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D & Q The Beer Station

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

33 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
74
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
5.9%
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

806 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas, 77006-5514
United States

(713) 526-4451 | map

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Added by soultrain19 on 05-19-2009

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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 74
Reviews by shoky01:
Photo of shoky01
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Holy crap an awesome beer store! So good in fact, Ive been often enough to take the Foursquare mayorship. Originally went because a friend told me they had Unibroue Chamby Noire, I wasted no time getting there to find the last bottle. I asked the owner if they happened to have any more and he gladly went into the cooler and grabbed the rest for me. Also found several rare Saint Arnold Divine Reserves just sitting on a shelf. Im always surprised at something when i stop in there. And if nothing else i can always talk beer with the owner. He always keeps stock of stuff that even Spec's Smith st doesnt. We always hit both in one trip cause its so far for us. They charge a little more than most liquor stores but they also have more. The sheer brewer glass selection is impressive, and any beer enthusiast worth his bottle opener would not skip those 2 aisles. Love this place, will keep going there as long as they are in business.

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Photo of bmwats
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Out of the way place. Selection in terms of more likely to find something on the harder to get side, is superior to the big box. Selection in general is pretty great. Friendly on my experiences.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PhilsPils
4.85/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I drove 25 miles to visit after seeing it on BA. Just as advertised, they had a great selection of craft beers. If Spec's has the same beer it will probably be cheaper but they have some hard to find beers. I was hoping to score some Yellow Rose but they didn't have any that day. Still made a nice little haul of singles and bombers. I didn't have a lot of interaction with the owner but I overheard him helping another customer and I could tell he was knowledgeable about craft beer. My wife and I were meeting up with family so I didn't have a lot of time to shop the peripherals...glassware, t-shirts etc. but I'll get back there fairly soon. Worth a trip, for sure. And disregard the poster who implied it was a dodgy area of Houston. It's just...fringe Montrose!

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.71/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a tiny little bottle shop in the middle of a bad part of town with Asian owners that are a bit rude sometimes. Luckily all of these bad things are saved by their selection. The store is small but only has craft beer bottles and good variation including fresh Yellow Rose every week.

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Photo of dga5030
4.88/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great place to find craft beer in Houston. Superb single bottle collection which is great for trying things. The owner is good people, especially if you make yourself a regular. He consistently posts what he receives each day on Twitter, which I've also come to appreciate. The only thing that i noticed is they don't have Founders. I keep meaning to ask the own why...

Also, someone mentioned that this store is in a rough part of town. Clearly, that person isn't from Houston.

Houston is a more diverse and eclectic city then most other places (Dallas, OKC, NOLA, & San Antonio). D&Q is in a perfectly safe part of town where you have absolutely nothing to worry about other then finding all the beer you want to take home. : )

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Photo of BdM
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Scamboogery
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.94/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of caffeineTX
4.81/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OKFine
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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 -3.6%
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 +13.4%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acharles331
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GregJ
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of halo3one
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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D & Q The Beer Station in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.