D & Q Mini-Mart

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28 Reviews
Reviews: 28
Visits: 63
rAvg: 4.44
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806 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas, 77006-5514
United States
phone: (713) 526-4451

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Reviews by champ103:
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4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

It is time I updated my old review from back in 09. When I first visited this was a much smaller spot selection wise. One that has continued to grow and built a great base in the shadows of a huge liquor company a few miles away.

OK, a few things that I am not crazy about first. Kind of a shady spot, basically a Kwik e Mart for beer that is a little dumpy. Lots of beer sitting on the floor in the open that I have had skunked, and the building temperature is a little to high for beers to be sitting outside of a cooler for to long IMO. The prices can be a bit expensive, though lately they have been beating Specs on certain items.

The owner is a great guy and knows his beer. Once you walk in, his genuine interest in his products and your satisfaction is very apparent. One conversation with him, and you are hooked on the place. I think I use to hold a small grudge because you have to be a little in the know to get some of the more rare offerings. Which, I am still not as in the know, as others are in this particular joint. Though, that is not a big deal for me, at least anymore.

Enough of that. On to the important stuff. It is very hard for anybody to compete with Specs for selection, and D&Q has somehow matched their selection in every respect. Often times they are the first to get stuff in Houston, or just beat Specs on certain things. Everything from local Houston and Texas beers, Imports, and micros from around the country. Not to mention most everything is in singles as well as six/twelve packs, and all the different glassware.

They always seem to get Jester King, and Smokestacks before anybody else. Now Prairie Artisan and Ola Dubh. I have always respected this spot, but it took me a while to fully come around to the place. An excellent spot to grab some beers. (1,798 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of caffeineTX
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OKFine
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
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 ;) (563 characters)

Photo of menezes
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (167 characters)

Photo of rwf08
5/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (236 characters)

Photo of saspurs50
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acharles331
4.44/5  rDev 0%
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. (144 characters)

Photo of Matt141
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GregJ
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Interesting arrangement but great selection of beer and knowledgable owner. (75 characters)

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D & Q Mini-Mart in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.