Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was downtown and stopped in on my way back home.
Well this i have to say isn't my favorite specs in the Austin area, the dim lighting is a little off putting and it gives the place an odd feeling for me(this is highlighted by the way it sprawls) the place is huge too. It's much bigger than the front of the building would suggest. Good selection and I get the feeling that the beer section isn't the most frequented and was able to pick up a few things the other specs had sold out of and I'll happily put up with odd layout and seemingly way to spread out beer section for that alone. The staff wasn't helpful at all but I'm not going to knock them for that the place was deserted anyway and I'm sure I caught the girl off guard.
Aside from the odd layout and my personal quips aside this isn't a bad store and if I'm in the area I'll stop by see what's in stock
01-18-2011 00:15:59 | More by Fenris244
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
i usually go to the specs at the arbor walk so it was kinda like bein in the same store in a different universe.
before i start the full review i have to say this place has without a doubt the most poorly designed parking lot ive ever seen. that aside...
much more open and spread out than the other two specs. despite this i still found help very quickly and had a lengthy convo about beers (a must when visiting new stores). found a few that arent at arbor walk such as two jokers and old bawdy barleywine.
as i was not familiar with the people at the register they carded me and made me feel young again so that was nice.
a pleasant experience and definately the highlight of my trip to south austin.
07-18-2009 04:03:01 | More by northaustin
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Best Specs Warehouse in Austin. They have a solid, well solid for Austin, beer selection with some pretty fair prices.
They also carry the most local beers I have seen in any liquor around the city. I generally don't like supporting the big commercial stores like this, but Specs has been great for distributing Texas beers all over the state.
Staff is friendly and fairly knowledgeable, have to always tell myself not everyone is a beer fanatic like me.
The best part about Specs is that they truly are your one stop shop for alcohol. Great selection on all types and even have an enormous cigar collection.
If you haven't visited this location, I suggest you make a point to.
09-17-2011 21:45:09 | More by tjkinate
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I wasn't really sure what to put for atmosphere seeing as how this is a liquor store. This location used to be an Academy Sporting goods store, but it was bought by Spec's and transformed into a 50,000 sq ft liquor store. They have a very impressive selection of beer and their staff in the beer selection is also knowledgeable about what they sell. It is kind of out of the way for me so I don't normally buy beers from them when I'm in town, but I do like go there when I can. They have a section of specialty foods and coffee but I don't normally stop to look because I'm there for other reasons. If you're looking for a specific beer in Texas, they will probably have it.
07-22-2011 16:24:14 | More by jamescain
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
HUGE store with food, liquor, beer, and wine.
I saw pretty fresh stuff on the shelves. They still had some bigfoot and some winter releases, but those beers will age well, so it's not a big deal.
I saw very helpful customer service for other customers. I didn't require any customer service, but no one asked me if I needed help.
Huge selection. I don't think I had a beer in mind that I couldn't find. Austin gets certain beers that other parts of Texas can't get, and I took full advocantage of it.
08-15-2009 19:05:05 | More by jasonjlewis
Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.