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Colorado Liquor Mart

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BA SCORE
93
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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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DoubleJ

California

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Being from California, I've taken for granted where we can purchase beer. I had forgetten that Colorado has some restrictions in regard to grocery stores. When Sergio found a Whole Foods (again, not my idea), he thought we could get some bottles to drink at the hotel. Only problem was the bottles here were filled with non-alcoholic beverages. So, back to the car, STOP! Let's go acorss the street to Colorado Liquor Mart.

Good floor space holding a bunch of liquids, small carts available to push by the enterence. Despite all the room, the beer space seemed relatively small. Until you discover that you can walk into the cooler. Nearly all the beer is refrigerated, and the beers I spotted were still within their freshness period. Many of the bottles are priced, a few of the smaller ones unpriced but marked on their bottlecap a sticker (for mix-6ers). Both the American and Brazilian parties involved were impressed with what we could pruchase: Odell, Boulevard, Shipyard, Santa Fe, Upslope, Lindeman's, Port, Russian River, Wynkoop. And at fair prices too.

At checkout, I was informed that with the 5 small format beers I purchased, it would be the same price to get another one. Hooray, another tick!

Perhaps the biggest weakness is the lack of beer glassware. Extremely limited, and to tumbler pints (who want to taste out of those?), so we settled for some plastic wine cups. Hey, it's better that using those cups provided by the hotel.

Although the only store I visited, it should provide many goodies for both natives and visitors alike.

10-16-2012 04:30:17 | More by DoubleJ
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -16.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

A decent beer store in most cities I have ever visited, though abit disapointing for a city the size of Denver. Still, likely 300 or more beers to choose from. The best selection were the Sam adams new series. Mixed six packs, and the availability of some Russian Rivers and several Port Brewing/Lot abbey were pluses. Decent though not exceptional Belgians and import selection. Not much in service. The best is their good selection of smaller Colorado breweries. Prices were a bit higher than expected for a bottle store.

02-11-2011 01:43:56 | More by Sammy
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This is basically a decent sized liquor store that has a nice beer section in the back right corner of the store. Five or six coolers of bombers, a walk in cooler of other harder to find beers and a decent selection of local four and six packs.

The guys who worked there were very helpful, answering all of my annoying questions.

The selection is decent but nothing is available room temp. Not that big of a deal but would have been nice. Good selection of Boulevard Smokestack Series, Odells, Avery, Uinta 750s(!), as well as some Belgians(Hannssens Oude Kriek), Japanese and German beers. I was able to find a Woodcut #3 for $20.99 which was a very nice find.

Overall a pretty cool place. Small but good selection. Nothing too rare but a nice selection for someone from out of town.

05-28-2011 01:48:03 | More by corby112
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here on my trip to Denver trying to get some beers to send home.

This place has a small mom and pop feel to it with a good selection on various alcoholic beverages. The cashier was very helpful and we talked for a few minutes about shipping beer back home.

They have a very good selection of a wide variety of styles and breweries and everything was fresh. I was able to pick up a few Sam Adams Barrel Room beers, some Ska, DFH WWS, etc. to send home.

I was also able to get a few loose 12 oz. beers from their mixed 6 section (bonus points) that I didn't want to get an entire 6 pack of.

Prices are reasonable for the beers that I saw.

Overall, this is one of 2 beer stores I actually visited (the other was Argonaut) and this one is the better store in my opinion.

06-15-2011 06:05:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

From the outside, it looks like a Jiffy Lube. Way on, I believe the southside of town, we were a little iffy about going all the way out there (we were by Coors Field). Parking was easy.

Quality was good, I purchased all 750's and bombers here, the six pack selection, while vast, just seemed to be a little less diverse and priced slightly higher than Argonaut. If you like all your beer refrigerated, this is your place, its all there, and don't forget to walk back into the cooler (that's where the Russian River is, if its there).

Service was excellent, dude pulls us out of towners aside and says he just got a case of Tart of Darkness (one of my all time favorite beers). I grabbed two bottles, other employee says one bottle limit, I'm cool with it, that is, until I watch one guy buy the entire stock (over a case) of Consecration, and nobody says anything. . . so I dunno how it makes sense, but not a big deal.

I think this place is worthy of a drive across town, my brother, koufax21 was hesitant at first, but pleasantly surprised to score more tart of darkness. Lighting is good, organization decent.

08-13-2012 22:29:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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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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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-26-2014 03:40:31 | More by GRG1313
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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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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-29-2014 23:36:00 | More by bumchilly25
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2014 19:52:57 | More by Yeti1979
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Colorado Liquor Mart in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.