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Davidsons Liquors

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Davidsons LiquorsDavidsons Liquors
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 19.46%
[ Store ]

5555 Boatworks Drive
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, 80126
United States
phone: (303) 224-0444

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Reviews by SeanChouffe:
Photo of SeanChouffe
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Not your Mom and Pop operation.
This is a big store (45,000 sq feet?) with a good selection of craft beers, imports, and my favorite, Belgians. I found some harder to find items (JW Lees ales) as well as some of the better East and West coast microbrews. The selection of Belgians was above average. The glassware selection is decent and the prices are good. I found the staff to be helpful, but they were obviously not big beer connoisseurs.
This was my first stop on the way to the Great American Beer Festival. I made it to three beer friendly liquor stores that were all good. It was worth a visit.

I found this place as a result of looking it up on Beerfly. It continues to be a great resource to me on almost every beer quest. Please support the cause and contribute!

SeanChouffe, Oct 18, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

wethorseblanket, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of JISurfer
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%

The wife went there, while on business. She has a general idea what I like, but seemed out help here. She said they were extremely helpful, giving her ideas, pointing her in the right direction. When is saw what she brought back, they were spot on. Lots of great Colorado stuff we can't get down here in Charleston. Definitely worth a stop.

JISurfer, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of tylerstravis
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

tylerstravis, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of flipdog0
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

flipdog0, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of zrab11
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

A- was like a warehouse. Had rows of wine,scotch and all types of alcohol then along the back wall was tons of collers full of 6 packs singles and bombers of beer. Both Craft and domestic beer

Q- quality looked good. FFound 1 bottle past a "drink by date" buteveything else was good

S- No one tried to help me.. That wasn't good or bad as i didn't need help

Sel- Had a nice big selection of bombers and 6 packs. There were alot of holes missing on the shelves. So i don't know if i came in on the day before they get there shipment in or what. But it looks like they move product pretty regularly.

F-didn't have any

V- Decent prices. Maybe alittle bit on the pricey but not by much

Overall i found almost everything i was looking for at this store.. I was very pleased with the selection and choices. Would go back

zrab11, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of pollox87
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%

I usually stop here when I am in denver as they usually have decent selection and good prices. As the years have gone on, I have noticed a drop in selection, however. It seems they have decreased the amount of old vintages that once made the store, the go to place. I suppose people ended up just buying them out. I have never had a problem with service, but every time I have gone the same beer guy has been right there to help me out. However I have never been given access to the mythical "back cellar". No Credit for beers I can not buy.

pollox87, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of Eldalonde
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%

While I lived in the area, this was my goto place for beer.

The atmosphere is well, it's built like a warehouse and looks like it on the inside.

The quality of stuff they have is pretty fantastic. Everything from wine, to beer, bourbon, scotch, and even cigars. They have most anything anyone could want.

They age some beers in the basement and will willingly grab anything out of the basement if you ask. You need to know who to talk to as each person is in charge of a different section of the store.

This place has more micros than any other store on the south side of Denver. They have several coolers stocked full of domestic and imported singles that I can not get any where else but here. They have a terrific selection of sixers as well. The best selection in the south Denver area for beer, wine, and many other liquors.

Eldalonde, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of claytong
2.46/5  rDev -39.4%

Well I looked online and based on that got excited and made a list of what I was going to get. When I got there they didn't have half of the list so I got a few things and headed out. They weren't overpriced and had some decent sales. Avery 6 packs for 7.99. And great divide ipa packs for 8.99. The guy I asked if they had anything in the back seemed pretty clueless and just kept telling me they must be out of stock right now. When I tried to ring up I had to wait and then take a guy to the shelf who accused me of getting stuff out of a 6 pack when I already said I hadn't. Then I had to take him over and show him where they had the singles and the one I selected. I won't be going back, I'm sure I can find just the same selection at the same price if not better and much better service someplace else

claytong, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

This is an enormous store. I would have spent a lot of money here if it hadn't been the 5th or 6th store I visited. The prices are reasonable to slightly higher and the service was not existent. Lots of beer coolers... unsure if there was much for singles but just about everything you could want was here. Didn't know about stock in the back... that would have been nice to know as there was some high end stuff, but not what I expected for a store this size. Comparable to the other big store I visited in Thornton, but maybe slightly better. Another must stop in Denver for the beer shopper.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of codewarrior
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%

I went down to Davidson's from Denver the other night to check out the mega-super-ultra-warehouse and it was pretty good.

Q: They have a lot of good brews here, a lot, but for the size of the store, that's not really a surprise. Lots and lots and lots of cooler doors filled with every import and domestic craft that has Colorado distribution ... every one. Saw a number of J.W. Lees vintagas out on the floor, as well as half a case of Older Viscosity 2010, 2 varients from the Widmer Bros single serve series (BRRBON and Prickly Pear), and a whole bunch more. What's lacking here for the size of the store is actual rarity. Outside of the Older Viscosity and the Widmer Bros reserve I've seen everything that is "rare" still sitting on shelves at Argonaut or Colorado Liquor Mart, which are both smaller stores with smaller beer selections. None of the Avery barrel aged series beers, nothing out of Deschutes outside of Mirror Mirror 2009, no XXX Warlock or similar rarity Bristol releases, no BA Great Divide, etc. Just nothing that I couldn't find down the street in Denver in a large format.

S: Non-existant. We dropped nearly $200 at this store and no-one so much as asked us if we needed help finding anything. This gets me to the point on quality/selection. I've heard there is a great cellar in this place with lots of the stuff I was actually looking for. Unfortunately, nobody so much as batted an eye at us while we were pulling multiples of some of the most expensive bottles in the store.

S: As I stated in the quality section, Davidson's gets points for being exhaustive. Their 6-pack and small format selection is particularly striking, and I'm convinced that they pretty literally have everything that gets distributed to Colorado, period. But again, for a store this size, with a warehouse facility like they have, I expect true greatness. They have the space and operational ability to sit on some truly amazing bottles that smaller stores couldn't hold, and it's those bottles that I want. Admittedly they might have these bottles in a basement somewhere, but unfortunately I didn't see them, wasn't offered them, and no salesperson invited us to look for them. I have had opposite experiences at many other bottle shops. Beer guy sees you pulling ridiculous bombers that no one touches, asks you what you like, and then all of a sudden you're being shown the walk-in/cellar/etc where the good stuff is. No such luck at Davidson's.

codewarrior, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of hopstradamus
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

This is a great store! Huge selection, very clean, a must stop every time I go to Colorado. They have lots of hard to find and vintage beers which I like. We had a list when we went in, we gave a few items at a time to the employee who was helping us and then he would disappear into the cooler and then return with the beer and to get the next few items from the list. Our purchase was large, over $500, so they opened two registers to ring everything up without inconveniencing their other customers. As we walked out they thanked us for visiting the great state of Colorado and asked us to come back soon.

hopstradamus, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of WhatsNewinBooze
1/5  rDev -75.4%

This place has a great selection, but the guys who work there are notorious for hiding specialty beers in the back and don't allow the public access. You can ask and they will get you what you want by request if the item is in stock, but you will wait about 45 mins. to find someone to help you. THe last time I was in there I wondered the beer aisle for 30 min. not finiding what I was looking for. Walked up to the registers to see if the cashier could check the stock, the had the Avery Black tot in stock and it took another 10 min for a beer guy to show up after being called by the PA, and another 10 min will waited for him to find it in the back. I don't know who these guys think they are, but there is something called customer service!

WhatsNewinBooze, Apr 08, 2010
Photo of Carnage0070
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

*EDIT*

9/13/10:

So Davidsons gained a few extra points today by an event they held.

In light of Denver Beer Week they decided to bring up a bunch of cases of beer they had been aging and it was AWESOME!

Here is what I picked up:

'06 Bristol XXX Warlock
'07 DFH Fort
'07 Avery The Beast Grand Cru
'07 Avery Mephistopheles' Stout
'07 DFH Olde School
'08 Avery Samael's Ale
'08 Deschutes Black Butte XX
'09 Avery Black Tot
'09 DFH/Sierra Nevada Life and Limb
'10 Avery Depuceleuse

Shane is an employee there that actually knew what he was talking about. He and another that was helping him bring up the beer from the cellar were both great and knowledgeable. Great job guys! Keep it up!

^EDIT^

8/11/09:

I don't know what is going on with this place but it seems to be getting worse and worse.

It's not really their selection that is hurting its mostly their service, although that seems to be getting smaller. I have never met an employee at Davidson's that knows anything about beer. In fact, 2 weeks ago I asked 3 different employees if they knew when they would be selling GABF tickets. They didn't even know what the GABF was! On top of that their prices are a bit too high, expect to pay $1-$3 more then just about any other place.

I highly suggest driving 5min down the road to Lukas Liquor. They have a great selection (stuff I didn't even see at Davidson's), lower prices and a beer department full of employees that could talk your ear off about beer! They are awesome.

Carnage0070, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of rhinos00
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

As the previous poster stated, this store is located right down the road from Lukas Liquors. So if you're in the area, it would definitely be beneficial to check out both of these stores.

The beer is located on the back wall. Right before the beer coolers begin, they added a book shelf for some of their rarer beers (i.e. Angels Share, XXX Warlock, Odell's Woodcut #2, etc.) The beer colors extend forever. The micro section starts if with a very nice selection of Colorado beers. This is followed by micros brews from various other breweries, such as Lost Abbey, Russian River, Deschutes, etc. The last section was the import section. Very impressive with a few rarities.

The only thing I did not like was that the beer was sometimes the beer was scattered. I like that they started to address the issue by moving the book shelf next to the beer coolers instead at the other end of the store. I did notice some Boulevards located at the opposite entrance to the store.

Service for the most part was good. I gave it a 4 because if you needed help, you had to find some. Where as other stores would have employees come right up to you and ask if you needed help.

As far as value goes, when compared to other stores it is pretty reasonable, with the exception of a few $30+ imports. This is also why I recommended going to Lukas Liquors. You can save a decent chunk of change by buying the same beer at Lukas because it is cheaper. However, if you are looking for rarer beers or more of a selection, this is the place to go.

rhinos00, Jul 22, 2009
Photo of Rayek
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

I stopped by here right after my trip to Lukas Liquor. Davidson's is less than three miles straight west of Lukas, and they're both right off the same major road. The trip was worth the extra mileage.

I'll start off with the selection, because this is the first store I've ever given a '5' to. I spotted many beers I'd never seen anywhere else in Denver. Pick a country that brews beer, and you'll probably find something from there here. I walked away with beers from Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania and Morocco, and could have chosen many more. The traditional brewing countries are also well represented. US craft beer selection is excellent.

My only issues were with the scattered placement of the beer and the lack of sale items. Most of the beer is in coolers that stretch along two walls of the store. But other beers can be found out on the floor seemingly randomly placed where there happened to be some extra space. I did finally find some beers on clearance up at the front of the store by the registers. But that was it in the discount department.

The staff here was quite friendly and seemed knowledgeable. Despite the lack of sale items, prices were on par with other Denver area stores.

Next time I'm in the area, I will definitely be stopping in.

Rayek, May 01, 2009
Photo of HeroJH
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

This is a great liquor store. They have a pretty good beer selection, and nice selection of singles. It's a larger selection that most places for sure.

My favorite thing about the place is below the beer is a label (where they show the name and price) that shows what country it's from. And they have a pretty vast choice of countries, like Morocco, India, Vietnam, etc... even if it's just one choice. It's a cheap way to travel the world.

They also have a great selection of single malt scotch. They have a few things that aren't at regular stores or at Lukas Liquor.

The service is amazing. There are a couple guys that are pretty familiar with beer, or at least love talking about it.

They also have sales regularly. Sometimes really fantastic bargains. Definitely worth stopping if you are nearby.

HeroJH, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of Crosling
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Been to this store recently and at least a 1/2 dozen times overall. Very, very nice store. Every package beer you can imagine. Many craft packages and import packages available. The selection of Belgian ales, specialty imports and high end craft singles is also pretty good, but seems a bit limited, especially in the Belgian ales. I've had a couple encounters with the beer staff and have been unimpressed with their knowledge and help. Prices are above average. Overall, this is one of the better stores in the area.

Crosling, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of Haybeerman
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%

The place is big; lots of beer in both quantity and quality. Cheaper than the smaller ones and better overall than I've seen arond here.

Staff is helpful and friendly. If someone asks you and you have a question - they find somebody with an answer...what a concept! I do wonder why the the import and craft beers are on either end of the cooler; the thng wraps around the back and one side of the store.

They have a very good selection and can usually find what I want unless its just plain not avalable in CO. The selection changes over regularly and they keep up with what's new coming to the market. This is where I go if I'm on a beer hunt.

Haybeerman, Sep 04, 2008
Photo of rye726
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Huge beer selection. The first time I walked in I was amazed. There is just so much beer. Also a great wine selection with aisles upon aisles.

Lots of single doors with a good amount af rare treats. They have a nice mixture on European beers including German, Belgian and English. They have one of the best lambic, gueze and sour collections I have found. Good prices on most stuff. Wine sales are great. They also offer good case discounts. I think it is like fifteen or twenty percent.

Easy to find and big. Try it out.

rye726, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of iasanlee
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%

The very first stop made on a trip to Denver. This was also my first experiance in a liqour super store. My visit was around 6PM on a Friday night, so the place was hopping. I skipped all the wine to head straight for the beer coolers. It was absolutely amazing, and I was trying to find ways to justify spending all the money budgeted for the 3 day stay right then. The selection is incredible. I did not find everything I wanted, but close, and I made up for it with all the stuff I wasn't expecting to see. It was way too busy to talk with any of the beer staff about suggestions, so an hour of intense drooling led to some great purchases. This will be my first stop every time I head to Denver.

iasanlee, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of Tolann
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Love this place! I feel like a kid in a candy store. The beer guys absolutely rock. They really know beer and won't steer you wrong. Don't see what you're looking for? Just ask, it might be hiding on a shelf in the back room. I find that once I'm in the door, I might not leave for at least a half hour just because I spend too much time drooling over the selection and striking up conversation with the beer guys or distributors.

Easy to get to, awesome selection, wonderful people. If you're looking for beer, you gotta go here!

Tolann, Dec 14, 2007
Photo of IPALOVER
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Davidson's is the best place to buy beer and wine in the Littleton/Lone Tree/Denver Tech Center areas bar none!

The beer selection is truly astounding-- everything from the usual watery big-brewer American beers, to bottle-fermented Belgian Ales. Whenever I'm looking for something new to try, I always visit Davidsons. They stock excellent micro-brew beers (DogFish Head, Victory, Sierra Nevada, O'Dells, etc...), and always manage to have a great supply of my favorite style (IPAs). I also like the selection of 22 oz beers-- there's usually something new to try.

Parking can be a challenge on Friday's and weekends approaching holidays, but it's definitely worth trying to squeeze in someplace!

IPALOVER, Sep 17, 2007
Photo of session1979
5/5  rDev +23.2%

This is my local shop and I love it. I started going here about 6 months ago and since then I have developed a nice relationship with both the beer and spirits manager. The beer manager comes out to see my every time I am there and always has something "not on the shelf yet" for me to try. So far he has recommended some great beers and a few I didn't like but nevertheless he never steers me wrong. The beer pricing is about average but they run some awesome specials on the scotch and bourbon. The selection is the best in the state as far as I am concerned.

session1979, May 09, 2007
Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

I stumbled in to this when were looking for a store for the wife ( container city??). I spent $86 here & she spent 120 there. I got the better of the deal by far.

This store pretty much kicks the crap outta everything we have down here. Only coal train would be a fair comparison & it doesn't have the vast slection this joint does.

All beers sampled up to this point are in good shape. After another trip I've bumped this up

Staff was helpful, didn't really seek out any specfic help.

Slection blew me away loads of singles & imports never seen by me here in CO

Prices are better than any CO liqour store I've been in

Parking lot was/is the biggest cluster f&((k I've ever seen, still reccomended

russpowell, Jan 25, 2007
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