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Spec's #00 - Downtown

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Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
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98
world-class

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
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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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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by GJ40:
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4.35/5  rDev -3.1%

Wow, this place is huge! The beer selection is big but that's not where the size comes from. There's also a big selection of wine, spirits and specialty foods. It's nothing fancy (as described, it's a warehouse) but they really stock this place.

I only focused on the beer. They had a few loaded aisles and a long refrigerated section. It included a pretty good selection of beer from throughout the US and Europe along with several local breweries. They seemed to have sixes and larger bottles but no mix a six option. I made the trip over for The Abyss and Black Ops and managed to find both.

The prices are a bit on the high side but the cash discount eases the pain a little. I was asked if I needed help but I didn't take him up on it so I can't really comment to much on the service.

I hit a lot of beer stores on my travels and Spec's is right up there. It's well worth a visit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Best selection in Houston but is always crowded.

Photo of rwf08
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing selection. Joey is the beer manager, tall guy with a neck tattoo. He knows me by name now and helps me when he can with rare beer releases. Good group working there. Outstanding bourbon selection too.

Photo of LehighAce06
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of GregJ
4.22/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Great selection, nice layout, lot of bombers and cooler space.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.72/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beaulabauve
4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.14/5  rDev -30.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4

This is a supermarket so no service or vibe expected
Wireless access would be a minimum. Very good selection though. If they bring the brewer in, then all the current offerings tend to be there.

Photo of Bradaplast
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dshansen1184
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BKotch
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

If it's sold in Texas, Spec's warehouse location will have it. Period.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
98 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.