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Beer Available At LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward (arranged by most recent)
Alexander Keith’s Galaxy Hop Ale 28, Ontario Beer Company 100 Mile Ale 44, Muskoka Detour Session IPA 86, Flying Monkeys The Chocolate Manifesto 96, Granite Brewery Peculiar 84, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Dupont La Bière de Beloeil 95, Bush Pilot Stormy Monday 83, Panil Enhanced 82, Samuel Adams (Barrel Room Collection) Thirteenth Hour Stout 94, Fuller’s Vintage Ale 2008 97, Beaus Tom Green Beer 72, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Bulmers (Magners Original Irish) Cider 18, Melville’s Strawberry Craft Lager 23, Mill Street Weizenbock 70, Hockley Valley Amber 39, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish 87, Southern Tier Mokah 100
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Whatup14 (82) Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | August 14, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Bon choix de bière, ontariennes, américaines et internationnales, avec des prix intéressants. Service inexistant. Disons que ça fait changement des SAQ du Québec
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE TO TOURISTS: Beer (and all alcohol) is not a free market in Ontario, There are no privately owned beer stores in this province. You can either buy beer directly from a brewery (when they have the facility to do so) or buy from the government store LCBO. To name more popular beer destinations I’d say Ontario is similar in many ways to Norway with their Vinmonopolets and Sweeden with their Systembolagets. Now, on to the place rating… I haven’t visited that many LCBOs but I often check the LBCO beer availability on the surprisingly always-up-to-date lcbo website. Some LCBOs gets better treatment when it comes to more limited beer availability and LCBO Rideau & King Edward is one of them. Some Toronto superior get good stuff that don’t make it to the northern part of the province but except for some of the best Toronto LCBOs I’d say this one is pretty much the best I know. The place has parking but you’ll often have to wait for someone to leave to get a spot.
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | February 9, 2011| Updated January 16, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Probably the best LCBO in Ottawa and they will bring pretty much anything that the LCBO has in for you if you ask. Staff have very little knowledge about the beer and you frequently have to have the item number before going to the store if you want them to order something or get something that is not up on a shelf. If you are visiting Ottawa from outside of the province I would recommend stopping here and Broue Haha across the river to get the best possible samples of things to buy to bring back with you.
MXD (13) Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | July 4, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Gouvernment ambiance. Staff is basically clueless, except for the odd guy that really knows its stuff. Their choice of imports is decent : however, some interesting ones only comes in 6-pack, which is useless as far as tasting is concerned. Also, they tend to be lacking some variety (e.gL why do they only have the Schlenkerla Marzen, and not the other ones? Why only ONE Dunkelweizen? Why no Kristall Weizen?). Still, pretty interesting place, and their seasonals are worth it. Access is a bit sketchy, BUT, there’s a free parking!
cfrancis (79) Ottawa, Ontario | May 19, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Flagship store for the LCBO in Ottawa. Great selection of beer, parking is actually pretty good considering it is downtown and it’s free! I always get a good selection when I visit.
JesseM (43) Ottawa, Ontario | February 14, 2009| Updated August 28, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited while I was in town for the 2009 OUA swimming championships. A very very nice LCBO, for anyone giving this a low rating you really must not know how well it compares to LCBO’s throughout the province. Awesome selection of almost every beer product the LCBO has, including some special Ottawa area stuff you can’t get most other places (like Beau’s). Includes an underground vintage wine section, which I’m sure would be much more impressive if I were interested in vintage wine, but it’s still a cool aspect. Nice lay out to the store, very large, my only issue was the crappy service. I’m used to decent service with the LCBO so it was just a surprise to me. 2 cash machines operating with well over 100 people in line, not a good set up. Other than that, very impressive store by LCBO standards.
grandgenie (21) gatineau, Quebec | January 19, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Bon service, les employés connaisse mes goût et mettre de côté les grand-cru pour moi. Mon endrois favori, il est rapide d’accès et n’est pas trop loin de chez nous.
robinvboyer (72) Sturgeon Falls, Ontario | August 7, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Best LCBO in Ottawa, they usualy have everything the LCBO carries. Same clueless LCBO staff though.
MrManning (60) Hamilton, Ontario | February 24, 2008| Updated August 7, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A big ass LCBO that has pretty much all you can ask for as far as Ontario micros go. The staff don’t know much about beer, but are otherwise helpful. This location had a few local micros that I couldn’t find elsewhere in the city. Worth in the stop if you’re in the area.
TaktikMTL (230) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | November 21, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Établissement visité le samedi 18 novembre vers 10h. Ambiance: Très belle succursale, la section vintage est aussi très chaleureuse. Service: Je suis arrivé avec ma liste et le vendeur m’a tout trouvé et m’a fait quelques suggestions en se fiant à ce que je venais d’acheter. Sélection: Beaucoup de bières européennes en canette et en bouteille. Quelques microbrasseries ontariennes de disponible aussi. Sélection de cidre très pauvre. Chaque fois que je viens à Ottawa c’est un arrêt obligatoire. (34e rating d’établissement)
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