LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward | Ottawa, Ontario
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LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward
Good based on 22 ratings
Type: Beer Store

275 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1N 5Y3 [ print map ]
613 789 5226

lcbo.ca

Hours: 9:30am-10pm Mon-Sat 12am-9pmTue 11pm-6pm Sun


Mayor: cfrancis (60) | Bottles: 170


LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward

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Beer Available At LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward (arranged by most recent)
Howe Sound Woolly Bugger 98, Grand River Plowmans Ale 86, Nickel Brook Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale 92, Tusker Lager 6, Nickel Brook Le Paysan Saison 83, Mill Street 100th Meridian 29, Georgian Bay Beer (Dipper) 16, Black Oak Summer Saison 83, Vedett Extra White 46, Double Trouble Fire in the Rye 78, Tree Captivator Doppelbock 89, Mill Street Belgian Wit 64, Beaus Tom Green Beer 73, Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA 93, Beaus Patio Saison 78, Hop City 8th Sin Black Lager 75, Gösser Beer (Export) 11, Wychwood Scarecrow (Bottle) 21, Ayinger Bräu-Weisse 97, Arch Brewing Dinner Jacket Red IPA 60
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22 reviews for LCBO 38 - Rideau & King Edward
 Ambiance  53%
 Service  40%
 Selection  65%
 Food N/A 
 Value  74%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  62%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2004
Clean typical governmental store. Broad aisles, beer is not the focus, big lighting. Rather boring selection with only 10 to 12 worthy of interest than most people with 500 ratings will have had already. Interesting to obscure european lagers if anything and rather good prices.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 12, 2004
Best beer store in Ottawa. Staff doesn't know anything about beer but are generally willing to enquire for you. Selection is mainly Ontarian, with loads of Eastern European lagers, a few british ales and the odd Belgian. If you're in Ottawa though, this is your one-stop shopping center.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2013
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.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 10, 2004
My first time in an LCBO...if this is the best beer selection in a metro area of 1.5 million plus, I do feel sorry for Ontarians! A few crappy area micros, lots of Sleeman and MolsBatt -- 6 packs only to discourage discriminating tastes! A fair number of 3rd world lagers, just a couple of Belgians...nice-looking if expensive gift packs. Blah.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL  (241) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | November 21, 2006
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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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon  (216) Boisbriand, Quebec | January 3, 2006| Updated November 28, 2007
Si je veux m’acheter une bière importé, c’est la place à allé. J’ai plus de chance de trouver une non-canadienne rare qu’importe où au Québec.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber  (211) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 22, 2014
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.
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu  (204) Victoria, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated November 2, 2004
Only saving grace for the LCBO is their sheer buying power - good selection compounded by interesting (though often re-occuring) seasonals. Unfortunately, the LCBO uses its buying power to fill the beer shelves with 30% cans and too many imported Asian lagers that all taste alike. Above average desire to assist is compounded by an outstandingly-poor staff knowledge of beers? Employees are given no prior knowledge of upcoming seasonals. There is a reluctance to check the inventory for in-stock and deliveries - common brush-off line is: A shipment is coming in tonight so we MAY have it tomorrow. So sad because many staff do really want to help but they don’t know where to start.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | February 9, 2011| Updated January 16, 2014
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.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 28, 2004
While it’s the best selction of any LCBO in Ottawa, it suffers from the typical problems of beer being shoe-horned into a provincially run wine and liquor store. There is a seemingly large beer section, but it is filled with plenty of imported pale lagers and some locals in 6-packs. Seasonal selections can be at times interesting. Clean, bright, well-lit, anonymous. Staff are mostly friendly, if hurried, but have little product knowledge. Might as well make a stop to check the seasonals if in town, but not really worth going out of the way for.

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