Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

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

Based on 411 votes

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    Stephen A.
    "Craft Beer Motherload! Hands down the best Specs of the city."(12 Tips)
    Laura C.
    "Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Texas Turkey (sandwich)"(2 Tips)
    Crystal L.
    "You can find Little Soya premium soy sauce here."(2 Tips)
    Glenn S.
    "One of, if not the best, wine selections in Houston."(2 Tips)
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  • Jacques H.

    Big selection.

    Jacques Houston · 1 week ago
  • Aksel Q.

    Deli sandwiches are tasty, well-made, and with fresh ingredients. Good lunch stop.

    Aksel Quintus-Bosz · 1 week ago
  • Meg

    Samples samples everywhere!

    Meg · August 29
  • Maaria Y.

    Liquor heaven! Selection is truly out of this world. Sales associates know their stuff & are very helpful

    Maaria Yasin · August 22
  • Nik K.

    The mecca of liquor. Largest SPEC's in Texas. You can find almost anything here. If they don't have it, they'll order it for you too.

    Nik K · August 20
  • 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

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