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The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Bar

184 Carlisle Street, East St Kilda
Melbourne, Australia 3183 [ print map ]
03 9537 2633 | twitter

Hours: 12pm - 1am

Mayor: Ngejo (5) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300

The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

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Beer Available At The Local Taphouse (Melbourne) (arranged by most recent)
Napoleone Burning Bridges Rauchbier , Modus Operandi Cream of the Hop #1 , Brooklyn Wild Horse Porter 91, Ekim Berserker Amber IPA 79, 2 Brothers HazElla , Nomad Poco Loco in the Coco , Moon Dog Ogden Nashís Pash Rash 88, Moon Dog Spotted Dick With Custard , Burleigh Peach Saison 87, BridgePort Smoked Lager , BrewCult Milk and Two Sugars 87, Kaiju! Betelgeuse 86, Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 02 81, Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder (Lark BA) , Modus Operandi Former Tenant (Lark BA) , Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder 95, Modus Operandi Silent Knight Porter 89, Modus Operandi Pepper In The Rye Table Saison , Modus Operandi Lola Summer Ale , Modus Operandi The Dopey One
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30 reviews for The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  75%
 Selection  89%
 Food  65%
 Value  68%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rangi  (11) , New Zealand | May 14, 2012
Really enjoy going to the local to see what new beers are on tap. Good service from friendly helpful staff. Plenty of events and the food is not to bad. Cheese platter was awesome and matched with the beer canít get much better.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
davidm  (61) Sunnyvale, California | January 6, 2010| Updated January 26, 2010
My favourite beer place in Melbourne. Always twenty interesting beers on tap, many events, and great food make this a paradise for beer-enthusiasts. My only criticism is that the bottled beers are pricey.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | December 15, 2008
Wish it was my LOCAL. Extensive range on tap. I will forever hold a grudge against Qantas for robbing me of an addittional 2 hours here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
mcsimmo  (2) , Australia | December 11, 2010
Donít get much better than this when it comes to a beer bar. Makes me think of the Coopers ad, "if it isnít at your local then consider moving", because it makes me want to stay in this area. Staff are good value. Look out for the special days, where they put on beers from a particular area. Always pretty busy and always with a wealth of good beers on tap.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
flmd  (1) , Australia | January 16, 2011
Loved this place - hubby brews beer so whenever we get babysitting we head to a beer bar somewhere in Melb. for the night. This was the best weíve been to so far - great ambience, fabulous tapas upstairs and good jazz a bit later. Service was pretty good (except for lack of loo paper in the ladies) but the beers.... well, best to go there and taste the range youself !! we managed most of the 20 on tap but as they keep changing, weíll have to go back again and again !! Fell in love with The Steam Exchange Truffles Porter - not as a quoffing beer, but as a liqueur beer!! My only complaint is that the place hadnít opened when i lived in east st. kilda or it could have been MY local and i wouldnít have moved.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee  (74) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | February 3, 2012
Awesome place in Melbourne. I had the sampler and the food was really great. It was pretty packed when I was there so the vibe was good. The staff know their beer and handle the stuff properly. Theres a little bottle shop section attached with a huge range of stuff from all over the world. Love it! I m going back when Im in town
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dredd  (6) Bentleigh, Australia | September 27, 2008
Great place to go to for beer. 20 beers on tap, great care to lower the carbonation on their ales and serve at appropriate temperature. There are 4 guest taps that have specialty beers and 16 other more common beers. Pricing is reasonable and there is also a decent range of imported bottle beers. Recomended for any real beer lover.
voota  (91) Melbourne, Australia | June 16, 2008| Updated June 11, 2009
The new benchmark of beer pubs in Melbourne in my opinion. Nice decor, no trashy shit, just couches and an awesome (belgian style) beer board. They had Redoak DIPA, Hergreaves hill ESB, Feral Rust, The beast, and a bunch of other exellent beers on the 20 or so taps. Service is excellent, havenít eaten there yet but will be sure to in the coming weeks. Crowd is pretty young and a bit busy on Fridays when they have live music. Not far from Balaclava station (300m west down carlisle st). Beers seem expensive at first but the pint prices are pretty solid, and coopers best extra is pretty cheap. I still really like the royston but this probably has the edge at the moment.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (483) Chicago, Illinois | April 24, 2013
This is the superior Local, crushes Sydney. Comfortable setting from the decor to the chairs and service, I felt at home right away. 20 beers on tap, a lot similar to what I had in Sydney a few days prior but a few more Victorias. Loved this place, best place in Australia.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mullet  (230) Melbourne, Australia | January 19, 2009
Dunno why I havenít rated this place already. Itís awesome. Best range of beer in Australia by a mile. Twenty beers on tap, always changing. They get stuff from all kinds of places around the country - HEAPS of beers youíd never otherwise see available. Dunno how they do it. And the beer list is constantly updated on the blog - Brilliant, I wish more places would do that. Iím with voota on prices - not bad at all, at least on tap beers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Themed quarterly SpecTAPulars are awesome. I really should go more often than I do. Only gripes: pizzas arenít great, beers too cold and whilst I LOVE the idea of doing away with branded glasses sometimes I wish I could drink some of the more straightforward styles out of a more simple glass - I should get a pint I guess.

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