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Spec's #00 - Downtown

Not Rated.
Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
BA SCORE
99
world-class

77 Ratings
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.2%
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2410 Smith St
Houston, Texas, 77006-2316
United States
phone: (888) 526-8787

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @specs1962

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Reviews by EgadBananas:
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3.63/5  rDev -19.5%

Huge selection of beer, off top. Four or more aisles of bottle, packs, a local aisle, tons of coolers and end caps. Most stuff was fresh, but there were some brands that seemed to sit longer, so I became weary if I couldn't find dates for IPAs. I had no problem racking up a $200 bill. **PLEASE NOTE** Plan ahead and have cash; things are priced cheaper if you pay with cash, not credit/debit. So it's definitely a value, especially paying cash.

Service was meh. Plenty of staff and apparent management, just in the beer area, but never saw a staff member talk to anyone but other staff members. Lots of shooting the shit going on. I didn't need help, but when someone does, I bet they'll feel like they're intruding. Sadly.

In the end, hard to top the sheer variety offered.

EgadBananas, Jun 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Dicers, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Okay. This place has the best and largest beer selection in Houston. If there is a limited release in Houston it will be found here. Here is the bone I have to pick with this place:
Spec's only do their special releases at their downtown location and only on weekdays at 10:00 am.
Only a select few can get to this location during a weekday morning for these releases.
I realize that this is a a personal thing, but really this cuts out a whole bunch of people that would like to get their hands on some limited stuff. I talked to the managers of the beer sections at other Specs and they have told me that the beer managers at this location will not make those limited releases available to them.
But as I said, great beer selection.

Bayou_beer_guy, Oct 01, 2014
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If it's sold in Texas, Spec's warehouse location will have it. Period.

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Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
99 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.