Tap and Mallet | Rochester, New York
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Tap and Mallet
Excellent based on 23 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 (6) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 100

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Beer Available At Tap and Mallet (arranged by most recent)
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 97, Jackís Abby Coffee Smoke & Dagger 89, Jackís Abby Peanut Butter and Jelly BA Framinghammer 55, 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 , Jackís Abby Smoke & Dagger 94, Jackís Abby Sunny & Tonic , Jackís Abby / Evil Twin Jackís Evil Brew 93, Jackís Abby Barrel Aged Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock 94, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor 97, Bells Oatmeal Stout 99, Bells Hopslam 100
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23 reviews for Tap and Mallet
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  77%
 Selection  85%
 Food  75%
 Value  69%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  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.
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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
LTS  (3) West Henrietta, New York | February 25, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
jeremyb  (1) Henrietta, New York | November 13, 2009
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270  (67) Henrietta, New York | October 22, 2009
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.
  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 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | September 6, 2009
I liked this place...Beer selection was pretty good to a west-coaster...could have drank shit Iíve never had for another 5 or 6 hours...Somewhat cozy atmosphere...chill. Would definitely go back next time Im in rochester. The bartender told me that he thought duvel groen was way better than regular duvel, going as far to say that regular duvel was akin to molson. Both of those statements results in lower scores for service, as attentive as he may have been.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
archbishopben  (3) Rochester, New York | March 8, 2009
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (550) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
homebrewer302  (6) Wilmington, | July 12, 2008
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.

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