Seems to have become one of the main destinations on the Halifax scene although the beer selection is actually quite small. A few singles available although you can find a nice selection of ciders as well. Itís okay, but considering youíre at a beer store in Nova Scotia - okay is about as good as itís going to get.
Definitely not a beer store, but it is the NLSCís (read: government megalopoly) "specialty" store. In all fairness the place is geared 91% toward wine. The beer selection is almost nonexistent. I counted maybe a dozen brews including Guinness, Kilkenney and Chimay but nothing interesting in the least. After visiting and conversing with employees of other NSLC outlets Iíll give these guys credit, some of them actually know something about booze, but not a thing about beer. My advice: travel the half block around the corner to Premier Wines for your beer.
Visited on a Sunday after in November, the beer section had moved around the corner of the service table, but is more of a wine selection store. Service was friendly and paid us some attention. There was a new cider in, but otherwise just a bunch of local stuff and bombers. Could be worth visiting if youíre nearby.
A few beers you could purchase all in one day. A few I havenít tried so good for me but will not be back. Nice layout to the store mind. Im sure the location is wrong on this. Isnít Port of Wines near Dresden Row?
Not really a beer store but they carry some interesting imports from the NSLC beers of the world selection. Good staff. Premier Wines down the street has different beers but they are a pale imitation of this place for everything else. Parking here is a problem sometimes.
Nothing here that canít be found at any other decent NSLC outlet. Not really on my radar screen when Iím in town.
destroye7 (12) Montreal, Quebec | March 13, 2006| Updated April 16, 2006
Nice place. Closed on sunday (But not the wine and spirits store !!). Vast selection of wine but more rare wines than regular wines. Good specials. I bought a medura wine for 30$ instead of 50$. For the beer (Why weíre here), Chimay, Westmalle, Rochefort, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Propeller, Garrison, Belle-vue, etc. Good selection of beer plus you can buy most of them one by one. Thatís a great plus. The web site is not right. Try http://thenslc.com
For the service, I picked up myself my stuff. I went 3 times and twice, somebody offer to help me. No other clients were in the store the 3 times... Worth the stop !
Like Oakes said, warm and bright. Just the things you want in a liquor store - although I must say I hate the walk in beer freezers the NSLC is putting in all their new stores. Carry all the imports and local micros that the NSLC has in their system, without the macros sold exclusively in six, 12, and 24 packs. Most sold in singles. Staff are government union members - guess how the service is?