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Beer Available At Specís Liquor - Highland Park (arranged by most recent)
Thebunnyrabbit (6) Florida | February 9, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
as these stores go they were helpful adn it was very clean. I felt alittle rushed at the end
jumpjet2k (15) Houston, Texas | November 16, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Capt. Levi at Specís Airport knows his beer, and heís evidently got some connections that most of the beer guys in town donít have. Itís rather unfortunate, though, that Leviís pretty much the only guy in this particular store who really knows whatís going on with beer. Other employees are always helpful, but he seems to be wholly in charge of the beer department. This Specís has pretty much any beer youíll find in town, including all of the rare releases that come this way. Pretty nice prices, especially on their sales, and the 5% discount for cash or debit is a nice feature. Just about the best place for beer shopping if youíre in Austin.
pinkzambia (55) Boise, Idaho | July 1, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I agree with one of the raters that if Specís doesnít have it, Texas doesnít have it. Specís has a great selection of beer and wine, more wine than beer. They have a nice grocery section with a deli. The shelves are loaded with off the wall snacks that you wouldnít find in your ordinary grocery store.
They stock a lot of NorCal, Colorado and Midwest micros. They also had the usual NW micros, but nothing really rare from up there. I didnít notice anything from the upper midwest like Bellís, Three Flloyds, Great Lakes, New Glarus, etc. But they had some of the latest and greatest out from DFH and Lagunitas. Overall, a great place to buy beer in TX. I got some stuff I canít get in Idaho. But this place takes a back seat to places like Bottle Works in Seattle and Johnís in Portland.
TizzleJizzle (17) Garland, Texas | November 20, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
I went to Austin to party on 6th street and I decided to get some bad ass brews for the weekend. I walked in and thought, "My God, this is the Wal-Mart of alcohol!" Service is good when you ask for help, but they don’t go out of their way to help. Selection of beer and liquor was massive; they have enough to keep me busy for years. The value was reasonable because if you use cash you get 10% off. Overall Spec’s kicks major ass!
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | October 25, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not much different than a Houston Specís but thatís not a bad thing. Specís is number 1 in Texas. If Specís doesnít have it, Texas doesnít have it.
pintsize (20) Austin, Texas | March 6, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Lots of these are popping up all over Austin. Not a horrible selection but not great either. It has a nice old Austin feel to it that the other Specís donít seem to have. Nice service - the beer guy was excited to help and talk and recommend beers. Overall, the best Specís location I have been to - but in general it isnít too special.
slimchill (88) Austin, Texas | January 16, 2008| Updated September 15, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great selection and really great prices. Fantastic booze variety too. Seemed friendly and helpful, though I didnít talk to anyone much.
lb4lb (27) Austin, Texas | October 14, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Good beer selection overall, but the singles selection is lacking, comparatively, if that is what youíre looking for. About 2/3 of the stock is kept refrigerated. Prices are good and as cheap or cheaper as anywhere for most items, but not all. Have found much more stuff that only Grapevine has that Specs doesnít, than those that Specs has and Grapevine is lacking. People are nice enough, but for me, I prefer Grapevine, as Iím mainly interested in selection of beer and specifically singles. Itís nice getting updates from Grapevineís beer guy here on RB about new stuff available too- Still a good place though, even if it does smell like goddamn mothballs for some reason...
mmmbeer (56) Austin, Texas | October 12, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Made my way down here since I was in the neighborhood- Bigger store than Grapevine off Mopac, decent selection. While looking over the beer section, I had 2 employees come over and ask what my favorites were, if I had any requests-very impressed with the service. Prices are moderate, standard high/low on some items. Plan on being back soon for beers to rate, even if Iím not in the neighborhood.
fly (219) austin, Tejas, Alabama | May 6, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
finally made it by ... pretty much as I figured, having beeb to ones in Houston - full selection as decent prices. what they donít have, I presume theyíll try to get and the "beer guy" there Saturday night was extremely willing to help, asked me what I wanted, what I liked and said heíd get whatever was possible.
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