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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 wailingwench:
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4.85/5  rDev +9%

Cheers: Impeccable selection of brews on tap and bottle service with ny and regionals well represented. Extremely attentive server, very professional. Made some excellent recomendations to my friend who is in love with blue moon. Wonderful black bean burger, served perfectly, which is anything more than a pile of black mush on a bun. Huge fish fry done right, light and flaky. Great place for convo and discussion of the sub prime housing market. Subdued lighting to hide the fact that you look like you have been on a ten day bender. All in all, outstanding. Classy addition to the neighborhood. Hope this place sticks around. Park just down the street to crash just in case the need arises.

Jeers: Would love to see classic pints used instead of the typical barware pint glass. Soda is served in what I believe would be called a thimble in victorian London. Bathrooms are a hold over form the MacG's days and certainly clash with the aura of the joint. Tap list was not updated. Rumor circulating that the tp in the ladies bathroom was in short supply.

wailingwench, Jan 26, 2008
More User Reviews:
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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
Photo of Bigmack
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.