Readers' Choice: Best Liquor Store In Town

Vote on which local liquor store is your go-to for all your beer, wine and liquor needs.

You might not know it from the March-like weather Rhode Island experienced last week, but the unofficial start of summer — Memorial Day — is only a couple weeks away. That means it's time to break out the BBQ pit, stock the freezer with grillable meats and — of course — fill the fridge with your favorite adult beverages.

Maybe you want to cool down with an ice-cold beer, relax on the deck with a refreshing vodka-tonic, or fill your glass with your favorite red or white varietal. Whether it's beer, wine or liquor you crave, there is no shortage of package stores in the area to supply you with your favorite spirit.

Just about any liquor store will carry plenty of Jack Daniels, Absolut, Sam Adams and a typical assortment of table wines. But any true connoisseur knows it's all about the selection. And some liquor stores are better than others at stocking the highest end whiskey or most obscure microbrew. So we want to know from you: Which liquor store in Bristol-Warren provides the widest variety of spirits, has the best prices, and is your go-to place to meet your adult beverage needs?

Is it , , ,  (formerly Gleeson's Package Store) or ? Or someplace else? Maybe someplace in Newport

Vote in our poll below, then share your thoughts in the comments section. If we left your favorite package store off the list, note that in the comments as well.

We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. Then be sure to watch the site over the weekend when we tally up the top votes and announce the liquor stores that got the most rave reviews across all of our Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts sites.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Foster Brooks May 15, 2012 at 01:53 AM
As a craft beer aficionado I cast my vote for Ferreira's by virtue of having the best selection in Portsmouth.
B Mugs May 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I used to like Ferreira's until I had a horrible experience with one of its staff members, and I've never liked the 10 minimum I thought that wasn't legal . I go to middletown to purchase liquor now
karyn faircloth May 16, 2012 at 03:41 PM
By far and away Allen's Wine & Spirits ! Not only are the clerks friendly, the owner is very active in the community. The selection is top notch!
Island Porkrunner May 17, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Toss-up btwn Moriarty's and Allen's. Gotta love the Saturday 5pm beer samples at Moriarty's. Allen's is a little easier on the wallet though for some of the craft beer and has higher rotation.
Jim Garman May 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Jim G. No question, it is Allen's hands down. The staff is friendly and helpful and Glenn is a strong contributor to the town's activities, like the Library's annual "Taste of Portsmouth" fundraiser. Excellent selection as well.


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