In addition to the usual Government or Private ‘standard’ liquor type stores that sell a smattering of everything, there are some stores that carry only certain items or specialize in more unique or local kinds of alcohol.

Location of ‘Specialty’ Wine/Beer/Liquor Stores:


Artisan Wine

644 Broughton Street.

Everything Wine

#131 – 2401 Millstream Rd.

(in the mall on right-hand side of road … turn right just after McDonald’s).  It’s a very large store with (obviously) wine only.  Lots of good bargains … and you get a 5% discount if you buy a case of 12 (does not have to be all the same wine!).


Liquor & Spirits

Caledonia Brewery & Distillery 

761 Enterprise Crescent, Saanich

Sheringham Distillery

2631 Seaside Dr., Shirley, BC

The Strath Ale, Wine & Spirit Merchants

Location:  919 Douglas Street

Victoria Distillers

6170 Old West Saanich Rd.

Vintage Spirits

653 Pandora directly across from City Hall.


Victoria has many local craft beer manufacturers.  Some of these are carried in Government and/or Private Liquor stores, some only sell their products at their source or their own private liquor stores.  You can now get ‘Growlers*’ at certain breweries that you can fill over and over again!


64 U.S. fl oz (1,892.7 ml; 66.6 imp fl oz) Growler

A growler is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer in the United States and Canada. They are commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. Rarely, beers are bottled in growlers for retail sale. The exploding growth of craft breweries and the growing popularity of home brewing has also led to an emerging market for the sale of collectible growlers.