BC Liquor Store ( Cambie and 39th )

5555 Cambie St
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6Z 3A3
bottle shop  3.25/5.0 15 reviews
Mon-Sat 9:30am-11:00pm; Sun 11:00am-6:00pm

Mayor: pictoman (2) | Bottles: ~290
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
MarkQ  (1) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 30, 2013
Big store, the beer selection could be a bit better... but the prices are good.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mcberko  (701) 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 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 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince  (3) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 11, 2006
Probably the best place for beer in B.C. Recently renovated although skeptically. $600 bottles of wine improperly stored in warm wannabe caves (must be government run, hell yes!) Good selection of beer though, and a staff that knows shit but willing to order weird stuff if your willing to pay for an entire case.
66
  • 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
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
MrRoss  (13) Delta, British Columbia | July 8, 2009
Best government-run liquor store Iíve ever been in. Too many macro beers and not enough local craft beers. Oftern theyíll have an offering not listed on the BCLDB website.
64
  • 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 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Ferris  (1000) 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 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu  (236) 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 3/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
DeanF  (73) Alberta | June 24, 2010
Always went here to get my beers in Vancouver. After they renovated the place some years ago as a "signature" store, the fancy whiskey section and wine area ballooned but the beer corner remained the same. Itís still one of the BC liquor storeís best places to find lots of microbrews, and on occasion a few Belgian trappists (went one day to find the shelf stocked with Orval..... bought a few. Went there a few days later, they were all gone!). If you live nearby it should be a mainstay to see what the beer procurer has come up with, and there is always something interesting on the shelves.

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