First time visit early daytime Sunday June 20, next visit around 2 pm Monday June 22, 2015. Not very busy the few times I visited, but always fast and friendly service. Mainly went here after a tip that I could find a beer from Yokun, which I did. First visit had plans and couldnät bring a beer, just checked they had it, next visit was to purchase the one bottle and bring with. Same building though separate door as the Stemworks Brewpub. Nice selection fo bottles. From my experience as a tourist, if I was local I’d go back for sure!
Updated rating: Really improved over the last couple years. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff, lots of interesting beers, inlcuding some limited release stuff. Actually a great stop now if you’re not wanting to head out of downtown for some bottles.
Ferris (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | October 10, 2014| Updated April 25, 2015
Small stre that greets you with a ton of wine, beer is nestled in the back. Manager is a beer geek and knows his stuff. Trying to increase their portfolio, but currently a decent selection with nothing that stands out. Worth a stop if in the area as I think they will get better with the new direction.
Small, cramped store next door to the Steamworks brewpub. Selection is small/limited, and certainly features a decent amount of Steamworks beers. But some other assorted bombers and six packs from BC breweries and cideries. A few US bombers from WA state, some Belgian, German, and Dutch imports as well. Maybe a bit more expensive than some other places.
Stopped in here after eating at the brewpub. Both wine and beer for sale. Being from California, I thought the selection here was somewhat depressing, especially when I’m looking for stuff to bring on a cruise for a week and everything is super pricey. Small selection but friendly staff.
Stopped in here while walking around Vancouver downtown. Next door to Steamworks brewpub on the water. Cramped, mini store that had a lot of Sea Cider, some odd De Molen, Steamworks bombers, some oddities imported in. Prices weren’t as ridiculous as you’d think. Picked up a Sea Cider Rumrunner for $14; about the same in WA state. Staff was nice.
Small bottle shop carrying the Steamworks lineup but also a few from the likes of Parallel 49 and other local breweries.
mcberko (1065) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 17, 2013| Updated February 27, 2015
Update: This place now has a new manager and the selection has improved considerably, carrying lots of good seasonals and specialty beers than other shops pass on. Also now offering a CAMRA member discount. One of the better bottle shops downtown and worth a stop when in the area.
Old rating: Decent bottle shop right next to Steamworks brewpub. If you’re in the area and you can’t get over to the better bottle shops, this will do - they have some interesting stuff, but the selection is small. Prices are a little higher than other places around town too.