LCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King Edward

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LCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King EdwardLCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King Edward
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LCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King EdwardLCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King Edward

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275 Rideau St
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5Y2

(613) 789-5226 | map

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by ascrivens:
Photo of ascrivens
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%

I stumbled in by accident really. Just looking for some wine.

The beer is in the back, and for and LCBO, it has a surprising selection of individual beers. The actual number of different quality beers is actually quite low, but it is a decent selection RELATIVE to every other place I have been in Ottawa, but of course that does not make it good in real terms.

Basically, if you are starving, crackers taste delicious.

Im simply spoiled though, Alberta has some very fine beer locations. I will most likely frequent this LCBO if i cannot make it to hull for better goods.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of icormier
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It's hard to rate beer stores in Ottawa when there's Gatineau over the river with completely different stock and selction (Boreale; Dieu du Ciel etc.). Best LCBO for beer in Ottawa overall. They tend to get new stuff every week or so. Currently lots of Belgian beers (Chimay; Rochefort 8 & 10), Sam Adams Latitude IPA, Souther Tier IPA. I think their Ontario selection is getting better and better.

The "beer guy" will do inter-store trades (i.e., if there's a beer in-stock in the LCBO system that is not carried in Ottawa). You can see if he's in by asking at the service desk at the front.

Goes without saying that this is primarily a wine and spirit store, and their selection is pretty massive (two floors) - but who drinks that stuff anyway?

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Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of papat444
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%

Visited this place last Saturday in the late afternoon.

If you come here by car. Make sure either to go from George St. or if you're on Rideau, take the entrance off of Rideau near the Metro otherwise you have to make a detour on King Edward. Parking is a little cramped as it's shared with the Metro.

Coming into the LCBO, i face some elevators to go to vintages but i want to check out their beer so into the main store i go. Very open, bright with a kind of dislpay/pavilion in the middle of the store. The beer is at the far end of the store.

I like the LCBO cold rooms which allows to keep to beer cool. It's "can" everything here almost. Major accent on Euro lagers with a decent amount of U.K. beers. Since those aren't my favorites, looked for some Belgians (which i found lacking a little) and of course, Ontario micros. Good representation from the province. Grabbed a lot of singles including some Mill Street which means this place lets you break up open six-packs (sweet!).

All in all, considering the selection at the LCBO in general, i found this store pretty good.

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Photo of mrmanning
3.65/5  rDev +4%

A big ass LCBO that has pretty much all you can ask for as far as Ontario micros go. The staff don't know much about beer, but are otherwise helpful and friendly.Service is good considering how busy this place can get This location had a few local micros that I couldn't find elsewhere in the city. Beau's and Heritage come to mind. Worth in the stop if you're in the area. Nice vintages wine section downstairs too, that has a tasting bar for those inclined to sample a few expensive scotches or wines.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

Went here on a Saturday mid-afternoon. I haven't hit the LCBO stores in a while but it's pretty grody sitting in line next to a conveyor belt full of someone else's empties because the slow servicepeople haven't rolled them out back yet. Selection is what you expect - maybe a little better than I remember. Good to see the Unibroue stuff available. But they listed singles on the "generic" price list for Maudite but they only had 6ers, so that was mildly annoying. Beer prices in Canada are ridiculous from all the taxes and this isn't much of an exception.

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Photo of BrewSomerville
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%

I've only been here twice, but both times were good times.

Considering the size of this mammoth place, they could have devoted more to Beer. The selection of Ontario craft Beers was above average for the other LCBO's that I frequent... about equal to the Queen's Quay location though.

The staff here will actually talk Beer with you! Although, I was dealing with "the Beer guy" according to the cashier.

If you also have a taste for wine, you will love this place, as it has about an entire floor dedicated to just that.

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Photo of Conrad
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%

This is the biggest LCBO in Eastern Ontario. -Meaning east of Toronto. It has a special seciton for beer with a decent selection of imports. They also have 6 packs of a lot of the domestic brands and local stuff, like Heritage. I am fortunate enough to work in an office only a block away, so I get to browse often for new beers. Sometimes they get a small stock of very good stuff, and you have to be on the spot to get them. The staff are very good at what they do - that is, stock the shelves and work the cash register. I don't find them too knowledgable on the subject of beer. The store is clean, bright, and efficient. The special events section is under-utilized. I have seen some very good promotions though. For instance, last year the Wychwood brewers of England had a tasting of their products and ended up enticing a lot of people to try more imports. All in all, a fine establishment, and worthy of my patronage. Especially since, being a monopoly, it is the only place in town where I can buy my imports.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%

The big "vintages" store right in the downtown core. It shares a parking lot with a supermarket and when I was there it was packed, but we did eventually find a spot.

The store is seperated on two floors, the "regular" selection on the ground floor and the more high-end products downstairs. The gift packs are in the far left corner, Beer fridges to the far right.

I picked up a few goodies during my last visit, like the Corsendonk gift pack, and a few singles of mostly UK, German, Czech and local Ontario brews. Most were available cold and decently priced.
The place is clean, and they have a few seasonal offerings.

No real floor service to speak of, just a few employees here and there. They get an extra half point bonus because the friendly and fast cashier didn't give me a condescending look, wich is a good change of pace from the liquor stores in my area (SAQ), who tend to be wine snobs.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%

The LCBO (Government-owned liquor store through Ontario) has a relatively good selection of beer. They usually have a good selection of British and German beer as well as most of the Ontario Breweries. They have seasonal promos where you can find a great variety of stout, gift pack, winter warmers... The staff is not very knowledgeable and usually it is better to check their web site before going to see their inventory level. Overall, this is the best LCBO location in Ottawa and better then the SAQ (Government-owned liquor store through Quebec).

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LCBO Store #38 - Rideau & King Edward in Ottawa, ON, Canada
Place rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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