28-2013 03:28:30 |
More by Bilco
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
My first time at the Yankee Spirit. If you want selection and price- this is the place. Incredible selection of Craft Beers. Single bottle purchases from 4-6 packs are fine. Prices are reasonable and cheaper than Marty's or Whole Foods. No seperate bottles from unopened cartons( this is the same in Trader Joes).
Service? Not very good. If you can find a salesperson who works there, fine. My experience is NOT to ask a salesperson about the quality of a beer- just read the reviews.
The Craft beer aisle is long- and easy to peruse. All the Belgians are together.
Prices- excellent. Speedway stout may be $2-3 cheaper than other stores. Johnny Walker Red was about 28 or so- in most stores it's 32.
This is a great find. I haven't tried Julios, but for craft beer drinkers located near one of the Yankee Spirits, this is the place of choice most likely.
08-30-2012 19:00:39 |
More by brureview
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
Yankee spirits is admittedly a bit on the run down side of the spectrum, which might be why they can afford to consistently have good deals on lots of beer. The selection is very wide and prices are reasonable. They do have some old stuff on the shelves, and they're not always consistent with marking it down to get it out the door.
You can buy singles, but there's no mix-a-six policy, which would be nice.
Service is about what you'd expect. Cashiers are not unfriendly but not full of irrepressible joy.
04-27-2012 16:05:13 |
More by DirtyPenny
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
This definitely has the old supermarket feel as it used to be one. Has one of the hugest selections of beer(wine & liquor too) in the local area. This is one of main stops for beer as it's hard to beat the selection. Although they don't overtly advertise(I think they should) you can buy singles of craft beers. Service I've gotten has been friendly. If a beer snob can't find something here then they have a problem not the store. The only demerit would be the constant clash and bang of the recycling machines which are adjacent(walled off but not sound proofed) to the beer isle which can get annoying. On related note if you plan to recycle can's and bottles beware that recycling corner is loud,crowded and reeks of stale beer. This part of store really needs some attention as it keeps it from being a really super place.
12-11-2011 19:50:55 |
More by rjplumer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
great store, and very similar to the Swansea, MA location. Refer to that review for a description of Yankee in general. this will deal with the disparity between the two locations.
Almost all the stock is the same, with a few exceptions. There are going to be some variances in the stock from place to place just based on people's regional buying habits, etc.
This store is more heavily trafficked and therefore much less "friendly" in the sense that it feels much more like a supermarket rather than a small craft store.
I prefer attleboro to swansea when it comes to limited releases, the people in attleboro tend to be much less secretive about them and it is much easier to obtain them here.
05-05-2011 04:34:30 |
More by OrangeAmps
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Went here for the first time a couple of days ago. This store is not a big as Julio's or Luke's in Rockland, but is bigger than most other stores I have explored in the state. I loved how they had full lines of several different breweries. I was impressed with the huge amount of domestic offerings. They had an extensive collection of brews from New England. Some of the stock I could not find in my area of Massachusetts. Everything was fairly organized. I did not call over any beer manager, but this was more warehouse style. Prices were a little more expensive than what I find over here, but not overly so. I would stop here again on my way to Providence.
02-01-2010 02:54:40 |
More by tigg924
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've made several visits to the Yankee Spirits in Attleboro (the Swansea location is a little closer to where I work). While the Attleboro location is a lot older and more worn than the Swansea location, the selection is even better.
This place is huge with the beer taking up a small percentage but that still means a lot of beer. They have one main aisle of singles and six packs and then lots of cases on display across from it. The aisle is very long and is organized by region with sizeable areas for Germany, Belgium, England the West Coast and the East Coast. They have a nice selection of West Coast beers (my favorites) from some great breweries like Green Flash, Stone, Rogue, Ballast Point and Sierra Nevada.
I didn't find anything special about the service but I didn't approach anyone either.
This is about my favorite beer store in the greater Providence, RI area. They have a huge selection of beer at decent prices. If you're in the area and haven't been, check it out.
05-31-2009 19:49:07 |
More by GJ40
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow, what a huge selection. This place is the size of a supermarket and 1/4 of it for just beer. Great selection in the coolers and even better on the shelves. Lots of great local New England beers as well as stuff from all over the US. Plenty of choices from Europe and the rest of the Globe too. Well worth the 20 minute drive. Very good selection of singles as well as sixpacks. Prices are probably the best in the area. Nice people and good knowledge of beer. Plus a HUGE wine and liquor selection. Great place to shop for your next party.
This is my new beer store.
04-09-2009 19:28:48 |
More by Liverpool08
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
For price and selection, I don't know of a better place in the area. The craft beer mystery mix case is really fun and they do a great job of moving their stock to keep things fresh. If something has been there too long it winds up in the bargain bin. You can get ridiculous deals at the end of seasons (last year I got cases of Wachusett Winter in March for $12 each). Depending on who's working, you can get some good advice on new beer to try. There's one guy working the beer aisle that really knows his stuff (can't remember his name at the moment). It's a great place to go if you're hosting a party and need to get something for everyone and you can bring the empties to the redemption center and cash in the slips for more brews for yourself.
02-01-2009 15:48:41 |
More by Jahfoi
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