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Tipsy's Liquor World
$$$ - a bit pricey
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5869 S Alkire St
phone: (303) 551-7000
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2008)
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| Reviews: 14
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A-Tipsy's is located in the western suburbs of Denver...and is absolutely, freaking, incredibly gi-normous. Seriously, this place could be a Home Depot or Super Wal-Mart. The hugeness means that the atmosphere is a bit phone and cold, but there are weird mannequins to welcome you at the front door, so there is that. Anyway, it is just strange-feeling in the place.
Q-Both times I have visited Tipsy's, almost all of their craft beer has been in one of the many (like a dozen or more) coolers or in the large walk-in bomber room. I guess one advantage of being a huge store is that you can store your good beer cool. As for the quality of the beer, most of the stock was fresh or close to fresh the last time I dropped in, but my first visit was a little more suspect with some old, dusty bottles hanging around.
Ser-The service here is hands-off. I've been twice and was never once asked if I needed help. Maybe I just looked like I knew what I wanted, but it still would've been nice to have the option of assistance. Also, the last time I visited, I got the always-annoying, "Wow, that is an expensive beer" from the check-out guy.
Sel-Selection is where this place shines. They have a massive stockpile of Colorado craft bombers and smaller format, a pretty good selection of imports (including less common imports like Japan), and a huge mixer-sixer selection. The mixer-sixer selection is probably the biggest in Denver. I don't think of Tipsy's is on the cutting edge of rare bottles, like a Mr. B's or Mile High, but they did have a few harder-to-find brews.
V-Tipsy's prices are in-line with what you would find at other huge liquor stores in Denver. The giant store must mean lots of overhead because, contrary to what you might expect from a mega-store, the prices are not very low.
O-This place impresses by shear size, but falls a bit short of the truly great bottle shops we have in town.
11-15-2013 15:18:39 |
More by spoony
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Worst keg experience ever.
- Ordered an 8-gallon keg over a week in advance. 3 days later, was told there were no 8-gallon kegs, so had to switch it to a 5-gallon keg.
- Then a day before I was to pick up the keg, I was told the beer was out-of-stock. Shouldn't they have known this a lot earlier? So I was offered a discount on a lesser beer.
- A few hours later, I received another call saying they were able to get my original beer. How's that possible? Weren't they out-of-stock? I'm guessing someone just forgot to place the order.
- I finally get the keg, drive an hour out-of-town into the national forest with no cell reception, only to find they had given me the wrong tap. The tap they gave us wouldn't fit the keg. Drive miles to find cell reception. They swear they gave us the right tap. I have friends go and pick up a new tap, and we get the keg working. Yes, they had given us the wrong tap.
- After that entire nightmare of an experience, I return everything fully expecting a comp of the keg, for all my wasted time and the wasted time of my friends. The beer manager, Brady, refuses and offers a token of a free 6-pack, and also refuses to allow me to speak to the store manager, Page. BS. Keep your 6-pack. You'll receive negative reviews instead.
UPDATE: A week after posting this review, one of the managers called and refunded the keg.
05-29-2013 23:38:53 |
More by DougSyno
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Tipsy's has a great selection of beer offerings. The highlight for me are the first 6 coolers, which offer a huge variety of singles that you can mix and match into a six pack. This is a boon to the beer explorer who is looking to sample a wide range of beer and beer styles without committing to a six of any single offering. Want to try six different New Belgium offerings, no problem. Want to try six IPA's from different brew houses, no problem. Want to compare three Belgian beers to three American made Belgian style beers, no problem.
Access is easy from C-470, so if you are driving by, think about stopping in and mixing a six pack of something you have never tried, or whatever hits your fancy.
11-18-2011 14:53:35 |
More by iSip
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you like bombers and are in the area then you need to be here during their tastings. Every weekend 8 different bombers get tasted between Friday and Saturday. Just this weekend the lineup was: Deschutes Hop In the Dark, Firestone Walker DBA, La Chouffe Gold, Dry Dock Vanilla Porter, Boulevard Two Jokers and some others I can't remember. But the tastings are 5-7 Friday and 4-6 Sat and they put the products that are getting tasted on their facebook page a few hours prior. Really awesome stuff. Don't miss the bomber room either while you are there. Really impressive selection...
08-27-2011 19:24:19 |
More by DividedAvery
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Tipsy's right across from a glowering white church and the foothills. Standing an impressive form over the highway luring all who come by with its size and depth. It really is a decent atmosphere here. I usually come by on Fridays and Saturdays and often they are doing free liquor tasting, which always includes beer. Well lit, enormous. The biggest selection I've ever seen anywhere. And heyo! make your own sixpacks for 10 bucks... I do all the time thank you. There is also a deli within that is quite pricey but the food is delicious. The value is reasonable because you can always find something interesting on sale. I support small time brewers, not necessarily small time liquors stores and this really helps me support that sentiment. There are many workers here, some are booze geniuses, others can't see beyond there own Bud light lime goggles, that is kind of a toss up but if you say "hey is there anyone here considered a beer expert and can they help me?" You should find the man or woman you need.
04-12-2011 17:40:47 |
More by JoeAmerican77
quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was not impressed with this place. Sure it is huge and they have a lot of stuff to choose from but good luck finding somebody that actually knows what they are talking about their. It's just like davidsons all flash with nothing to back it up. It is nice to see one other big store on that side town but it is a little excessive, their overhead must be enourmous. I left there feeling like they could care less that i was a customer there, especially since I only walked out of there with a six pack.
07-17-2010 18:04:48 |
More by WhatsNewinBooze
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Was in the area so I stopped in after knowing about the place for a few years. With Lukas and Davidson's right up the road, it seemed like an odd decision to put another liquor superstore in the same neck of the woods.
After walking in, it should be noted that there's a deli and a wine bar inside of it, so that's kind of a cool extra. Nobody else really has anything like that.
Also, this place looks really nice. The decor is the best I've ever seen. Interesting choice to have weird life-like mannequins scattered around. I think it makes the place look better staffed than it really is :P
The entire back wall is dedicated to multi-packs and quite a bit of it is made up of craft and solid import beers. Overall, it's on par with the better stores I've seen. There's a create your own six-pack option, too...which most other places are missing. Another bonus.
In addition, there's a pretty large walk-in cooler area with singles of all kinds, including Belgians, Germans, US crafts, and even some obscure items I haven't seen much of.
Overall this might be the #1 or #2 place in the whole metro area...except for the prices. Everything's about 20% higher than the others. There had to be a catch. Oh well. It's still a good store with a great selection, I just wouldn't ever make it my go-to store for everyday items.
07-16-2010 01:58:46 |
More by Domingo
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Tipsy's sure is big. That's the first thing I noticed. It sits all alone in a parking lot right off the highway. If you can't spot Tipsy's, you probably need your eyes checked.
To me, selection here is on par with Total Beverage in Westminster, but not quite up to the standards of Davidson's over in Highlands Ranch. Quality is quite good, as the majority of the beer is refrigerated in a giant wall of coolers that line the back of the store. As an added bonus, there's a deli attached to the store, but I didn't take the time to check it out.
With lots of dark wood and big stone columns inside, Tipsy's is more aesthetically pleasing than most stores I've been to. Paying for all that eye candy seems to have been pushed into the prices, as beer here seems more expensive than other other places I've recently visited.
Service from the plentiful staff was good.
Tipsy's is certainly worth a return trip next time I'm in the area.
05-18-2009 16:56:22 |
More by Rayek
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was on a trip in Denver and made my way to this beer store. Absolutely beautiful! This is the largest liquor store I have ever seen! Great selection, had a ton of bombers in a large walk in cooler room. Including all of the breweries I was looking for... RR, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, etc. Also had a very large section for mix 6 choices, and 6 packs.
The staff was not incredibly knowledgeable on the beer, but they did know if they had a certain beer and where it was, which is all I really needed. No recommendations, which would have been nice but not necessary.
03-05-2009 19:36:07 |
More by natasharai
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This is the best beer store, period.
The selection is second to none, better then Beertopia Omaha, better then Specks Houston, Better (just slightly) the Good Beer LA.
Prices are a little steep 8-12% more then Arrow. The selection makes up for it. There are case discounts and specials often mitigate the prices.
Every Friday and Saturday they have free tastings, wine, liquor and Beer! Not just the American Premium Lagers, but all of the great stuff too. This week was the fourth Saturday in a row of Holiday Beer Tastings.
Glass Doors line the entire back wall of the building, and the building is huge. 85% of the doors are beer, and 50% are great beers. The stash cool room has the premium stuff, and is worth the trip alone.
Tipsy's has become a weekly stop for me and the free beer tastings are costing us $20 a week.
12-02-2008 04:57:09 |
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