Doc's Beer Depot
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
3.3/5 rDev +10.4%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Now that you can buy alcohol in the city limits, there are much better places to go. But, Doc's has remained open on the strip. They have a decent selection. They sell a lot of good beer and have a decent variety. They carry Breckenridge Brewery, St.Arnold's, and some other regional varieties. I went in as recent as Feb. 2nd, 2010 and they had Christmas Ale sitting on the shelf. They didn't have it back around Christmas and in Houston it sold out Jan. 01 in most places. I bought a 6 of it and you could tell the flavor had diminished. It sat too long on a truck or in some warm back room for too long, though it was still nice to have Christmas Ale in Lubbock.
They also carry some personal favorite like Real Ale and Fuller's London Porter. The price hasn't dropped much and still seems too expensive compared to Dallas/Austin/Houston. It's worth the trip though, you may never know what you will find.
02-10-2010 13:42:33 | More by adamhimself
1.6/5 rDev -46.5%
quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$$$
Let me be clear about something: the selection itself, solely as it relates to the number of beers available, isn't horrible. That said, that doesn't mean it's a good selection.
Stopped in in February 2010. I was hoping to find SN Stout, and I almost didn't - because I didn't recognize the packaging at first. Yep, yellow-box stout from 2008 is all they had filling up the coolers. And for $9/six. Where I'm originally from (WNY), it's usually $1-1.50 less for fresh releases.
Fine; I'll manage. I saw some 16.9oz bottles of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout; I'll pick up some of those. $3.99 is pretty normal for those - except, once again, we're well out of date. Best by March 2009. Pass.
SN has offered to help remedy the situation with their brews, so I might try them again in a month or two. But even if some of the selection is actually still in it's best-by date, I'm going to have a hard time bringing myself to give my money to this store.
02-08-2010 18:07:08 | More by pitweasel
3.45/5 rDev +15.4%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
I stopped by Doc's on a recent trip to Lubbock. I have to agree with the two previous reviewers. $9.99 for a six of Blue Moon?! That is criminal. All of the brews were overpriced. And, I found some that were past their prime (mostly the Stone brews), as prior BAs warned. The selection was good, in my opinion, as there were several beers I can't get in OK (Stone, DFH, Victory). They had very friendly staff there...
FYI...there is a Doc's convenience store adjacent to the Doc's liquor store. I strolled in the former after being told by an employee that there were singles available in the convenience store next door. The singles section consisted of about 12 different brews - not quite the make-your-own I was hoping for. However, this part of the Doc's strip had a couple different brews not found in the "liquor store" portion, like Ommegang and Brooklyn. So if you check out Doc's, make sure you visit both the convenience and liquor stores there!
And don't forget to fill up your tank because gas stations are few and far between in West Texas!!!
01-24-2009 16:07:39 | More by HoppyMcStout
3.6/5 rDev +20.4%
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
A lot of these beers are old so check dates when possible. Buyer beware. This place has a lot of selection, I take it in to consideration that this is in the middle of nowhere in texas no less. A lot of rogue stuff is there. They have a lot of types of beer there. Texas doesn't get a lot, so I don't think it could get much better.
However, I can get stuff back home for $8.99 that I have to pay $12.99 to $13.99 here. It's fucking ridiculous. Lubbock has the strip that has a monopoly and works collectively to up prices and fuck over the consumer. That's why the beer gets old, cause they charge way to freaking much. IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS how much they charge here. The only thing here that is even near decently priced are the macros, but only when bought in bulk.
If you are in Lubbock, visit here for selection. All of the prices are the same no matter where you go, so you might as well go here.
12-14-2006 02:05:33 | More by jasonjlewis
Doc's Beer Depot in Lubbock, TX
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