A small shop off the main street with no parking. Cramped and the beer haphazard, service was marginal. Very wine oriented, but they did have a pretty good selection with man imports and stuff that is sold out elsewhere. Prices are pretty good. Go for the beer and ignore the rest.
Nice, smallish wine store with a very central location. Quite a few beers at the rear and a homey atmosphere thanks to the overkill presence of three employees in the minuscule space when we were there. More interestingly, among the beer selection, there were probably a solid dozen of rarer ones - like Trois Dames from Switzerland - that I had not seen at neither Firefly nor Brewery Creek a few days before. In other words, it’s a great complement to the other stores in town, but if you’re only oing to visit one store in Vancouver, this will not be the most satisfying of the lot.
This is the first beer shop that I stumbled into when I moved into the city. Even though it is quite crowded with misc. boxes after talking to the store manager I came to understand that it is that way do to the fact to get spec beers in B.C. is a bit of a nightmare and he has to order a large amount and has know where to store them.
Viti have a decent selection of beer for what is quite a small store, plus it has the added bonus of being downtown. The staff there are mostly beer geeks and so I usually have a good beer chat every time I visit. They have a decent selection of Belgian, USA and Canadian craft brews. I’ve even seen some good Mikkeller and Nøgne Ø brews there, plus the occasional few bottles of Westvleteren.
Although the choice is limited compared to Brewery Creek, Firefly and others, this one is so central and doesn’t require a drive; a lot of good beers, sometimes even a couple that I haven’t seen elsewhere.