Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290)

4970 Hwy 290 W
Austin, Texas United States 78735
bottle shop  4.05/5.0 14 reviews
Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Closed Sun

Mayor: BeerRenter76 (8) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 300
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Beers At Specís Liquor - Austin (HW 290)

NameABVEntered
Karbach Hop Delusion9%10/28/2016
Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA9.5%10/28/2016
Southern Star Valkyrie Double IPA9.2%10/23/2016
Blue Owl Professor Black Sour Cherry Stout6.2%10/23/2016
Freetail Soul Doubt IPA5.9%10/19/2016
Pedernales Bitter Battle American Pale Ale6.5%10/19/2016
Big Bend La Frontera IPA7.8%10/19/2016
Twisted X Chupahopra7.5%10/18/2016
Independence Brewing Redbud with Cucumber4.2%10/18/2016
Independence Liberty Lunch0%10/17/2016
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%7/15/2016
Blue Owl Spirit Animal Sour Pale Ale5.5%4/2/2016
Robinsons Trooper (Bottle)4.7%4/1/2016
Ommegang Hennepin7.7%3/19/2016
BFM √225 Saison6%3/8/2016
Birra del Borgo My Antonia7.5%3/4/2016
Colorado Vintage Black Rapadura10.5%2/19/2016
Colorado BerthŰ8%2/14/2016
Deep Ellum Oak Cliff Coffee Ale7.5%2/4/2016
Infamous Hijack5.5%1/31/2016
903 Sasquatch Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout10.3%1/29/2016
Four Corners La Lechuza7.6%1/29/2016
Blue Owl Little Boss Sour Session Wheat3.4%1/22/2016
Stone / Sierra Nevada NxS IPA8.2%1/21/2016
Oasis Texas Metamodern Session IPA4.5%1/20/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVII11.6%12/23/2015
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout9.26%12/15/2015
Epic Big Bad Baptist 12.7%12/7/2015
Unibroue 1710%12/6/2015


76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (727) Tampere, Finland | October 22, 2016
A huge liquor store with a bit more focus on beers than in the average liquor store. Nice selection of Texas and Austin craft beers. Singles selection is also pretty decent. Friendly service. Itís a bit hard to find with the address... at least it was hard for my GPS.
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops  (191) Epping, New Hampshire | July 13, 2015
Overall mostly average in the terms of liquor stores go. Itís no Binnyís (Chicago) or Julioís Liquors. (Massachusetts) The beer selection is decent. I like the selection simply from being out of state but if you lived here Iím not sure how often you would visit. The hard liquor and wine has most of the store.
74
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (422) 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  (30) Austin, Texas | 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  (1529) 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  (66) 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  (577) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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  (101) 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  (367) St. Louis, Missouri | 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  (144) 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.

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