Spec’s Liquor - Downtown (Houston)

2410 Smith St
Houston, Texas United States 77006
bottle shop  4.35/5.0 44 reviews
Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Closed Sun

Mayor: Andrew196 (156) | Taps: N/A | Bottles: 300+
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Beers At Spec’s Liquor - Downtown (Houston)

NameABVEntered
Destihl Deadhead Double Red Ale 9.1%7/18/2017
Odell Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale9.3%6/27/2017
Sierra Nevada / Boneyard Beer Camp West Coast-Style DIPA8.3%6/26/2017
Boulevard Changeling7.3%6/24/2017
Oskar Blues Fugli5.8%6/23/2017
Adelbert’s Flyin’ Monks10.9%6/16/2017
COOP Ale Works Horny Toad Blonde5.3%6/12/2017
Kona Lemongrass Luau5.8%6/11/2017
Lagunitas Our Own Bavarian-Style DoppelWeizen9%6/10/2017
Shock Top Lemon Shandy4%6/10/2017
COOP Ale Works DNR Belgian Strong Ale10%6/9/2017
Dogfish Head Burton Baton10%6/9/2017
Odell St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale6.5%6/9/2017
COOP Ale Works Spare Rib Pale Ale4%6/9/2017
COOP Ale Works F5 IPA8.1%6/8/2017
Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale 5.2%6/6/2017
Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA7.5%6/6/2017
New Belgium / De Koninck Lips Of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale7.4%6/5/2017
Unibroue À Tout Le Monde (Megadeth)4.5%6/4/2017
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Synchopathic6%6/3/2017
Tallgrass King Buffalo10.5%6/2/2017
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale4.9%6/2/2017
Elysian Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale6.4%5/21/2017
Real Ale Bitchin’ Camaro6%5/21/2017
Real Ale Pinsetter5.4%5/17/2017
Nine Band Cactus Cat Kölsch5.2%5/14/2017
Wicked Weed La Bonté - Plum6.5%5/11/2017
Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap Pils5.3%5/10/2017
Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged 9.5%5/5/2017
Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle IPA6.4%5/5/2017
Southern Star Half Nelson0%4/29/2017
3 Nations GPA5.2%4/28/2017
Bakfish Defying Gravity Double IPA8.5%4/27/2017
Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale7.7%4/27/2017
Karbach KR&D Series - Experimental Grapefruit IPA6.8%4/26/2017
Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast7.4%4/24/2017
Epic / Crooked Stave Elder Brett Saison-Brett Golden Ale8.8%4/24/2017
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout - Bourbon Barrel 10.8%4/23/2017
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale8%4/22/2017
Shmaltz Death Hoppy Black Ale7%4/19/2017
Back Pew Blue Testament American Pils5.2%4/18/2017
The Collective Project Brett SMaSHY6.6%4/17/2017
Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF6.8%4/15/2017
Funkwerks Nelson Sauvin7.5%4/15/2017
Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA4.5%4/15/2017
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA - Tangerine7.3%4/14/2017
Clown Shoes Exorcism of Rachel Wall11.5%4/8/2017
Deschutes The Abyss11%4/7/2017
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale5.2%4/6/2017
SKA Decadent Imperial IPA10%4/4/2017
Squatters Outer Darkness10.5%4/4/2017
Uinta Detour Double India Pale Ale9.5%4/2/2017
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter6.5%3/31/2017
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee IPA7.2%3/31/2017
Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA8%3/29/2017
Odell Runoff Red IPA6.5%3/27/2017
Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat5%3/27/2017
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Plum Sour Stout5.6%3/27/2017
Brooklyn The Defender6.7%3/26/2017
Saint Arnold Pub Crawl APA0%3/26/2017
Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale5.8%3/24/2017
Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus #1: Fortem8.2%3/24/2017
Odell Wolf Picker Pale Ale5.5%3/24/2017
Small Town Not Your Father’s Root Beer (10.7%)10.7%3/24/2017
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango3.8%3/22/2017
Ballast Point Even Keel3.8%3/22/2017
Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale10.2%3/21/2017
Saint Arnold Art Car IPA 7.2%3/21/2017
Deschutes Sagefight Imperial IPA8%3/21/2017
Jester King Figlet6.2%3/19/2017
Dogfish Head Namaste White4.8%3/18/2017
Nebraska IPA (2017- )6.9%3/15/2017
Buffalo Bayou Buzz Nutz7.3%3/13/2017
Pedernales Robert Earl Keen Front Porch Amber Ale5%3/12/2017
Founders PC Pils5.5%3/11/2017
Clown Shoes Space Cake #77.77%3/10/2017
Clown Shoes Josh the Guava King7.4%3/10/2017
Lagunitas Aunt Sally5.7%3/10/2017
Stone Pilot Series: 610 Jindia Pale Ale8.7%3/9/2017
Stone Tangerine Express IPA6.7%3/9/2017
Texas Beer Refinery Mexican IPA6.6%3/9/2017
Elysian Space Dust IPA8.2%3/8/2017
Wasatch Devastator Double Bock8%3/8/2017
Jester King Vernal Dichotomous (2016)5.2%3/5/2017
Shiner 108 Cold-Brew Coffee Ale5%3/5/2017
Leinenkugels Bavarian Dunkel5.5%3/4/2017
Leinburger Dunkel5.2%3/4/2017
Samuel Adams Fresh As Helles5.4%3/4/2017
Clown Shoes Exorcism at Sunset12.5%3/3/2017
SanTan HopShock IPA7.1%3/2/2017
Prairie Vous Francais4%3/2/2017
Great Divide Titan IPA7.1%2/28/2017
Shiner Berliner Weisse4.1%2/28/2017
Clown Shoes Flight of the Angry Beast10.75%2/26/2017
Clown Shoes Aurora Orangealis5.5%2/14/2017
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #179.2%2/12/2017
Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug4.75%2/9/2017
Spindletap Hop Gusher 6.5%2/9/2017
Clown Shoes La Pinguina En Fuego10%2/8/2017
Buffalo Bayou Mud Turtle9.1%2/8/2017


88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
thomas15  (17) Alabama | November 12, 2012
Huge place with lots of stuff, fancy food liquor wine and a decent amount of beer. They look to have about everything they could have, and some stuff they shouldn’t like 2011 Saison Brett. The debit card discount led to an extra bottle. Good organization, easy to find everything.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
deyholla  (643) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
A large liquor store that has a good selection of beer for Texas. This store also has a large wine selection as well as a small specialty grocery area. The employees are pretty knowledge able and the prices are competitive. Very good for the area.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman  (95) Texas | July 18, 2012
Giant store. Lots of beer, wine, liquor. They have fancy foods. They offer "discounts" for paying with cash. The staff is usually helpful and kind.
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (424) Los Angeles, California | November 4, 2011
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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
blm225  (2) Texas | September 3, 2011
Spec’s 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 Spec’s 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23  (47) Houston, Texas | March 25, 2011| Updated November 15, 2013
Huzzah! Spec’s is selling singles! Just one endcap and nothing cold but it’s 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!
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
osu97gp  (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 6, 2010
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 can’t get in GA.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13  (96) Richmond, Texas | August 27, 2010
Best selection in Houston. Definitely the place to go to buy something new
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bigcwood79  (1) Texas | July 9, 2010
Decent selection. Well... best selection of beer anywhere close to me. My high ratings are based solely in comparison to everything else I’ve 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".
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
blutt59  (178) Dallas, Texas | February 14, 2010| Updated July 21, 2010
Best selection in Texas of available brews, huge store more like a grocery, look for some hard to find stuff
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin  (30) San Antonio, Texas | January 1, 2010
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 doesn’t have it, then it’s probably not available in Texas. Highly recommended.

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