The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst

Having honed their craft beer bar concept to perfection in St Kilda, The Local Taphouse team took the template to Sydney to begin the mission of converting the drinkers of Australia's biggest city to good beer. They instilled what they'd learnt in Melbourne so successfully that in no time the Darlinghurst venue was winning awards for the best specialty beer bar in the land.

If you've been to one, you'll feel instantly at home in the other, with the combination of 1930s European tavern - wood paneled walls, whicker lampshades, quirky beer memorabilia and cosy nooks - and exquisite attention to detail distinguishing them from other beer bars. Above all, it's what's behind the bar that counts the most, however, with the Darlinghurst venue boasting 20 taps on both its ground and first floors, most of which rotate frequently through the best beers Aussie craft brewers have to offer and the pick from elsewhere in the world. Expect to see 220 beers a year appear on the taps - often for the first, sometimes only, time in Australia. Food is available on all three levels, but the first floor restaurant has its own gastropub menu featuring exquisite dishes cooked and matched with beer.

Regular events include the monthly Ale Stars beer appreciation sessions that often invite leading beer industry figures to appear as special guests and Beerista 101 evenings, where newcomers are introduced to the basics of craft beer and how to appreciate it. Then there's the massive seasonal SpecTAPular beerfests in which the taps are turned over to a theme, such as Aussie, US or Canadian beers, and staff and guests get into the fancy dress spirit, as well as BrewShare homebrew nights and occasional beer dinners.

If you can resist all the temptation contained within the first two floors, a trip to the top level is a must. Up there you'll find an open air rooftop garden with its own bar (pouring the same tap list as downstairs) and plenty of tables. Every Tuesday, the rooftop hosts a silent cinema and they regularly roll out the Bocce balls. If you want a beer in the sun - or under the stars - there are few better places in the city in which to do it.

Name
The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst
Address

122 Flinders Street
Darlinghurst
NSW 2010

Phone
(02) 9360 0088
Website
Regular events

Ale Stars (monthly)
SpecTAPulars (themed tap takeovers, usually bi-monthly)
See the Events Diary

Hours

Main Bar
Mon to Wed - 12pm to midnight
Thurs to Sat - 12pm to 1am
Sunday - 12pm to 11pm

Roof terrace:
Mon to Sat - 12pm to 10pm
Sunday - 12pm to 9pm

On tap at The Local Taphouse Darlinghurst

Regularly featured brewers

2 Brothers

2 Brothers

3 Ravens

3 Ravens

4 Pines

4 Pines

7 cent Brewery

7 cent Brewery

Australian Brewery

Australian Brewery

Bacchus Brewing

Bacchus Brewing

Big Shed Brewing Concern

Big Shed Brewing Concern

Boatrocker Brewery

Boatrocker Brewery

BrewCult

BrewCult

Bridge Road Brewers

Bridge Road Brewers

Bright Brewery

Bright Brewery

Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Brewing Company

Cavalier Beer

Cavalier Beer

Colonial Brewery

Colonial Brewery

Dainton Family Brewery

Dainton Family Brewery

Feral Brewing

Feral Brewing

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor

Fortitude Brewing / Noisy Minor

Hargreaves Hill

Hargreaves Hill

Holgate Brewhouse

Holgate Brewhouse

HopDog BeerWorks

HopDog BeerWorks

Illawarra Brewing Company

Illawarra Brewing Company

Kooinda Brewery

Kooinda Brewery

La Sirène Brewing

La Sirène Brewing

Little Brewing Company

Little Brewing Company

Little Creatures

Little Creatures

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

Matilda Bay

Matilda Bay

Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Moo Brew

Moo Brew

Moon Dog

Moon Dog

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Murray's

Murray's

Nail Brewing

Nail Brewing

Nomad Brewing

Nomad Brewing

Pirate Life

Pirate Life

Prickly Moses

Prickly Moses

Red Duck Brewery

Red Duck Brewery

Red Hill Brewery

Red Hill Brewery

Riverside Brewing Company

Riverside Brewing Company

Shenanigans Brewing

Shenanigans Brewing

Six String Brewing

Six String Brewing

Stone & Wood

Stone & Wood

Thirsty Crow

Thirsty Crow

True South

True South

Two Birds Brewing

Two Birds Brewing

Wayward Brewing Co.

Wayward Brewing Co.

White Rabbit

White Rabbit

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