Tap and Mallet | Rochester, New York
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Tap and Mallet
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Bar

381 Gregory St
Rochester, New York United States 14620 [ print map ]
585 473 0503

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Hours: 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM Daily

Mayor: jb (9) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 100

Tap and Mallet

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Beer Available At Tap and Mallet (arranged by most recent)
Two Brothers Domaine DuPage 78, Green Flash Double Stout - Serrano Chilis 97, Three Heads Population Pale Ale , McNeills Dead Horse India Pale Ale 77, Schneider Weisse Tap X Meine Porter Weisse 94, Left Hand Chainsaw Ale (Double Sawtooth) 94, Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Naked Dove Berry Naked , Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Naked Dove Maibock , Naked Dove BASWA KŲlsch , Naked Dove Starkerís IPA , Jackís Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier 98, Jackís Abby Coffee Smoke & Dagger 89, Jackís Abby Peanut Butter and Jelly BA Framinghammer 68, Jackís Abby Chipotle BA Framinghammer , Jackís Abby Coffee Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter 99, Jackís Abby Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter 99, Jackís Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter 99, Jackís Abby Boston Steam Pie
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24 reviews for Tap and Mallet
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  85%
 Food  76%
 Value  69%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | September 30, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Tap & Mallet is located on Gregory Street in south Rochester off I-490. Parking is available on the surrounding streets.

There is a small patio on the sidewalk in front of the building. It sits on a corner with a hanging sign, large windows and burnt sienna paint. Inside opens to table and booth seating, and the bar wraps around the left side. Wooden floors and tables, and large artwork on the walls, with relatively sparse lighting. Taps are present in multiple places, and there is a nice collection of glassware from all over behind the bar.

Tap & Mallet carries around 30 beers on draught, with regional breweries like Jackís Abby and Naked Dove along with other domestic craft brewers like Green Flash, Bells and Uinta and imports like Evil Twin and Unibroue. Over 100 bottled options as well from all over.

Service on a weekday evening at the bar was good. The bartender was personable and provided samples, and demonstrated a good deal of knowledge about the beer.

Food at Tap & Mallet is good. I enjoyed my sandwich.

Overall this is a solid beer spot for beer and food in Rochester.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (553) Toronto, Ontario | August 18, 2008
A very good beer bar with lots of tap selection, great service and environment. Fifteen taps, with a few great national choices and mostly New York local fare. Good glass selection thatís hand washed. A few niro taps, mostly good carbonation input. Gorgeous and new wood and artwork, the altter based on Van Gogh. A few patio tables. Reviving area. Improvement suggestions: a bit more variety in cask. Up to date tap list on the web is spot on. Very motivated and friendly staff. This is an up and coming place.
KyotoLefty  (484) Kyoto, Japan | July 19, 2010
Stopped in at lunchtime. Average atmosphere. Tender was friendly and spoke a bit about beers. Decent selection, though I canít say it blew me away. Beers were in good condition. Seems like one of the best 3-4 places in town to drink. Would like to stop back in the evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | June 29, 2010
Nice enough place with a pretty solid beer list and good, knowledgeable service. I wasnít thrilled with the food I got and it was pretty expensive even for the average beers, but all in a pretty good place for good beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut  (138) Moving to Jax, Florida | May 29, 2012
Nice cool atmosphere, lots of beers and styles to choose on draft... many locals, some not so much. 1 beer on cask. Proper clean glasswear to boot. I got the taco which was huge and tough to eat but tasty none the less. Service was average to poor. The one bar tender seemed to busy to fully listen to what I asked for, the other seemed too slow. Over all a solid place, but not one that deserves as high of a rating that it has. I did not think prices were as bad as what other reviewers had though.... maybe I am just used to being closer to NYC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
blipp  (120) Newark, New Jersey | May 8, 2008| Updated May 14, 2008
Nice new place in South Wedge where the old MacGregors used to be. Very contemporary/upscale look with strange art and music. Food was good enough. Great beer selection. One on cask, about 30 on tap, including some Belgian and English beers. The house beer is an English bitter brewed by Custom Brewcrafters and is actually pretty good. Definitely worth stopping in.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee  (110) Bedford, New Hampshire | June 2, 2011
8/25/2009 I went here two weeks ago while on vacation with the family. Our visit was on a Wednesday evening for a late dinner. We were there at about 8pm and the place was kind of quiet. A few people at the bar and two or three other tables in the dining area. The building sits on a corner, you walk in from the left hand side and the bar is immediately to the left along that wall. There is a dining area off to the right which is where we sat. Not much in the way of decor, kind of plain with paintings on the wall each one with a price tag on it. They had 30 or so beers on tap and one cask the night we were there. They also have a pretty good bottle list as well. I stuck with some regionals that I canít get at home. Custom Brewcrafters, and Great Lakes helped me out this evening. The food was really good, I had the Mojo Pork, my wife had the Cuban, and the kids split a steak. Points off for no kids menu! My wife complained about how foo foo the menu is. Meh. Our server was right on top of things, very attentive and easily found. Great little beer bar, if I lived a bit closer I could see spending some time in here.
rudolf  (104) Buffalo, New York | April 11, 2010
We went here on a Thursday night in April of 2010. Ambiance was nice enough - kinda chill, dim lighting, steel sculptures of brewery logos on the wall. The tap list was OK, but not great. Solid offerings included DFH India Brown Ale and Anchor Porter. Bottle list was decent, with stuff from Stone and Unibroue. Service was attentive and happily fixed a miscommunication we had when ordering. Kinda annoying to be IDed as soon as you walk in the door, but not a huge hassle.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGirl  (76) San Diego, California | October 12, 2009
My favorite bar in all of Rochester. My friends and I will try out different beers while lounging in the corner playing darts. A really nice, cozy atmosphere that draws laid-back people. Paintings of faces on the wall kinda wierd me out, though. And if the dart board is taken up, better hope your with good company or the place could seem a little boring. Iíve never had that problem though. Like I said, this bar attracts cool beer enthusiasts who come for the hops and malt (T&M has an outstanding selection). If beer isnít for you, then thereís no reason to chill here as itís the beer that sets it far apart from its counterparts. #11 on 12102009 DG.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
shadey  (70) Nashville, Tennessee | July 22, 2011
Nice downtown bar with good amount of parking for a city bar. Good selection, but expensive. Staff is nice enough, but more interested in talking to each other than customers.

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