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Beer Available At Tap and Mallet (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Ballast Point Sextant Coffee Oatmeal Stout 92, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Sixpoint Spice of Life Pacifica , Brooklyn There Will Be Black 90, 8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale 98, 8 Wired C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale 97, Victory Ranch (Centennial) 97, Victory Scarlet Fire Rauchbier 86, Goose Island Pere Jacques 97, Goose Island Batch 4000 Belgian Imperial IPA 96, Founders Backstage Series #4: Frangelic Mountain Brown 98, Founders Kolsch , Goose Island Big John Imperial Stout 99, Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Below Decks Bourbon Oak 96, Lake Placid Nippletop Milk Stout 59, Evil Twin Soft Dookie 99, Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale 99, Stillwater Import Series Vol. 1 íof Love & Regretí 94, Naked Dove Nice & Naughty Christmas Ale
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ZedOmega (5) Rochester, New York | May 28, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
My new favorite in town. Since the service is 100% better than the Toad, itís easily taken over as my favorite between the 2. The owners Joe McBane and Casey Walpert have both outdone themselves with T&M. The inside is all new, but designed to look classy and unique instead of suburban/mall pub tacky. I find the wooden slat-topped stools in the bar leave my butt wishing for padding after 15 minutes, but all the other seating is very comfortable. The draft selection is excellent and varied as is the bottle choice. Iím disappointed that thereís only 1 cask line, but Iíll happily live with it! They offer samples of drafts which of course is very nice. The staff really hustles around the place but it has never made me feel rushed, just well served. Iíve eaten every time Iíve gone and the food has ranged from OK to excellent. Overall itís a fantastic edition to Rochester. Iíll be making many visits.
jeremyb (1) Henrietta, New York | November 13, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best bars in Rochester. Go there a couple times and the staff knows you and what you like to drink. The beer changes daily, so check their webpage for up to date information.
homebrewer302 (6) Wilmington, | July 12, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the best beer bars Iíve been into in a long time. Stopped here while on a business trip in Rochester, NY. The bar is located where McGreggors used to be. The place has been completely redone and is gorgeous. There are about 30 taps that are constantly rotating, keeping the beer fresh. There may be other places that have a larger tap selection (not many), but these guys are constantly rotating their beers to increase the variety. Sampled a Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout and a Lagunitas Olde Gnarly Wine both on tap! Finished with a Trappistes Rochefort 10, which is rare to find at a non-belgian beer bar. Had the bangers and mash for dinner which were probably the best of my life. Skippís in Greece, NY makes sausage specially for Tap and Mallet that cannot be purchased outside of the bar. The bartenders are very knowledgable of the beer they are pouring, and are constantly tasting the taps so that they know what to suggest to customers. This place really is a top knotch establishment and a great addition to the greater Rocherster area.
BlackIPA (16) Rochester, New York | February 4, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not sure if Iíve ever been to a better bar... bottle and tap selection was outstanding. Many Cantillon, Hanssens, other lambics, sours in bottle. Quite a tap list as well. Food was excellent, if a little fu-fu and overpriced. Beer prices were also a touch high as well. Overall, the best place in Rocheter.
jhogan4 (36) El Cajon, California | November 23, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Had drinks and dinner here with family. Canít say Iíve been anyplace with a better beer selection. 20-30 on tap and 100+ bottles. They had 2009 BCBS on the menu, albeit for $18/12 oz. Service and food were excellent. Nice ambience with local art on the walls. Best restaurant in Rochester for a beer lover.
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | October 12, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
johnnnniee (64) Bedford, New Hampshire | June 2, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
LTS (3) West Henrietta, New York | February 25, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Tap and Mallet is a great place to have a beer. They respect beer as well as anyone in Rochester.
The taps are constantly evolving and it really makes you feel a sense of "gotta be there" because sometimes they move too fast. The selection is all over the board and you should always find something you want there.
The beer lines are clean, the bartenders are extremely knowledgeable, the service keeps up to the pace of the bar.
The food is quite good and evolves as well. There are some items that are better values than others but Iíve never walked away disappointed.
The prices are higher and that is why the value takes a hit but if you want a place that will give you a beer the way it should be enjoyed this is it. I only wish they have more beer engines.
zach8270 (55) Henrietta, New York | October 22, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice beer selection. Lots of quality taps and a really good bottle selection. Always have something different on that Iíve never had before. Decor is much better than the old MacGregorís. Good atmosphere. Foodís standard bar food, at least what Iíve had, but the staff is really good about talking beer. Good place and highly recommended if you like good beer.
archbishopben (3) Rochester, New York | March 8, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Certainly one of the best beer selections in the Rochester area and the service is definitely way better than the Old Toad. Apparently the food is pretty decent, all Iíve tried are the wings and they were pretty good...not hot enough though.
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