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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -15.3%
Stopped by this store during a recent trip to Denver. This is basically a nice small liquor store in a really nice neighborhood outside of downtown. The shop was lad out nicely and very clean with a nice decor. It's pretty small but they had a nice selection of wines and a back wall with around ten coolers filled with beer.
The service at this place was pretty good. Two different employees approached me while browsing and were very helpful without being pushy.
The selection was decent with standard local six packs and bombers but they did have Woodcut #4, two Funkwerks bottles and a few nice imports. Small section but most beers are of high quality. Nothing is sold room temperature and it's a bit pricier than other stores in the area but it's worth checking out.
06-13-2011 04:25:56 | More by corby112
4.5/5 rDev +3%
Mondo Vino is a clean, handsome little store on the main street of a neighborhood less than 10 minutes from downtown that features an array of stores and eating establishments. The place is nicely laid out, wines on racks spaced about the wooden floor, all the beer in coolers against the long back wall.
The selection was all quality and conveniently arranged by country/region. There were a couple coolers devoted to imports and euro stuff, but I was mostly after the locals, of which there were plenty to choose. Of course you won't find the massive range of stuff available at the big box liquor stores, but the somewhat compact selection was very well-chosen. My choices were RR Supplication and Consectration, Pliny the Elder, Dry Dock 7 Seas, and Upslope IPA.
Service was fantastic. The guys working were friendly and very knowledgeable about the product. They gave a recommendation for a great restaurant nearby and even offered to hold my beers in the cooler in the meantime.
Overall I really liked this store, definitely worth a short detour to check out.
04-14-2011 22:37:20 | More by blackie
4.5/5 rDev +3%
I've visited this place twice in the past few months and both times were enjoyable experiences.
Mondo Vino, as the name suggests, is primarily a wine place. That said, their beer selection is broad and well balanced. A good selection of local/regional brews as well as west coast and imports. Even some nice surprises that I hadn't seen at any other store.
Atmosphere is really nice for a liquor store. Even though it's not one of the criteria listed for judging, I appreciate a clean, comfortable, and well-organized store.
The prices are reasonable but they aren't really trying to be the cheapest place to buy beer.
The best part, by far, is the service. It's one of the only stores I've ever been to where multiple people asked if they could help or made suggestions. They all seem knowledgeable and eager to assist.
12-09-2010 19:10:45 | More by GilGarp
4.65/5 rDev +6.4%
Mondo Vino has been my go to liquor store for the past couple years and I couldn't be happier. Their selection is always great and their help is the best I have ever come across. All of their employees are well educated in their product and they always listen well. They have a great selection of bottles as well as six packs. If they don't have something, they have no problem ordering it for you.
They also have wine tasting on Friday and Saturday's. Typically, they have 4 affordable wines that are value inspired.
03-30-2010 20:52:16 | More by kiddwhiz
4.45/5 rDev +1.8%
Visited on 4/28/09, probably the best store I visited in all of Colorado and Wyoming, the seventeen dollar bottles of La Folie helped that right along, located in a cool part of Denver about three miles from downtown back in a neighborhood, right across the street from a Chipotle, this was place was very close to our hotel, they had a huge selection including Ska, Boulder, Oskar Blues, Boulevard, Fort Collins, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Port/Lost Abbey, Left Hand, several different Belgians I had never even seen or heard of before, and many more American craft brews, all were in nice fridges, probably about eight total, bought a good amount of beer, prices were pretty standard but some stuff was a little pricey, brought my dad back some Stranahan's bourbon and my mom a Colorado wine named Flying Monkey Emporium, place had a huge selection of liquor, guy working there was very helpful, knew all the answers to my annoying questions, even gave us free wine shippers to get all the alcohol back to California safely, very clean inside and nice fixtures, keep all their beer at the proper temperature, must stop here if you are visiting Colorado and do not have access to a lot of these beers where you are from, I will be going back here when I am in town, recommended
05-09-2009 18:13:53 | More by Floydster
4.35/5 rDev -0.5%
After reading the reviews of Mondo, I decided to stop by and check things out. The store is near my house, which is a big plus.
Don't let the name fool you. Yes, wine is their specialty, but beer doesn't get short changed. Along the west wall is a full row of coolers that's well stocked with everything they carry. You won't find warm bottles sitting out here.
Selection is hard to judge. Six-pack selection is nice, put not over the top great. It's in the 22oz and 750ml singles where things get interesting. If you're looking for many CO and US craft beers that are easy to find elsewhere, you honestly might not find them here. However, if you're in the mood to browse the coolers and pickup beers that you've never seen before, this is your place. It's almost as if someone from the store shopped the competition, and made sure to order things they didn't see at other stores. I grabbed a bottle of Belgoo Magus simply because I knew I'd never seen it anywhere else in the Denver area.
The staff here is very helpful; perhaps overly so if you like to be left alone while you shop. Even on a Sunday, they had four people working. The man that helped me was quite knowledgeable. He even went in the back and found their last bottle of Stone Self-Righteous for me. A very nice perk.
Prices are on par with other stores in the area. When I was there, all the singles (even La Folie!) were 15% off. I will definitely be back here in the future.
04-05-2009 22:55:55 | More by Rayek
4.3/5 rDev -1.6%
Stopped by on my walk as I just moved into the area. Thinking it was a wine shop I was surprised to the beer selection. Quite impressive, really. Bigger stores would have more, but this selection will do. The singles section is the key and provides good variety. Mostly domestic, but a good few imports....thankfully, no Kingfisher. Saw a couple of Golden City Brewery selections. I'll have to get me some.
Service was friendly and helpful. I popped in for recon and will now have to go back for purchasing. It was a bit pricey, but for the part of town it's in, not bad.
02-25-2009 19:49:44 | More by Mebuzzard
3.85/5 rDev -11.9%
I stopped by this place in the highlands neighborhood just because I had heard some good things online. They had a decent selection of singles and sixers but nothing really mindblowing. I picked up some of the new Odell Red Ale and a Golden City Legendary Red. The selection was better than the average liquor store but if you want a crazy selection you have to go to Lukas or Total Beverage. I'd imagine that their focus is on wine but they get an e for effort on the beers. I will be checking back because I heard they would be receiving Consecration.
02-16-2009 01:05:08 | More by ArrogantB
3.9/5 rDev -10.8%
Been to Mondo Vino a few times. Overall, it's a very impressive establishment...for wine. The store specializes in wine and they have some very well versed staff members who know a hell of a lot about wine. I wish I could say the same about the beer selection. I'm not saying it's an afterthought for them, but on one of my visits I heard a misinformed beer buyer spewing off some serious BS to a customer. A customer asked about lambics and he mentioned Lindeman's and Liefman's, but didn't mention Cantillon....The beer selection is ok and you can tell that there is some enthusiasm behind the selection, but the selection is very limited. That being said, this may be your best bet for the Downtown area, unless you want to head south to Davidson's or head to Northern Colorado.
11-18-2008 02:25:38 | More by Crosling
4.5/5 rDev +3%
Nestled outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Denver, yet far from the highways and Big-Box shopping mega-plexes of the suburbs, Mondo Vino is perfectly located in the up-and-coming Highlands neighborhood. It occupies an impressive corner location among a variety of cool and eclectic small shops
Mondo Vino carries a very impressive array of imported and domestic beers, 6-packs and 22s. They seem to turn over their inventory often enough to have a good selection of seasonal and local brews. The staff is young, passionate and extremely helpful. In fact, I like to take my time shopping for beer and its not uncommon to be approached for help multiple times during a visit. The times I've asked for help or recommendations have erupted into small conversations with multiple employees.
Also, next door is the St Killian's Cheese Shop which carries cheeses and other artisan treats that will certainly compliment your purchses from Mondo Vino.
Definitely worth a trip and a great alternative to Argonaut for Denver residents interested in craft beer.
11-17-2008 17:46:51 | More by waynethetrain
Mondo Vino in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.