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4.09/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by after a half day of hiking near Boulder.
This looks like your basic mega-liquor-mart, but happens to have a fantastic singles selection. A whole row of single beers, both 12oz and bombers. Lots of local and regional stuff. An OK European selection as well. Very impressive for an out-of-towner, with lots of Colorado and West Coast representation. An employee came over and helped me pick out a couple local options.
Overall this places isn't just focused on beer, there were a lot of people buying liquor and cases of Bud Light. But they do have a fantastic/huge selection and the employee I talked to knew his stuff. Certainly worth a stop if you're in the Denver/Boulder area.
05-05-2012 22:45:22 | More by shivtim
4.33/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
One of the best things about Boulder. Very nice selection of 6 packs, bombers, and the best build your own 6 pack selection that I have come across in the state. If they carry the beer it is probably available as a single, just awesome IMO. And their beer selection is complete. Good chance that if the beer is carried in the market they will carry it. The building is older, not too large, but organized nicely. Service is fine, generally you need help you have to ask for it and seek it but the help is there to be found. Reasonably priced, on par with market prcies imo. My big complaint is that they don't have a Denver location.
03-03-2012 18:34:45 | More by denver10
4.41/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This use to be a regular shopping stop when I lived in Longmont a few years ago. I still stop in regularly when I'm in town, about every other month. As beer merchants in Colorado go, you'll be hard to find any place that regularly out competes any others when it comes to price. Selection, however, is a different story. Local residents may not realize how good this place is when compared to others around the country. The bomber choices are phenomenal and while a build your own six may be pricey, there are few other places that offer the variety of singles (not to mention the advantage of getting to sample beers from styles from which I'm hesitant to buy a six). The service is usually good, depending on who is in that day. The biggest ding, as if it mattered, is the atmosphere. It still retains the old grocery store look and can feel a bit on the grungy side. Never the less, worth a visit if your in town.
11-07-2011 13:29:44 | More by LittleDon
3.74/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Their prices are pretty good overall. Their warm bomber selection is pretty fantastic but has been falling off of late. Someone there isn't fighting hard enough. The single bottle selection is good if expensive. It's nice to be able to buy one beer to try instead of a whole six-pack. Never had much in the way of customer service there, I wander around all the aisles and have been asked for help maybe 1 time out of 5 trips. But the important thing is that they have a lot of beer, and that makes me happy!
09-27-2011 20:10:36 | More by DividedAvery
4.34/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The people who work here seem to genuinely know and appreciate their beer, which helps.
The selection is pretty strong, they carry most Colorado standards and I have found that with several beers that are more rare Liquor Mart is often the only place in Boulder to find them. Most recently I found a couple of Crooked Stave sours there that could not be found elsewhere. I have also snagged a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin there for $82, a steal by my Chicago standards.
The mix six section is also pretty solid, although as several others have mentioned the individual beers are on the pricey side. Some of the bombers are also pretty high on the price spectrum.
If you need to get that tough to find bottle, or if you're in town and want to grab a mixed 6er or two of some local stuff, this is the place to be. If yo just want a 6-pack of some Oskar Blues or a bomber from Avery, check out something else.
09-27-2011 08:16:59 | More by StoneTSR
3.75/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
So the selection is pretty nice and their singles collection is great but the prices are ridiculous. Thankfully they were doing promotion the day I went in so I just walked out with 4 beers for free. Most things were above normal price and some incredibly so. A few things were normal price. No great deals to be had. Alas selection, so I will probably use a coupon and do some shopping there one day soon. But only for things that are hard to find elsewhere.
The singles section was really great, but most things were one and a half times their normal price to two times, though you get 20 percent off when you buy 6 or more.
04-12-2011 23:21:40 | More by claytong
4.15/5 rDev +2.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
The best thing about this place was their singles selection. I found many smaller breweries here like Twisted Pine and the brewery in Castle Rock I can't think of right now... the building is an old sort of dingy place although that is not what I'm there for, really. I didn't receive much for service, but that might possibly be because the moment I walked in I walked to the beer section like a bear trying to get into a jar of honey. They might of figured I already knew just what I wanted and where to get it. While it seems you aren't going to find any more rare releases here than anywhere else, the bulk of regular releases of the smaller breweries make this stop for a traveler a MUST. My friend really likes it when I go on trips because he knows I would grab singles of everything I haven't tried (in the styles I like) and this is exactly the type of place that fits that bill.
01-08-2011 22:30:43 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.05/5 rDev -24.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Q. Nothing exceptional here, but still better than average. I didn't see anything out of date, but did see some rotational issues especially on their displays.
S. The service here was lacking. My buddy and I were there for nearly an hour between 10 and 11 AM on a Wednesday. We spent over $100 between the 2 of us, and never once were we asked if we needed any help.
S. The selection was great for me, as I was there to find things I can't get in Kansas. That's not to say that I didn't visit other stores in Colorado with better selection. The truth is we only went to this store because we had some time to kill. I was a little disappointed that they didn't seem to have any older vintage beers. I understand that freshness is important, but I like when stores maintain a section of vintage beers.
09-28-2010 17:42:25 | More by hopstradamus
3.7/5 rDev -8.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
I have to admit, every time I visit Liquor Mart I am less impressed. I was initially awed by the sheer size and selection but soon realized there really isn't too much out of the ordinary. They may have the biggest selection but not necessarily the best in the area. Don't usually find too many rare beers here but they will have some harder to find brews when everyone else has run out. They have a dedicated beer staff, I have seen them but have never been approached by them. Prices are reasonable but I had to add an extra $ as they tend to be a little pricier than most other area stores. A bit of advice, expect to be disappointed if you're here near a big holiday. Stopped by to stock up for Memorial Day and it was so picked over I wound up going elsewhere, wasn't looking for anything too crazy either. Overall a big store with a good selection, just don't expect to walk out with anything too out of the ordinary.
06-13-2010 19:35:52 | More by alli4051
3.6/5 rDev -11.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here a while back.
Grungy looking place from the outside. Not much better on the inside. I was ignored by the "greeter" who sat in the entryway.
Overall selection is above average. A nice selection of imports and local craft brews. Lacking in the Belgians other than the usuals. Poor layout means you're always looking around another corner to see if there's something you missed.
Service is completely lacking. Person who checked me out was polite but that's about it.
Everything was reasonably priced but, then again, no exceptional deals.
Overall a good place to visit if you're in Boulder but there are far better places in the Fort Collins/Loveland area (Wilburs, Supermarkets, and LiquorMax).
05-11-2010 01:43:29 | More by GilGarp
Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO
91 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.