Firefly Fine Wines and Ales | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Firefly Fine Wines and Ales
Exceptional based on 18 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2857 Cambie
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5Z 3Y8 [ print map ]
604 875 3325

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Hours: 11am-11pm daily


Mayor: pictoman (11) | Bottles: 200


Firefly Fine Wines and Ales

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Beer Available At Firefly Fine Wines and Ales (arranged by most recent)
Tree Kelowna Pilsner 17, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 100, Howe Sound Cloudburst Lemongrass White IPA 74, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter 98, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Fruit Beer 91, Borg Bríó Nr. 1 28, Lindemans Faro 80, Samuel Smiths Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer 80, Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine 97, Rogue Dead Guy Ale 92, Central City Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter 93, Gavroche 87, Royal Jamaican Alcoholic Ginger Beer 12, Moon Under Water Creepy Uncle Dunkel 52, Grimbergen Cuvée Ambrée / Double (Dubbel) 84, Bush de Noël (Scaldis Noël) 97, Corsendonk Christmas Ale 98, Brooklyn Local 1 97, Echigo Stout 70
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18 reviews for Firefly Fine Wines and Ales
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  72%
 Selection  75%
 Food N/A 
 Value  68%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  76%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn  (517) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
One very good place; as usual for the best places in Vancouver, it shares 95% of the beers with the other shops, but there are a couple of good extras here, and there are more beers than at the Maple Ridge location (don’t forget to check the walk-in cooler). Modern looking wine shop. Service doesn’t try to make you feel comfortable.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (209) Kyoto, Japan | August 7, 2014
Located in a weird office building - of which they seem to be the only tenant giving it an uninviting feel from outside & made me think they were closed. They were open, the huge shop had high ceilings and was inviting as we’re the friendly staff. A nice big selection: one aisle of belgians/germans, tons of US stuff and a good selection of local craft. I’d have bought a bunch but alas my bag was already at the max weight allowance for my flight.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (450) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 13, 2014
A good craft beer shop but nothing notable. Lots of their beer is right by a huge window, so if you worry about light struck beer this may be a bit worrying. They have a cooler as well but again in all a good shop but nothing notable.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 5, 2013
A large walk-in cooler greets you with many beers. They carry 6-packs, cans and singles too. I grabbed a couple of cans on special (ha!) to go, which was nice to have refreshments while walking around outside. Staff were friendly though the lady behind the counter looked at me suspiciously.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
Just a few minutes away from brewery creek which is probably a better store, Firefly is nevertheless worth a visit if you can spare the time. Indeed, the selection is of course mostly similar, but there are quite a few complements. In fact, the BC selection I believe was greater at Firefly than Brewery Creek. When you enter, you’re in a cleanly laid out, spacey, modern wine store with an aisle of beer on the right. Make sure to step into the walk-in cooler at the rear as this is where 90% of the beers are stocked. It is very cold in there and makes for a weird experience unless you have a winter coat as you don’t feel like hanging there for too long, yet there’s a few hundred bottles to browse through. We did not interact much with the staff, but they seemed professional enough.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Easton70  (5) , | May 21, 2012
This is a great store for beers from all over the world and craft beers in particular. The majority of the selection is in a walk-in cold store in the back and this is very cold. Make sure you wear a fleece or something more than just a shirt because you’ll want to spend as much time in there as possible. This is definately a store I will return to.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
HenryXXX  (11) British Columbia | May 1, 2012
This is an awesome beer store. Hands down my favorite in the city.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
dresden  (49) Saskatchewan | April 2, 2012
Nice, clean store in the bottom of a hotel. Friendly staff, well organized, good selection. Walk in cooler was packed with mostly craft beer. Close to the Canada Line, which is convenient.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle  (17) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 18, 2011
Spent quite some time in the beer cooler at Firefly choosing some beers. They have a good selection with a reasonable representation from around the world. I was happy to see some good Mikkeller brews there! Seemed somewhat pricey for the imported stuff but this is BC after all! I found the service somewhat indifferent when I was there, the cashier seemed somewhat "inconvenienced" when I wanted to purchase and made no effort at conversation. Firefly seems a little more focused on wine rather than beer as far as events and promotions go.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property  (30) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 22, 2011
Decent bottle store. Nice selection.

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