Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

40 Ratings
Spec's #61 - Brodie LaneSpec's #61 - Brodie Lane
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4970 W Highway 290
Austin, Texas, 78735-6748
United States

(512) 366-8260 | map
specsonline.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by LittleDon on 04-04-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
2.79%
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by shakeheap:
Photo of shakeheap
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Spec's Brodie Lane is located in an old Academy Sports location and they use the whole thing. This could well be the greatest store in the history of stores. That is to say they offer everything you could possibly need to throw the mother of all parties.

On the left in front are your fine meats and cheeses, sauces and what have you. On the left in back is the beer. More on that in a moment.

Center is one of the biggest wine selections I've ever seen. On the right is the hard booze... everything from the cheap stuff to the pricey.

The beer selection is a combo of cold and room temp. Plenty of shelf space holding what they couldn't fit in the coolers. The selection of beers is decent. A lot of local labels but mostly what is available in most of the other better beer stores around Texas (which is admittedly something of a beer wasteland).

The appear to rotate the stock faithfully and one cannot turn around in there without a helpful and generally knowledgeable employee ready and willing to help. They run some good sales on prices that are already pretty low relative to other places (and they boast a "low price guarantee").

When in Austin I will be returning.

 1,179 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome selection and super friendly staff. There is a deli section where you can eat, and there were multiple venders serving wine, food and liquor samples. Tons of beer from around the world to select from; seemed this Specs had more beer than others I have been in here in Texas.

 282 characters

Photo of jrstar96
2.88/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MLDucky
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mig100
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Incredible store. It's a chain superstore and has tons of great food and wine. The beer selection was ok, but nothing special. There were quite a few options, but nothing too rare.

 180 characters

Photo of gilgar
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ericaus
2.72/5  rDev -36.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2.5

I really like specs, they have a great selection service is not so great

72 characters

Photo of Matt141
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Although one of the larger Spec's, it used to not be frequented too much. However, that has changed. They also lost their only quality beer guy awhile back, so service is hit or miss now.

 187 characters

Photo of ccapurso
3.64/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of menezes
3.49/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of DCash7
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bryan03
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mamaraza
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of stumac
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of kacysouthwest
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of permian-boozer
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Evango
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane in Austin, TX
4.3 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.