Gold: Big Bear Wine & Liquor
2037 S. Pueblo Blvd., (719) 561-8542
It’s one of the biggest liquor stores in town and Big Bear Wine & Liquor has been a favorite of Puebloans since it opened in 2013. The store’s motto is “service, selection and community” and the numerous shelves provide plenty of space for plenty of variety in wines and liquor. The chilly “beer cave” can serve as an oasis on a hot summer day and a source for a wide selection of craft, domestic and import brews all year long. The business also focuses on community, donating more than $10,000 in services in its first year, more than $13,000 last year and is on track to donate more than $20,000 to local organizations this year.
Silver: Hercules Liquor
112 Broadway Ave., (719) 544-0021
Bronze: Flame Liquor
2225 Lake Ave., (719) 565-0961