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The Local Taphouse (Sydney)
Excellent based on 32 ratings
Type: Bar

122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Sydney, Australia [ print map ]
02 93600088 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am Fri: 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sat: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mayor: gnoff (4) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+

The Local Taphouse (Sydney)

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Beer Available At The Local Taphouse (Sydney) (arranged by most recent)
Red Hill Red Smoke 90, New England Frederick India Brown Ale Hop Cannon , Bright Lord Helmet Schwartz , Feral Hop Hog India Pale Ale 98, Burleigh Hefeweizen 40, Modus Operandi Steinman , Big Shed Dr Shedlove 2015 Vintage , Murrayís Black Bear , Riverside Tzar Imperial Red Ale , Akasha Fire Within Imperial Amber , Akasha Freshwater Pale Ale , Pirate Life Export Stout , Stockade Royal Imperial Stout , Mornington Peninsula Russian Imperial Stout 100, Nail Flaming Lamington 82, Napoleone Burning Bridges Rauchbier , Akasha Hopsmith IPA 85, Feral Karma Citra 97, Stone & Wood Forefathers Phil Sexton English Brown 61, Bridge Road / Modus Operandi Ryeale Rumble (Oz Hops)
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32 reviews for The Local Taphouse (Sydney)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  74%
 Selection  83%
 Food  71%
 Value  67%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters  (96) , Australia | May 13, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
Very European in feel and look. In a way small and cramped though. Very little parking in the area and if you want to be there over an hour a train is your best option. Service is good but nothing over the top or makes itself stand out. Beer selection is crap compared to Melbourne location. gets better stuff. Pricing can be good to way overpriced. Value wise if you live in the area it is a godsend. If you are on the other side of the bridge that is another matter. Not nearly as good as the Wheatsheaf in Adelaide.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (160) Woodend, Australia | April 19, 2011| Updated April 20, 2011
In line with expectations which, admittedly, were high. Fitout compared to Melbourne is same but different. Very good use of dark wood panelling but the classic inner city pub roots canít be denied complete with art deco tiling and wall bench bars. Range very good and in line with Melbourne. Pricing in line with bad Aust craft pub premium pricing. Must be Sydís best venue? Service soldid without being OS. Plus they play great alt county like Wilco and Golden Smog!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jonno  (124) , Japan | October 10, 2010
TimE has the best thoughts here on this bar. Rough and ready place, though no rough types there. Decor is old and a bit haphazard. Feels a bit unclean. 2 levels the real draw is the excellent range of beers they get here. Service was friendly and prices are decent - though bottles are pretty over the top (though this is average in Australia). Good place but the Wheatsheaf is still the quintessential craft bar I have visited in Australia in terms of overall experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
rocket39  (1) , Australia | October 8, 2010
great craft beer pub, great selection of local and international beers, always rotating there taps so always something new to try when you go there
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
ndon  (48) London, England | June 10, 2010| Updated December 29, 2010
Rotating taps with some great beers from Oz, NZ, and international guest beers. Friendly staff who know their beer. Edit: The rooftop bar is now open, and it just makes this place even better!!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Mattburns  (3) | June 1, 2010
Fantastic bar. Beer, food staff all on the money. A great place to go anytime.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
nzbiggles  (2) , Australia | April 8, 2010
Awesome bar. Huge rotation of unique beers, a perfect place if you want to taste beers. Only problem is the beers are so rare you often never taste them again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | February 14, 2010
Love the interior, awesome building. The vibe and crowd isnít quite the equal of its bigger Melbourne brother (too many people I asked in there what they were drinking responded "I donít know"), but itís hard to make any complaints when you have 20 taps on offer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
TimE  (281) Tokyo, Japan | December 27, 2009| Updated January 2, 2010
Decent place, though the atmosphere feels a bit faux and the staff are amongst the least bright Iíve come across in any bar - though they do have rudimentary knowledge of beer and were somewhat friendly. Beyond that, this place is brilliant. Selection of rotating Oz brews - though not a large portion of the entire taplist - was spot on and served in good condition and temperature. Prices seemed reasonable. Food was excellent (I enjoyed a Salami Pizza). Menu is informative and explains about beer styles and food indicates what beer goes with which food. Very good presentation for attracting people to try craft beer. Did not having anything from bottles, but list seemed impressive. A must for any out of town visitor to Sydney. Also it should be mentioned, I told the bar staff they need to put operating hours on thier website. They said they will get on this. I am not holding my breath. Until then, just guess!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm  (145) Duluth, Minnesota | August 17, 2009
Visited here a few times recently, and was quite impressed. 20 taps, almost all of which were micros, and 3 of which were from a featured aussie brewer (Moo Brew when I was there). For A$13 you could get 5 samples of the tap beers, which is also nice. Bottle selection was pretty good with a number of Belgian offerings, even if they were kind of spendy. Staff was very friendly, and seemed to know some about the beer. Very cool feel to the place, even if the neighborhood was so-so. Definitely worth stopping at if in Sydney.

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