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2540 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, Colorado, 80303
United States

(303) 444-8500 | map

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Added by JoeAmerican77 on 10-14-2009

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Photo of daem3384
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

a pretty decent place. i say inexpensive because they have the best prices for boulder area without sales, which is nice that its everyday. and they have a 5 dollar off in the king soopers grocery store reciepts.
The people in there know their stuff and have had pretty much everything in the store at least when it comes to beer. I got some Chicken Killer from Santa Fe Brewing for 5.49 and the next day I saw it at a much bigger liquor store for 6.99 which I thought was incredible since Bottles isn't very big. They are limited since they don't have too many coolers, but a decent selection with what they have. I'd recommend mostly for the prices if they have what you want.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

I've been going here for over a year now when I travel to Denver and make my way up to Boulder. Last year this place was amazing! Great selection; great service and lots of rare things.
However, the past year (like many places, to be fair) there seems to be a real cut back on the number of different beers carried and on the overall selection and quantity of each beer.

Still a good place and one that should be visited while in Boulder. Hopefully, it will again become worth an effort to make the special trip as it was a year ago.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Spotted this one while looking for a place to eat after an Avery release party. Located in a nice strip mall, well lit. Seems new. Very wide open spacing...looks like they need more shelving or something. Clean. Staff was sporadic, but offered assistance.
Selection was all in the coolers, with some warm displays as well. Boulevard's rack was almost empty. A good choice of singles and bombers. Is it better than other places? No. I think it would depend on location and where you are shopping at the time. It is a place to keep on your list if looking for an oddity/rarity.

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Photo of Rayek
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottles is a newer looking store near the University of Colorado campus. It's in a strip mall and is fairly easy to spot. The interior of the store is spacious, well lit and clean. The staff was minimal, but attentive the day I was there.

Selection was only so-so by Boulder standards. I didn't spot anything here beyond what I could find at most of the better CO stores. The selection paled in comparison to Liquor Mart, which is less than a five minute drive, and maybe a 20 minute walk away.

Quality; however, was quite good. All but a handful of beers were in the coolers, and everything seemed fresh. New arrivals were well marked. Prices were on par with other Boulder stores. There wasn't much on sale on my visit.

I came away with mixed feelings on this store. If it were anywhere but its current location, I'd call it a place I'd revisit. Unfortunately, it's surrounded by other excellent stores that offer better selection for pretty much the same prices.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

1.Clean Open Well Lit, really nice for a Boulder liquor store.

2. Good Knowledgeable staff, huge selection of Growlers, and some pretty hard to find stuff "ask it might be in the back" The Bruery, Piny, Green Flash.

3. Price is not really an issue here as it's one of the largest stores in boulder so they always seem to have good deals...

4. They have all the good stuff from all the local CO microbrews which is half the reason to be in Colorado anyways...

5. The Owners are great guys they are really knowledgeable on everything in there stores, don't mind talking about the weather and are very happy to help personally anytime

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