Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290) | Austin, Texas
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Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290)
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Beer Store

4970 Hwy 290 W
Austin, Texas United States 78735 [ print map ]
512 892 2010

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Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Mayor: Wordsworth (12) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 300


Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290)

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Beer Available At Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290) (arranged by most recent)
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 43, Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine 99, Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout 98, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee 100, Goose Island Lolita 99, KCCO Black Lager 51, Great Divide Old Ruffian 99, Goose Island Juliet 99, Birra del Borgo Perle ai Porci (Pearls for Pigs) 89, Goose Island Halia 99, Goose Island Gillian 99, Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer 98, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat 100, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Bourbon Barrel Quad 99, Deschutes Black Butte XXV 99, Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti Imperial Stout 99, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Dogfish Head Burton Baton 99, Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout 99, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA (Cask/Bottle) 99
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12 reviews for Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290)
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  72%
 Selection  78%
 Food  73%
 Value  80%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  83%
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74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | May 28, 2014
A typical massive specs. Great selection of everything alcohol wise. Parking was surprisingly tight all things considered. Prices were quite decent. An absolutely cavernous store. Didnít really speak to anyone there, so I am not too sure how beer knowledgable the employees are.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
vlan1  (29) Eastern Shore, Maryland | March 19, 2014
Stopped in. This is more of a giant wine store with a sizable gourmet food section and giant humidor. Beer selection isnt that great, yes they have a number of bottles bust most of them I can get at home and the texas stuff they did have was mostly out of stock or unappealing. Was quite disappointed. They do get points for cash discounts though, which is cool.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 20, 2013| Updated September 24, 2013
Visited October 2011.

This is a large store in a large shopping center right off the freeway. Stopping here during rush hour helped me get out of traffic at least. Despite the high ratings and the size of the store they donít have a whole ton of beer, at least compared to all the liquor and wine. After you walk a ways through the aisles youíll find the beer in the back, most of it being in the fridges. Plenty of TX locals (and by that I mean all over TX), some national brands, and some Belgian imports. I also saw some Mikkeller there. I enjoyed the BBQ sauce/rub section as much as the beer aisle. Definitely not a bad stop but I have to believe that there are better stores in the area.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Beerenberger  (61) Fischer, Texas | December 17, 2012
Knowledgable staff and a great selection of beers.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | September 23, 2012
A typical Specís liquor store. Large warehouse style building with all sorts of wine, beer and liquor. Service was as to be expected. Selection was pretty similar to the Houston location, but was hoping to see a bit more of the local Austin beers. Prices were quite competitive. A nice store overall.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000  (99) McKinney, Texas | July 1, 2012
A massive liquor and beer store housed in what used to be an Academy. A huge selection of beer, liquor and wine, but probably not quite as good as the flagship location in downtown Houston. Still, I think this is the best selection of the Specs in Central Texas. Also has a ton of cheese, cigars, other groceries, etc...
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | April 7, 2012
A very good bottle store in southwest Austin-has all your Jester king bottles that are avalible as well as some other rare brews (i got the ever elusive Rayon Vert from Green Flash while here). Staff is very friendly and willing to answer questions.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk  (118) Crestview, Florida | May 16, 2010
Pretty big place. You have to look around to find the gems that are hidden. Most likely they donít know what they got, since it seems they just take the shotgun approach to buying to stock the shelves - whatever their distributor can get theyíll take. Much more BMC beers than I like to see, but it is a liquor store after all. Decent selection of food stuff, and cigars.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jumpjet2k  (15) Houston, Texas | November 16, 2009
Biggest liquor store Iíve been into - by volume, at least. This is a former Academy Sports store converted into a Specís. All of the beer guys are very knowledgeable and very friendly, and this Specís tends to get the greatest amounts of new or special beers that come into Austin. Some of the sales are very nice bargains, and at any given time they probably have the most beer of any store in town. Itís aways a pleasure to shop at Specís Brodie. A 5% discount is given if you pay cash or debit, since the store has to pay a fee for credit card purchases - a nice policy that Iíd like to see some other stores implement.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hopeye101  (11) Draughthouse, Texas | February 13, 2009
This is a beer superstore with an outstanding beer selection. - The "good" beers are not in the fridge , they are on shelves next to the refrigerated beers. - The deli counter is excellent. Iíve had several tasty sandwiches there. - I also like the cheese selection. I picked up some Chimay cheese there that was excellent with our BA beer tasting night. - They have this weird cash policy that they charge you extra if you use a credit card, so use a debit card here.

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