D & Q The Beer Station

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BA SCORE
96
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30 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
71
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
5.68%
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: 30 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

Stopped by this place while helping my girlfriend move to an apartment no less than 2 blocks away.

No complaints about the service; granted, no one is going to come up and help you unless you ask for it, but the cashier was very friendly and knew her beer. Great selection, with a huge variety of singles and bombers at reasonable prices. Sixers available too. Has pretty much everything you can find at a Spec's or Central Market, but the one distinction that sets apart D&Q (and helped me adjust my "selection" rating) is the glassware. At least 50 different glasses from various breweries, multiples of each, and the best part? They're all $3 apiece. I happily gobbled up a Houblon Chouffe tulip, a Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet, and a Great Divide tulip, and will return to buy some more soon.

Beer prices are a bit more expensive than CM or Spec's, but that's to be expected given D&Q's small market status. Besides, the cheap glassware more than makes up for it. Great little neighborhood beer shop, and one I'll be sure to frequent again...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.71/5  rDev -15.7%
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 +10.9%
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 +13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of BdM
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Scamboogery
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of caffeineTX
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OKFine
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -3.4%
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 +13.6%
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.

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Photo of saspurs50
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of acharles331
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GregJ
4.31/5  rDev -2%
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 -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Wayne17
4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of IvanJ126
5/5  rDev +13.6%

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D & Q The Beer Station in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.