The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

Mayor: hawthorne00 (9) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 300
Create a free account for these features:
Add Event

Beers At The Local Taphouse (Melbourne)

NameABVEntered
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
Feral Tusk11.8%11/22/2017
Tilquin Quetsche - Draft Version 5.3%5.3%11/17/2017
Moon Dog Cake Hole6.5%9/14/2017
La Sirène The Wild Two7%9/14/2017
Modus Operandi Black Lab Milk Stout5%9/14/2017
Modus Operandi Former Tenant7.8%9/14/2017
La Sirène Saison Pink6%9/14/2017
Mountain Goat Barrel Breed Barley Wine (2017)12%8/8/2017
Feral Biggie Juice6%8/8/2017
Pink Boots Pink Purl6.4%8/8/2017
Old Wives Ales Bruce Dragonfruit Sour4%8/8/2017
La Sirène Cascade Saison6.5%8/8/2017
Nail Clout Stout10.6%6/21/2017
Green Beacon Barbary Coast (2017)6.5%6/21/2017
Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus #1: Fortem8.2%6/20/2017
Firestone Walker Krieky Bones5.9%6/20/2017
Blackman's Espresso Martini Kolsch4.8%6/3/2017
La Sirène Harvest Ale5.1%5/16/2017
Gale's Seafarers Ale / Best Bitter / English Ale (Cask)3.6%5/16/2017
BentSpoke Cluster 1818%5/3/2017
BentSpoke Tour de Brugge9.6%5/3/2017
BentSpoke Descent 1616.2%5/3/2017
BentSpoke Cluster 8 Imperial IPA8.8%5/2/2017
BentSpoke Saison Greetings5.8%5/2/2017
Boatrocker Blanc de Blancs5.5%5/2/2017
Feral Phunkn Cat7.9%4/11/2017
Feral Hop Hogan6.5%4/11/2017
3 Ravens Little Ravens Juicy IPA6.5%11/16/2016


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ttrriinn  (1) , Estonia | February 1, 2014
Incredible beer selection with some really interesting choices. A lot more modest on the food front. Real homey Irish pub vibe. Tad bit on the pricy side.
58
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
tofi  (14) , | September 19, 2013
Loved everything about this place, except the staff. Please note this place definitely sets the pace on tap list quality in Melbourne.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
gnoff  (709) Göteborg, Sweden | August 25, 2013
Visited once, on July 26, 2013, with a mate of mine.
Took the tram from Federation Square down to Luna Park or so, started walking down Carlisle Street. I had got it in my head that it was located at 185, so we stayed on the right hand side, couldn’t find it, realized it was 184, had to cross the road and walk back a few blocks... So, if you also come from the bay and are walking east, it will be on your left hand side. Sign is not that obvious to notice either. Much closer tram stops too, one right on the corner, but didn’t note down the name for it.
Looks and feels very much like the Local Taphouse in Sydney, which for me is a very good thing! Offer 5x90ml tasting paddles for $15, their crackers that come with it are not as tasty as the ones in Sydney, still you get it which is rare at other places!
No WiFi, since they had changed password and teh staff didn’t know it to give out.
Two floors indoors seating, also a beer garden at the top floor. Two bars, one on each floor, with the same draught selection, but two handpumps (this night at least) downstairs only.
A bit off from the CBD, certainly not walking distance, but well worth the trip down to St. Kilda!
Nice fast service.
Didn’t eat, part from a bowl of hot chips that me and my mate shared, will not score the food rating for that though.
Had a tasting paddle and a glass each of the two imperial stouts on hand pumps.
Big bottled selection, though I focused on the taps.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | June 16, 2013
Superb. Lucked out on the tail end of a New Zealand tap takeover. Most of the other 20+ taps were Aussie. Excellent tap selection. Indoor/outdoor seating with good atmosphere and lots of ppl even on Sunday. Didn't eat but food smelled good. A Melbourne must for beer.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
chibuck  (588) Chicago, Illinois | April 24, 2013
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.
58
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
duckyutility  (15) Invercargill, New Zealand | January 20, 2013
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
halfbaked  (24) , | December 29, 2012
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | October 3, 2012
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
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Rangi  (11) , New Zealand | May 14, 2012
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1  (106) Minnesota | March 12, 2012
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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee  (83) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | February 3, 2012
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

Review This Place


What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In

Print Travel Map