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

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Added by LittleDon on 04-04-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
2.79%
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of kacysouthwest
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of mgr78704
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of mamaraza
4/5  rDev -7%

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.

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

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

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

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

Photo of Fenris244
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

I was downtown and stopped in on my way back home.

Well this i have to say isn't my favorite specs in the Austin area, the dim lighting is a little off putting and it gives the place an odd feeling for me(this is highlighted by the way it sprawls) the place is huge too. It's much bigger than the front of the building would suggest. Good selection and I get the feeling that the beer section isn't the most frequented and was able to pick up a few things the other specs had sold out of and I'll happily put up with odd layout and seemingly way to spread out beer section for that alone. The staff wasn't helpful at all but I'm not going to knock them for that the place was deserted anyway and I'm sure I caught the girl off guard.

Aside from the odd layout and my personal quips aside this isn't a bad store and if I'm in the area I'll stop by see what's in stock

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

Photo of northaustin
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

i usually go to the specs at the arbor walk so it was kinda like bein in the same store in a different universe.

before i start the full review i have to say this place has without a doubt the most poorly designed parking lot ive ever seen. that aside...

much more open and spread out than the other two specs. despite this i still found help very quickly and had a lengthy convo about beers (a must when visiting new stores). found a few that arent at arbor walk such as two jokers and old bawdy barleywine.

as i was not familiar with the people at the register they carded me and made me feel young again so that was nice.

a pleasant experience and definately the highlight of my trip to south austin.

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

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Evango
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bryan03
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Spec's #61 - Brodie Lane in Austin, TX
4.3 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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