Latela's Discout Liquors
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DanE:
3.6/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
It is somewhat off the highway but happens to be closest to my in-laws. Decent selection despite its appearance both inside and outside. As others say good selection and nothing too out dated. Their bomber selection could be better, but overall you will find something to satisfy your beer desires. I usually grab a six pack Hop Notch. No whales but you can find Stone, DFH, Uinta, Wolavers, 21st amendment, smuttynose, etc...
09-06-2013 00:23:33 | More by DanE
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is nothing fancy. And the security guard outside monitoring the crowdc coming and going to the nightclub next door did nothing to make an out of town tourist feel more comfortable.
But it was the only place open after 9 p.m. (according to a local who gave me directions) to get takeout beer, so what the heck.
Glad I was not timid. They have a very good selection of craft beers, both in six packs and some bombers.
My only complaint was it was pretty much all in the walk-in. There was some stuff I'd have liked to get that I cannot easily (or at all) find back home. But I had no way to keep it cold and don't like to let cold beer get warm, them chill it again.
And some of what I would have purchased was stuff I'd have cellared for drinking later, had it been available warm.
Still, it was nice to find this place since my only other option appeared to be going to DuClaw at the Arundel Mills Mall, and I was not in the mood to battle for a parking spot, nor to get dressed appropriately. Just wanted a good beer ot three back in my hotel room after a long day, and Latela's came through.
06-25-2011 15:27:03 | More by HoopTime
3.7/5 rDev -1.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I just got back from my first jaunt into the area's beer stores and decided to report back on the closest one to me. Being new to the area I suppose this review won't take into account whether it's the best in the area, or anything like that. So keep that in mind.
Walking into the store it's laid out fairly well. To your right there will be room temp wines and in the back there are cases of beer and what appears to be overflow from the main beer area. If you go in the walk-in there is where most of the beer seems to reside. On the right of the walk-in are several singles from all over the world. They have a pretty decent selection of the things that I believe that I would drink, and some perhaps not. Your macro's are well represented but so are the micros and foreign brews. There is a --sort-- of organization to this, but I found the organization somewhat lacking. Mostly things are organized by the brewer, and somewhat by country or region. Though they aren't labeled, you just have to assume or know.
The single bottles are priced for the most part and the prices on certain things were definitely decent. Unfortunately for me, I was looking at sixers and mix packs. These are on the left side of the walk-in, cases in the middle. These bottles were not labeled at all as far as prices were concerned. There seemed to be sale tags up for some things, but simply no price at all on others. However, when I had a question about a case price on something, it was quickly and courteously answered by one of the clerks.
They do have a full price sheet up front, so if you know what you're looking for, just ask them. Overall I believe that this was a nice establishment, comparable to bottle shops I used to shop in when I lived in NY. Now if I could just get over the fact they don't sell beer in grocery stores here...
09-05-2009 16:54:41 | More by xenolithic
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Just east of MD295 (the BW Parkway) on MD-175, Latela's looks like your normal run-of-the-mill dive around Fort George G Meade. Don't pass this one by though, the looks truly are deceiving.
Latela's has a very impressive craft beer selection. They knocked my socks off on my first visit, as I expected to maybe find a sixer of Urquell or Samuel Adams. Instead, I found 3 or 4 racks filled with a wide array of craft brews. The place carries Heavyweight for crissakes! Heavyweight! No other retail store around, to my knowledge, carries Tom's fantastic brews. The list goes on from there, Lancaster Brewing Co., Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, Ommegang (the Duvel Moortgat-brewed Abbey Ale variety). It doesn't stop there either. They stock Chimay, Unibroue, Paulaner, even Zhiguly Ale for me and my fellow Litvaks.
The service is good. My wife asked them to stock Unibroue Ephemere (pomme) and they have continuously.
Don't let the stripmall look and the cheesy club (Rapture, sounds like a strip club, but I don't think it is) next door deter you, Latela's Liquors is a small gem in the Jessup-Hanover-Odenton region.
12-09-2005 02:28:53 | More by akorsak
Latela's Discout Liquors in Hanover, MD
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