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Argonaut Wine & Liquor
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
760 E Colfax Ave
phone: (303) 831-7788
(Place added by: comat0se)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped by this place during a recent visit to Denver. This was basically a nice liquor store that has a surprisingly small selection of beer considering the size of the place. On the far right wall there are a bunch of coolers with standard six packs and a few singles of beers that you can find anywhere. In the very far back corner there is one cooler with a decent select of bombers but nothing too out of the ordinary. In addition there is a small aisle of room temp bottles. This is where the best beers are to be found. A decent number of European beers and they actually had a good amount of Odell 750s. Only two kinds(Friek and Woodcut #4) but they had plenty of bottles.
This place was decent but the selection was a bit of a disappointment. The place is huge and there is basically a few coolers and half an aisle of craft beer.
06-13-2011 03:41:35 |
More by corby112
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
I stopped off here after work after hearing rave reviews from many people. As I walked in I was impressed by the size and the cleanliness of the store. However, I was rather unimpressed by their selection. They had a great deal of Colorado beers. However, their bomber selection was lacking and they did not have many hard to find beers or beers outside of Colorado. I was hoping to find some steals and this was not the case. There are several other stores I have encountered since moving to Denver that offer quite a great deal more than Argonaut. I will probably return for convenience, but I will not seek out this store when I am looking for rare releases or out of state gems.
05-26-2011 15:53:19 |
More by TheeBruery314
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped here in hopes of picking up some things I couldn't find in the suburbs. Prices were slightly higher, but not much. It has a broad selection and is a good starting point if you're in Denver. Had some hard to find beers... I was happy to find some Pliny here. The facility is nice and as others have stated pretty new. No notes about service, but then again I didn't ask for any. They also have some coolers to keep some of their beer cold. If I'm downtown and want something, this is a place I would definitely check out.
01-08-2011 22:22:55 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The picture here is of the old Argonaut, this review is of the new Argonaut (new pic soon).
Q: Coming from brooklyn, Argonaut seemed for a brief moment like heaven. 3 doors of bombers, 6 doors of domestic craft, 2 doors of import craft, 12' shelf filled with bombers out of the cooler. Of the 40K square feet in the new Argonaut ... that's all that beer gets, unfortunately. And for each cooler door of craft, there are 3 packed with 24-packs of Genny, Mickey's (I still love you Mickey's) and every Coors product known to man (at least they have the courtesy to not put Blue Moon in the Craft doors).
S: The staff is amazing. The beer guys will come right up to you and let you know what's what, in no uncertain terms (one beer guy who will remain nameless mercilessly chastised me for wanting to pick up new belgium. $100 in various bombers later, I realized exactly how much I have to learn ... and every drop of my education was tasty). Helpful, and passionate. Just wish that extended to the buyers. The only thing that stops the service from being a straight 5 is that the beer guys here have a reputation for picking over the selection before anything hits the shelves (understandable, but I will selfishly reserve a half-point).
S: Best 6-pack selection in denver. All the local stuff you'd expect (avery, great divide, etc) plus the best from california (green flash, north coast, port, stone, etc.), as good as I've seen out here from the east coast (dogfish, victory, etc.) and some goodness from the midwest (goose island, boulevard, etc.). Bomber selection is large, but ultimately disappointing. Good import selection (Achel, Rochefort, Panil, etc) with solid representation from the Shelton Bros. Good domestics (the entire avery bomber line, everything ommegang we get this far west, Stone, Port, the whole Woodcut series from Odell). But I've seen a lot better selections in Denver (South Colorado Liquor Mart) and Boulder (Liquor Mart).
V: Definitely cheaper than any other spot in Denver, with this selection. Boulevard 6-pack is $7.99, Great Divide 6-packs $9.99 ... Avery Bombers for $7 - $8.50.
09-24-2010 16:56:39 |
More by codewarrior
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in here on Sunday afternoon, following GABF and its associated festivities.
As woodychandler pointed out, Argonaut Liquors has moved from its original location (currently pictured) into a bright, new, brick building next door. It feels a lot like a BevMo! inside, with row upon row of beer, wine, and spirits (not in balance; most of the space is occupied by wine). The vast majority of the beer is stocked along the right (south) wall of the building, in coolers and on adjacent shelves. A smattering of limited release bottles can also be found upstairs.
JustinA1 and I were initially blown away by Argonaut's selection. Not only did we spot a ton of Colorado craft beer, but we also found Russian River sours, a few offerings from The Bruery, a good selection from Mikkeller, and a fair amount of tasty Belgian ales. The beer selection really wasn't that deep, but it certainly kept our attention for a good 15-20 minutes.
Argonaut was very good about listing the prices or their beer, and a lot of those prices had been considerably marked down (e.g. 375mL of Supplication for $10.99). Many of the beers at Argonaut were also tagged with their score on RateBeer, which sort of eased the decision-making process.
We hardly talked to the staff while we were there, but we weren't in need of any help either. I assume the staff at Argonaut is much like the staff at most BevMo!s: nice enough, but not too knowledgeable about craft beer. The young lady working the register was quick and friendly.
This was a nice way to finish our trip to Denver. Don't go out of your way to visit this store, but check it out if you've got some time to kill.
09-21-2010 17:27:37 |
More by ThreeWiseMen
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Transcribed from original notes taken Sa, 01 Aug 2009.
The original building at 700 East Colfax is now for sale since the new residence is 760 East Colfax. The difference is night and day! The new place is like a BevMo! in terms of both its layout and its cleanliness. The main attraction here, for me, was the bank of coolers along the far right wall. I found a couple of new CANs on my visit and I CANnot imagine a better place to go on a beer run while in Denver. I did not take note of wine or liquor although both were in abundance.
06-25-2010 05:30:00 |
More by woodychandler
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited 4/29/09 right before going back to the airport to see if they had anything else worth bringing back with us, this place was pretty close to the state capitol, this place reminded me of a BevMo back home just with heightened security, literally guards all over the place, next to an older version of itself which is the other one shown in the picture, place seems very new and clean, big long aisles, beer is on the right side of the store in various fridges, lots of Colorado stuff available like Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Ska, Left Hand, Boulder, etc., beer was certainly not the focus here, did grab some Barrel Licked Bock from Fort Collins before getting on my way, prices were average, lots of people working there so I sure any questions you might have will be answered by somebody, not as good as some other selections in town but decent, from a beer geek standpoint, they need to concentrate more on specialty bombers rather than the run of the mill six packs, might go back in the future, still worth checking out
05-09-2009 18:48:05 |
More by Floydster
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in while running errands since I had not been in the new store.
Good selection of bombers, and a willing and knowledgeable staff.
As I was wandering, not really intending to buy anything, another gentleman mentioned that they had the Elder in stock. Staff was more than willing to go back into the back to retrieve on multiple occasions, and for multiple clients while I wandered.
Good standard selection for the Denver area, Belgians, Stone, Russian River, etc.
I will definately be back.
04-25-2009 04:10:29 |
More by jacobseyb
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Argonaut Liquors, a long time staple and landmark of the Capital Hill area of Denver has a new and improved location. It's located next door to the old location and now offers 2 floors, and a ton more space.
Thanks to the new level and more floor space, the organization of everything has greatly been improved. The beer is organized by Region/country/style. Also thanks to more fridge space, all of the beer can be found cold or room temp. The upstairs offers tastings and other give-aways.
My experience with the staff has always been great, everyone that works there not only seems to enjoy it, but is also quite knowledgeable and willing to help.
The selection is pretty good, but could be a bit larger, better than all other stores in this area. The prices are pretty reasonable as well, with sales changing frequently on lots of items.
This place is also good to turn to if you are having a party, buying in bulk, or are in need of a keg or keg refill. With a ton of parking space and a shinny new building, if you are in need of spirits, I highly reccomend checking out this place.
12-25-2008 01:56:06 |
More by bonsreeb85
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Note: This is an update of my previous review. The review of the old store is at the bottom.
I was at the grand opening of the new Argonaut last night. It's right next door to the old store.
The new building brings two improvements: it's cleaner, and the increase in cooler space means more beer is stored cold. Other than that everything I've said previously applies.
It's been a good ten years since I last set foot in Argonaut. The neighborhood has certainly improved. There aren't people hanging out front asking for money anymore. The adult bookstore is still across the street, but otherwise things are much better.
Selection isn't as good as I remembered. There are a lot of local micros on the shelf, but you won't find anything obscure from out of state. Imports are pretty standard fare. Nothing really unique. There is no build your own six-pack option.
On the up side, prices are great. They seem to have a lot of beers on sale at any given time. I was able to grab a couple of really good deals. The staff was plentiful and helpful.
I was disappointed by the amount of beer that was sitting out on shelves and not in the cooler. I'd say half the beer was being stored at room temperature.
The current store is in pretty sad condition at this point. Very dirty. A new store is under construction next door, so I imagine that the owners haven't budgeted much for the upkeep of the original building.
Argonaut remains a Denver landmark, but isn't worth making a special trip. I look forward to the opening of the new building.
12-04-2008 16:31:37 |
More by Rayek
Argonaut Wine & Liquor in Denver, CO
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