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 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 4’ wall. No Abbaye des Rocs? (sob!) The staff were kind but work like ants in an erratic manner. They aren’t terribly beer knowledgeable but are more than keen to form a group of three and discuss: when they last had it, whether they’d 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 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee  (531) 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 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Hoser  (175) Cowtown, Alberta | February 9, 2005
I didn’t 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  (144) 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 3/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Oakes  (800) 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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