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Colorado Liquor Mart

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 12.53%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

865 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, Colorado, 80246-8006
United States
phone: (303) 744-9500

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @coliquormart

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-05-2005)
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Rayek

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I decided to swing by here after reading the other positive BA reviews. It's nice that the Denver area has so many good stores. This is yet another one of them.

First off, this store has one big plus: almost all the beers are in the beer cooler. There were a handful of bottles (maybe two dozen) of beers on clearance that were out on the floor. Everything else was cold.

This isn't that large of a store, but selection is still quite good. I found a couple of harder to find brews in Pliny the Elder and Jenlain, but there were also some notable absences. But overall, selection was better than many stores I've been in recently.

Service was great. I was asked multiple times if I needed any help finding things and checkout was quick. Prices are on par with other stores in the area. It would have been nice to see a few more beers on sale, however.

All in all, this is a really nice store that is worth a revisit next time I'm in its part of town.

01-09-2009 15:47:55 | More by Rayek
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diabecktic

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Let's put it this way - I'm in Denver for an internship and I've already christened Colorado Liquor Mart as "my" liquor store. The location is incredibly convienent, as it's right near a King Soopers and the south-bound bus stop for RTD Route 40. The area isn't too bad either; this was a major concern, since there are plenty of liquor stores in the Denver area that are in some rather shady areas. The staff are very friendly and definately helpful (if you need it, that is). Beer and liquor prices don't seem to be too bad, however I'm not sure how much of this is due to differences in taxes between Colorado and Illinois. They usually have a great "beer-of-the-month" special; these beers are usually located near their wines towards the front of the store. The one thing that I truly like about this store is their "make-your-own-6-pack" deal. Being from out of town, I wanted to sample a number of local beers that I may not get to try back home. This deal allows me to get a good selection with each haul without having to buy a 6-pack of one type. The price isn't too bad considering that you get to choose from a wide variety of local/specialty brews. I would definately recommend this place to anyone who is in the area. If you're looking for something, they probably have it (this store has one of the most immense selections that I've seen to date) and if you don't know what you're looking for, someone will surely help you.

07-21-2008 06:09:46 | More by diabecktic
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$

This place is located just beside a King Sooper's market and the parking is dangerous. Watch out for the big bump coming into the parking lot. Ouch!
I think they're only open until 10pm on weekdays, not good considering its size and location.
Once inside the options grow. Nice selection of wine, a walk in wine cooler, and some decent spirit selections. But let's get to the beer.
Many micros in sixers. Most from Western regions. Only two doors of singles, but looks as though they are they due to breakage, and no rhyme or reason to the selection. No discount on mixing a sixer w/ singles.
Stacks of macros. About 30 doors total for beer. Service is above average. Nice place if you live in the area, but with Argonaught, Davidsons, and even Bonnie Brae, this selection isn't worth a long drive.

12-15-2006 23:26:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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biking4beer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I'll start with WOW. I had been to this place once before when I was a little less versed in all the beers out there. I didn't take much note then. I decided on a whim to swing by again, and I was blown away buy all the beers they had.

It's no Davidson's or other super store, but if you are in Denver proper, this place is probably hard to beat in terms of selection. It probably comes close to rivaling Davidson's. I can't believe it took me so long.

The store employees were friendly. I don't know if they have much in depth knowledge of craft beer, but the two I talked have had the 120 Minute I bought. However, they had not had the Samael's.

The prices seem reasonable. My 12 oz bottle of 120 minute was 7 or 8.99. From what I can tell, that is much cheaper than what some people pay for the stuff. The other prices I noted definitely were cheaper than some of the other places in town I frequent.

For the size of this place, they have a great selection. Several beers that I've been trying to locate elsewhere.

12-13-2006 19:24:12 | More by biking4beer
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bleeng

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was in Denver last week and expected to do major beer hunting-unfortunately the snowstorm put that idea to rest. But fortunately my hotel was just down the street from Colorado Liquor Mart. I had a decent sized list of beers I was hunting down, all the while knowing that I could only buy as many as I could fit into my large suitcase-approx. 15-20.
I went in around 1pm and starting looking and asked specifically about the Oaked Arrogant Bastard. I spoke to Bill and he was as helpful as any employee in a liquor store as I've ever run across. I practically got a tour of the place! I managed to pick up a few favorites but no OAB. "Hey, no problem" said Bill. "We have a truck coming in around 3 and it will have two cases-come back then". I went back around 5 and picked up a sixer, plus some Thelonious and a few more that came on the truck.

They had a great selection of Xmas ales and quite a few Belgiums that you don't see often. This would definitely be my first stop for beer if I lived in Denver.

12-06-2006 19:43:30 | More by bleeng
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jsimon816

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

My local liquor store which which covers all bases. They have a great single serve door with many items you only see at the big guys. My growing appreciation towards crafts & belgiums can be accredited to this package and this store. They also feature about 6 doors of crafts and another 4 towards imports in 6pk & 12pk's. Large selection of Colorado micros & regional brewers. Large bright cooler doors make it easy to shop. If you live or work in the area this is the only store you'll need. Competitive pricing with the larger stores and has a great selection of wines from around the world.

12-05-2006 16:22:57 | More by jsimon816
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Colorado Liquor Mart in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.