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D & Q Mini-Mart

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96
world-class

29 Reviews
Reviews: 29
Visits: 69
Avg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
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806 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas, 77006-5514
United States
phone: (713) 526-4451 | map

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 69
Reviews by Hopmodium:
Photo of Hopmodium
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

After reading about this place on BA I decided to drive the 30+ miles each way to give it a shot and I am glad that I did. I had planned on also going to Spec's Liquor Warehouse on the way home but after filling up my backseat at D&Q with gems there was no need. The reviews I read were correct, Brandon is ultra-knowledgeable and kind, so was the lady that worked there with him. I will certainly be making the monthly pilgrimage downtown, fighting off insane drivers and poor roads easily knowing that I WILL be able to find some QUALITY beers that I have not tried yet. I picked up 9 bombers (including some that I had never heard of), a growler from (512) Brewery, and a 4 pack of Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA from He'Brew as well as a 6-pack of mixed brews for under $115.

They also have cool shirts from local breweries for affordable prices. There is a (blech) wine section as well for those unfortunate souls we call co-workers, friends and family. Snacks, smokes, sunglasses, hand-blown glass items, ice, local publications and many other products found in "mini-marts" are also available. Beer signs, glasses, and other promotional paraphernalia are also for sale. After chatting a bit with the propreitors I was given an awesome Hop Rising poster so I would go away ;)

This should be a Texas landmark!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dga5030
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

D&Q is the best place for rare and limited release beers in Houston. My first time walking in there, FW Velvet Merkin was simply sitting on the shelf, next to Abyss and day-old Yellow Rose. On top of that, the owner that's always there is awesome and knows his stuff.

The outside of the building might look a little sketchy, but you forget all about that as soon as you walk inside and see hundreds of singles just waiting to be tasted.

Also, I recommend following them on twitter to see when they get something new.

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Photo of RHMaximus
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of BdM
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Scamboogery
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.94/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of caffeineTX
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OKFine
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This place was an amazing find! Best place in H-Town to buy craft singles and special releases. Walked in for the first time, not knowing what to expect and ended up spending over an hour there! Once I was looking totally confused, the owner there(Brandon?) spent at least 20 minutes pointing out things he thought stood out to him and had no problem with me app scanning his choices for confirmation. In the end I walked out with 20 highly rated Biers and a definite sh*t eating grin I couldn't shake. This will DEFINITELY be a regular stop for me from now on ;)

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Photo of menezes
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

There's a very good selection of craft beer They receive most of the releases (limited and standards), and many limited releases from craft brewers from across the US.

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Photo of rwf08
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The owner is super cool and sold me one of his rare beers once because he sold out before I got there. Anytime I stop in for a rare beer, if he doesn't have it, I still buy something out of gratitude for this good service and selection.

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Photo of saspurs50
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acharles331
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great peoples, the guy behind the counter is very helpful and always willing to offer a beer suggestion. Highly recommended for your beer needs.

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Photo of Matt141
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GregJ
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Interesting arrangement but great selection of beer and knowledgable owner.

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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D & Q Mini-Mart in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.