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Mr. B's Wine & Spirits

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
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2101 Market St
Ste 112
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2004
United States
phone: (303) 295-6727

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.16/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Stuffy location which means stuffy prices, okay selection. If you're mobile you can find it at a better price.

Photo of afi4lifer
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

This place is great - I am rating it as someone who was only visiting Denver, however I was impressed with the terrific locals and selection of both import and domestic craft brews. Picked up a ton of beer I can't get in MA. Great selection of sours and funk and the prices were incredibly reasonable. Highly recommend it, really friendly guys that clearly love beer too.

Photo of sidewaysscott
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Been a fan for a little while, but becoming a regular place for me to hit up. Prices are good considering the location. Staff is helpful and responsive via facebook or other social media outlets.

Photo of Sonnysideup
2/5  rDev -52.9%

For a store downtown and somewhere rated so high, I didn't see the big deal. They advertised for stuff that wasnt in the coolers (I understand you sell out of stuff, but don't hide everything in back), their selection was equivalent to what I would find at Whole Foods, there wasn't much help. Just didn't get the vibe at all for this place. There are many better shops in and around the city.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.25

Stopped in here while I was in Denver since it was the top rated place downtown. OK shop with lots of wine and liquor and a relatively small beer selection. Some good bottles like a BA Avery brew and some Crooked Stave Origins. Other than that, most of what I saw here is on the shelves here in Florida. Pretty disappointing to go to such a big beer city and find that this is the best that’s offered in terms of bottle shops. Service was very nice, and prices were OK. Not worth going way out of your way for, but if you’re walking around in that part of town, might as well stop in. I am guessing if you live in town it is easier to access things that come out periodically as special releases.

Photo of spoony
4.59/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

A-Mr. B's is a clean, medium-sized store in a new-ish apartment building just north of the central business district in Denver. The place is well-lit, well-laid out, and easy to shop in. There isn't much charm to the place, but if you're looking to buy beer instead of hang out, it will do just fine.

Q-As much as I hate to use the word "curated," the beer selection at Mr. B's is exactly that, curated. The place pulls in great limited local releases, top-end stuff from national craft brewers, established imports, and more unique stuff that you won't find elsewhere in Denver. Probably the best shop in terms of high-quality stuff in all of Denver.

Ser-Every time I have been to Mr. B's the staff have been friendly without being overbearing. They ask if you need help, and if you decline, they let you browse in peace. If you want help, however, they'll provide it, and they know their beers. This, in my opinion, is exactly how it should work.

Sel-Although the quality of the brews is quite high, this is not the biggest selection in town. If you want to wander through aisles and aisles of beer, this is not the place. Instead, they have a few coolers of craft, a non-cooled shelf of craft, and a few more coolers of macro product. Its not a bad selection, by any means, but it isn't large when compared to the competition in town.

V-The prices are on the higher end of things, but that is because the beer is on the higher end of things. Compared against other downtown liquor stores, the prices here are quite reasonable and it is only when you cross-shop against the suburban mega-stores that prices seem high.

All in all, this is one of the best craft bottle shops in town.

Photo of Prospero
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I'll start with the best. This store is all about quality and customer service. Nearly every time I enter the store I'm welcomed and almost immediately approached to see if I need any assistance, which I typically do, due to the high quality of their selection. Of the beers you'll find here, they are all simply the best examples of either that style, brewery and region. From Italian sours, to the latest local IPAs, to the classic (and up-and-coming) European beers the selection is top notch here. Not to mention they have a collaboration with River North brewery which tells me a couple things. One, they're connected to the community at large, and two, they care about beer. Great store, great service.

About the only caveats of this store is that it's in a somewhat awkward place so parking is street only and sometimes can be difficult to get to during baseball games at Coors or festivals on Market/Larimer. The other caveat is while their selection is top notch, you won't find everything here... but I'm not typically looking for average stuff, so not a detraction for me. Prices are about on par with other stores in the area, maybe a couple pennies more, but it's worth it for the service you get here.

Overall highly recommended.

Photo of berkshires
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped off here on a recommendation from the Mountain forum;

- I had very limited time and could only do one stop
- Was only limited to bottles to bring back
- Was only initially looking for multiple Crooked Stave and Funkwerks
- Was staying at the Hyatt Downtown

Shot a message to Mr. B's on their FB page if they had a couple recent releases and they were super responsive, even said he'd (Scott?) hold a couple Pliny's that just landed (hadn't even asked for them).

When I stopped in, Justin(?) had some great selections and recommendations on a couple local small breweries I had not intended to pick up. Ended up walking out of there with great assortment of CO brews to bring back to Austin. (Crooked Stave, Crabtree, Copper Kettle, River North, RR) Will definitely head back to Mr. B's for the selection and service. Cheers

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here, its surrounded by all kinds of places in the LoDo area. I was walking between Great Divide and Falling Rock, already had a bottle of BA Ruffian I was walking around with, they were cool, let me keep it behind the counter while I perused the offerings. Nice clean, orderly lay out to the place, lots of cooler space. Plenty of wine and other stuff as well.

They have an extensive selection of locals and rare beers. Prices were good. Frankly, for the area they are in, I would expect the overhead costs to drive the prices up for customers, but no, not really. Divergent styles, some of the usual pale ale and lager stuff, but then they had a decent amount of sours, barrel aged stuff.

I think this is a really easy place to recommend. They're in the heart of the beer area in the city, close to Coors Field, good selection, good service, decent prices. Check 'em out. I'm not exactly generous with the kind place reviews either.

Photo of carteravebrew
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped here after having a few samples at River North. Very nice place and atmosphere with an attractive setup and sensible layout. Also very clean and not cramped at all. Would have liked to browse the wine a bit to see what they had, but we were there for beers...sour beers to be more precise. The service was outstanding. Scott was helpful and passionate, asking questions trying to see what we were into, very honest (telling us when he thought something wasn't worth the price tag), and really pointed us in the right direction. After about 10 minutes, he even went to the back to see what he had in his cellar without us asking about it and offered to sell a couple vintages. Really, he was the epitome of what a liquor store's "beer guy" should be. Great experience, perhaps a little pricey (it is downtown afterall) but not unreasonable. I'm more than willing to pay a little extra just for service like that. Will definitely be back.

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Mr. B's Wine & Spirits in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.