The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

Mayor: hawthorne00 (5) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300
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Beers At The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)


NameABVEntered
Stomping Ground Kompromat9.9%10/22/2018
Pirate Life Big Red7.2%9/22/2018
2 Brothers / Mean Sardine BLISS8.1%9/22/2018
Hop Hooligans Sourpuss: Raspberry5%9/17/2018
Garage Project Red Eye Gravy5.6%9/17/2018
Wild Beer Millionaire4.7%9/8/2018
Deep Creek Hop Oil Red IPA6.5%9/8/2018
Philter IPA5.8%9/8/2018
Fosters Lager4.9%9/4/2018
3 Ravens Little Raven BA Imperial Stout9.5%8/5/2018
Mornington Peninsula Russian Imperial Stout9.5%8/5/2018
Stone Liberty Station / Bagby Auld Rauch9.8%8/5/2018
Stockade Old Money 201712.5%8/5/2018
Bright Brewery Staircase Porter5.7%8/5/2018
Holgate Brewhouse Millennium Falcon 2015+10.5%8/5/2018
Behemoth (Chur) Lid Ripper Hazy IPA6.9%8/5/2018
Firestone Walker Sour Opal7.7%7/11/2018
Modus Operandi Silent Knight Porter5.6%7/8/2018
Beavertown Black Betty7.4%7/8/2018
Stone Liberty Station Lifeblood6.8%7/8/2018
Sawmill Baltic Porter8%5/20/2018
Sauce Extra-Hop Sauce6.2%5/9/2018
Akasha Hopsmith IPA7.2%4/20/2018
Funk Estate Cosmic Hustle Strawberry Yoghurt Sour Ale5.8%4/14/2018
Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout (Muscat)10.1%4/11/2018
Bridge Road Swagger Lee ESB5.7%4/11/2018
Stomping Ground Archnemesis10.6%4/11/2018
Stone & Wood X10%4/11/2018
Wayward Passion Of The Puss3.8%4/11/2018
Feral Tusk11.8%4/11/2018
Stone & Wood Citrason6.7%4/10/2018
Mornington Peninsula Brown5%11/23/2017
Sauce Eureka! XPA 4.7%11/23/2017
Murray’s Angry Fred 6%11/22/2017
Holgate Brewhouse Hopinator Double IPA7.5%11/22/2017
Wolf of the Willows Johnny Smoke Porter5.2%11/22/2017
Tilquin Quetsche - Draft Version 5.3%5.3%11/17/2017


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  • 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
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sdg  (35) , Switzerland | November 4, 2018
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dinkle50  (136) Chicago, Illinois | April 3, 2018
Very chill place, up on the 2nd floor of a building. Nice patio, split into a smoking and non-smoking section which was nice. Snacks were good. Good taplist, mostly local to Australia or NZ.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Cheeseboard  (442) Bridgwater, England | December 30, 2017
Nice bar a few minutes walk from Balaclava station. When I arrived the roof was shut but they opened it up whilst I was there and it gave the place a different feel. 20 taps of mostly Aus / NZ beers, a wide variety of styles covered. Service was fine. Taster paddles are served, any 5 beers for $17.50 with a free glass of peanuts
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog  (175) Auckland, New Zealand | September 25, 2017
Atmosphere is pretty impersonal and a weirdly formal shitty pub vibe. Staff were downright rude. Decent tap selection, and you get free crackers with your paddle! Bottle selection was good but very expensive. Soft drink selection was just a soda gun, much to the chagrin of my designated driver. Bit disappointed. I feel like this place's high rating is more to do with its legacy than its current state. The other bars I visited in Melbourne had equally good taplists but had put effort into everything else as well.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mcberko  (1772) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 16, 2016
Awesome place, just as good as (if not better) than the Sydney location with several floors of seating area. Great taplist of 25 beers -- you can do custom paddles of 5 beers for $17.50 which really isn’t too bad for Melbourne. Service is friendly enough. A must stop when in town.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
fbs_  (53) , Australia | March 25, 2016
Great service, large selection on tap (never needed to go to bottles yet). Food is decent, especially the smaller snacks. Probably my go to bar in Melbourne if i’m going for a drink.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
stuckey  (18) , | January 10, 2016
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
tapmaster2010  (32) Denver, Colorado | December 25, 2015
Best place in Melbourne but wished they did a better job curating the beers. Some good ones, but intermixed with a lot of noise.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
hank37  (8) banksia grove, Australia | July 10, 2015
We were there relatively early on a tuesday for lunch. Food was good - middling. Tap selection was great, but was informed by staff that a number of them hadn’t been kegged yet, which was disappointing. Staff seemed knowledgeable but were a tad uninterested at times.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Schlenkerla  (802) Vienna, Austria | February 18, 2015| Updated February 22, 2015
We came here first time on 19.2.2015. It’s a really good beer bar. They have two bars - on the ground and on the first floor and a small place outside. Very nicely decorated, wooden interior with posters and beer bottles. Tap selection is quite awesome: 20 beers mainly from Australia’s best craft breweries, only two international ones: Budvar, De Proefbrouweri. That’s what you are looking for when you are on beer journey in Australia. Also good bottle assortment, around 20: Mikkeller, Gueuzerie Tilquin, just to mention the highlights. Could only have 2 beers this day, but we will come back for sure! We came back some days later after watching a World Cup 2015 cricket game at the Melbourne cricket stadium and spent several hours here. The food was very delicious (pie, sandwich, fries) and the beers great as expected - highlights were the Chocolate Stout from Holgate brewhouse on hand pump! and the FigJam IPA from Burleigh Brewing Co (the most intense beer I had during this trip). Can just confirm again this is the best beer place we visited during our 2015 Australia trip.

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