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Mile High Wine & Spirits

Not Rated.
Mile High Wine & SpiritsMile High Wine & Spirits

20 Reviews
Reviews: 20
Visits: 32
Avg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

435 S Vance St
Lakewood, Colorado, 80226-3329
United States
phone: (303) 936-0272

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Place added by: BradLikesBrew on 08-02-2008

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Reviews: 20 | Visits: 32
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A-This store is medium-sized (for Colorado standards), clean, well-lit, well-organized, and friendly. You might not get the same, uh, neighborhood texture in Mile High that you get in Argonaut because Mile High is so solidly in the suburbs, but its a nice store. Bonus points for the store dog.

Q-Mile High scores well here with a great selection of high-quality local and import craft beers, as well as "shelf-craft" brews from around the country. The inventory rotates at a reasonable pace, which keeps the IPAs fresh.

Ser-The people at Mile High know their beers as well as anyone I have come across in Denver. They leave you alone if that is your preference, but they can also provide good recommendations if you're looking for help.

Sel-As noted above, they have a wide variety of Colorado craft, other American craft, and perhaps the highest quality, most diverse (although not the largest) selection of import craft beers. They really do a great job getting the one-off and rare releases from Colorado brewers. I have not perused their wine and spirit selection, but it looks sizable, too.

V-Prices here are in line with the rest of town. I have never found a screaming deal, but I have never felt ripped off.

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Photo of Dan_K
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Parking can be kind of a hassle, but it's worth it. This place is bigger inside than it looks. They have a pretty wide selection of craft beer including some rare stuff as well. They had a large selection of wines as well. Walk-in cooler was stocked with top of the line stuff. Prices seemed pretty reasonable as well. The employee took the time to walk with me and point out some stuff I might be interested in. Clean and spacious and modern inside, friendly people and a great selection. Hard to go wrong with this place. If I could "ding" anything, their mix-six cooler was a half-hearted effort consisting of macros, malternatives, and rejects from broken 6-packs.

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is a solid liquor store with a wide selection of wine, liquors, and beer. A good make your own six pack with local brews and can get some rare and limited selections such as Pliny the Elder. Friendly staff combined with good selection makes this a good choice in a liquor store.

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Photo of Golferallen54
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of greenspointexas
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Mhollerb
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bsinger45
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great store with a great reputation. Excellent selection of spirits and craft beer, and a great selection of imports. This store is definitely on the list for limited allocations, and they have a history of pulling in new and exciting things before anyone else in the area.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tylerstravis
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Easily the best beer shop in the Denver area. They are always sure to stock the latest and greatest brews, just remember that they may not always stick around for very long. Andre is extremely knowledgeable and will give you impressive recommendations for days. I've never been steered wrong. Prices can be a little higher here, but you'll find some great beer you can't get anywhere else, especially when it comes to imports

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of intensify
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by this wine and spirits shop while on a trip to Denver from my town in Colorado. I needed to use their ATM but it gave me some error message and ripped me off 80$. The owner was notified and he made a phone call to them right away. He gave me a 10$ gift card for the hassle of the whole deal. This goes a long way in my book. I would have been happy with the phone call alone. Anyhow, to the beer. They have a decent selection of local and non-local brews. The real gem is in the cooler. The shelves are filled with bombers after bombers and I even came across some Eclipse. Did I mention that they had just received a batch of Pliny? Only 10 days old!! My fiancée and I both took one home, since it was 1 per customer which I can respect. If you are in search of a few rare beers I recommend this place. The staff is super friendly and I could see myself making this my one-stop shop when i'm in Denver.

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Photo of Domingo
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A truly excellent store in an area where I'd say they're more or less unmatched.
Along the back wall there are a series of coolers with 6-packs and larger beer bundles. Nothing special here, but they clearly specialize in local beers and regional crafts.
However, where MH shines is their bomber area. While there are stores that are bigger, I don't think there's anyone who can match their selection of singles in the Denver area. Everything from German and central European imports (my Achilles heel) to sought-after Belgians, to local beers, to west coast regionals, to obscure imports I haven't seen anywhere else. They had a full 3 shelves dedicated to beers from New Zealand, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. They even have some exclusive beers that don't make it to other stores, which is a huge bonus.
In terms of service, their beer expert (Andre) can pretty much answer any question anyone will ever have as he's quite the beer geek himself. That's always a great thing, and I'm sure people seeking something new are in good hands. I had some wine questions and he was able to help me there, too. While not really a BA kind of thing, it's terrific to have a staff that knows their trade.
While not as big as some other stores, their bomber selection is as good as anyone's, and the store still covers nearly any base you might have.
Highly recommended and easily one of the top shops around.

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Photo of coreymcafee
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my go-to bottle shop. While not the biggest selection in my immediate area, I consider it to have the best selection. They get all of the limited-release brews that come through town and have an amazing selection of Europeans, sours, etc. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and just downright cool. The "sneak route" parking in the underground garage is nice to avoid Target/Whole Foods traffic.

I go here once a week to make sure I don't miss anything. I don't see that pattern changing anytime soon!

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Photo of Blizzle
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This was my first spot on my hunt for beer treasures while visiting CO. Wasn't too impressed until i found the walk-in cooler with racks of bombers. Employee stocking beer stopped to help immediately. He made sure to point out a few things that nobody else in Denver was carrying yet. Had some great recommendations and seemed very knowledgeable. Make sure to stop by the tasting table as I found one of my new favorites there. i was mainly looking for some Pliny but they were out at the moment. I was told they get about a case every 5 weeks and sell it 1 bottle per customer. Even in states that carry Russian River it is tough to get a hold of. Overall very impressed with this spot and will definitely swing through every time I am in Denver.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice little shop next to Whole Foods, and make CERTAIN you go inside the cooler. Inside is where the large selection of singles & bombers reside, including corked 'n caged stuff. One of the staff members seemed authentic and knowledgeable, and not some self-styled connoisseur that I often get at retail places.

Parking was decent with the nice new garage and shared space with Whole Foods next door. Russian River specialty releases were represented well here. Some good local options were there, such as Dry Dock. Fair prices too, nothing crazy. Easy to get to right off of 6.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.58/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here on my trip to Colorado as my one and only bottle shop visit. Thankfully, this place met all expectations.

Located below a Whole Foods in a major strip mall complex, it would be easy to miss if you weren't looking for it or knew of the location.

Big clean space, loads of wine and coolers with beer at the back. Walk in coolers showcase an additional wide variety Loads of locals featured along with some west coast stuff as well. Funkwerks, Ska, Dry Dock, Port, Elysian, Santa Fe, and Russian River were all among my purchases.

Andre and Chris were amazingly gracious with their time and quite friendly. Both walked me through their selection and talked about the beers and breweries. Neither could have been kinder. They were even gracious enough to pull a beer that had just arrived and not yet hit the shelves. Very cool guys and a nice vibe all around.

Prices seemed quite reasonable. One thing I really enjoy about being out west is how reasonably priced most IPA's are. I didn't pay over 10 dollars a bomber for anything hoppy. That's a real bear to pull off in the midwest on a regular basis. Overall, this was a really worthwhile stop and a nice friendly place.

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Photo of mulder1010
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A-- Much more wine oriented I thought. Beer was in the back and a small tasting table also. not a great location in Belmar.

Q-- Good quality products and clean and organized very well. Easy to find stuff.

S-- Andre is the man. Serious props. Very knowledgable and easy to talk to. Then again I have traded with him so a bit biased.

S-- Not a big cool room but WOW. Cuir, Belgian Yeti, 3F, Funkwerks, and a great selection of Belgian and Euro stuff. Most Gueze I have seen in the US in a long time when I have been back. Make a 6 pack was a bit not interesting but made up in CO and other bombers and 750's.

V-- Good pricing and good products. Quite serious about beer there, though a bit small. highly suggest if in Denver.

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Photo of RSchaeffer
4.58/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here for my first time recently while passing through Denver. Being unfamiliar with the area, wasn't the easiest shop to find, but found it nonetheless.

The store has a nice layout, most of the store space is occupied by racks of wine while the beer is in the back. The back of the store is lined with coolers that are packed with 6-packs and singles covering all the major CO and other West Coast craft breweries. The gem is the walk-in cooler where one can find a great selection of singles from such breweries as New Belgium, Russian River, Port, and Lost Abbey. A nice selection of lambics, gueuze, and other fine offerings from Belgium and other European countries can also be found in the cooler. The highlights of my haul included RR sours, fresh Port Mongo, Funkwerks Saison, and some Fantome Hiver.

If you are in the Denver area, definitely stop by this shop. If I had one like it near me, I'd quickly become a regular.

Edit: I have recently been in touch with the shop through email about their stock, acquiring certain bottles, etc and have been amazed by the promptness of their responses (thanks Andre!) and service. It's really above and beyond. I really haven't experienced this type of service anywhere else.

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Mile High Wine & Spirits in Lakewood, CO
94 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.