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Campus Fine Wines
$$ - reasonable
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127 Brook St
phone: (401) 621-9650
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quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Campus Wine is a small but adequately stocked beer store on the East Side of Providence. It's conveniently located near Wickenden Street with its fair number of BYOB restaurants (we ran over for a six recently while eating sushi at Sakura).
They have a variety of beer from the US and Belgium with some from England, Germany and others as well. The selection is not extensive by any means but you can certainly find some good ones. Some are refrigerated but most aren't. The service is good enough but not outstanding.
Campus Wine is good if you're looking to pick up some good beer but aren't looking for something very specific.
12-14-2008 19:43:22 |
More by GJ40
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Shop is located a stone's throw away from Wickenden. Small store with a large wine selection and a small-modest craft brew section. Decent selection of belgians (4 Chimay & 4 Ommegang) and several Unibroue beers (5 or 6). Six pack selection was small, but a decent enough variety of different styles (Wolavers, DFH, Longtrail, Brooklyn, etc.); however, all are cooler stock. They also had Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner, which I haven't been able to find anywhere locally. The depth at Spiritus is far superior, but I thought that Campus was slightly less expensive. Staff were friendly and were receptive to special order requests. Also in their favor is that they have an incredible sake selection. Definitely worth a look if you are in the area.
10-26-2007 17:15:13 |
More by Jwale73
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This is the other liquor store on the East Side of Providence. Not a large place, but in square feet bigger than the other. The selection here is pretty good, more emphisys on import beer than on local craft brewerys. I did not see any Paper City beers. I did find Westmalle @ 6.99 per 12 oz. the staff here seemed eager to provide me with any beers that I asked for. I feel possibly more sales driven than actual. I had a lenghty discussion about getting Stone Brewing and even tho any deals for distribution in the state may yet be in the far distant future, they assured me they would be one of only 3 liquor stores in the state to get it. I feel that this place may be even higher priced that the other. I don't feel that Haywards 5000 warrents $9.99 a sixer.
04-15-2004 02:12:58 |
More by ybnorml
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The store is neat and compact, but the space is used quite efficiently. The coolers are tightly packed with several of the usual local craft brews and a nice array of imports. It was also nice to see a couple things that I don't normally find around here even in the stores that rate a 5 for selection. Service was friendly at the counter. Prices were a little steep, but I suppose normal for the immediate area. Nearly everything I saw the price on, I can get significantly cheaper. Overall, it's a good store and fills the craft brew need in the neighborhood, but unless I know there's something unique there, I wouldn't make a special trip.
01-13-2009 23:51:56 |
More by TheManiacalOne
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Campus Fine Wines lies a short walk from Spiritus Fermenti and Wickenden Pub, strategically about halfway in between. It is a not a large store, but not nearly as small as Spiritus, either. There is a nice selection on the whole...nothing too rare or crazy, but it definitely covers the basics and then some. There is ample selection of the locals and more than ample selection of imports. It is well-layed out and the people that work there are friendly if not overly knowledgeable. However, with Spiritus right down the street, there is not all that much of a reason to shop here, because Spiritus' selection is so much greater.
03-06-2006 06:35:07 |
More by bignick
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
i don't highly recommend this store. it's small and the selection of beers is just mediocre. also the prices aren't posted so you have to ask the cashier. and the place gets busy with college kids, particulary on friday and saturday nights.
it is close to downtown providence, though and probably the best beer store on the east side of the city.
also, the prices were not horrible, but not great, either. sixers of tremont ale were in the $7-8 range, but i didn't see any kinds of specials or discounts posted.
01-30-2004 00:01:52 |
More by vitesse
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This is a decent place. Walking distance from Brown University, this place has a nice selection of Belgian beers, and a smaller, but still respectable collection of NE regionals. A few sixpacks of Dogfish Head, some Harpoon, and some SmuttyNose caught my eye in particular. They made my day when they told me that I could purchase single bottles from any six-pack. Reasonably priced, too. The staff knew a *bit* about the beer, but couldn't offer much in the way of detailed information. Still, worth hitting up if you're visiting town looking to stock up.
06-21-2004 07:24:01 |
More by mzwolinski
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here a month ago because I was told by a Brooklyn Beer rep that they sold Brooklyn Beer.
Great selection here, they had one bottle left of Newport Storm 05' left. 90% wine, 10% beer on the selection. Don't get me wrong good selection.
People knew what I was talking about when I asked them if they had the 4 beers I was looking for so I give them a 5. They didn't give me a look like huh? I will come here again, because they are near by me.
They carry Dogfish, Long Trail, Rogue, Broolyn. They have a wall of german beers too.
01-28-2007 21:34:49 |
More by auxiliary
quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$
I have given the staff of Campus so many tries to remedy the opinion of their store that i have formulated, but after my last trip there I finally snapped. They are jerks, plain and simple. I always say "Hi" to staffers, its just habit as I live in the area. This gesture has never been returned, not even a nod. All I get is that stare that says "Buy something NOW, and leave!" They also follow me around the store, as if i was going to steal something, which I'm not, and wouldn't considering there are always two bouncer-ish guys on either side of the door.
They also do not have bottle prices visible anywhere, I dislike that as it means I have to ask something of the mean and imperious cashier.
Campus is intimidating and aggressive feeling, and after a dozen times in there over the course of the past year or so, I will not be back.
08-14-2009 19:54:43 |
More by dirkchivers
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
If therte's ever been a place that needs a beer "guy", it's Campus Wine and Liquors. It's pretty clear from both conversations with staff and from its pricing that beer is an afterthought. Campus has a lot of potential though. It does some interesting Belgians and craft brewers. It carries more 750's than most stores of its size. The prices are all over the map, ranging from fantastic to very expensive. Campus tend to be pricey, but I've definitely found some gems here. It has a great location and a good space, and the people who work there have an obvious passion for wine. I just wish they had a a little passion about beer too.
02-16-2009 16:03:47 |
More by RomanW70
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