The Local Taphouse | Melbourne,
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The Local Taphouse
Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Bar

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

thelocal.com.au | twitter

Hours: 12pm - 1am


Mayor: Rangi (6) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300


The Local Taphouse

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Beer Available At The Local Taphouse (arranged by most recent)
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Stone Reason Be Damned 92, Double Bastard Ale 100, Bacchus Double Chocolate Stout , Bacchus Double Obama , Bacchus White Choc Raspberry Pils 92, Bacchus Elderflower Summer Ale , Bacchus Cunning Ninja Imperial IPA , Bacchus Red Bellied Black , Palm Royale 32, Bacchus London IPA , Yeastie Boys Hud-a-waí Strong 87, Death Between The Tanks , Burleigh FIGJAM IPA 87, Dainton Impale Ale , McLaren VALE/IPA 74, Bright Brewery Pilot Light , Bridge Road Bling IPA 88, Feral B.F.H. (Barrel Fermented Hog) 92, Riverside Session Amber Ale
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26 reviews for The Local Taphouse
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  76%
 Selection  89%
 Food  66%
 Value  68%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  92%
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  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 didnít 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, thatís St. Kilda for ya.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mullet  (224) 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 - thelocaltaphouse.blogspot.com. 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.
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.
88
  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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41  (128) Woodend, Australia | February 7, 2008
I think The Local is going to be seriously good joint to have a beer at. Popped in for a beer at the soft opening tonight and I was impressed. Classy fitout uncluttered, non-pretentious, not pool table / big screen TV bullshit. 21 taps with some really good kit (Beast IPA, Red Hill Blonde, Coopers Yellow, Redoak?, Dogbolter etc). Priced up a touch at about $4.5 - $5.0 for a glass but bugger it well worth the effort. Steve (owner) gives a shit about good beer and is committed to showcasing it properly. Could be the best place in Melb to have a beer.

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