In the world of liquor stores, Spec's is the undisputed ruler in Houston. The jewel in the crown is the company's Midtown location, which can be described as a magical place packed full of interesting beers, spirits, cigars and specialty foods. Every aspect of this store is top-shelf, with low-priced selections of your favorite tequilas and whiskeys; specialty beers such as Saint Arnold Divine Reserve; and those fancy-schmancy bottles of things that you see only in the movies, unless you can afford them. The staff is always both well-informed and friendly, and if by some remote chance they're out of what you need, no worry; they'll find it for you at one of their 70 other locations.
READERS' CHOICE: Spec's Warehouse