Applejack Wine and Spirits (credit: Young Kim)

Because of the state’s liquor laws all of Colorado’s liquor store are independently owned. That means you can find everything from a small store tucked in next a grocery store to giant stores which feel like a big-box store. Some stores actually become tourist draws and in some cases, even those giant stores are really just the “little shop around the corner” neighborhood place.

Applejack Wine and Spirits (credit: Young Kim)

Applejack Wine and Spirits

3320 Youngfield Rd
(303) 233-3331
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Applejack is such a well-known Colorado landmark, tour buses frequently stop to allow passengers to grab their beverages before they head into the high country. It’s conveniently located right off I-70 in Wheat Ridge. It has a frequent shoppers discount card and emails to alert shoppers about sales.

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Argonaut Liquor Store

760 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-7788

Argonaut has been a fixture in the Capitol HIll neighborhood for 40 years, recently moving into a brand-new building. The store covers more than 40,000 square feet and contains more than 12,000 different items. It also offers email deals, frequent in-store tastings and regular wine tastings off-site which benefit a number of charities.


Liquor Mart

1750 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-3374

Liquor Mart in Boulder is another of the 40+ year liquor businesses in Colorado. The store helps customers share their enthusiasms by offering a variety of clubs including several wine clubs, a beer club and a single malt scotch club. Be sure to check for the coupons on its website for additional savings.

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Superior Liquor

US 36 & McCaslin Blvd
Superior, CO 80027
(303) 499-6600

Like most of the other large liquor stores, Superior Liquor offers a frequent buyer reward card. It’s a clean, bright building with walls lined with cold beer and easy to get to off the Boulder Turnpike. Be sure to check the website for coupons to snag additional savings.

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Tipsy’s Liquor World

5869 S. Alkire St.
Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 551-7000

Some call this liquor store the “house of happiness.” It’s a very large house, covering 87,000 square feet near Bowles and C-470. The store offers in-house tastings, even providing snacks by pairing cheeses with the wines offered for tasting. Tipsy’s also offers a wide selection of cigars.

Raetta Holdman is a producer at CBS4.