Australia > Melbourne
Beer Available At The Local Taphouse (arranged by most recent)
Arcobräu Schloss Dunkel 22, Arcobräu Weissbier Hell 50, Arcobräu Schloss Hell 29, Arcobräu Pilsener 41, Arcobräu Coronator 68, Feral Tusk 2013 , Haandbryggeriet Dark Force 99, Evil Twin Ryan And The Beaster Bunny 95, Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale 86, Dieu du Ciel Route des Épices 86, Bridge Road Beechworth Bling Bling Imperial IPA 89, La Sirène Wild Saison , Mountain Goat Saison , Doctors Orders Cephalopod Black Berliner Weisse , Matilda Bay Moose On The Loose , 8 Wired Superconductor 99, Bright M.I.A. IPA , Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Draft) 91, Mornington Peninsula Pale 76
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jrallen34 (270) Chicago, Illinois | April 24, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
duckyutility (5) Invercargill, New Zealand | January 20, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 10/20
Great bar. But real problems with the nazi style security and the manager when he eventually came out with a real attitude, when we just asking him a simple question.
Totally ruined a great night out where we loved the beers and everything else about the bar.
I would not go back to this bar for that reason which is sad as the beer selection was great.
halfbaked (24) , | December 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Like the other one in Sydney, love this place. They have monthly rotating taps of international and local craft beers. Lots of favourites and always something new to try.
The staff are knowledgable and they have cool events if you are into that kind of thing. Food is good but a bit expensive. Nice different indoor/outdoor areas.
Only thing I don’t like is it gets really packed. Much better to go during the day or a weekday evening.
jonnyguns (12) , | October 3, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
this place was pretty awesome! cant fault anything they did where really helpful with the beers they provided. was cool how you got to circle your taster beers on the beer tap last and they would arrange it in the order of how they should be drunk. good food menu as well. lots of international craft from italy, usa, denmark etc and even some local stuff thrown in. overall an awesome craft beer pub
Rangi (11) , New Zealand | May 14, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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 can’t get much better.
kbutler1 (79) Minnesota | March 12, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Made an appearance here after seeing how highly rated this place was prior to my visit. Upon arriving we wree asked for a gold coin donation, for...AMERICA NIGHT, haha, this was going to be funny. It was still a little early but the bar was already decently filled. On tap they had all US beers, mostly from Cali but some from other states. I had hoped when I came that I would get a chance to try some AU craft beers but it wasn’t meant to be here. Grabbed an IPA, something from Green Flash. We were hungry but the only thing on the menu was all "American"; bbq wings, hamburger, hot dog, etc. we grabbed wings and a hamburger (no cheese though, don’t they know us Americans like cheese?!). The wings were mediocre as was the burger but it filled us up. I grabbed another beer, a stout this time. Overall, the bar was pretty cool and you could tell as the night went on that this was a popular bar that seemed to attract the craft beer fans. I’d go back again if I was in town but would shoot to go during the day when I can sit back, relax, and enjoy some beers. **** Go, go, GO to the bottleshop too as I saw beers there that I saw no where else in AU, picked up several Cantillons. Prices were high but probably to be expected given the current beer scene there.
Sevenlee (54) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | February 3, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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
GT2 (341) Riverslime, California | July 22, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not really fair to say this place is in Melbourne as it is in St Kilda, which is more of a suburb that takes a pretty long time to get to- 20+ minute train ride from central Melbourne. Tap list is the best I saw in Australia and has stuff actually from all over the world. Extremely different from its counterpart in Sydney which is sort of small, in a weird location, full of business men types, and really a formal bar. This is a craft beer haven with hipster staff who are wildly knowledgeable about beer compared to their relatively clueless Sydneysider counterparts. Upstairs is an awesome roof deck with umbrellas and wood tables and another bar. Found tons of random beer you will probably find nowhere else on the continent. Feral Brewing’s funky beers were a big hit. They have some not so crazy German beers on the menu as well for the less crazy beer nerds. Regardless, you must go here and spend the day bumming around in St Kilda. The beach is great and have a nice walk along the docks. Food was excellent. Anyway- probably the best place in Australia for craft beer.
jonno (105) , Japan | May 13, 2011| Updated May 14, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
flmd (1) , Australia | January 16, 2011| Updated May 14, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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