D&Q - The Beer Station

806 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas United States 77006
bottle shop  4.7/5.0 26 reviews
Mon-Thu 8:30am - 11pm, Fri 8:30am - 12am, Sat 9am - 12am

Mayor: dfinney23 (1) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 300
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (1092) Burnaby, British Columbia | March 27, 2014
A unassuming corner store jam packed with beer. Owner is nice and took me on a tour, showing me highlights. After a brief discussion, offered some from his stash in the back. Prices are higher than than SPECS, but I was happy with to support him. There was a food truck outside, so food is there as well
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE  (40) North Berwick, Maine | September 21, 2013
Decent place that looks like a convenience store, but has a very nice selection of brews from all over the country and the world. At least 100-200 to choose from. Lots of local stuff, too. The guy running the place was very helpful and accommodating.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | July 9, 2013
D&Q is located on the southwest side of Houston on Richmond Ave, right off the Southwest Freeway. There is a small parking lot and street parking nearby. The store is laid out like a convenience store, brightly lit, small and somewhat cramped. The beer is located along the rear in coolers and on some shelves. There is also glassware in the back.

The beer selection consists of a couple hundred brands including Texas breweries like Jester King, Southern Star, Karbach and Ranger Creek. Other domestic craft brewers like Boulevard and Alaskan, plus some imports.

Service at the shop was friendly and somewhat knowledgeable.

Overall this is a good store to visit in the Houston area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322  (144) Chester, Virginia | June 3, 2013
So Iím in town this week and had to find the best bottle shop. Closed on Sunday, but I made another trip today. This place does not disappoint. There is a great selection of beers from around the world with lots I canít get back East. Super friendly service and I will definitely be back next time Iím in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
thomas15  (17) Alabama | November 10, 2012
Really cluttered and disorganized. I would have bought more stuff more than likely but is was hard work going through all the aisles over and over. They do have some good beer though
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (754) Sunnyvale, California | October 22, 2012| Updated October 26, 2012
Pretty nice store, not sure it is worth the rating, but nice nonetheless. Great selection of Texas beers, plus a smattering from all over the world. I picked up some nice imp. stouts as well as two new countries. Maybe it is just hard to find a great bottle shop in Houston, but with this rating I expected to find some A-list beers such as Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Fantome, De Molen, Struise. None of the above.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (509) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
A nice surprise. Looks to be a typical liquor store, but once in side you see an amazing bottle selection as well as even some taps for growlers. Seem to get a few things that are not available around town. Prices are great and service is solid.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dfinney23  (42) Houston, Texas | August 17, 2012
Just an update to say the growler fills are on hold -- hopefully a temporary situation. Thank Texasí wacky liquor laws. How is D&Q not already in the database here? From the outside it looks like any other independent convenience store but inside is an awesome beer mecca. On price and overall selection they canít compete with the much better known Specís Warehouse but unlike Specís they sell just about everything they carry as singles and rare items tend to stay on the shelves a bit longer. Also a huge selection of pint and other branded beer glasses. Itís also only a couple miles from Specís so after browsing and bulk-buying there, swing by D&Q for a few oddities and a couple BYO 6-packs.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
djd07  (45) Houston, Texas | August 8, 2012
Best bottle selection in town. Lots of singles and harder to get bombers. Good selection of glassware as well. Friendly staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | June 5, 2012| Updated July 16, 2012
Went here on the recommendation from some friends and the great people here at RB. When you read the reviews they are spot on. This is by far the best store to go for craft beer in Houston. May not be as large as Specís but definitely some unique offerings. A ton of glassware and even some spaghetti-oís for sale, haha. Four or Five growler to-go stations, as well. Donít expect any organizaton because bottles are literally scattered all over the place. This isnít really a problem though because the service is top-notch. The owner is a great guy and even grabbed some stuff for me from his personal cellar, including the original Black Metal. Great store with a wonderful owner. When I come back to Houston I will definitely be back.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto  (17) Tucson, Arizona | April 11, 2012
A convenience store (it really is a mini-mart) looking place that is full of singles perfect for the traveling beer geek. A little bit of talking with what seemed to be the beer guy and he made sure I was walking out of there with a nice sample of Texasí finest, including a batch one (non-farmhouse) of Black metal he pulled out of the back for me.

If I end up back in the Houston area, I know I will be stopping back here. Value wasnít even a consideration, as I really didnít pay too much attention to the prices, and it even seemed like I got a price break and he even offered up some free schwag.

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