BC Liquor Store ( Cambie and 39th )

3.25/5.0 15 reviews
bottle shop
5555 Cambie St
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6Z 3A3

604 660 9463
bcliquorstores.com
Mon-Sat 9:30am-11:00pm; Sun 11:00am-6:00pm

Mayor: pictoman (3) | Bottles: ~290
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Ferris  (990) Burnaby, British Columbia | March 18, 2015
One of the better BC Liquor stores, but that isnít saying much. No help and no clue, but prices are pretty good.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Oakes  (787) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2004
Best in Western Canada, especially in the way they represent local micros. Also, the beer buyer for BCLDB is a beer geek, which means the imports are much more well-chosen than in Ontario. Atmospherically it's still a government store with typical know-nothing union staff. You won't want to linger, but you'll get a trunkfull of good beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn  (691) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
I donít know if this is the biggest Signature shop, yes itís big, but itís also a bit out of the centre, and beerwise BCL is still boring, and as in most American places beer is available either in bombers or 6-packs.
F*** 6-packs!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (643) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 17, 2009
Best BCL that I know. The selection for the real beer is quite good, and the prices are as low as they go for this province. Good array of Belgians in particular.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 18, 2005
Lots of local micros but often sold-out of the more obscure stuff. Still, if you only plan to visit one shop while in the city, this is the place. Service is totally hit or miss.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu  (235) Victoria, British Columbia | June 30, 2006
I was surprised by the limited selection as I had envisioned a beer utopia. The large Belgian selection on their website is reduced to 3 shelves of a 4í wall. No Abbaye des Rocs? (sob!) The staff were kind but work like ants in an erratic manner. They arenít terribly beer knowledgeable but are more than keen to form a group of three and discuss: when they last had it, whether theyíd ever seen it, how to spell it and confirm that they can order it to see what happens? Belgians available: Binchoise and Caricole. Local beers available: Whistler, Nelson, Granville Island, R&B, Cannery in bottles and Bowen Island in cans.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Hoser  (175) Cowtown, Alberta | February 9, 2005
I didnít have the same luck as some when I went. The nice thing about this store is at least they try and if you find something on the BC website it is more than likely here.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Crit  (143) Surrey, British Columbia | February 14, 2004| Updated September 18, 2008
A veritable supermarket with very good selection
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 31, 2008
Itís a bit cavernous and much of the floor space is dedicated to every wine you can get at the BCLS although there is a nice little grotto of fancy scotch if youíre into that. Servers can be slow and really treat beer as a commodity product. Selection-wise, itís hard to fault them. If a beer is available in BC, itís likely on their shelves unless it is only available at a specialty store or it has sold out. The good of that is at least they most likely have good turn-over of whatever you are buying so it should be relatively fresh.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters  (111) , Australia | December 21, 2013
Reasonable shop. For state controlled. Good prices, good selection across the board. Nothing in fridges which is a downer. Good selection of imports across the board. Service was a bit non caring but so it goes with a state run shop

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