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Spec's #00 - Downtown

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Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
BA SCORE
99
world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.98%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -8%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I could not help but be impressed by the size of the location. Eileen, my CS host, said that the entry was in the corner, under the dome. Under a dome!?! WTF? Once again, we have nothing like this in Pennsylvania. The logo was of a bespectacled jackrabbit - specs, get it? For their super quick service. this was not just beer and wine, but high-end cheeses, a full-service delicatessen, liquors of every stripe, glassware, coffee, cigars, cigarettes. 21 checkout lines. Two prices - one for cash, one for everything else. My only complaint was that you could not break 6-packs and the single selection was limited.

12-21-2009 11:16:00 | More by woodychandler
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Wow, I didn't expect this place to be so good. They stock a LOT of beer, a very good selection, much better than I expected based on infrequent forum posts about the beers available in Texas. I'd guess there were >150 USA craft beers to choose from, maybe 50-70 more from Belgium and another 50 from the rest of the world (primarily Germany). I didn't see anything fantastically rare but the selection was very broad and good. The prices were among the lowest I've seen anywhere, mostly about 50 cents cheaper per 6-pack or bomber than I've seen in other states that carry the same beers (IN, IL, OH, MI, NY, CT, CA, CO). I was actually thinking to myself "if you can't find something you like here, then you just don't like beer" when I heard a guy complaining loudly to the beer stocker that he could not find Michelob. He said "who are you trying to serve with all these ridiculous beers, why can't I find an honest Michelob?". Not sure why but I found this funny. I assumed the macros were well represented here as well as the micros but apparently not. Anyways this place is easy to recommend in Houston.

02-24-2009 12:35:14 | More by TurdFurgison
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

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.

01-25-2011 01:29:43 | More by GJ40
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-30-2014 02:47:34 | More by greenspointexas
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champ103

Texas

4.24/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I am always impressed with Spec's Warehouse. A huge place, and a great selection. Everything that is at the regular Spec's stores around Houston plus much more! Well, pretty much everything that is distributed to Houston. The Gentleman is is a regular on the sight, and is the very informative beer manager of the store. He is always helpful, and knowledgeable. Though the rest of the people working here can be a bit standoffish. If I was just rating Joey, the service score would be much higher.

Everything that comes to Houston can be found here. Jester King, Smokestacks, they get more cases of Saint Arnold DR's than any other place in the state. Find the beer manager, and he will gladly talk your ear off. As well as find you what you are looking for.

06-12-2008 20:59:15 | More by champ103
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +10.9%

11-10-2013 06:05:17 | More by bulldogg915
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev -11.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

When visiting my daughter in Clear Lake, I've shopped at her local Spec's and her Kroger for beer. The Spec's in Webster has an extensive beer selection. Hell, even the Kroger has a nice array of beers. The word, though, from my daughter was that I needed to get to Spec's Superstore to really experience an enormous beer selection.
So, after going to the zoo, we found ouselves on Smith Street. While the beer selection was pretty huge, I didn't think they had that many more brands than the local Spec's.
Still, at least to this New Englander's eyes, they had a lot, and I had fun browsing around. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful, and the prices were quite reasonable.
I think whenever I'm in downtown Houston, I'll hit this place up.

04-29-2008 22:55:13 | More by lordofthewiens
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armock

New York

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This is on of the biggest liquor stores that I've ever been to. Compared to the rest of the stores selection the beer section was smaller than expected. I'm not saying that they don't have a lot of choices but the beer area was kinda small. With the space that is for beer its very well stocked and kinda organized. Micros are all togeather and the others by country. They have a pretty good selection of bombers too. I hade to limit myself to just a hand basket of beer because it would have been easy to buy beer for a good long time there.

02-22-2008 19:15:04 | More by armock
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

12-25-2013 07:57:49 | More by Texasfan549
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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

10-30-2013 03:23:53 | More by jenray
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Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
99 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.