Spec's #00 - Downtown

Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
Spec's #00 - DowntownSpec's #00 - Downtown
Store

2410 Smith St
Houston, Texas, 77006-2316
United States

(888) 526-8787 | map
specsonline.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.5
Ratings:
96
pDev:
8.89%
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4.39 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Dec 17, 2016
 
4.97 by jkoogler from Texas on May 08, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
by marieli from Texas

Many Spec's exist around the Houston area and some are better than others in terms of what they stock, but this is the big downtown store. If you're looking for mainstream or regular macro offerings, you can typically find it here in multiple packaging. The shortfall is specialty beers: when they get them there's usually a line that started a day ago! For these, you're better off getting lucky at an outlier or getting friendly with your local well-stocked grocery store. There's usually at least one larger burb Spec's near you in Houston where you can find a good selection of regular offerings, or you can triangulate through two or three nearby. Therefore, trips to the downtown store are not necessary on a regular basis unless it happens to be one of your nearby Spec's. But everyone who likes and buys beer should check it out at least once.

Apr 09, 2016
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4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
by jtk from Texas

Huge selection, and a lot of it really good stuff, plus all the regulars you'd expect to see at a big store. Also just a really cool store, with a LOT of beer, wine and liquor, plus a nice grocery section that emphasis food pairing, etc., with just about anything. If I'd been by myself the one time I went (so far) I could have gotten lost in their for 2 hours easy, wallet permitting.

Feb 18, 2016
 
3.87 by BdM from Netherlands on Dec 25, 2015
 
4.97 by SomewhereInTheMiddle from Indiana on Dec 23, 2015
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4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

This is THE BEST place to go for beer in Houston, TX. The place literally gets anything and everything that is distributed in Texas. And, the beer manager, Joey, does a great job informing the public on when special releases will be, etc.

Nov 28, 2015
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by texas69beer from Texas

Awesome place great selection

Sep 26, 2015
 
4.54 by davidanastas from Texas on Aug 18, 2015
 
4.52 by Matt141 from Texas on May 14, 2015
 
4.49 by Brittian from Oregon on Apr 02, 2015
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4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

Best selection in Houston but is always crowded.

Mar 18, 2015
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by rwf08 from Texas

Amazing selection. Joey is the beer manager, tall guy with a neck tattoo. He knows me by name now and helps me when he can with rare beer releases. Good group working there. Outstanding bourbon selection too.

Mar 09, 2015
 
4.51 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2015
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4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
by GregJ from Louisiana

Great selection, nice layout, lot of bombers and cooler space.

Feb 19, 2015
 
3.72 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia on Feb 06, 2015
 
4.16 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Jan 12, 2015
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3.14/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

This is a supermarket so no service or vibe expected
Wireless access would be a minimum. Very good selection though. If they bring the brewer in, then all the current offerings tend to be there.

Jan 06, 2015
 
4.87 by Bradaplast from North Carolina on Jan 05, 2015
 
4.75 by Dicers from Colorado on Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
by Bayou_beer_guy from Texas

Okay. This place has the best and largest beer selection in Houston. If there is a limited release in Houston it will be found here. Here is the bone I have to pick with this place:
Spec's only do their special releases at their downtown location and only on weekdays at 10:00 am.
Only a select few can get to this location during a weekday morning for these releases.
I realize that this is a a personal thing, but really this cuts out a whole bunch of people that would like to get their hands on some limited stuff. I talked to the managers of the beer sections at other Specs and they have told me that the beer managers at this location will not make those limited releases available to them.
But as I said, great beer selection.

Oct 01, 2014
 
5 by TexasPunkin from Texas on Sep 26, 2014
 
4 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
by BKotch from Texas

If it's sold in Texas, Spec's warehouse location will have it. Period.

Sep 17, 2014
 
4.75 by BlackNotesIII from Alabama on Sep 14, 2014
 
5 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Sep 11, 2014
 
4.75 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania on Sep 02, 2014
 
4 by Wayne17 from Texas on Sep 02, 2014
 
4.5 by Igormatos from Texas on Sep 02, 2014
 
3.75 by halo3one from Georgia on Aug 29, 2014
 
4 by cfrobrew from Texas on Aug 19, 2014
 
5 by Jon4than from Texas on Aug 12, 2014
 
5 by brett606 from Texas on Aug 11, 2014
 
5 by hoppy91 from Texas on Jul 21, 2014
 
4.75 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas on Jul 09, 2014
 
4.5 by PawPawPepperoni from Louisiana on Jul 02, 2014
 
4.5 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana on Jun 24, 2014
 
4.5 by WesleyWhite from Texas on Jun 20, 2014
 
4.75 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Jun 07, 2014
 
5 by DRich1913 from Texas on May 13, 2014
Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
Place rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 96 ratings