Mondo Vino

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27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
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3601 W 32nd Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80211-3119
United States
phone: (303) 458-3858

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 17
Photo of Rayek
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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.

Photo of ArrogantB
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.

Photo of Crosling
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.

Photo of waynethetrain
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.

Photo of fosterography
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

This place has it all. Great service from a knowledgeable staff and an amazing selection. You will definitely find your mainstream stuff but you can tell these guys get geeked out on import styles. Would recommend it to anyone who is really passionate about beer in the front range. They have a whole door dedicated to just belgian and french style bombers, as well as 2 more doors for everything in between. It's really nice to see a place that takes pride in what they sell, and will give you a strait up answer. If they think its not worth buying there gonna let you know. For the beginner beer enthusiast they direct you to great introductory styles. Also they order anything for you upon availability. I like the selection at some of the bigger stores but its nice to have people working with you that can help you weed out all the crap. They have an unbelievable selection of wine and spirits too. If you live anywhere in the front range, check this place out. I've yet to find a better place.

Photo of SuperWhite92
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Stopped in last night after walking past on my way to dinner- I'm not from Denver, and I'm here for the GABF, but finding some beer to drink in the meantime was on my list of things to do. Rather surprised at the beer selection for what is primarily a wine store. Amazing bottle/bomber selection with everything from Moylan's to Cantillon to BA Yeti and Ruffian, all at very reasonable prices. As I was grinning like a moron at the fact they may well be the last liquor store to have Odell's Woodcut #1, the fellow who must be the beer buyer came up and struck up a conversation about what rare oddities he's had in the more recent days.

Very impressed, decent selection, great service. Will make a return trip next time I'm here.

Mondo Vino in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.