The Local Taphouse is a European-inspired neighbourhood tavern that specialises in craft beer, great food and a warm atmosphere. With an incredible 400 different beers on tap a year and dozens more in bottles, this is a craft beer enthusiast’s dream venue.
This is the type of place whose website you want to check before you visit – they keep patrons informed about new beers on tap, specials and masterclasses, as well as news and updates on events like comedy nights, trivia nights and live music. The large two-storey venue features a bocce room, a private dining room with a terrace, a rooftop garden and a restaurant.
Its official tap list includes well-known Australian brews from Stone & Wood, Bridge Road Brewers, Feral Brewing Company and Mornington Peninsula Brewery, as well as international drops from Erdinger Weissbrau, Lervif Aktiebryggeri and Nogne O. However, with such a large rotation, expect something different upon every visit.
If you’re not that into beer, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will walk you through the menu and help you find something that satisfies those picky taste buds. Exploring beers outside your comfort zone is not only allowed here, it’s encouraged.
It’s not just about the beer though, The Local Taphouse also provides its guests with an outstanding food menu, with all plates easily matched to your choice of brew. If you’re sharing, try the southern fried chicken with chilli mayo, the pan-seared haloumi with dried honey figs in syrup or the chicken liver parfait. For a main, order the beer battered garfish or the Atlantic salmon – both go great with a frosty beer. If you’re not particularly hungry, order a bowl of the patatas bravas for the table or treat yourself to the chocolate brownie with warm chocolate sauce and crème anglaise.
The best aspect of The Local Taphouse is its undeniable passion for beer. You can trust the staff to keep you informed and adventurous when it comes to sampling new and exciting craft brews, perfect for every palate.