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Tap & Mallet

Not Rated.
Tap & MalletTap & Mallet
BA SCORE
97
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.09%
Taps: 31
Bottles: 165
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

381 Gregory St
Rochester, New York, 14620-1351
United States
phone: (585) 473-0503

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(Place added by: Rudgers73 on 11-30-2007)
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Reviews by alee42:
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4.8/5  rDev +7.9%

I've been a frequent-flyer over at the Old Toad for a while now, and it was about time I tried a new place. A friend of mine suggested Tap & Mallet and now I've become a loyal fan.

T&M has a very breathable atmosphere. When you first walk in you get an explosion of hops and citrus flavored smells. The scene is quite polished - several tables and seats in the bar room and in the adjacent room, a nice dart board. I was very impressed with the beer selection and I found the staff extremely helpful. T&M makes updates to their website almost every day, which really translates to the amount of beers on-tap they go through each day. Prices are very reasonable: any beer on the mid to low-end of the abv. scale usually sells at $5-6 a pint.

I'm usually out on a Sunday night till close. Chris works the bar and he'll tell you everything you need to know about choosing a beer.

alee42, Feb 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

rojapa, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

d_cook_roc, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of AEC81
3.71/5  rDev -16.6%

When Tap and Mallet first opened, it was one of my favorite beer bars in all of Rochester. Over the past couple of years, it has dropped a few notches. Food is pretty inconsistent and the service can vary as well. They used to have some of the best Bangers and Mash ever! they took them off the menu. Beer selection remains fairly good and they get some select limited releases. Bartenders have either been very knowledgeable or downright condescending.

AEC81, Jul 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Bigmack, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%

Neck and neck with The Old Toad for best beer selection in my city.

About 25-30 taps on at any given time, with one cask that's always on. Great mix of local, US craft, and interesting international selections. I've gotten to try so much good stuff over the year I've been going there that I didn't think I'd be able to try- White Oak, Parabola, Great'r Pumpkin, etc.

The service is OK, not great. Table service is generally better than bar service. The bartenders can sometimes have a "I'm better than you" attitude, and regulars get treated much better than anyone else, but it's not surprising, and railing against something like that is like railing against water being wet. It's life. Sometimes the place is a little too dark.

The food is generally pretty good, although we've ordered a few duds. The food is expensive, however. Nonetheless, Tap and Mallet serves up the best poutine I've ever had (I've never been to Montreal, however). Be sure to order the vegetarian gravy instead of the beef gravy, it's that much better, made with mushrooms I think?

Parking is sometimes a problem- the parking lot they have is small, and a lot of people come here. Not the worst thing in the world.

Definitely recommended. If you want good beer, it's here.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

meepmeep, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Evarigan, Nov 01, 2013
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Tap & Mallet in Rochester, NY
97 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.