We thank you all for taking the time to read this blog about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Vancouver. Our alcohol guide will attempt to cover the subject in as much depth as possible.
We’ll start with a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops near you. Anyone who wants to buy a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their information quickly so they can go get what they desire soon.
Following that we’ll look into the top breweries and beer bars before sharing a list of excellent wine bars. Wineries and vineyards in your area will be mentioned, and we’ll finish up by discussing some of the top local happy hours where you can get cheap alcoholic drinks after work.
An alcohol map will be shared near the end that has all of the establishments we’ve mentioned linked to it. Posts on wine, liquor, and beer for cities around the region can be looked through at that link if interested.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Vancouver
You will be able to buy a case of beer, a bottle of vodka, tequila, or wine, or just about any other alcoholic beverage at one of the best Vancouver liquor stores and wine shops:
- Legacy Liquor Store at 1633 Manitoba St
- Burrard Liquor Store at 2401 Burrard St
- BC Liquor Stores Robson Street at 1716 Robson St
- Coal Harbour Liquor Store at 1218 W Pender St
- Broadway International Wine Shop at 2752 W Broadway
- Marquis Wine Cellars at 1034 Davie St
- Liberty Wine Merchants at 1622 Commercial Dr
- Everything Wine at 8570 River District Crossing
The Legacy Liquor Store is one of Vancouver’s largest liquor stores with over 250 Scotch whiskies, 75 cognacs, 100 distinct gins, and more. They also host public tastings, seminars, mixology lessons, cellar consultations, and collection assessments.
Burrard Liquor Store has a wide selection of reserve wines, hard-to-find craft beers, and exotic spirits from all around the world at reasonable prices. There are also new product tastings available on a regular basis.
You will find a great variety of fine wines, beers, spirits, ciders, and coolers at BC Liquor Stores Robson Street. The Coal Harbor Liquor Store features a huge well-stocked cooler with a superb collection of domestic and imported wines, spirits, and beers that are ready to serve the moment you pick them up for a special event or a favorite to accompany dinner.
Aside from thousands of exclusive fine wines Everything Wine also provides a diverse range of high- quality spirits and cold fridges stocked with a rich collection of imported and local craft beers.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
These local breweries and beer bars are fantastic places to go whether you want to sample new suds or just watch the game with some friends:
- East Van Brewing at 1675 Venables St
- Storm Brewing at 310 Commercial Dr
- Luppolo Brewing at 1123 Venables St
Storm Brewing is one of the longest-running craft breweries in Vancouver with a distinct and ever-changing beer menu that is definitely worth a visit. Their beer is unfiltered for greater flavor, unpasteurized, and created naturally without the use of chemical treatments, additives, or preservatives. Growler fills, cans, bottles, and keg rentals are all available.
Wine Bars In Vancouver
Visit wine bars near you for a date night, a business meeting, or for a gather with friends:
- Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar at 900 Seymour St
- The Wine Bar at 1167 Marinaside Crescent
- Grapes & Soda at 1541 W 6th Ave
- VV Tapas Lounge at 957 E Hastings St
- Juice Bar at 54 Alexander St
- Bar Gobo at 237 Union St
- Bar Corso at 1566 Commercial Dr
Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar serves enticing handcrafted cocktails, exquisite wines, and a varied collection of imported beers making it a perfect destination for wine and spirit connoisseurs looking for a sanctuary to please their tastes.
You will find a variety of natural wines, artisan cocktails, small farm cheeses, local charcuterie, and seasonal dishes at Grapes & Soda. They are open 5 days a week Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 10:30pm.
The VV Tapas Lounge is a fantastic place to gather while enjoying artfully presented small plates, locally and internationally sourced wines, craft beers, and ciders.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Although these wineries and vineyards might not be right in the city they are well worth the trip:
- Vancouver Urban Winery at 55 Dunlevy Ave
- Garden of Granite Winery at 228 Esplanade E
- Isabella Winery at 11491 River Rd, Richmond
Vancouver Urban Winery produces handcrafted wines in small batches made entirely of grapes. Their tasting room has 36 wines on tap including in-house wines as well as a rotating selection and they are open from 11:30am to 10pm on weekdays and they open at 10am on Saturday and Sunday.
Garden of Granite Winery is a modest garage winery near you run by a small group of enthusiasts where wines are made by sourcing fruit from all over the world. Garden of Granite Winery is only open on Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 8pm.
Isabella Winery has been working on the brewing and generalization of Canadian ice-wines and are open from 11am to 5:30pm every day.
Best Local Happy Hours
When you need to unwind after work these happy hours in Vancouver are great places to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks:
- The Flying Pig Yaletown at 1168 Hamilton St
- Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar at 1055 W Hastings St
- Pourhouse Restaurant at 162 Water St
- Earls Kitchen + Bar at 1095 Mainland St
- Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market at 762 Cambie St
- Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar at 845 Burrard St
The Pourhouse Restaurant has happy hours in your area Friday to Sunday from 3pm to 6pm and 10pm to close as well as Monday to Thursday from 10pm to close. Come to Earls Kitchen + Bar for their happy hour on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm and 9pm to 10pm.
For some fresh shellfish to pair with your drink head to Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and enjoy their happy hour from 12pm to 6pm every weekend. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is a great place for a luxurious and delightful culinary experience. They serve fresh oysters, craft cocktails, and champagne with one of the best happy hours near you from 3pm to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.
You can also read more of our posts on:
- Finding The Best Beer In Seattle
- Finding The Best Beer In Portland
- Finding The Best Beer In Calgary
- Finding The Best Beer In Edmonton
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Vancouver
That’s all we have for now but keep checking back because we’ll try our best to keep this page updated. We know you are ready to achieve your goal after reading about all of the local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Please let us know if we missed anything or if any of the above establishments have closed in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now you can enjoy drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Vancouver.