Spec's #00 - Downtown

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Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
BA SCORE
96
world-class

43 Reviews
Reviews: 43
Visits: 87
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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: 43 | Visits: 87
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Nothing bad to say about this place at all...I wish the Austin Spec's were more like this beauty of an all-encompassing alcoholic beverage emporium. Did I mention they have a huge section of fresh foods too? I got stopped by a lady at a booth selling her own Olive Oil...delicious.

The beer selection has everything you'd find in Texas. I didn't notice any huge omissions, obviously, and they seem to get new stock regularly, including Rogue's Captain Sig Northwestern ale and Somer Honey when I visited. Plus, they put signs up all over the shelves that list and describe future releases (although this did provide me some false excitement/disappointment when no Mikkeler, Allagash Belgian Stout, and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ales were to be found). Staff is helpful and friendly, roaming the aisles and generally bustling about. Very lively store, to say the least. Prices are low, as expected for Specs. (914 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Matt141
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brittian
4.49/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Best selection in Houston but is always crowded. (48 characters)

Photo of rwf08
5/5  rDev +13.6%
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. (208 characters)

Photo of LehighAce06
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of GregJ
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Great selection, nice layout, lot of bombers and cooler space. (62 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.72/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beaulabauve
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.14/5  rDev -28.6%
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. (195 characters)

Photo of Bradaplast
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Bayou_beer_guy
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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. (738 characters)

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BKotch
4.75/5  rDev +8%

If it's sold in Texas, Spec's warehouse location will have it. Period. (70 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.