The Local Taphouse | Sydney,
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The Local Taphouse
Good based on 28 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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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: motelpogo (5) | Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 100+


The Local Taphouse

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Beer Available At The Local Taphouse (arranged by most recent)
Nail Smokey Burns Rauchbier 71, Doctors Orders Synapse , Moon Dog Love Tap 85, Moo Brew Mona Saison DeMoo 42, Illawarra Jerome O.G. , Death Between The Tanks 77, Murrays Angry Man Pale Ale 85, Birra del Borgo Keto Reporter 84, BrewCult Hop Zone 86, Deschutes Jubelale 96, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 97
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28 reviews for The Local Taphouse
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  73%
 Selection  83%
 Food  73%
 Value  68%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  83%
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66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34  (438) Chicago, Illinois | April 20, 2013
Nice selection of locals and international beer to please anyone’s palate. Service could be better, lots of conflicting answers on what is available, and they only allowed certain people to do paddles. I’d go back to tick beers, but didn’t like the vibe.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt  (36) Sydney, Australia | June 1, 2014
I visited on a Saturday afternoon and there were a handful of patrons other than myself there so it was relatively quiet. The tap selection is admirable with a couple of ciders on offer though a few were dry/bottles sold out. Service was OK if a tad brusque. Not cheap but seemingly on-par with the area. I’d happily revisit but won’t be in a hurry to do so.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
agoodpale  (2) , | December 28, 2013
Great ambience but yo come here because they have a great selection of great micro brewery beers. A must visit on a sunny sunday afternoon.. Great atmosphere.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers  (4) Oslo, Norway | December 27, 2013
Nice selection of locals and international beers.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff  (435) Mölndal, Sweden | August 27, 2013
Visited July 10 and 16.
First was evening and rather busy, some live music played.
Second arrived rather late after calling ahead and checking they’d be open a while longer.
Both times nice, fast, friendly service. Good knowledge of the beers and when they had time were happy to just chat with you.
Getting to the place the first time sent me on a detour, walked up Albion and turned right, did see a crosswalk on the other side before turning the corner, but figured I’d be able to cross easy down the road, but kept walking way past the pub before I had to turn a few streets down and finally track back and got to the correct side of the street. Second time just opted for the one crosswalk on Albion, made it so much easier.
About a 20 minute walk or so from the central station/Chinatown, decent area to walk in too. Fairly busy road outside, but didn’t see much space for parking.
Not that big, some seating available at tables, I spent most of my time on a chair by the bar. Offered 5x90 tasting paddles for $15, and had some 20 taps plus a hand pump to choose from. Manly domestic craft beers and some imports as well. Also a fair selection of bottles to go for if you wish. No WiFi available.
Could see beer from my hometown on bottles, Dugges from Sweden, nice surprise. Also some Danish micros on bottles.
First visit had a very nice helpful girl set me up with my beers. Second visit a guy that was very happy to help me out and chat, he was also a metal head so could talk some music as well.
One of the better places for my taste I visited in Sydney, and a place many of the breweries and even other bartenders recommended me to visit.
From my first to my second visit had a bunch of new beers on tap, so could get another paddle and get busy.
Make sure to stop by. Didn’t eat, but saw plenty that did, seems like a nice place to get food as well.
Visited once more, the afternoon of August 10.
Fairly busy, asked if I could get a paddle and include the handpump, that was no problem at all. Again quite a few new beers on tap.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1644) Washington, Washington DC | August 18, 2013
Smallish place with a bigger area upstairs. Comfortably crowded on a Sunady night with a great vibe. Food was delicious. Tap list was the best I’ve seen in Australia. Of course, this was the first place I visited, but it was a great list anyway, with mostly dark beers left from an event of some sort. Staff was very friendly and helpful, Jason in particular made sure that I didn’t miss any of the unique beers on offer. Worth going out of your way to try this place. Minor quibble was that the music was a bit loud for conversation, which I guess was why everyone was shouting. Alcohol may have played a part too.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit  (19) , Australia | February 21, 2013
Always Great beers on their rotating tap system, pretty good food, nice atmosphere. Although the prices could drop a tad, however you have to pay for the good stuff.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
stoutnick  (7) Brisbane, Australia | January 28, 2013
Still my first love when it comes to craft beer. Love this place, and miss it dearly. The burgers are great, the chilli fries a necessity. Loved smoking clove cigars on the roof back in the day, and chilling with good friends. A beer bar to fall in love with.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | December 10, 2012
pretty cool small bar in paddington. Loads of beer choices with 20 taps of craft beer. Mainly AUST stuff but the USA stuff they had was awesome...got to try dark horse plead the 5th which is super rare here so keep an eye out for something special at this bar. service was ok i snubbed by one of the bar tenders but he must of been having a bad day. overall number 1 sydney craft beer bar hands down. awesome pulled pork burgers!!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
JohnShepherd  (3) Sydney, Australia | December 1, 2012
Great rotating selection of beers on tap. Wide range of bottled beers. Events to promote beer appreciation. Best beer venue in Sydney, by a long way. Great pizza, too.

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