The Local, next to Circus Oz, serves as a useful counterpoint to the glitz of The Pier and Exchange pubs on neighbouring corners of Bay Street. Previously one of those awful Elephant & Wheelbarrow chain-pubs it retains the same, dog-eared, quasi-English style interior and as a result appeals no doubt to the town's numerous ex-pats.
handful of pubs in Melbourne to secure a license for showing the World Cup soccer earlier in the year.
proposed to be shut-down during the temperance movement; it is one of three of those establishments to have survived to this day.
Beers on tap: Cartlton Draught, Classic Blonde, Boag's, XXXX Gold, Kosciuszko Pale Ale, Heineken, Grolsch, Peroni, James Squire Golden & Amber Ales, Kirin, Guinness, Kilkenny.
Wine range: $7 - $9.50 a glass
Parma: $22 (see my review)
Tradie vs Yuppy: Neither, just down to earth