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Beer Available At Specís Liquor - Downtown (Houston) (arranged by most recent)
Real Ale Brewersí Cut Grand Cru 49, Birra Amarcord Artiganale Italian Golden Ale , Birra Amarcord Artiganale Italian Red Ale , Quimera Imperial Stout 84, Quimera Pale Ale 44, Weihenstephaner Korbinian 98, Clown Shoes The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon 96, Lakewood The Temptress 98, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #6 / Odell FOCOllaboration Pale Ale 96, Goliad Presidio La Bahia Black Hefeweizen , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America West Coast Double IPA 96, Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye Ale 85, Karbach Sympathy for the Lager 70, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum 100, Upslope India Pale Ale 55, Deep Ellum Pale Ale 76, Real Ale Brewersí Cut Signature Hop Pale Ale - Ultra , Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 01 88, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale 98, Lagunitas A Little Sumpiní Extra! Ale 99
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BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | November 4, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Massive warehouse. Huge selection of wines and liquors including a massive TX selection (good or bad). Beer selection seemed quite complete, but I have been out of the area for over a year. Plenty of shelves of TX stuff. A fully stocked deli area as well with some decent produce. Good prices. A worthy bottle stop for sure.
blm225 (2) Texas | September 3, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Specís is a chain so I am rating the chain overall. Individual stores are better or worse depending on the staff and selection.
I would not rate the Smith St. store as the highest in service since other stores have more helpful staff in the beer dept. One black mark on the Smith St. store. I was buying a whole unopened case and I was forced to open the case in order to get checked out. This caused a delay and the staff did not seem to care. Since I spend thousands of dollars a year at Specís I do feel I am entitled to some consideration. The Smith St. store sells out of the most popular ales faster so it is a matter of timing in order to obtain some of the rarer varieties. I am actually able to obtain some of the more difficult to find ales in some of the peripheral stores with a much more sympathetic and helpful staff.
I would honestly give the Smith St. store a ranking of 65 but the other stores actually bring up the rating overall.
dfinney23 (33) Houston, Texas | March 25, 2011| Updated November 15, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Huzzah! Specís is selling singles! Just one endcap and nothing cold but itís mostly locals and microbrew seasonals, which is what I typically want in singles anyway. No discount for picking up 6 (or 4, which are the plain carriers they had). Still, huzzah!
osu97gp (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
In town on buisness for a couple days and decided to check out this place. A decent selection of bombers, however I wish there had been some more singles to choose from. I will be stopping by again the next time I come to town to get more beer that I canít get in GA.
rougeau13 (70) Richmond, Texas | August 27, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best selection in Houston. Definitely the place to go to buy something new
bigcwood79 (1) Texas | July 9, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Decent selection. Well... best selection of beer anywhere close to me. My high ratings are based solely in comparison to everything else Iíve been to in the Greater Houston area. Their best store is by far the downtown Houston location on Smith Street. As I live over an hour from this location, I lovingly refer to it as "Mecca".
blutt59 (154) Dallas, Texas | February 14, 2010| Updated July 21, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Best selection in Texas of available brews, huge store more like a grocery, look for some hard to find stuff
BarZigKin (29) San Antonio, Texas | January 1, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
The Smith Street location is the epicenter of craft beer (bottles) availability in Texas. THE place to be for Divine releases (84 cases sold in under 12 minutes!) as well as finding any/all available beers for import into Texas. If this location doesnít have it, then itís probably not available in Texas. Highly recommended.
Sacrament (4) Houston, Texas | October 3, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
best place to buy beer in houston as far as i know, amazing selection of beer, plus good deli and other foods.
johnnysmoke (2) Houston, Texas | February 27, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
For the Houston area, Specís is the largest and best selection of beers. Texas has weird liquor laws and has limited distribution which tends to keep a lot of good beers out of Texas.
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