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The Trappist

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The TrappistThe Trappist
BA SCORE
98
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.09%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 160
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

460 8th St
Oakland, California, 94607-3935
United States
phone: (510) 238-8900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thetrappist

Notes:
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(Place added by: nahthan on 12-07-2007)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

If you're in the Bay Area, a must go.

Rathskeller like feel with lots of dark wood and brick/tile. Small, but there's outdoor seating in the back. Everything was close to perfect. The tap list was a bit small, close to two dozen, but everything was superb. The mix was mostly Belgian styles, but there were a few non Belgians. Super fresh, served in the proper glassware, etc., things that have been pointed out in previous posts. The service was excellent and very friendly. If I had to nitpick, the food selection was limited, portions were small, and it was a bit pricey, albeit well prepared and tasty. But hey, more room for beer. I'd go back in a heartbeat, definitely in the top ten of the places I've been to.

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Imo an unparalleled number of spurs, wilds, and Belgians on tap. A must if youre nearby.

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4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Went with three friends.
Great place to get a beer. The atmosphere is good, nothing special, but it's a nice neighborhood-ey joint. Narrow space, nice bar, not much seating otherwise unless you go out back.

Great selection. Belgian-focused, but quite a few Belgian-style and sour beers from around the country. Happy to see Jolly Pumpkin. Bartender was great, giving plenty of suggestions and tasters.

Didn't try the food.

This and beer revolution are the two complementary spots to visit in Oakland.

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4.36/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I've been aware of this place for some time, so it was nice to get over to Oakland on a recent SF trip and check it out.

The Trappist is located in a cool older area of Oakland - the bar is split into a front/back bar, neither of which was crowded at all (shockingly so) on a Saturday night. They nailed the interior/decor/vibe of a Belgian dark bar probably as well or better than any other place I have ever been in the US.

The front bar area was gorgeous - dark and cozy, with some open air coming in from the streets of Oakland. It looked like the back patio area (also somehow empty) was pretty awesome too.

The beer selection was strong, but not overwhelming in quality. The taplist seemed more focused on classics of Benelux than other 'rare' european and american belge-clones. I had my saison dupont and la trappe quad, and left thrilled to have spent a few hours in such a fabulous place.

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The Trappist in Oakland, CA
98 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.