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Beer Available At LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward (arranged by most recent)
Oakham Green Devil IPA 98, Spearhead Belgian Stout 76, Petrus Aged Pale 96, Howe Sound Lager 48, Brasserie des Quatre Lunes Saison Automne 7, Beaus / Gigantic La Formidable 90, Black Oak 10 Bitter Years 99, Legends of the Bay Giant’s Tomb 20, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Amsterdam Cruiser All Day Pale Ale 88, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 99, Arcadia London Porter 98, Sawdust City Red Rocket Stout 88, Oast House Biere de Garde 69, Unibroue 17 99, Mill Street Barley Wine 89, Great Lakes Brewing Pompous Ass 91, Smuttynose Imperial Stout 100, Innis & Gunn Rare Oak Pale Ale 44, Double Trouble Fire in the Rye 81
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worldbeertaste (130) , England | October 25, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
The biggest and best LCBO in the city. I have no idea why it’s rating is so low. It has two floors of alcohol with a wide selection of beer thst you can’t find at most other locations. I have always found rare things there. Service is also good as it tailors to a wider crowd.
KansaiBeerLvrs (273) Kyoto, Japan | August 15, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
An above average LCBO with a decent selection and ok prices. Staff were sparse on the ground on a busy Friday night. Nothing that special but maybe the best place in Ottawa for Ontario craft beer bottles/cans plus a few imports you may not see in Quebec.
Radek Kliber (245) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 22, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Best LCBO in town? Well its best I have been to. Solid line up , good selection and typical LCBO service, You might even forget you are not in Toronto.
Whatup14 (132) 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 (125) 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 (88) 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) Margaritaville , 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.
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