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Beer Available At Specís Liquor - Downtown (Houston) (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 96, Saint Arnold Amber Ale Dry Hopped with Liberty Hops , Deschutes Not The Stoic 98, Sierra Nevada / Asheville Brewers Alliance Beer Camp Tater Ridge 88, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock 98, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, 5 Stones Zero Anniversary Ale 58, Tieton Cider Works Smoked Pumpkin Cider 16, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 98, Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Community Mosaic IPA 93, Augustijn Blond 84, Samuel Adams Merry Maker 97, Buffalo Bayou Hibiscus Wit (Summer) 48, Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA 94, Martin House The Imperial Texan 92, Lakewood The Temptress 97, Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991 99, Rogue MoM Hefeweizen with Rose Petals 43, Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 01 89
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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 (152) 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.
stclairtr (10) Houston, Texas | January 17, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
The Holy Grail of beer stores (at least in Houston).
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