Really good, underrated place with an extensive selection. They try to sell Spinnakers bottles front-and-centre, which is no surprise, but their beer and cider selection is very good other than that. Prices are good, on the slightly cheaper side of town. Worth a stop when in town.
A larger store with likely the largest selection in Victoria. Many are old though, which can be good or bad. They tend to get quiet a few limited releases so if you are looking for an Abyss or such, they tend to get them. Staff was decent and prices were good. A pretty good shop and since it’s close to so many other things I would say you should go.
Most of the people who work here really want to help you find what you’re looking for or at least suggest something you’ll like.For the most part, i’ve found that they are excited about the product they sell and are always happy to make recommendations they would firmly stand behind. the craft beer selection is ever growing. local and world beers are constantly changing and growing. if you are the type who likes to walk in and try something new you won’t be disappointed. wine, beer and spirits seem to be in a constant rotation. that’s not to say that there isn’t consistency, popular brands are often reliably in stock. they have lots of spec items that you can’t find at most government liquor stores, check out their fat ass tequila it’s pricey but if you’re a patron drinking douchebag this stuff is similarly priced and way better. plus your friends will totally think you’re badass for liking expensive tequila that’s both good, and not in every crappy hip hop song. you’lll be a maverick. The cherry on the cake is the slowly but growing single malts they are aquiring. never a frequent buy but it’s always a treat and nice to expand your palate with new scotches.
all in all, a good place to go if you are not set in your ways in terms of alcohol. and even if you are, they usually have what you’re looking for. i like it.
Nice place with great prices for a cold beer and wine and friendly service. Selection is pretty good coming from an Ontario perspective. They have a few European imports, a couple U.S. beers and a bunch of BC stuff.
This store is the worst in the capital region. Rude staff that will not help you unless you wait for them to finish talking to eachother, they keep their spirits against a window with sun pouring in on them, which speaks volumes about the level of expertise in this store.
I bought the first bad case of lucky beer I’ve ever had in my life this week. It’s not only well past its expiry date, it tastes like it’s been through multiple severe temperature changes.
The bottle of Jameson i bought had been in the sun for months and tasted so awful I poured it down the drain. What a disgrace.
Visited them after a meal at the Spinnakers Brew Pub. Picked up 4 750 ml of single malts and the Elgood’s Captain Vancouver 250th Anniversary Ale. As a citizen of Fort George. I felt it important to test this brew. If it were not for John Jacob Astor, Captain Robert Gray, and Capt. Vancouver the West Coast beer scene may not have happened?