Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart

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15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 24
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: n/a
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1640 Big Thompson Ave
Estes Park, Colorado, 80517-8938
United States
phone: (970) 586-8583

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Reviews: 15 | Visits: 24
Photo of 06Rubicon
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Call and talk to Matt! Outstanding selection, knowledge and incredibly helpful. A friend of mine was visiting Estes Park, CO and asked if I wanted any beers from the area. I called Rambos and was given an hour of Matt's time to talk through his entire store selection. He cased up my choices and held it for a day until my friend could stop in and pick it up.

Outstanding selection of CO beers and choice selections from around the U.S. Additionally, monstrous collection of CO bourbons and whiskeys.

I can't wait to get back into Colorado with the Jeep, hit the trails and have a beer with Matt. Thank you!!!! (622 characters)

Photo of Kevin67
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I don't know what store the reviewer below went to, but it wasn't the same store I just visited.

I'm on a month long road trip in this area, and was on the way to Cheyenne for the night. Unfortunately, I could only spend about 30 minutes in the store, but it felt like I had been a regular there for years. Matt was beyond outstanding! Before I had hardly started to pick out bottles, he was bringing me incredible beers from all over the store. I swear, it seemed like he had a portal in the back which led to beer nirvana.

I will definitely be headed back this way on my trip next year. (591 characters)

Photo of Burscott
2.01/5  rDev -56.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Good selection for the area, prices are above average compared to Boulder/Denver. Would not sell me the beer I wanted until I "bought hundreds of dollars in other craft beers first". Then I'd get the "opportunity" to buy the beer I wanted.

So if you are going to Estes stock up elsewhere. (290 characters)

Photo of Built4Comfort
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow! In town for the 4th from Missouri. Stopped in, met Matt and walked out with several beers we cannot get at home. Also had a great time talking craft beer. What a great surprise (182 characters)

Photo of Psych
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Was in here today from Boston visiting the area and getting settled in. This place was fantastic. Matt Rambo recommended some great sour beers and helped me navigate their insane selections. He even hooked me up with a bottle of Pliny. Thank again! Matt. Stop in, for craft beer fans it doesn't get much better (310 characters)

Photo of tmcelmurry
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place was amazing. I was shocked by how large the selection was based on the size of the building. I really enjoyed how knowledgable the owners are and the great vibe they create. If theres anything special your looking for, make sure to talk with the owners because they do keep beers that they get limited quantities of in the back. (343 characters)

Photo of breadman73
4.85/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I went there yesterday and was not disappointed at all. One of the owners Matt asked me what style of beer I liked and sent me home with a great selection. He even gave me a Pliny out of his personal stash! 5 star experience for me at this place!!! (248 characters)

Photo of timzim
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome, knowledgeable staff. Went in there looking for Pliny the Elder and got the first bottle from the case they just got. I've been looking for this beer for a couple years and I am enjoying the hell out of it right now. Besides Pliny, they've got all sorts of things I can't get back home at all. Wish more places like this existed!

If you're from around here or just passing through, make sure to stop at Rambo's. I'll definitely be going back again before I head home. (477 characters)

Photo of JBaraban
5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Guys, SERIOUSLY!?!?

Vibe: Mom and Pop country shop from front to back. You're in the mountains man, what do you expect? I expect exactly that, anything else would have felt out of place.

Quality: Everything was fresh. You had your normal shelfies along with your "Oh my God, is that a mirage???" Beers.

Service: Personally greeted and shopped with Matt himself! Great knowledge, great stories and wonderful ability to connect to whatever type of beer drinker he has in front of him.

Selection: Look guys, I won't go into the details, let's just say I wasn't expecting to walk out with the huge haul of dogfish yellow caps and Avery hard to find that I did. As well, a few beers on the top 250 list (more like top 10!).

If you're in Estes Park, no if you're in Denver, hit this place up!!!! (798 characters)

Photo of JonathanMarino
5/5  rDev +8.7%

After driving around the Estes Park area looking for a decent beer selection, I almost gave up before walking into Rambo's. The selection is one of the best in Colorado! The Rambeau's are awesome people too, Mother and Son. Looking for an excuse to go back! (258 characters)

Photo of bsiefken95
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Great store with a very good variety of beers available. The owner Mr. Rambo was very helpful, even suggesting and calling a local restaurant with Pliny on tap to confirm it was available. (188 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I was up in Estes for the night, and needed some beer to keep me warm. There was 6 inches of snow expected on May 12th. We got that and plenty more by the next morning.

I used to live in Estes back in the late 90's and I wish this place was here when I was living here. The selection is unrivaled by anything within 40 minutes. There was plenty of stuff that caught my eye, things that are not available in FL, things I didn't know where beers that sat on shelves; things like Russian River, Alesmith Speedway Stout, Old Viscosity, etc. If I had brought another piece of luggage, I would have loaded up , but I was full as it was.

The guys working the floor were extremely nice and eager to help. The woman working the counter was nice as well, although a bit eccentric. This is the ONLY place to go in Estes, as far as I am concerned.

Prices were a bit high but everything in Estes is expensive. (902 characters)

Photo of JamLand
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I never really know what to say about atmosphere and quality for a bottle shop. Atmosphere I suppose can measure the set up of the store, maybe parking? However, the service and selection of this store were great! I spoke with John (that's right, his name is John Rambo) for quite awhile when I was browsing the store. He was very helpful with some of the local brews I hadn't tried yet and we shared stories of some great beers we'd both had recently. For selection, it wasn't the best bottle shop I'd ever been in, but considering it was in Estes Park, it was amazing. If you are in the area, I can't recommend this shop enough. (630 characters)

Photo of DelMontiac
4.57/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Had to check this place out while on vacation in Estes Park. The place has a mom and pop vibe to it which I like. Even better, it's a mom and pop store with some remarkable beer picks on the shelves. For it's size there are plenty of excellent finds from all the big and little canners and bottlers in Colorado. You can find many other great selections from other states as well inside the doors of this little gem. Decent selection of 6pks and a very nice selection of larger bottles. A guy setting up a tasting table for the Dry Dock rep greeted me and invited me to stick around for the tasting which was an hour away, but I didn't have time. He pointed out several good picks from Dry Dock, Telluride, Epic, Elevation, Funkwerks, Odell, Stone, Russian River, Deschutes, Twisted Pine, and others. I picked out some Dry Dock, Elevation, and Funkwerks. When he rang me up, I said I was going to Ft. Collins and he recommended I stop by Equinox because they make great brew, but don't bottle yet. I took his advice and it was worth the stop. Stop here if you're ever in Estes. It's a winner. (1,091 characters)

Photo of MarshallMan
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Of course they have a great selection of Colorado craft brews but what I didn't expect was some other world-class finds. The biggest names on that list are Russian River and Dogfish Head. Had a few quality selections from those breweries. They also had some other great craft beers from Boulevard, Maui, Deschuttes, etc. The staff was more than friendly and were willing to help in any way they could. I would recommend this place to anyone in the Estes Park or RMNP area that is looking for some quality beer. (510 characters)

Rambo's Longhorn Liquor Mart in Estes Park, CO
97 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.