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Liquor Max Warehouse

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98
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38 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1497 E Eisenhower Blvd
Loveland, Colorado, 80537-3927
United States

(970) 461-5885 | map
liquormax.net

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
55
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
6.86%
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by benito:
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4.2/5  rDev -7.1%

Liquor Max is much larger inside than it would seem from an outside glance: the whole store is packed high with booze, and the beers, the micros in particular, occupy a long wall on "looker right" as you enter the store.

There are lots of liquor stores along the Front Range with top notch and current options from around the western US, but what sets Liquor Max apart is its selection of Belgians and non-Western (US) craft brews that can't be found elsewhere in the state. I picked up two singles of Victory Old Horizontal, contemplated some Blanche de Chambly and Cantillon, and opted for a four-pack of Flying Dog's Double Dog, which other places like Total Beverage haven't gotten yet.

Liquor Max joins the Mt. Rushmore of Colorado liquor stores along with Total Beverage (Thornton), Bubbles (Castle Rock), and Liquor Mart (Boulder). If you can't find it at one of these places, you're not gonna find it in the Centennial State.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Squire123
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kevin67
4.52/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

I've been here twice now from out of state. This second time, I actually went out of my way to come by, which I almost never do. Read the review from Dan_K below. There's nothing more I could add to it, except to say if you're here, and you haven't already went through Estes Park, go to Rambo's. It's worth a stop, as well.

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Photo of akolb
4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dan_K
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Liquormax has undergone many changes in the last 10 years, but none bigger than the addition of a 2nd row of beer coolers. Their singles-selection is so good and diverse that it has now become a destination-type store for craft beer lovers.
Their wine selection is easily tops in Loveland after they expanded about 10 years ago. When they expanded they also added a drive-through lane/window so you can get your stuff quickly if you know exactly what you want.
About 4 months ago they added a 2nd row of beer coolers.(16 doors?) These are 100% stocked with bombers and singles. The prices are fair for the singles, but not mind-blowing. But having the sizeable selection more than makes up for it.

Vibe- Large store, clean and well lit with high ceilings. Wine on the left, liquor in the middle, beer on the right.
Quality- they have really good stuff here. They have a good mix of normal and rare stuff for wine, liquor, and beer.
Service- the cashiers have all been exceedingly friendly and efficient. You can find really great beer and wine experts if you ask around, and one of them happens to be in. They do wine tastings on saturdays that are FREE and then they put those wines on sale. It might be hard to find help unless you ask for it, but otherwise good all around.
Selection- it really is tops. They had Boulevard singles, Victory, Lord Hobo, all the local stuff, bombers from all over the state, a well thought-out international import selection. You just need to go check it out. They pretty much stock anything they can get their hands on. They do a good job of carrying the really small breweries that are close by as well, featuring Grimm Bros, Verboten, Loveland Ale works, Black Bottle, etc.

This place is constantly improving and I feel is now worth seeking out if you are in the area. Just be warned, you may end up spending the better part of an hour looking at everything they have.

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Photo of valovine
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Really love the newly added beer doors dedicated to small batch & craft brews. i could walk around and look for hours. the selection for crafts and micros is immense. it is my GO TO liquor store.

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Photo of Moose90
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Skagnetti
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WildDalby18
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of durlta
4.25/5  rDev -6%

Nice store. Lots of fridge space. Was able to score some Pliny, which made my trip. Not sure that they get any any more though.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Photo of GJ40
3.86/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I stopped by while in the area on business.

The place is big but most of the stock is wine and spirits. The beer selection is fairly limited in numbers but the quality is very good. And most of their stock is refrigerated too. They had several sours and Belgian styles from Russian River (no Pliny though).

I can't really comment on the service. I didn't ask for any help and no one offered it. But they seemed nice enough.

I don't know the area well but Liquor Max seems worth a visit (especially for someone from the east coast looking for something to take home).

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Photo of gwguest
3.74/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Liquor Max was close to our hotel, so I happily popped in for a visit.

It's really a mixed bag here. The selection is both great, and crappy at the same time. The number of options for beer is low. However, some of the items available are great. I'm a sucker for vintage beers, and they had 08 Stone IRS, 07 Alaskan Smoked Porter and 08 Alaskan Barleywine available (and marked as 'vintage' buys). There were a couple other old (06/07) bottles that didn't move my needle, but maybe they would move yours.

There is a lot of local beer (a plus), but not much else outside of deshutes, stone and lost abbey and a few Belgian offerings.

For me, the vintage goodies made my day. If I was close, I'd visit all the time to see what was brought out; however, you'll pay for those older bottles.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.53/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

On my way back from a Ft. Collins tour of breweries I hit this place. I've heard great things from other BAers, so I didn't think I'd be let down. But I was.

Yup, sure, this place is great for Loveland and the Fort, but coming from Denver, this isn't a worthy stop. Perhaps if they had some rare beers or great prices, but I saw neither.

Big warehouse type layout. I think they had about 2 doors of "malt-ternatives" like Jooce (?) and such, and a separate cooler section of BMC. The Micros were sloppily placed and some were just empty. Warm section was not a single shelving unit, but small islands with some nice Fantomes. Some older bottles of Rochefort and Alaskan Smoked Porter were on sale. All in all, a nice selection, but nothing worth the trip if you live out of town.

Service was non-existent; I didn't ask for help (or bought anything) and non was offered. Average in my book.

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Photo of russpowell
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Had a fairly nice & organized layout

All beers were fresh

Service was super helpful and friendly. The cashier liked talking beer & the whole staff seemed to help with quest to score some green chille. They picked a great local place that scratched that itch for me!

Selection was fairly extensive, some vintage offerings, multiple Russian River Sours, other sought after big beers & many old favorites from Alaskan & Deschutes. They had a decent mix sixer as well. Could've easily dropped $200 in their if I had room in my baggage

Prices were fairly reasonable

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Liquor Max Warehouse in Loveland, CO
4.52 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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