Spec's Wine Spirits and Food

5775 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX, 78752, United States
(512) 366-8800
Latitude: 30.32199, Longitude: -97.71414

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  • Monday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.67 | Atmosphere: 2.83 | Service: 4.17
77.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 3 reviews.
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Ray Bufon (3)
Sunday 19th of September 2010 11:26:40 AM
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While lacking the charm of Whip-In and the not quite the food haven of a Whole Foods or Central Market, Specs has THE BEST craft beer selection in Austin. Oh, and they are consistently offer the lowest prices to boot.

While every Specs I have entered feels like a soulless department store (life-sucking florescent lights, slick linoleum floors and elevator music emanating from hidden speakers in all directions, they do know their booze. Each location I have patronized has had a very knowledgeable beer staff who are obviously passionate about the products they sell.

PS - your logo sucks

Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 1 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
70.0
Overall

rphtx (4)
Friday 16th of July 2010 11:09:50 PM
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Spec's is like the Walmart of Liqour. Its a large store and has a great selection of wines, beers and Liqour. Although the beer selection is grand, it still lacks some of the more difficult to find beers. You'll probably find something, but the prices aren't all that great. Service is generic and indifferent. Try Twin Liqours for a better service and TX friendly shopping experience.
I usually end up stocking up on some Stone or Dogfish because the local HEB's that carry them usually only carry a couple types and on top of that only a few so they are always out. Overall its a decent all in one stop with prices that are more than the usual stop.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 3 | Food: N/A
66.7
Overall

adebower (10)
Wednesday 19th of December 2007 11:10:37 AM
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In the city of Austin, the only store with more selection is probably the Spec's on Brodie. Sure, the Whip Inn still has an impressive selection and many beers that are no longer available in the Austin market, but the age and quality of said beers is dubious at best. And their prices are astronomical.
Spec's has an amazing selection, but the real value is in their prices (easily the best in Austin) and the knowledgeable beer department staff. Levi, the resident beer guy literally knows everything you could ever want to know about every beer on their shelves. Hell, he can tell you about beers most people have never heard of and those that aren't even found in the US.
In addition, he's a former wine guy with a highly trained and sensitive pallet, so his recommendations on beers and foods are outstanding. I can't recommend this place enough.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
96.7
Overall

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