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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits

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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & SpiritsWilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
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2201 S College Ave
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525-1602
United States
phone: (970) 226-8662

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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 35
Photo of zeff80
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WildDalby18
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of redleg411
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ArtV2014
1/5  rDev -76.7%

Not recommended - very poor service. Their selection and size is great - but their cashiers are extremely UN-informed, rude and ridiculous to be honest.

While purchasing wine, I was asked for both my ID and my wife's ID. My wife at no point held, handled or carried the alcohol. The cashier said she would not sell to me (the person with ID and whom was paying) because my wife didn't have her ID with her. We then asked if we could JUST purchase the pint glasses we also wanted (no alcohol) - we were refused then as well.

Yes there's a college campus very close - yes people try to buy alcohol that are not of age - but if you verify the ID of the person purchasing the alcohol why does anything else matter?

To note - we're both 30+ years of age and frequent the shopping center where this store is located. We'll never go back again. Completely ridiculous...

Photo of Joegashnick
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

As many have pointed out the selection is by far one of the best in town and it rotates it stock constantly. I have seen write ups on various foreign and local beers and thought I'd like to try them, damn if I don't find them at Wilbur's! Yep bring your credit card cause your going to need it. I have requested various non local beers in keg form - I'm not too crazy on the request ie. various Roque or Alaskan, and local in 6ths or 1/4s and they get them for me. I've noticed a lot of reviews stating the staff isn't that great and it's anything but, yes they don't bother you - browse to your hearts content but if you have a question and ask, they are right there with the answer, or recommendations. I'm not a wine guy - I enjoy it but don't take the time to educate myself, so I rely on recommendations and the Wilbur's staff have never led me wrong. I would give them 5.0 rating but I drop a lot of coin there and they have a rewards program- spend a grand and you get 10 bucks and a 10% off purchase coupon. A bit weak but on the flip side - I have gone in for various cases of wine or beer that was on sale a few days prior but the sale ended and they had no problem giving me the sale price so kudos on that!

Photo of BlueMusky07
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Great selection and prices.

Photo of jarrgal
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GaToWyo
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of dannyboygaga
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of jbogner
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of JJWIGHT
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hayesch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of 2013beer101
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cbcrunch
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DelMontiac
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

A bit like walking into Wal-Mart without all the retarded patrons. Nobody offered to assist me even though several employees walked by me a number of times. It was close to closing time and I'm sure that's what they were concerned with. Not a deal-breaker. The selection in this goliath is very extensive although the majority of it is not necessarily hard to find. I didn't count the coolers, but they got bookoo. Lots of shelved large bottles - some pretty hard to come by most of which had a 1 per customer notice on the shelf. They have a mix-a-six which probably looks good to an out-of-stater, but I'll bet it's pretty lame to the locals. I spent over $100 in like 10 mins. Prices are pretty standard for the area. The girl at the register commented on my picks and I could tell she knew quite a bit about beer. I told her it was all headed for Oklahoma and she found me an extra heavy duty tall wine box. I didn't have time to check out the rest of the store, unfortunately. Check out this monster if you get the chance.

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

What more can be said of Wilbur's? This is the first place I was able to get a beer from pretty much any brewery you name. Apparently their beer cooler is larger than most, if not all liquor stores (total store) in the state! Then they have their room temp beers that is an entirely different level. The wine, and spirits selection are second to none. Great knowledgeable staff too

Photo of denver10
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The big liquor store in Fort Collins. Big, clean, well organized. A nice selection of sixers and bombers, being the popular place their stuff can sell out rather quickly, but if it hits the market they always get it. I kind of want to take off more points because their mixed sixer selectionis very, very disapointing for what a place of their size could offer.. Service is nothing special. Cashiers are generally the only one's available/willing to help and it being a bigger store, they are only the middle men, they need to call the beer department for information. If the beer guy(s) isn't there, which is too often, than they don't have the info to help you other than letting you know if the beer is in stock or not. I guess that's what comes with a bigger store like Wilburs, but I do prefer the smaller stores where employees are more involved with everything, so they have a better understanding of the comings and goings. Price point here is fine, things at the going rate. On occassion, you can get some decent sales going on which offer some really nice prices.

Photo of hwwty4
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Wilbur's used to be my go to bottle shop when I lived in Fort Collins. Its honestly one of the reasons I got into better beer and into using the online beer sites. I would walk up the Beer row and just look at the packages not knowing what any of the beers or styles were. It allowed me to try a lot of beer I had never seen before.

Went back and was surprised that they had made the beer selection smaller then it was before. Cut out the middle section of the isle. Regardless of this, they still have a out of this world selection. Chances are if its available in the area, they probably have it, or had it and it already sold out. Their selection really is crazy. All of their six packs and several of their bombers/750's are kept in the coolers. They have a smaller selection of large format bottles sitting out. I picked up several bottles from Funkwerks/Crooked Stave, Deschutes, Russian River, The Bruery and others I cant remember. A ton of other stuff that I would have like to brought home but didn't have the cash to. The service is always non existent. Its more of a you know what your looking at kind of store. Every once in a while you can track someone down and they are normally more then happy to help you out. The price is very reasonable for the area.

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Wilbur's Total Beverage Wine & Spirits in Fort Collins, CO
95 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.