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
bytemesis (884) 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.
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.
Visited early evening on a Tuesday. Located in a neighborhood that has not yet seen the full on gentrification of nearby blocks. The store itself looks like a no frills cinder block liquor store, and the interior carries the same ambiance. However, the enormous selection and the fact that pretty much every beer you would want to buy is available as a single quickly overcomes the ambiance. A truly incredible range of local Texas, national and international craft brands. In particular, the huge range of Jester King beers impressed. Prices were high, though not entirely out of control. Guy working the register was friendly and knowledgeable. Though my experience is limited, this is certainly my top place to buy beer in Houston.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
D&Q The Beer Station offers the best selection of beer in Houston. It is a fairly unassuming, regular - looking liquor store out front, but inside is packed full of beers. The selection is pretty large and diverse. It includes loads of Texan beers from a large range of Jester King to obscurities such as some pickle Berliner Weisse... Plenty of good US breweries and decent international range. I was very restrained when I visited and could have spent way more. Prices seemed reasonable and service was good. A top spot.
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.
Far from a good looking store, but the selection was very good, lots of singles available, lots of good beers in general and quite a few beers in the coolers. Could easily have spent several hundred dollars buying unsampled beers only, even more if I was going to pick favorites as well. Will definitely be back on my next visit to Houston.
Still looking for the best beer shop in Houston. This is doing well on that ranking. Quite a large selection, and also selling oncies and twocies. Still many 12oz beers only in 6-packs. Service is OK, not that many non-US beers, but that is not what I came for. OK shop
Wednesday afternoon visit. Close to downtown Houston, this smallish store is almost devoted entirely to beer. Great selection of Texas beers. Service was very good considering how busy they were. Found a number of new to me breweries. Thought the singles selection was very good. Prices were a bit high. Decent selection of meads and ciders. Glad I made a visit.
bit of a dumpy place, but well organized and with excellent selection. would like to see more singles, but thatís my only gripe. i actually thought the prices were better overall here than at specs. service was quite good.