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Tap & Mallet

Tap & Mallet


Factoids

  • This building has a long history of serving beer! The original owners opened a saloon and lived above it until their death.

  • The saloon was converted into a restaurant in 1916, perhaps in anticipation of prohibition/under pressure from the temperance movement.

  • Throughout the 1920s and 30s the building was home to a grocery store and two different variety stores. In the past several decades there has been a slew of bars, biker bars, and Irish pubs, including the original MacGregor’s.

  • The current owner was attracted to this building because it reminded him of the neighborhood pubs back home in England, referred to as “locals.”

  • The current owner likes that the building is situated on a corner but the corner entrance was blocked off before he purchased it. The first thing he did when he got the space was to restore the entrance to the corner. Notice the arch behind the bar–that was the entrance more recent businesses used.

  • Former Rochester Mayor Bob Duffy said Tap & Mallet’s potato salad is the best he’s ever had!




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