The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

Mayor: Ngejo (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300
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Beers At The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

NameABVEntered
Fixation IPA6.4%4/5/2016
Shenanigans Winston Pale Ale5.6%4/5/2016
Modus Operandi The Drupey One Brown Ale4.5%4/5/2016
Temple Onetime Double IPA7.8%2/19/2016
La Sirčne Botanique Spring0%2/19/2016
Hawkers Saison5.6%2/19/2016
Mornington Peninsula Russian Imperial Stout9.5%2/19/2016
Almanac Peach de Brettaville6.5%2/9/2016
Moon Dog Bad Boy Bubbly13.1%10/18/2015
La Sirčne Botanique4.8%10/18/2015
Red Duck Porter6.4%10/18/2015
Dainton Samurye Lager4.5%10/18/2015
Wolf of the Willows XPA4.7%10/18/2015
Holgate Brewhouse Pilsner5.1%10/18/2015
4 Pines Kolsch4.7%10/18/2015
Murray’s Black Bear5.6%10/18/2015
Cavalier Cherry Sour3.5%10/18/2015
Modus Operandi Kite Flyer4.8%10/18/2015
Tuatara Copperhead4.5%10/18/2015
Napoleone Burning Bridges Rauchbier5.2%9/7/2015
Modus Operandi Cream of the Hop #15.6%9/7/2015
Brooklyn Wild Horse Porter7.3%7/6/2015
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA7.2%7/6/2015
2 Brothers HazElla7%6/16/2015
Nomad Poco Loco in the Coco5.4%6/15/2015
Moon Dog Ogden Nash’s Pash Rash8.8%6/12/2015
Moon Dog Spotted Dick With Custard9.1%6/12/2015
Burleigh Peach Saison5%6/12/2015
BridgePort Smoked Lager5.4%6/12/2015
BrewCult Milk and Two Sugars 8%6/12/2015
Kaiju! Betelgeuse10%6/12/2015
Victory Moving Parts IPA - Batch 026.4%5/20/2015
Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder (Lark BA)7.2%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi Former Tenant (Lark BA)8%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi Zoo Feeder7.2%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi Silent Knight Porter5.6%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi Pepper In The Rye Table Saison6.2%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi Layback4.5%5/19/2015
Modus Operandi The Dopey One5.4%5/19/2015
Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout5.6%5/16/2015
Boon Kriek4%5/16/2015


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jonno  (126) , Japan | May 13, 2011| Updated May 14, 2011
Lovely little place. Great tap selection for Australia. Much nicer than the Sydney location. The food was pricey though (but enjoyable), but that was the only blight on the place. One of Australia’s top draws.
92
  • 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 we’ve 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, we’ll 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 hadn’t opened when i lived in east st. kilda or it could have been MY local and i wouldn’t have moved.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mcsimmo  (2) , Australia | December 11, 2010
Don’t get much better than this when it comes to a beer bar. Makes me think of the Coopers ad, "if it isn’t 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
beerophile12  (10) | August 19, 2010
Easily the best beer bar in Oz, going by range alone. Focus on local craft but every now & then get imports like rogue, mikkeller & nogne o but hell they arent cheap! Doubt its their fault though. Have been many times when both busy & quiet. Service is always pretty good, friendly & willing to recommend etc Food is pretty good, though i understand they are introducing some more interesting meals & moving a little away from pub grub. Been to a few of the monthly ale stars sessions & seasonal beer fests, both are great but get pretty rowdy & busy, meaning you have to wait a while at the bar but not too big an problem. Only issue would be that the beers are served too cold. All style seem to be the same temp, which i’m not too fond of. Other than that, its an awesome venue & a must
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00  (44) Melbourne, Australia | February 25, 2010| Updated December 16, 2014
Downstairs on a quietish night. About 20 taps with a good selection of well-established locals and several new or uncommon Australian micros. Tap prices are good. Bottles appeared quite expensive. Beer is really quite a lot too cold. Nice place with a welcoming, lived-in feel. [edit] Now has a bottleshop attached. Selection is certainly amongst the top half-dozen in Melbourne. [76]

The bottleshop is long gone (and is now a BlackHeart and Sparrows). Tap selection is broader than it once was and often has "worth making a trip" beers (I’m only a few minutes away but I don;t get out much) and pretty much always has something I want to drink. Staff knowledge has improved a fair bit, to the point where I’d be happy to mention a few things I like and ask any one of several staff to give me what they’d reckon. Keg beer is still too cold. Not cheap.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
davidm  (62) 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1071) Boomtown!, Australia | August 21, 2009| Updated July 13, 2015
I always make a point to stop by the Local each time I’m visiting Melbourne. There’s 20 taps available that constantly change and I know that I’ll be guaranteed to find new beers here. Often there will be a showcase of a particular brewery or for their SpecTAPular events. There seems to be good support given to Aussie breweries, particularly for the up-and-comers. Visits mid-week are pleasant if you are looking to just chill out on the lounge and grab a few beers. The weekends can be hectic which is to be expected but I’ve had many fun evenings here in the past. The food is good too and the staff are generally switched on, provide decent service and know the beers well. A fantastic beer bar, and along with the one in Sydney I really enjoy the place. Now if only they’ll open a Taphouse in Brisbane....
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie  (30) Perth, Australia | April 2, 2009
Visited there twice last week whilst I was in Melbourne enjoyed it both times, called in during the day when it was a little quiet which was probably better for me to relax and enjoy the beers available subjectively. Very good range of tap beers, pizza was good and staff very friendly and knowledgeable.
68
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
UnholyBrewing  (26) Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida | March 18, 2009
...went down on a Friday night to check it out for the first time. Weird vibe downstairs, I didn’t know there was an upstairs untill I left. They had some guy playing a keyboard, with a drummer for the "live music". I guess it was alright, but the stuff they were playing was stupid. There were gay-fags dancing around with some ripped guy in a wheelchair, and lots of drunken buisinessmen that were trying to look cool by ordering expensive vodka drinks, and jager-mixers. They did have a decent amount on tap, but the matilda bay intrusion was not known untill I came on here to rate the beers I had had. Beer was too cold, and the bar-chic was obviously new mixing up orders, and serving weizens in mugs, haha. Anyway, I might go back there again, even though they were out of an american wheat I wanted to try. Oh yea, you have to walk past lots of manly looking hookers to get there, oh well, that’s St. Kilda for ya.
86
  • 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 haven’t rated this place already. It’s 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 you’d never otherwise see available. Dunno how they do it. And the beer list is constantly updated on the blog - thelocaltaphouse.blogspot.com. Brilliant, I wish more places would do that. I’m 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 aren’t 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.
92
  • 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.

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