Legacy Liquor Store in False Creek's Olympic Village is a wine, beer and liquor store that is not to be missed. Most wine shops in Vancouver don't focus on creating an experience for their customers, but there's something very special about Legacy. From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you will feel like a kid in a candy store with more choice than you will know what to do with.
Here in British Columbia, there are government owned and operated liquor stores and private liquor stores. Private liquor stores generally have higher prices than their government run counterparts, but they usually have a much wider selection and can bring in specialty items.
Legacy has an excellent sake collection, perhaps the best in Vancouver! So, the next time you're having a sushi party at home, you know where to go to snag a great bottle. The whiskey room will impress and if you need a special bottle for any occasion, you're bound to find one amongst their excellent choices. They also have plenty of beer, cider and hard alcohol that will create the perfect cocktail your next party.
Gorgeous detail has gone into the entire store — Photo courtesy of Legacy Liquor Store
When you make your way to the back of the large store, you will see that they actually have a tasting bar set up, along with large tables and chairs. You may momentarily feel as though you've been transported to a tasting room at a vineyard in the Okanagan, it's lovely! They host plenty of wine tasting events and those tables and chairs come in handy when they do dinners complete with pairings. This isn't your typical wine store, this is a wine lover's version of Heaven.
Everything has its place at Legacy — Photo courtesy of Legacy Liquor Store