3fourths (1571) Boulder, Colorado | August 5, 2012| Updated November 25, 2014
updated for 2012. after years of infrequent visits due to high prices and somewhat common selection, Mondo Vino is now solidly the best beer selection in Denver/Boulder, and I try to make it in at least once a week. with a high number of imports not seen elsewhere in town, and focus on quality and the new, strange and obscure, they are separating themselves from the rest of the bottle shops in the area. they of course still have a lot of the usually big American beers and a good local selection, but it’s the imports that make the difference: quite a few Shelton Brothers bottles not seen elsewhere, and at the moment they are the only Colorado store known to have the amazing Moa Pale Ale. simply put, this is the #1 recommended bottle shop for Denver visitors, no doubt.
nicely done store. nice wooden interior, just about all te beer stored in coolers, and a pretty good selection with some obscure beers I didn’t see in other stores. modest in size. prices seem to be on par with other shops. service was really friendly and helpful too. definitely worth a stop.
Stopped in after Hops and Pie. Quite a nice store with a pretty good selection. Perhaps a little slim in certain areas. Definitely a wide variety of Colorado locals. Prices seemed pretty high, at least compared to what i am used to at home.
Popped by Mondo Vino on a recent visit to Denver (Jun ’12).
Not the biggest selection in the world but lots of interesting offerings from Colorado craft brewers and further afield (Nogne, Mikkeller, various Belgian/German).
All beers are in a series of large fridge cabinets along the back wall.
The service was first rate.
I was offered help immediately upon browsing the first fridge and I then asked for some reccomendations for eats and drinks in the area.
I was pointed to Meade Station just a few doors up and the server offered to hold my beer in a fridge for me whilst I ate.
We returned an hour later and I had another browse and again was helped immediately.
This time a different server and he gave us more reccomendations for restaurants downtown and took the time to google them for specific addresses etc.
First rate service, the guys knew their beer, highly reccomended!
DiarmaidBHK (961) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 25, 2013| Updated April 2, 2014
This place is typical of many CO bottle shops in that seem to focus more on rarities and bombers and think nothing of creating a pick 6 section where you can sample locals without having to pay the sometimes ridiculous prices for some of the locally produced bombers. I do like the wine store vibe in that everything seems clean and fresh although the bottle caps with the prices inside seemed a little precious to me. Service was pretty solid in that I was asked a couple of times if I needed help whilst clearly looking at beer which is a good sign. I also liked that they had some reserved parking spots near the store. And of course the best part was they had about a case of Pliny the Elder bottles which was awesome. They have a lot of interesting stuff and it’s all refrigerated but not having the pick 6 section keeps it from true greatness.
NachlamSie (815) Denver, Colorado | February 27, 2009| Updated September 29, 2013
I enjoyed my visits here. The selection is pretty extensive, focusing on Coloradoan beers. It has a sophisticated feel, but the prices seemed to be close to others in the area. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about the beer.
Wine store with a good beer selction aswell. Back walll has a long line of frigdes with beer, offcourse a good part of these are macro lagers, but also a fine selection of belgians, danish, norwegian imports. Many american micros like Stone, Russian River, Lost abbey etc. Helpfull service giving advice and pointing me to some fine beers i proberly would had passed else.
Upscale wine/beer store. Nice selection, great service. Wish they sold more singles.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | December 19, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
I was really surprised by this place. Not the hugest beer selection but the beers are chosen quite well. I picked up a Dogfish Head Fort and Theobrama. They had plenty of The Abyss and a couple of other brews that you can’t always find elsewhere.