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Liquor Mart

Not Rated.
Liquor MartLiquor Mart
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

60 Ratings
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
[ Store ]

1750 15th St
Boulder, Colorado, 80302-6338
United States
phone: (303) 449-3374

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @liquormart

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Photo of alli4051
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

alli4051, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
3.6/5  rDev -12%

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).

GilGarp, May 11, 2010
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Stopped in here on 4 Feb 2010. In the entrance way is a guy on an elevated platform checking IDs. He did not stop me and I walked right in, but he did ask to see the ID of a couple of others in our group (we are all well over 30)...

Beers are towards the right as you walk in. Selection was pretty good, lots of Colorado micros represented, including Twisted Pine, Bristol, New Belgium, Crabtree, Upslope and Ska. Found barrel aged Yeti here. They had reasonable prices on some glassware too ($2-5). Only real complaint is that a bunch of the singles we bought were very old (9-12 months). My fault for not checking the dates on the bottles, but still, no reason for a retailer to have pale ales that old. Did not ask for help, was not asked if I needed any.

Go, but check the bottling codes!

htomsirveaux, May 09, 2010
Photo of peterjk
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

Liquor Mart how do I love thee, let me count the ways.

This is one of the best beer stores in the US, sure there are places that are cleaner or larger or have "more" beers or better service.

But for the true beer hunter this place is El Dorado.

During my two years in grad school and on numerous trips back to CO since, Liqour Mart consistently had a selection of numerous fantastic beers that I'd never seen before. For a while the buyer was on this quest for British porters, I got to try ten or so from small brewers across the UK. Then it was Scandinavian beers. Then they had an insane barely wine selection. One time they had like 12 different Belgian Christmas beers, Fantome Noel, De Dello Stille Natch, Gouden Carolus Noël, etc...

You won't be disappointed by the beer selection here or the wine, and booze selection for that matter.

The service here is good but does suffer a bit from the regular CU undergraduate mobs that assault the place on weekends and before games.

peterjk, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of Floydster
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Visited on 4/26/09, we actually parked right along the street this was one and did not even recognize the store until we were walking back from Pearl Street, first thing I noticed when I walked in were the bottles of La Folie for nineteen bucks, had some 2007 bottles left even, I had called this place a few days before and asked if they had Woodville #21, they said they had several bottles, when I got there and did not see any, I asked and I was told they have not had those bottles for about two years, that sucked but life goes on, looked around for a while and saw sevral beer fridges with a lot of Colorado brews, what this place had other liquor stores in the area did not were a few Twisted Pine four packs, this is expected as the brewpub is right down the street, the only thing I got was some Kerberos Tripel from Flying Dog as I have never seen it anywhere else before, not a bad store at all and probably the best in Boulder, would go back

Floydster, May 10, 2009
Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Just a few blocks from Boulder's main shopping/pedestrian mall, this place is booze heaven. Tons of wine, liquor, and, praise the lord, BEER. The stuff you are interested in is located to the right as you enter. There is a well stocked row of glass ware, micro/import singles and sixes and then a large wall of beer filled coolers along the rear and right side wall. Expect to find all the Colorado locals, national micros (does that make sense?) and quality imports. I was given super service, I found a mess of stuff I was interested in and an employee/BA user even put a bottle of La Folie away for me a few weeks before my visit. Great stop to pick up all those local beers you have heard about but cannot get out side of the state.

Billolick, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of onecrazybreeze
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%

I used to use Liquor Mart as my go to store, and it's still good for some things (mainly cheap kegs), however since I refined my tastes, it has lost it's luster. While they do have a lot of beer, it seems that their coolers are mainly filled with the macros and imports that are common everywhere.

They have a decent selection of Belgian 750s, but are missing a lot of the harder to find beers, like Cantillon. They have all the Colorado microbrews which is nice and you can also make your own six-packs which is always a plus.

I don't know if I just go in on the wrong days or that they just don't have certain breweries, like Port, Lost Abbey or Russian River which seem to be available at almost every other store in Boulder. They also don't appear to have any micro bombers besides what's in that detached cooler, which is also kind of a let down, I always expect more from the size.

Some people say that the staff is helpful but every time I'm in there I never get approached to get help and rather I feel like I'm being followed around like a shoplifter, it's uncomfortable to say the least.

Liquor Mart definitely owns it when it comes to size in Boulder which can be useful when it comes to limited edition beers, they tend to get a larger allotment of harder to find beers than anywhere else does. They do seem to have some good deals but most of their beer seems to be a least a dollar more expensive then anywhere else in Boulder.

Overall it's worth a look but I personally wouldn't use it as my go to store for all my beer needs.

onecrazybreeze, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of JMBSH
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

I have going here for years so it's about time to review it.

Largest beer selection in Boulder. The beers are on the far right of the store. The far wall is cooler where beers are stored and displayed. If you start at the far right of the coolers and then travel left, they are arranged as such: malt liquars/coolers, then six-pack and larger of imports, then packs of micros, then packs of macros. Turn the corner you find import bombers and singles. Inside of the coolers you find some more import singles. In two two-door coolers off to the side you find seasonal bombers.

Near them is a sesion that has singles of mostly micro and some imports. Here they are not in coolers but you can make your own six pack and get a discount on the bootles. Customer service is very good. If for some reason you can't find someone around the coolers working, just go to custmer service and they will get someone quickly for you.

If you are looking for kegs then they have a big board over the coolers listing prices and some times specials on something different.

Their website offers different coupons each month on beer including kegs. It also lists different beer daily specials, events that they might be sponsoring, as well as info about their beer of the week club.

JMBSH, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of gford217
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

Saw this one on BA before I made a business trip to Colorado.

Selection of beer is very good. Tons of Belgians, Germans, and lots of US craft selections as well. Plus, all the great Colorado stuff I was looking for. I also really enjoyed the extensive singles section as I could get a great cross-section of stuff I can't get in Atlanta.

The service was exceptional when I was there and Matt really hooked me up with some great Colorado brews. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

The prices are very reasonable and I'd recommend a stop here to anybody even close to the area!

gford217, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Wow! What a nice selection of brews in this place. There was an entire row of singles that you could do the mix/match 6-pack with for a discount. There were also coolers filled with bombers and 750's. They had a large selection of glassware available as well. I got selections from Stone, Avery, Boulder, Great Divide and a ton of other micros and locals. Things were a bit hectic - it was GABF week, so the staff was a little swamped, but seemed knowledgeable. Great place to check out if you are in Boulder.

barefootbrewer, Oct 13, 2008
Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO
91 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.