Wines Off Wynkoop

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Type: Store

1610 16th St
Denver, Colorado, 80202-1308
United States

(303) 571-1012 | map

Entrance is in the alleyway.

Added by JonathanG on 08-11-2011

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Photo of spoony
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

A-The store is located about 20 yards off of 16th Street Mall in the alley between Wynkoop and Wazee streets in Lower Downtown. The small (very small) alley location gives it a kind of fun, funky feel, like you have to know the secret code to get in. Once in, the place is small and stacked pretty full of wine as the name would suggest, but in the past year or so they have expanded their beer selection somewhat. Very friendly and locals-only feel.

Q-The place is just too small for a huge cooler set-up, but they do manage to get some (not all) of the beers they carry into the fridge. Fortunately, none of the beers on the floor are sitting in direct sun, but if you are super-picky about cold storage of your IPAs, this place will disappoint you. As for the quality of beers in the store, it is good, but not great, with some fresh locals sitting next to older craft from other US states and a few big-name imports.

Ser-The service here is friendly. I have never tried ordering anything, but have been told that the process usually works out well. The guys know a little about beer, but they are not the foremost authorities on the topic and they don't pretend to be so, which is nice.

Sel-The choices are pretty limited, but they have gotten mildly better in the last year or so. With a space so small, it is tough to be a wine and beer store, and this place has definitely gone towards wine at the expense of beer. However, there are worse places in Denver, and if you're in town on business and need a quick craft brew fix, you can find it here...just don't expect a huge selection.

V-The prices are on the high side, but not outrageous for its location.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

An alley is the front street to this store. Small and hard to find. Locals only I imagine. Perhaps a good place in a pinch: Say, you're in town for so-and-so festival and forgot to pick up a bottle of whatever. Hit the place, they may have it.

As the name suggests, a wine store. They are helpful and say they'll order stuff for you, but I've never tried to. No need for me, really. Nice peeps.

Good wine selection, a bit pricey. There space just doesn't accommodate more beer. I'd almost like to see them carry rare, perhaps expensive stuff rather than 6 packs. But, they know better than I for that location.

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Photo of JonathanG
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Wines Off Wynkoop is a hole-in-the-wall retail store in LoDo (Lower Downtown), that is actually located in an alley, so it's a little tricky to find the first time, but they've been there since 1997.

They focus mostly on wine, but will special order anything they can get for you, including beer. You do have to order beer by the case, and they offer free delivery within a couple of miles of the store, and charge a small delivery fee outside of that. The owner of the store helped start The Wynkoop Brewery, which is right down the street.

Their prices are a little higher than what you might pay at one of the big box stores, but are in-line with smaller retail stores in Denver, and certainly cheaper than the surrounding bars and restaurants.

(Note:) Their in-store selection is limited to about 60-SKUs of beer, but the fact that they special order anything they can get in Colorado is a definite plus if you are willing to wait a couple of days for it.

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Wines Off Wynkoop in Denver, CO
Place rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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