Tap and Mallet

Mayor: jb (8) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 100
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  • 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 I’ve tried are the wings and they were pretty good...not hot enough though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (645) 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 that’s 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.
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  • 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 I’ve 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. Skipp’s 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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jb  (140) Rochester, New York | June 11, 2008| Updated November 26, 2014
Great selection, and it rotates like crazy. Like the ambience, art work and staff. Also seems to be a place of choice for young ladies, FWIW, though maybe they’ve moved on by now. (they are still there) The main problem when I was there is it was packed, especially the bar area and it was very difficult to get beer. A large problem if you came to drink beer. Have been back several other times, top beer selections and ’total tap takeovers’ by various interesting brewers from time to time. Bartenders know their stuff. Food is decent, tasty and fairly priced. Bumping rating up. This is the best place in the ROC by far. Bumping again.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
ZedOmega  (5) Rochester, New York | May 28, 2008
My new favorite in town. Since the service is 100% better than the Toad, it’s 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. I’m disappointed that there’s only 1 cask line, but I’ll 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. I’ve eaten every time I’ve gone and the food has ranged from OK to excellent. Overall it’s a fantastic edition to Rochester. I’ll be making many visits.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
blipp  (187) San Diego, California | 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.

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