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2.1/5 rDev -35.2%
quality: 1.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I am not impressed with the Latimer Deli upon entering the establishment. Horror of Horrors I saw bombers of Ommegang and related products in milk crates sitting in the window. This was not a very good omen at all. If this is how they treat the beer you can see. What do they do that you dont see?
The beers available included many nice bombers Russian Rivers, Rogue, Heavy Weight and Sly Fox. A nice collection of six packs was in the coolers. Extra beer stock was kept ontop of the beer coolers. The prices are as noted a bit pricey. The staff seemed to care less about beer customers. They dont take credit cards. The Foodery blows this place away.
06-16-2006 12:10:11 | More by nlmartin
2.9/5 rDev -10.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Visited here March2006, had already gone to the Foodery a few times and can compare that as well, this place has primarily domestic micro's and macros as well as a few english, german and a few more belgian beers (no lambics besides LIndemann's). Beer is kept in flourescent-lit cooler, though domestic sixes are also kept on top of the coolers warm. Selection is very decent for a food-place, but about half of foodery I believe. Prices seem very high, but I cannot do a specific comparison.
Service is essentially non-existent with regard to beer, but if you know what you want it may not matter.
I would say perhaps 20% of what they had in micros and imports was not available at the foodery in the same time period.
03-13-2006 02:15:17 | More by dogfooddog
2.9/5 rDev -10.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is one of those unusual beer spots in Philly you would never know about unless you stopped in on your way out of McGlincheys, or Jose Pistoles.
The staff will not help you. I get the impression that they know next to nothing about beer. They seem to order things arbitrarily, which can sometimes result in good finds. If you llok carefully, it is possible to find 1 or 2 year old releases of winter seasonals/strong ales, or one-offs from Avery.
If you like crack, all you have to do is hang out in front of Latimer deli for a few minutes, and you will be approached by every dealer in the city. Don't linger, just buy and be on your way.
09-23-2008 08:23:22 | More by DaveHS
2.95/5 rDev -9%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
This is another Deli like the Foodery & Philly Nosheri Deli's. Small deli, but a good selection of singles and sixers are to be had at this place, I did a approx. count of around 175-250 different kinds of beers. Just to name a few products, all Victory products like the V-10, Unibrou, Rogue, Trubble De Yards, Stone, Chimay Blue/Red, Duvel, Sam Smith and so on. A well rounded selection, but the prices seem to be high. Watch out though, I seen many out dated beers! They also have a little restuarant area is the back of the store. This place is right next door to McGlinchey's bar & a couple blocks from Monk's Cafe.
01-24-2003 09:46:45 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
3/5 rDev -7.4%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Small deli/ bottle shop in Center City with a very large selection of quality American craft and Belgian beers. From the outside this place just looks like a corner hole in the wall but they actually have a good 12-15 coolers of quality six packs and 750s. Of course the have the standard 40s and BMC stuff but also carry St. Bernardus, Triple Kameliet, Petrus, Kasteel, Unibroue, etc. The service is pretty substandard by any means. It's run by an Asian family who are very unpleasant and actually watch you unitl you come to the register with money. They are a bit more pleasant hen you pay but are overall unfriednly and not knowledgeable of what they carry. The prices are very, very high. Expect to pay close to $15+ for a 750 of anything good. On a positive note, thy are open until 3 a.m.
10-16-2009 08:14:00 | More by corby112
3.03/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Alright, this place is a bodega/deli, certainly not a restaurant. Just make sure you don`t come here expecting a restaurant. That being noted, this place is very close to Good Dog and Jose Pistolas and is open late. For selection, you will find some fairly typical Belgian 750mLs, Unibroue 750mLs, some U.S. 22oz. bottles. For the U.S. beers, there is beer from Yards, Lancaster, Sly Fox, Victory to represent the greater Philly area breweries. And then there are some good beers from other parts of the country such as Bells, New Holland, some more.
The prices are a bit steep, but it is in a popular neighborhood, not too far from Rittenhouse and they are open late. As can be the case with spots like this, you may see something a bit odd, such as the very young looking college kids in front of me, using their Korean passport as their ID to purchase alcohol.
09-06-2013 17:03:12 | More by mltobin
3.05/5 rDev -5.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5
Like it says, in a deli where the food is the focus. Because of this the prices are high, much higher than at the Foodery which is only 8 total blocks away (and a nice scenic walk, i'd add). Carries the same merchandise as Foodery with an occassional exception, but in terms of total number of beers carried Latimer is about half of the Foodery's total. The prices are also definitely higher at this place. This I'll state as fact for I live literally across the street from the Foodery, and have stared at their price book for hours. Furthermore, there's no discount for mix-a-six and nobody around to answer a question or shoot-the-bull about beer with. Selection includes Yards, Anderson Valley, Brooklyn, Anchor, Flying Dog, DFH, Victory, Rogue and many macros, especially forties.
To go on, the Latimer is on a dirty and trafficked stretch of the business area of Center City, and definitely suffers from being too close to Rittenhouse Square, of which the repercussions are many, mostly price oriented. If you don't feel like crossing Broad, by all means shop here - its definitely worth a mention for any Center City brewshopper. If you don't mind a little further walk into a picturesque area of Washington Square West, go to this place's competitor for non-case beer selling in Philly.
08-29-2003 15:40:16 | More by nomad
3.1/5 rDev -4.3%
quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Stopped by here after visiting Jose pistolas.
Latimer is a clean looking deli with some cold cuts and such as well as some more food options. They also have beer and a pretty good selection at that. The problem is (and this is rampant in Philly) the bottles dont have prices on them. Im assuming they are expensive though. Well that's all I have to say about this place because I am not bringing bottles up to the counter to see what the price is. Just put some damn stickers on the bottles you unknowledgable single beer supplier nazi's, quit it, it's getting old. End rant. This place is clean though!
11-21-2010 01:59:04 | More by BARFLYB
3.15/5 rDev -2.8%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in before hitting the PATCO train station around the corner to see what kind of selection they had. Several refridgerators on the right, containing a decent selection of local brews. I was specifically looking for some Russion River but they did not have any. But while looking through the glass I noticed several beers had significant dust sitting on them. I saw some older Avery 12th anniversary bottles sitting there too.
While looking the selection over 2 other people came barreling in to pick up some Colt 45s. Looks like those beers really move here. Plenty of warm micro sixpacks were also sitting on top of the refridgerator.
This was a one time stop to check it out, I'll be heading over to the Foodery for my singles I can't get in NJ. I won't be hitting this place again.
11-01-2006 23:00:36 | More by Gavage
Latimer Delicatessen in Philadelphia, PA
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.