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Total Beverage - Thornton
Exceptional based on 37 ratings
Type: Beer Store

770 E 104th Ave
Thornton, Colorado United States 80233 [ print map ]
303 280 3800

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Beer Available At Total Beverage - Thornton (arranged by most recent)
Redstone Honey Wine with Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon Sticks 86, Vampire Pale Ale 46, Wyders Dry Pear Cider 16, Deschutes Class of í88 Imperial Smoked Porter 95, New Belgium Pumpkick 62, Stone Smoked Porter 99
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37 reviews for Total Beverage - Thornton
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  63%
 Selection  83%
 Food  10%
 Value  76%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  83%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1305) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004
In the three times I've visited this year, I can't say I was too pleased with my experiences at Total Beverage. In addition to the trailer-trash crowd and cheap-supermarket feel, the selection was not what I expecting. Granted, the selection was good, but I'm not sure I would call it the best in Colorado. It is easy to get to when traveling through Denver, located not more than a couple of blocks to the east of I-25. For such a large store, beer takes up a surprisingly small volume of the store, with most floor and shelf space used for wine. The beer is divided among wall coolers and warm shelves, and while they seem to have a LOT of different bottles, they lack the really rare gems you might want on your way through. Not bad, but don't expect it to be one of the best. They could really benefit from a larger glassware collection.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (600) Denver, Colorado | February 25, 2009| Updated January 5, 2011
Holy crap. Pretty much any beer available in the area is here and sold in singles. Prices were just as good as any other store I visited. My main beef is that mega stores with such a vast catalogue generally have old dusty bottles on the shelf. But this place seems to have good rotation. A few things I wanted had a shelf tag, but were sold out. Thankfully I didnít have the capacity to bring anything back home, so I limited my shopping greatly. Otherwise, I probably wouldíve drained my bank account here. This is absolutely worth a drive from Denver if youíre looking for some local beers.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (525) Leawood, Kansas | December 22, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
Huge mega liquor store, clean, well laid out. Easy to find, about 3 minutes east of I25, 10 minutes north of downtown. They had one longish shelf full of quality imports, and domestic micros. The cooler space for micros and imports was pretty limited, and the selections of what they kept cold were a little odd. Rochefort 10 cold, Blind Pig and Pliny warm, for example. Overall, selection was good and the prices seemed about right. I did not see anyone working the floor looking to help out, though the store is laid out well enough that service is not all that important. Worth the trip, on my visit they had a better selection than Argonaut.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen  (422) Fort Collins, Colorado | February 21, 2011
Fairly large bomber/750 section but you can find all the same stuff at the Westminster location and the Westminster location seems to have some other stuff that this location doesnít. Worth a stop if you need something and youíre on I-25 looking for a quick stop but otherwise, just go to the Westminster location.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah  (369) Utah | July 23, 2013
Big warehouse liquor store with one wall of beer in coolers and on shelves. Decent selection, the prices seemed a little high compared to a few other places Iíve picked up beer.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 25, 2009| Updated August 3, 2009
Very large warehouse type liquor store. Huge cooler section full of box sixers and bombers. They have 3 door cooler single section that fives 27% discount if you mix a six pack. Large selection of bombers and 750ís from Port/ Lost Abbey, Stone, Boulevard, Brewdog, Russian River,Great Divide, New Belgium Lips of Faith and a ton of other quality local breweries. I picked up a mixed sixer and an Arrogant Bastard Pint glass for $14. Not to bad. Would be a regular is I lived in the area.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | August 20, 2004
ya know, i wasnt overly impressed by this place. alot of their stock was gone the day i got there. they do have a very good selection of imports, but the micros seemed lacking. still have avery beast and left hand oak aged imp stout.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
notalush  (332) Denver, Colorado | July 5, 2012
In a partially vacant, ghetto-ass shopping center in Thornton (which, by the way, is a pit) - kind of like a low-rent version of the Westminster location - respectable selection, but pales in comparison to the other warehouse liquor stores in the area, despite having just as much space, if not more - no real point in coming here unless you are unfortunate enough to be in this part of Thornton.
58
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 17, 2004
Decent selection. Totally STIFF feeling. The only excitment (not that youíre looking for it in a liqour store) was from myself and friends. Long expanses of shelving exposing bottles to light. Sigh.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | January 21, 2004| Updated October 3, 2005
Unfortunately Rick moved to the wine department and the beer list has suffered (the beer buyer appears to know diddly-squat about good beer, and doesnít put the effort into getting the really choice stuff that Indian Peaks can obtain). So, this place has fallen in my list of recommended beer stores considerably. Liquor Max and Wilburs are the top places in Colorado nowadays.

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