The Tap House is the only place to go in norfolk for beer snobs. Great selections from all over the world. For you hop heads they have the bells ipa right now if you havent had it go before its gone. say hi to gordon
A place I wish I had known about earlier. This place was great! They had some unique beers, and a lot of beers I love on draft. Bottle selection was fantastic as well, and only had a few beers out of stock (all were from the same company). They actually had a straightworward beer menu, so we knew exactly what we were getting before we got it. Nice staff, and only had to wait a few extra minutes than I would have wanted to for them to get us another round and the check, but hey, it was packed. Food smelled great, but we were already full before ariving, so we didnít get any. Left before a band started to play. Compared to my horrid Bier Garden experience an hour prior to this, the place was Heaven.
The wife and I went to the Outer Banks this past weekend and flew into Norfolk before driving down. We visited Taphouse Grill at Ghent last night as we were in town for the evening only to get a hotel room before flying out this morning. We read reviews here on Beer Advocate prior to our visit so we knew what we were up for.
I must say, we were not disappointed. The food was much better than your traditional bar fare, especially for a place that is such a "hole in the wall". The service was very good at the bar. It looked like the service was a bit slow at the tables so I would recommend sitting at the bar.
The beer selection was very solid with some stuff thatís usually not available in bars. Between the two of us we drank the following on draft: Hop Rod Rye, Duchesse De Bourgogne
, Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Jack and Kenís Ale, St. Bernardus Pater 6, New Belgium Trippel and Trois Pistoles. Not too shabby. Most definitely not a selection youíd find here in Southwest Florida. They probably have about 20 beers on tap as well as an extensive selection of bottles. I had read elsewhere online that they used to carry Westvleteren 12 from time to time but no luck last night. My wallet will probably thank me for that anyway.
I would highly recommend checking out the Taphouse Grill at Ghent if you are ever in the Norfolk area. We will definitely return if we ever happen to visit the area again.
Made my first of what I hope to be many visits on 4/25/06: Groovy little joint in a redeveloping section of Norfolk. The night I visited, they had 34 quality taps and probably another 60 in bottles, only 4 of which started with "bud" or "miller". The little pizza I had was pretty good, but the hard-to-find taps were even better. Too bad I was driving! Revisit soonest!
Travlr (2488) Washington, Washington DC | January 16, 2010| Updated November 7, 2010
Great neighborhood place. Friendly staff and clientele. Good selection, though the list is a bit outdated. Beers are nicely kept and well served. Staff is generous with the samples. Food is creative bar fare. Live music is excellent when its on. Pool tables in the back. Best place in Ghent, and probably in Norfolk.
Went over the Christmas holiday, sat at the bar, service was great, beer selection was much better than other times i had been here. They had just gotten Westy 12 and 8, Rochefort 6, 8,10, and Rodenbach Grand Cru in. Also had some pretty decent tap selections as well. All in all, not a bad time
A interesting bar to go to down in Norfolk. Theyíve got many unique beers that are hard to get including the only Westvleteren that Iíve found in Virginia. Great bar staff that remember who you are even if youíve only been in there once. Lots of fun, and highly recommended.
my favorite bar in town. always have a great selection of new beers from around the country on tap. bottle selection is great as well. one of the bartenders can always recommend the best new IPA they have on tap. first tasted racer 5, hopslam, and hopfest here. food is great too and the patio is amazing in the summer.