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About Us


Our Founder  

Edward Houdek, Jr., Proprietor
"Whiskey Ed" Houdek first opened the doors to Ye Olde Spirit Shoppe in 1965. Back then he'd deliver mail for the Bayport Post Office during the day and at night he'd work selling fine liquors and wine. In 1972 Ed doubled the size of the store making it so long and narrow that you could fit four lanes of bowling within the store's walls. But instead of balls and pins, we have the area's largest selection of fine wines and liquors.


Houdek's Today  


Today Ed Houdek runs the store with his son Mike. The younger Houdek is certified as a wine sommelier and has an outstanding palate. If you need to know the best wine for your meal, just ask him. If you need to know about single malts, top shelf vodkas, or the best Cognacs, he's your man.
Michael Houdek


Come Visit Us  

Our staff has varied knowledge and will try its hardest to answer your "spiritual" questions. So come on down to Houdek's Spirit Shoppe in Bayport, Long Island. We're right next to the Bayport Post Office, diagonally across from LeSoir Restaurant. And remember, don't drink the water!

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