Taphouse On Top Again

Taphouse On Top Again

November 10, 2010 by Crafty Pint

The Local Taphouse in St Kilda has been named Australia’s Best Beer Bar in the inaugural Beer & Brewer magazine Best Beer Venue Awards. It completes a double for the Local Taphouses after the Darlinghurst site picked up Best Specialty Beer Venue at Bartender Magazine’s Australian Bar Awards earlier in the year.

Beer & Brewer said The Local Taphouse, along with the New Zealand winner, Wellington’s Malthouse, “best exemplified the ultimate beer venue encompassing great beer, food matching, aesthetics, entertainment, knowledge, promotion and service.”

The winners were announced at a ceremony in Sydney tonight, with the Local Taphouse also picking up Best Themed Beer Venue and Best Large Bar / Pub. However, the rest of the Aussie awards were spread around the country, with venues in Queensland, New South Wales and WA also picking up gongs.

Congrats to one and all.

The full list of Australian winners is:

Overall Winner – Best Beer Venue
The Local Taphouse, St Kilda

Best Themed Beer Venue
The Local Taphouse, St Kilda

Best Small Bar/Pub (less than 150 patrons)
Platform Bar, Grand Central Hotel, Brisbane

Best Large Bar/Pub (more than 150 patrons)
The Local Taphouse, St Kilda

Best Restaurant/Café
Silo Restaurant and Lounge, Newcastle, NSW

Best Brew Bar/Pub
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, The Rocks, NSW

Best Home Brew Shop
Grain & Grape, Yarraville, VIC

Best Bottleshop (Less than 300 beers)
Platinum Liquor, Bellevue Hill, NSW

Best Bottleshop (More than 300 beers)
International Beer Shop, West Leederville, WA

For full list of finalists and New Zealand winners, see the next issue of the magazine, which is due to hit newsagents on November 17 and includes the first print feature by Crafty friend Chris McBeer. Nice work, Chris.

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