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Spec's Liquor Warehouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
[ Store ]

5775 Airport Blvd. #100
Austin, Texas, 78752
United States
phone: (512) 366-8300

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(Place added by: harpus on 01-05-2008)
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Reviews by LiquidSnake:
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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%

I am from New England aka Taxachusetts, also know as Massachusetts. I went to Spec's on the recommendation of this crazy lady friend of mine. She kept saying the selection was grand and the service was exemplary. I didn't believe her because she was a drunk and prone to showing her tits at a drop of a hat. However, when I walked in to the store for the first time, I was astonished, aka. I shit my pants. Selection, Selection, and plenty of selection. I could not believe the sheer amount of beers they had to spare. I resisted the temptation to crack open a beer and drink in the aisles. The only thing that pissed me off was that I was unable to get a Bully Porter from Boulevard Brewing without purchasing a sample pack for $16 bucks. I love that beer. Otherwise the selection was exemplary. I bought enough beers to get a small army drunk. I even saved a couple of dollars by paying in cash. I wholeheartedly recommend this place, and if you manage to get down there ask them if you can sample a beer, they might just crack one open for you..

LiquidSnake, Sep 19, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

TX-Badger, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mgr78704, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

charleslueg, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%

Like the other Spec's I've visited this week, this one is huge with lots of wine and liquor. But this one has more craft beer than the others. They had a good selection from the US, Belgium, England and Germany. And most of what they did carry, was good, if not outstanding. There was plenty to pick from.

GJ40, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

I was expecting more from this as it is the local warehouse location. This store is huge...an old Academy store. Food selection was okay as was the craft beer selection. I had no "service" but I didn't require any either. Cashier was neither rude nor polite, just checked me out quietly and I went on my way. Wasn't a bad experience, but I wasn't impressed either. Still, specs overall has a above average selection of craft beers, but this one wasn't above average. I will continue to check this out in passing though as you never know what you will find at the different SPECS locations.

LadyOfMuchBeer, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of tjkinate
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%

Better than most local liquor stores, but not the best location for my needs.

If you are expecting this location to be the equivalent to their Brodie Lane store, than you will be disappointed. This store is still quite large for a liquor store, but doesn't carry much in the craft beer department. I walked around for five minutes, didn't see much I wanted, and proceeded to leave.

Staff was very nice and did great me as I came in and said goodbye on my way out. Nice to see that, especially in chain stores like this one.

If you are cool with the regular releases than I'm sure this Specs will be everything you need.

tjkinate, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of shoky01
3.14/5  rDev -13%

I liked this Spec's, been there twice and got several things that we dont have avaible here in Houston. They rearranged since i went earlier this year, they moved beer section closer to the coolers leaving the shelves filled with random boxes of beer, some of which were stuff that wasnt on the shelves elsewhere! Very easy to find, good location right off the freeway and thats important for out of towners. No real attention from the workers there, ive been followed around before in other stores by employees who really wanted to help me find something. Dont even remember anyone coming up to us at any point in the 30 minutes we were there. But oh well. Ill still go back any time im in Austin.

shoky01, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of vdread
3/5  rDev -16.9%

i wasn't exactly blown away by this particular Spec's. I've been to other Spec's before and expected much better. the store was kind of small and dark, and many of the beers were in an obscure corner away from the coolers and hidden.

after browsing the beer section for about 30 minutes, i saw a sign that said to ask an employee about what was in the cooler. when i asked somebody at the front counter, i was told that they keep their special beers in the back but that they couldn't allow me to look in the cooler unless there was something specific i was looking for, then she would gladly retrieve it for me.

i asked about imperial stouts and was told that there wasn't any in the cooler, but the girl promptly directed me towards the Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (really?)

the selection wasn't horrible. it was pretty standard, actually. prices were decent, but they don't do mixed sixes here like at some Spec's. i would prefer to stay away from this store in the future, if only because of the average selection and below average service.

vdread, Nov 30, 2009
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Spec's Liquor Warehouse in Austin, TX
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.