I’m not sure where the high ratings come from for this store. Of the three I visited on this trip, this one was the least impressive. The selection of 12 oz. singles was pretty limited, but there was a good selection of hard to find German beers, which was not what I was looking for intially, but was glad to find. Ambiance was big a big impersonal liquor store. No staff person came up to ask to help. I would probably drop in again if in the neighborhood, but would not go out of my way for this one.
(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.
Just another large liquor warehouse style store. The selection was pretty solid, the prices were hit or miss, and the service was below average. Honestly if I was in the area, I would just drive an extra 3 miles to the west and go to Davidson’s. Tenfold better service, better selection, and mostly better prices.
Big warehouse style store. Almost all of the beer is refirgerated. Good variety of craft and macro sixer/4-packs/cases as well as a flat-rate $9.99 mix-a-six. Also a big walk-in cooler with mostly bombers. Good selection of hard-to-find domestic and european sours. Only a few things in stock that you couldn’t expect to find at any other decent bottle shop in the state. But definitely a couple of nice surprises.
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.
Lots of choices, descent prices (at least on beer), and helpful staff. Out of the places I’ve visited in the Denver Metro area they have a descent selection of harder to find beers. I even found Shorts Brewery stuff and they don’t distribute out of the state of MI currently (they had it bc of GABF). If I’m looking for rarer beers this is where I usually come. Several doors of beer and a whole area devoted to bombers.
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.
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.