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
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
50
pDev:
8.89%
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Ratings by Ben7773:
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Rated by Ben7773 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Feb 09, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.39 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.97 by jkoogler from Texas

May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by marieli from Texas

4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
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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Reviewed by jtk from Texas

4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
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
 
Rated: 3.87 by BdM from Netherlands

Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.97 by SomewhereInTheMiddle from Indiana

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.78/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
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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Rated by texas69beer from Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Awesome place great selection
Sep 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by davidanastas from Texas

Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.52 by Matt141 from Texas

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by Brittian from Oregon

Apr 02, 2015
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Rated by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
Best selection in Houston but is always crowded.
Mar 18, 2015
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Reviewed by rwf08 from Texas

5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
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
 
Rated: 4.51 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2015
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Rated by GregJ from Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
Great selection, nice layout, lot of bombers and cooler space.
Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.72 by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jan 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.14/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.87 by Bradaplast from North Carolina

Jan 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dicers from California

Nov 08, 2014
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Reviewed by Bayou_beer_guy from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
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
 
Rated: 5 by TexasPunkin from Texas

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Sep 22, 2014
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Rated by BKotch from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
If it's sold in Texas, Spec's warehouse location will have it. Period.
Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by BlackNotesIII from Alabama

Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Sep 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dogleg from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Wayne17 from Texas

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Igormatos from Texas

Sep 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by halo3one from Georgia

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cfrobrew from Texas

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Jon4than from Texas

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by brett606 from Texas

Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by hoppy91 from Texas

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

Jul 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by PawPawPepperoni from Louisiana

Jul 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana

Jun 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by WesleyWhite from Texas

Jun 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Jun 07, 2014
Spec's #00 - Downtown in Houston, TX
Place rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 96 ratings