Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by shakeheap:
4.35/5 rDev -0.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Spec's Brodie Lane is located in an old Academy Sports location and they use the whole thing. This could well be the greatest store in the history of stores. That is to say they offer everything you could possibly need to throw the mother of all parties.
On the left in front are your fine meats and cheeses, sauces and what have you. On the left in back is the beer. More on that in a moment.
Center is one of the biggest wine selections I've ever seen. On the right is the hard booze... everything from the cheap stuff to the pricey.
The beer selection is a combo of cold and room temp. Plenty of shelf space holding what they couldn't fit in the coolers. The selection of beers is decent. A lot of local labels but mostly what is available in most of the other better beer stores around Texas (which is admittedly something of a beer wasteland).
The appear to rotate the stock faithfully and one cannot turn around in there without a helpful and generally knowledgeable employee ready and willing to help. They run some good sales on prices that are already pretty low relative to other places (and they boast a "low price guarantee").
When in Austin I will be returning.
01-07-2011 23:08:07 | More by shakeheap
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4.28/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Best Specs Warehouse in Austin. They have a solid, well solid for Austin, beer selection with some pretty fair prices.
They also carry the most local beers I have seen in any liquor around the city. I generally don't like supporting the big commercial stores like this, but Specs has been great for distributing Texas beers all over the state.
Staff is friendly and fairly knowledgeable, have to always tell myself not everyone is a beer fanatic like me.
The best part about Specs is that they truly are your one stop shop for alcohol. Great selection on all types and even have an enormous cigar collection.
If you haven't visited this location, I suggest you make a point to.
09-17-2011 21:45:09 | More by tjkinate
Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.