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Argonaut Wine & Liquor

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61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.82
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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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 42
Reviews by spoony:
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3.86/5  rDev +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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mmulebarn
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.43/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GregJ
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
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 +20.4%

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 -73.8%

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 -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of sidewaysscott
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

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 +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bsinger45
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
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 +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Argonaut Wine & Liquor in Denver, CO
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.