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Argonaut Wine & Liquor

Not Rated.
Argonaut Wine & LiquorArgonaut Wine & Liquor
BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 19.84%
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760 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2006
United States
phone: (303) 831-7788

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Reviews by jasonjlewis:
Photo of jasonjlewis
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Decent little place. They didn't have la folie. They don't have a lot of crazy stuff, but they have a good selection of stuff, they have rogue, stone, laguintas, all the red hook stuff, they have a victory mixed twelve pack. It's not a bad selection, but the employees don't really know what's going on with the beer. Kind of college ages students who don't give a shit.

I didn't see any out of date beers, I found some summer seasonals that should have been rotated out, but nothing too blatantly bad. If you are by it, go to it, you can find some decent stuff.

I was much more happy with my service at merchant of vino though.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jera1350
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%

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 -73.5%

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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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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 +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bsinger45
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
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 +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

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Photo of JamLand
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +11.9%
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 -28.8%
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!

Photo of spoony
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A-Argo is a pretty good sized store with a slightly gritty feel thanks to its location on Colfax. The old building was a bit dumpy (but kind of charming) and the new building has really improved the layout. That being said, the organization is good, the place is clean, and there is always a lot of action, which is kind of fun.

Q-The beer selection includes a good assortment of sixers from Colorado brewers, a broad array of high-end imports from the old world, and an OK collection of beers from other craft hot-spots like California, the NW, and NE, as well as a pretty good mix of high-quality bombers and larger bottles. I rarely find rare beers here (and not all of the bombers are chilled), but I can always count on finding something decent when I visit. Turn-over is high, which is good because you'll probably get fresh beer, but bad because the more limited production beers don't stick around the shelves very long.

Ser-As others have mentioned, you will be left alone unless you seek out assistance. However, I have never had trouble finding an employee and the few times I have asked, the employees seem knowledgeable, if a bit gruff and curt.

Sel-Argo maintains a broad array of beers from here in Colorado and abroad. They could do better with a mixer-sixer selection and better with non-Colorado craft, but for sheer volume of different brands from Colorado and outside of the United States, they are near the top of the list.

V-Argo's prices are in line with the rest of the market. You can find an occasional sale that makes Argo really competitive, but the good stuff rarely gets marked down.

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Argonaut Wine & Liquor in Denver, CO
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.