Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Liquor Store, Wine Shop, and Gourmet Shop
2410 Smith St (at McGowen St.), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

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    Stephen A.
    "Craft Beer Motherload! Hands down the best Specs of the city."(11 Tips)
    Laura B.
    "Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Texas Turkey (sandwich)"(2 Tips)
    David T.
    "Try the Club Sandwhich - Deliciousness with extra Pickle Spears."(6 Tips)
    Crystal L.
    "You can find Little Soya premium soy sauce here."(2 Tips)
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  • delis
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  • free samples
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  • gluten-free food
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  • Eric V.

    Best liquor store in town!

    Eric Vita · June 12
  • Emily S.

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    Emily Smith · May 18
  • Daniel M.

    They always having good deals on alcohol only if your a member and I believe spec's the cheapest you'll find

    Daniel Martinez · April 8
  • Clifton M.

    Best liquor store in town, with widest beer, liquor & wine selections. Also has small deli and grocery department. Beware "helpful" wine salespeople on commission; they steer you to high margin items.

    Clifton M · April 3
  • William W.

    Best Specs hands down. If I lived downtown, I'd shop here 25% of the time. Awesome cheese selection.

    William Wood · March 7
  • Tarren B.

    This place was like alcohol walmart and had very friendly and helpful workers. Great place to get your party started!

    Tarren Blake · February 7
  • Marc S.

    By far the widest selection in Houston. Avoid going on Saturday evening: it's a bit of a madhouse!

    Marc S · December 26, 2014
  • Dariel N.

    I can't imagine an ale, wine or spirit you would want that this Mother of all Spec's wouldn't have. Check out the rare Scotch Whiskies in the locked case!

    Dariel Newman · December 13, 2014
  • Stephanie S.

    Woohoo hoo. :-) great selection and variety. You'll love it here! They custom order. :-)

    Stephanie S. · December 6, 2014
  • Melania S.

    Best place to buy wines in Houston. Grat selection of wines from all over!

    Melania Spagnoli · December 4, 2014
  • Alex S.

    Big brew event

    Alex SA · October 25, 2014
  • Stephen A.

    Craft Beer Motherload! Hands down the best Specs of the city. If you want to find a good selection, grab a bite from the in store deli and pickup snacks for later, this is the spot.

    Stephen Alexander · October 23, 2014
  • Destini R.

    Trying new things

    Destini Ross · October 9, 2014
  • Aigul U.

    Best asti!

    Aigul Urazbekova · September 2, 2014
  • Dope 2.

    Catching a buzz before the show

    Dope 281Game · August 16, 2014
  • Houston Press

    Back in the far recesses of this mammoth whiskey-and-wine warehouse is another sinful pleasure: its deli. Read more

    Houston Press · August 12, 2014
  • Michael C.

    The best Specs

    Michael Castillo · June 18, 2014
  • Barrett R.

    Always good eye candy in here!

    Barrett Ross · May 10, 2014
  • Michael C.

    The best specs in town

    Michael Castillo · April 26, 2014
  • Shannon V.

    The customer service is awesome.

    Shannon V. · April 5, 2014
  • Annabelle R.

    Friday happy hour rocks!

    Annabelle R · March 31, 2014
  • Ivimto

    Fish sammich

    Ivimto · March 14, 2014
  • Demetria R.

    Love the liquor tastings!!! Love this place!

    Demetria Routte · December 31, 2013
  • Tara P.

    Walk up and down every isle!

    Tara Paige · December 31, 2013
  • Bobby W.

    You always get fast and friendly service even when it's crowded.

    Bobby Witcher · December 6, 2013
  • Demetria R.

    Come in near the holidays or on the weekend, great chance to sample something new! Love this place!

    Demetria Routte · November 27, 2013
  • Wil J.

    Terrific place! Attentive staff, wonderful selection.

    Wil Jeudy · November 16, 2013
  • Pamela O.

    It's called "the Mother Ship" by the employees. It has a huge selection!

    Pamela O'Dowd · October 24, 2013
  • Ramon B.

    Always a great selection to choose from and quick service.

    Ramon Bustamante · October 6, 2013
  • Patricia T.

    Cristal! Best place!

    Patricia Tamayo · July 21, 2013
  • Leo M.

    A cooks dream!!! I love it!!!

    Leo M · July 6, 2013
  • Debra O.

    Amazing cheese selection, and excellent cured meats as well

    Debra Oliver · May 31, 2013
  • Topher B.

    Coming here either hungry or thirsty would be ill advised.

    Topher Boss · April 12, 2013
  • Aptraveler

    This is THE place to come for ALL things related to spirits and imported foods!

    Aptraveler · April 11, 2013
  • Linda C.

    Best deli and salad Bar in town . We eat here often

    Linda Case · April 9, 2013
  • Linda C.

    Great food in deli! Long lines at lunch but moves quickly. Hot grill or cold sandwiches. Great produce.

    Linda Case · April 5, 2013
  • Stephanie N.

    If you want to get a sandwich to go during the weekday get there before noon or you might have a long wait.

    Stephanie N · April 3, 2013
  • Richard T.

    It was as cool as bourbon!

    Richard Tocci · March 30, 2013
  • Chris R.

    A liquor store the size of Costco... What more is there to say?!

    Chris Ryder · March 11, 2013
  • Jonathan G.

    A trip to Houston wouldn't be complete without a stop at Spec's :)

    Jonathan Garber · March 8, 2013
  • Amy H.

    Purchase Sociologie Wines! It's the best sweet Texas wine!!! 

    Amy Hampton · February 6, 2013
  • Cecilia M.

    Awesome variety and friendly staff

    Cecilia Michel · February 2, 2013
  • Lisa R.

    Great Argentineans wines from Domaine Bousquet: organic and soooo good!!

    Lisa R · January 29, 2013
  • Val G.

    I love this place. The holy grail of liquor stores.

    Val G · January 25, 2013
  • Urbanyousee

    It's just so nice to even just walk around here. Full of cheerful ppl who's searching for whatever spirits that can bring a good night of fun. Staff is very helpful finding exactly what you need.

    Urbanyousee · January 12, 2013
  • LP F.

    Don't come here on NYE ;-)

    LP Fortin Burroughes · December 31, 2012
  • Max

    Best location in Houston. Huge warehouse and enormous selection.

    Max · December 31, 2012
  • Jenn

    On the weekends there's a ton of liquor tastings in the store between 5p-8p. If you go around and get a few samples you might be able to get an early buzz before leaving the store.

    Jenn · December 29, 2012
  • Clay C.

    Specs is the emporium for alcohol. Love this place, and almost always end up getting some random cheeses or meats before I go.

    Clay Chastain · August 14, 2012
  • Talya A.

    Huge selection! Just be aware that many of the ratings for the wines are for different years than the bottles actually being sold... Wines vary drastically by year.

    Talya Arbisser · July 26, 2012

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