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LCBO Store #217 - Queens Quay & Yonge
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$$ - reasonable
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55 Lake Shore Blvd E
, M5E 1A4
phone: (416) 864-6777
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 15
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
After wandering into a few abysmal LCBO's in downtown Toronto, I came upon this one on my way out. The selection was bizarre. There didn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to what they had and didn't. There were a few great Belgians and well-priced. And then some that weren't. They had a staggering number of Canadian canned beers I've never heard of, as well as many bottles of some I have. I grabbed some Ontario goods and a few Belgians I don't see often. This was by far the best place to by beer in my brief exploration of Toronto.
08-22-2006 21:14:04 |
More by sloejams
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Best selection in Toronto, although Summerhill is a close second. Definitely better service than most of the LCBOs -- there's actually an older gentleman at this place who seems to be genuinely interested in beer and know something about what's there and what's coming in.
You can get most Ontario microbrews here (with some notable exceptions), as well as a decent selection of Belgian and UK imports. A lot of Eastern European pilsners and lagers as well, although that's typical for Toronto. Whenever the LCBO has a seasonal release, this place seems to get the most stock of the new stuff.
Prices are typical LCBO -- standard for Ontario beers, jacked up a bit for imports.
My preferred beer store in Toronto.
03-26-2006 19:44:09 |
More by crwills
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Warning for those not from Ontario - this review is relative to other LCBO outlets, not beer stores in other provinces/states.
I try to visit this store on a regular basis. The beer section is located in the far back corner, away from any windows. About half of the beer is refrigerated, the rest on room temperature shelves. At least it stays cool year round. The selection is one of the best for LCBO outlets I've visited, with an excellent selection of Ontario craft beers available in sixes. Niagara, Wellington, F&M, Mill Street, Unibroue, Neustadt, as well as many others are well represented. They seem to have just about all of the imports that are available to the LCBO on a regular basis, and they always have a good stock of seasonal releases. This also seems to be a store that ends up with old stock, since things like holiday gift packs seem to be available much later into the year than at other locations. The service is pretty standard for an LCBO outlet and prices are standardized with the other stores. Definitely one of the best LCBO locations if you're looking for beer.
09-24-2005 19:57:10 |
More by DrJay
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Well, let's just say right off the bat - finding good beer in this part of Canada isn't the easiest or cheapest thing to do.
This place had a decent selection, but nothing to write home about at all. Tons of Canadian micro's (which I was totally burnt out on by the time I got here) and a few selected American imports.
Funny thing was PBR and Schlitz were like $8 CAN a sixer, while a bomber of Anchor Steam or Liberty only set you back $3. You do the math.
Service wasn't as bad as some other reviewers found but surely not cordial.
I walked away with two bombers of Anchor and a fresh six-pack of La fin du Monde. And didn't think about coming back for more.
07-01-2005 18:53:19 |
More by GreenWBush
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
I was able to convince the wife to stop here on our way out of town during our all-too-brief visit to Toronto. Thankfully, this place had a dedicated parking lot we could swing into, rather than try to find a scarce parking space.
Huge selection of all sorts of alcohol, including a vast wine section and assorted liquor, with a small focus on beers. Decent selection of refrigerated beers, most available in singles. Always nice when you don't want a 6- or 12-pack of something you've never had before. Room temperature beers are stacked on shelves and on displays, though I will echo the sentiments of a previous review on the issue of "keep refrigerated" beers being stored at room temperature.
Some nice local offerings were purchased, as well as a few from across the pond that I can't get in Richmond.
Prices, when you take into account the 28% discount, weren't too bad.
Service was lacking. I stood in the refrigerated section for at least 10 minutes while a frantic employee unloaded cases of beer and stuffed them into the cooler, passing me many times without so much as a greeting or a "can I help you find something?"
Despite the small selection, it's always nice to be able to visit another town (in this case, another town in another country) and find a decent beer store to stock up on those local brews otherwise unavailable to me.
07-23-2004 16:40:05 |
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