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Liquor Mart

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Liquor MartLiquor Mart
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
[ Store ]

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

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Photo of HighonHops42
5/5  rDev +22.2%

HighonHops42, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
5/5  rDev +22.2%

One of the best stores in CO, hands down! The building from the outside is not very attractive, but the selection and staff make it a must stop. Every CO brew you could ever imagine. A very large selection of packaged beer with an unbelievable single and bomber section. Lots of Belgium and Import specialties, rare bottles, etc. The beer manager helps me out a lot and knows his stuff. They recently put up a "rare" beer case with specialty bottles on display. Recently grabbed RR Temptation, Pliny the Elder, 2012 Struise Pannepot, FW Velvet Merkin, Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry, Crooked Stave Origins, and Bruery Sucre Bourbon Barrel. Awesome store!

Robloc303, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of LotsofLupulin
5/5  rDev +22.2%

LotsofLupulin, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of TickleMeTony
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Just recently had the privilege of visiting Liquor Mart. The beer department could not be more knowledgeable (and attractive I might add! The beer dept. is filled with studs!) or offer a better selection. This place is pure perfection and heaven in the form of a liquor store.
HIGHLY recommended if you're into good prices, great selection and sexy beer department employees.

TickleMeTony, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of MarcGetty
5/5  rDev +22.2%

WOW.

Let me repeat that. WOW.

Simply incredible selection and it apeared that there was a guy stationed in the beer section just to answer questions. Just about everything was kept cold (a problem for someone in the middle of a 3,000 mi road trip, but not for anyone else) with a special section dedicated to Avery products (Avery is less then a mile down the way).

A know-it-all chatterbox of a customer was in front of me when I went to ask a question, but we are rating the venue, not the clientelle of the venue. Once I got to speak to the beer guy on duty he was knowledgeable and freely admitted that lambics and fruit beers were not exactly his specialty (fair enough).

Unfortunately I did not buy anything from Liquor Mart due to the cold beer and having 7 more states to drive through but I left very jealous of anyone who lives nearby.

MarcGetty, Aug 06, 2006
Photo of sloejams
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

Stopped here on my trip across the country, sidetracking my way up to Boulder from Denver. Thankfully this place is open early (8 AM, I think), as I was just finished breakfast and wanted to load up on some fine Colorado beers on the way out. This had every CO beer I was hoping to come across. They also had a great selection of East and West Coast stuff and a decent European section. I loaded up on all of the La Folies they had in the cooler and asked if they had anymore. The staff was very helpful and found some more for me. The guy at the register was great, talking up some of the beers I was purchasing. There's a 20% discount for 6 packs of singles, so that was a no-brainer. If I'm ever in the Denver / Boulder area again, I'll swing by.

sloejams, Aug 14, 2006
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 Mnemosyne
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%

I love this store. Just break out your ID and show it to the ID man at the door and then you're good to go. I'm from California and am not used to the create your own 6 pack pack. I got the create your own 6 pack so I was able to try different CO beers. My mission was to try new CO beers, but if I was a local I'd probably wish to see more of a Belgium selection. Service is good here. While shopping, a few people offered help. You can even play in the refrigerated section. I recommend Odells IPA!!

Mnemosyne, Aug 25, 2008
Photo of drseamus
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%

I will have to disagree with most people on service. The guy in charge there was extremely helpful and gave us a lot help. He pointed out a lot of good beers and we ended up with some nice beers we can't get back in NY. They had some pretty rare beers there and I'll have to go back again before I leave. I found the beers to be a bit cheaper than back in NY also. They had most of the beers in cooler displays and some in the back of the cooler also. Their belgian selection is decent, but I think we have more at home. A good beer store all around though.

drseamus, May 25, 2007
Photo of handrail
4.5/5  rDev +10%

I've only been to Liquor Mart once while visiting friends in Boulder a couple months ago. But, I'll just say this...our friends don't call it Liquor Mart...they call it Mecca.

We didn't experience any service issues, but only having been there once I don't feel I can comment on the overall customer service. The checkout girl was very sweet and yes we got carded...but that is no big deal to me. I don't blame them for carding everyone after having worked in a convenience store in a college town when I was a student.

Mecca has a very impressive collection of brews and wine. I found quite a few west coast beers I can't get on the east coast and I was able to add a few new bottle caps to my collection.

handrail, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of nhirsch04
4.5/5  rDev +10%

nhirsch04, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

BeerBuffalo, Nov 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

nickfl, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jbogner, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

LittleDon, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of ihscout426
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

This was my second time to the store. My family vacations in Lyons, CO and I take on eafternoon to visit to stock up on beers I cannot get back in MO.

This place fits my needs exactly. Big selection (one stop shopping); make your own six; almost all the local brewers are repesented; lots of seasonal and special offerings; and prices you can live with, although price is not my concern on this trip.

The staff leaves you alone, but is very helpful and friendly if you have questions. No frills, but who wants bells and whistles in a beer sotre. All beer is in store away from any windows and all higher end products kept in coolers. Beer care seems to be high priority. Also appears to have good turn over because all products with freshness dates were recent.

Do not forget that the belgium selection is aroung the corner of the cooler form the micro section. I can cetainly recommend this location. Fun place to look around and maybe find a gem to add to your beer cellar.

ihscout426, Jul 20, 2007
Photo of cbcrunch
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

cbcrunch, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of blitz134
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

I only had the opportunity to stop at two beer stores on my trip to Colorado. I'm certainly glad I stopped here first, this place was amazing.

The store is pretty large, supermarket sized really. The beer is located in the right hand side of the store on the wall with wine and liqours located in the middle. There was a TON of singles located on the shelves. The sixers were stored in refrigerated storage along the wall. The single selection was amazing and included an incredible amount of brews from Colorado microbreweries. I bought a fair amount of beer here, if it wasn't for the single selection I would not have gotten as much as I did.

Good service too, several people attempted to help me find several beers and made some recommendations. My only compaint was a weak belgian selection. Good prices really. Singles anywhere from 1.35-1.75 ea, and a 20% discount on a mixed-sixer.

A must stop if you have limited room to bring back a mix of beer.

blitz134, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of StoneTSR
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

StoneTSR, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of denver10
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

denver10, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of rye726
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Ph the mighty fine liquor mart. Great beer selection as well and all other types of booze. An especially fine win eselection. Good service except for the pesky ID checke at the door. I gues this is to be expected though in a college town.

Good service and a couple employees who really know their stuff. A seperate Belgian cooler and a seperate English cooler. Also two seperate single bottle coolers. Good pricing though some sthing can be a little expensive.

Great place to find some rare brews. For example, last year I found an '01 bottle of Stille Nacht. Sorry, but it was the last one. Check it out.

rye726, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Stopped here while in town on business. Found it on BA before the trip as per procedure.

There was an outstanding selection here. Quite a few German, English, and Belgian beers (including Westmalle in 750ml, a size which I don't see too often for this beer). Also many American micro's, all available in singles (or at least most).

I was really looking for New Belgium beers while in the area, and that's basically what I bought (some of the dubbel and some of the trippel, forget the fat tire). I would have liked to find La Folie, but apparently it's only sold from the source.

With reasonable prices and great selection, I recommend a stop here to anyone in Denver or Boulder.

TurdFurgison, Oct 27, 2005
Photo of GreenWBush
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Liquor Mart in Boulder. Or as an Indiana-boy used to puckering up his ass cheeks for a $10 sixer of anything above Sam Adams, fuckin' heaven!

This store looks like an old carpet store or something. It has an odd, old funkiness to it, but holds a treasure trove of goodness. Think about every west-coast beer you'd want to lay your hands on available in single and bomber format when available. For cheap. Special concentrations of Colorado beer. Huge, rows of wine and liquor, but a good 1/3 dedicated to our favorite tipple.

Deals that kick serious ass. I picked up 2 Avery Hog-Heaven barleywines for less than $6. Mix-and-match cases for ~$20.

Little lacking in the Belgian department. Very West Coast-centric in terms of beer selection, but i'm not complaining. After repeated visits I must say it sucks to not have a liquor store that seems more like a warehouse.

Nice glass selection as well.

GreenWBush, Sep 09, 2004
Photo of Rayek
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Liquor Mart is one of the best stocked stores in the state. They carry a very fine selection of US micros, plus an extensive list of imports. If you can't find it in the coolers, you're welcome to go behind them to take a look at the back stock. In the mood for something outside of beer? Their wine selection is exceptional.

Liquor Mart gets very busy. Especially when the college students are in town. The high traffic tends to overwhelm the staff, so it's best to go in knowing what you're looking for. Go in on weekdays to avoid the weekend rush.

Prices are decent, but not spectacular. There's always something good on sale.

Rayek, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

This was my first stop in Boulder. These guys do a good job of offering Northern Colorado craft beers. Their American & Import selection is above average. I almost gave a 4.5 for selection. They had crab tree, palisade, & twisted pine, three breweries that are not always easy to find.

Service was good. The layout of the placed sucked look around or you will miss coolers of single bottles, take your time & make sure you don't miss anything

Quality & price of said beers were also pretty good. The only anomaly was the $16 bottle of 750ml flying dog bock( a bit pricey ).

This and the brewery are the only 2 places you can get the Liqour Mart 40th anniversary ale. Better stores closer to Denver, but pretty good, none the less

russpowell, Jun 14, 2008
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Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.