This place used to have a better beer selection, including some rare and hard to find Mikkeller’s. For some reason that selection has recently gone away though, and what is left is no different than any other corner liquor store.
Visited early evening on a Wednesday. Great big giant warehouse liquor store, setup similar to other Lukas locations with the beer in the back. One nice difference to this spot is the walk beer cooler. Generally walk ins are chock full of macros, but this one had racks of some really nice stuff. Most of the Colorado beers I know of that are packaged were available, and a bunch of other nice stuff as well. Prices and mix a six are decent as well.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
(Visited 05/2015): The Lone Tree location of Lucas Liquor is on South Yosemite not too far off I-470. The plaza has a large parking lot.
The interior is laid out like similar big-box liquor stores, large and spacious and well-lit. Beverages are in aisles by type. The beer is located in the rear of the store, and features the "Bomb Shelter", which is a large walk-in cooler stocked with bombers and rarer offerings.
The beer selection at Lukas numbers in the hundreds, and the "Bomb Shelter’ holds beers from many craft breweries from CO and elsewhere like Avery, Paradox, Eddyline, Northwest, Crooked Stave, Gigantic and Almanac.
Service on a Saturday afternoon was fine. We were asked if we were looking for anything in particular, and checkout was friendly. They also have weekly tastings.
Overall this place has the shortcomings of typical warehouse-type store, but is a good spot to visit for a wide variety of beers.
Wow what a selection! Amazing selection of everything you would ever want to drink!
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | December 19, 2010| Updated January 12, 2012
I’ve come to realize that this is the go-to beer store in South Denver. Awesome walk-in cooler that gets all the good stuff- Bourbon Old Rasputin, Eclipses, Utopias, all the Crooked Stave, all the Funkwerks, stuff from Rockyard and Dry Dock. The one weakness is German beers... Absolutely no Hacker Pschorr, Franziskaner, Schlenkerla, or anything else interesting German to speak of. Can’t blame them- most German beer sits for years until I buy it and then I’m pissed when it’s six years old. They do have case discounts now, so fuck you Mike.
My intention was to go to Davidson’s, but according to my GPS, Boatworks Drive doesn’t exist, WTF? - anyway, I the address of this place down as a back-up store - as has been said, this place is huge, with a long wall of refrigerators along the back wall - at first, it doesn’t seem that impressive - an extensive selection of local brews, with a decent mix a six, but not nearly as extensive as Total Bev up in Westminster - however, once you enter the walk-in, you realize why others have rated this so highly - a handful of American micros I haven’t seen yet in the area (Alaskan Baltic Porter being the big draw, but s few Left Hand, and some other beers from brewers I’ve never heard of) - comprehensive selection of Boulevard, Russian River, Bruery - reasonable prices, a tad bit lower than many area stores (ex. 8.99 for Damnation, 19.99 for Dark Horizon - not cheap, but a couple bucks less than I’ve ever seen it) - small, but well-selected import shelves - three or four Cantillons, six or seven Mikkeller, four or five Nogne O, etc. - I live in Denver, but I will make a point to come here periodically - quite a nice store.
I wasnt too impressed with this place-seemed a bit under-stocked when i was there. didnt have alot of offerings that davidsons had. lots of empty shelf space and not staff around for help. seemed alot different than the lucas in the st louis area. i didnt buy anything here.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | June 11, 2009| Updated July 28, 2009
Massive warehouse type liquor store. Great selection of singles, sixes and bombers. Russian River, Boulevard, Lost Abbey, Stone, Struise, Deschutes and many other beers. Blind Pig, Black Albert and Devotion are some of the notable brews. Picked up a niced mixed sixer for $7.99. Nice selection of glassware. Really great store.
Stopped back in again today 6 weeks since my last visit and they had a bunch of new brews they did not have last time. Looks like they update there stock often which is great.
Atom (227) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 1, 2010
Maybe my favorite liquor store in the Denver area. Large liquor warehouse. Huge selection back wall of coolers. Walk in cooler has a great selection of bombers, always something new, good seasonals. Friendly staff always willing to help and knowledgeable. Good prices. When I’m in Denver I always make it a point to stop by.