Argonaut Wine & Liquor

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Argonaut Wine & LiquorArgonaut Wine & Liquor
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86
very good

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
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760 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2006
United States
phone: (303) 831-7788

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Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

Visited 4/29/09 right before going back to the airport to see if they had anything else worth bringing back with us, this place was pretty close to the state capitol, this place reminded me of a BevMo back home just with heightened security, literally guards all over the place, next to an older version of itself which is the other one shown in the picture, place seems very new and clean, big long aisles, beer is on the right side of the store in various fridges, lots of Colorado stuff available like Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Ska, Left Hand, Boulder, etc., beer was certainly not the focus here, did grab some Barrel Licked Bock from Fort Collins before getting on my way, prices were average, lots of people working there so I sure any questions you might have will be answered by somebody, not as good as some other selections in town but decent, from a beer geek standpoint, they need to concentrate more on specialty bombers rather than the run of the mill six packs, might go back in the future, still worth checking out

More User Reviews:
Photo of GregJ
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Really nice store, outstanding selection and great advice from the staff. I wish I had one remotely this nice in LA

Photo of jera1350
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%

Customer service here was awesome. Told them we were from out of state and they brought me into the back to show me the limited/special release items in the back and also made solid suggestions for great local beers. Terrific store.

Photo of samoht9000
1/5  rDev -73.6%

Whoever their manager was on halloween night was a total douchebag. I came in in costume (because it was halloween) and within seconds of me coming in he descended on me to inform me that I had to leave as they had a no shirt no service policy and most of my torso was exposed because of my costume. I assumed policies like these were in place to keep out vagrants, but whatever. It seemed to me he was just itching to exercise whatever tiny shred of power he had, stemming from, I theorize, something else tiny in his life. I said something to the effect of "come on dude, really? It's halloween. It's a costume." He was adamant about the policy, which whatever, some peoples' minds can't function outside a set of rules, and I even said to the girl I was with before I came in, something to the effect of "if there's a rule nazi in there who says I can't be in there because of my costume, you're gonna have to go in." So, having already considered this possibility, I calmly say something to the effect of "whatever, you f@cking nazi," and walk away without another word. Or try to walk away. Rulenazi McNeverbeenlaid's microscopic ego (again, stemming from other microscopic issues) was so deeply wounded by these four words that he, in a fit of high school principal-like rage and indignation starts yelling at me to "get back here," presumably so he could scold me? Teach me a lesson? I'm not really sure by what right or for what purpose he so desperately wanted me to come back after telling me I would not be allowed to spend my money there. Anyway, I respond with a well-deserved over the shoulder middle finger and an equally well-deserved "f@ck you @sshole." Assuming the situation to be over, I fall back on plan B, which is to have my companion go in and spend my money at this store. Had it not been so late and we were running out of options for alcohol, I would have voted with my dollars on the spot and never set foot in the place again after that childish confrontation. Anyway, the situation was apparently NOT over because the 50-year old virgin then pursues me INTO THE PARKING LOT WITH A POLICE OFFICER yelling like a godd@mn maniac "That guy! him right there! He's permanently 86'ed! Nobody with him is allowed in here!" So the cop, doing his job at the request of this douchefairy, explains that I have to leave and I'm like "uh, duh, I'm getting in the car right now. I don't understand why this toolbox is having such a meltdown over here," to which the cop shrugs his shoulders. Anyway, I ended up going to Paul's Liquors just a few blocks east with no issue whatsoever because the managers there do not have sociopathic microp@nis syndrome, and I suggest you spend your money there, or anywhere that doesn't employ that jack@ss, as well!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of sidewaysscott
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

meh. dick head staff and preferential treatment. no thanks, there's better places in Denver to go.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bsinger45
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

They have just about everything you would expect to find in a store this size, and they don't seem to discriminate in terms of what they bring in. Sometimes you can find something special lingering on the shelf, but its better to be prompt if you know what you're looking for.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of JamLand
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

A - This is your typical local, big liquor store. They had a pretty large selection of beers, but also large selections of wine and other spirits.

S - Service was below average, with no one offering help, but nobody was openly rude.

S - Selection was nice, but I'm from Texas so we don't get nearly as much CA or Belgian beers in our state. So what may be shelf turds to people in Denver are new and exciting to me. There wasn't anything rare just hanging out on the shelves, but a nice overall selection.

V - Prices all seemed pretty reasonable.

Overall a good bottle shop in Denver, but nothing anybody from out of state needs to go out of their way to check out. If you happen to be near, by all means check it out.

Photo of BigbROB
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It is BIG! But most of it taken up by 5000 different flavors of Vodka, which I am pretty sure none of us care about. At first I thought this place was awesome. Pretty good selection, but then I realized it rarely changes. They always get the rare stuff, but everyone goes here so it does not last long. Also they have a 1 bottle limit on most rare stuff, which helps everyone get a chance, but if I am in from Chicago I need more than one bottle of Pliny. Come on how about 3? Overall pretty good selection worth stopping in. Prices are right around where they should be. Dont expect to make some sort of awesome beer haul though.

Photo of Splints
2.69/5  rDev -29%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

At first glance this liquor store seems great. Huge selection. If you continue shopping there you realize the beer selection does not change very often and you can find the majority of the same beers in smaller liquor stores. Most employees seem very unhappy which kills the vibe very quickly. I once asked a cashier if they ever carried a specific beer and he answered by telling me he does not know because he does not drink anymore. Another time, I called ahead to reserve a keg. If you look online they keep a list of all the kegs they "may" carry at any given time but there is not a list of what is actually stocked, which is fine I get that. When I got someone on the phone I asked how I should go about reserving a keg and that I was interested in a keg of local craft beer. He paused for a few seconds and I had to ask, " do I need to come in there?" He said "uhh yeah that would be the easiest way." Did not fully understand why that was so difficult for him to answer until I got to the liquor store that night. When I walked up to an open counter I asked who could help me with reserving a keg. I was pointed to a different counter. He pulled up a giant list on his computer which had every beer that was on the list online, but there was another column with a quantity. Only problem was, they have about 1 out of every 30 kinds that are listed. So he scrolled down showing me for about 5 minutes. They did not have much outside of your standard Bud, Miller, Coors products considering their extensive list online. I then asked if it is possible to order something that they do not physically have in stock. The employee told me I would have to ask a manager (with no offer to do that for me). Seeing that they clearly did not care to help me any further, I agreed to take one they had in the back. The employee told me I would have to go to a different counter to finish reserving it. I walked over to that counter which had an employee standing behind it but his register clearly was not open. I told him what the other employee said and he looked at me like I was ruining his day. He even asked me why the other employee sent me to him. He did take care of me after that, but I was very close to walking out. Pretty simple solution to keep a printed rolling sheet of their keg list like other big liquor stores. Finally, I had another bad experience that I will save for another day. I was upset about the experience and gave my feedback to their website. It has been 2 weeks and I have received no response. I would much rather give my money to a place that even remotely cares about their customers experience. Do not fall into this popular liquor store trap!

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Argonaut Wine & Liquor in Denver, CO
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.