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The Trappist

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The TrappistThe Trappist
BA SCORE
98
world-class

81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.33%
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 +6.1%

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.

LittleDon, Apr 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

comand, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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

mike312, Aug 28, 2014
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atpca, Jul 17, 2014
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4.42/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

shivtim, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Marco_Gtz, Mar 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

dirtylou, Mar 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

rstenson, Dec 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7%

davegray, Nov 14, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev -0.7%

Located in Old Town Oakland, this is one of the hidden gems of the bay area. Great atmosphere. Dimly lit with lots of wood and brick. Two bars offering about two dozen beers on tap, mostly Belgian but also a few local brews outside the style. Pretty small inside, it can be cramped at times, but they also have some seating in the back. Service is generally great and the food is surprisingly good. If you're into beer and in Oakland, this is simply a must visit place.

kflorence, Jul 06, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -11.5%

On tap this visit:
- St. Bernardus Tripel
- Allagash Curieux
- Leipziger Gose
- De La Senne Band of Brothers
- De La Senne Zwarte Piet 2012
- North Coast Rasputin
- Rodenbach Grand Cru
- De La Senne Taras Boulba
- Moonlight Reality Czeck
- Victory Prima PIls

The beers that are expensive deserve to be pricey, but there are always some non-Belgians at a very decent price, especially by Bay Area standards. The best deal is at lunch, when you can add the "Beer of the Day" for $2.00 with a sandwich. That turned out to be a super Pilsener I've never had, the Moonlight Reality Czeck. And the food is simply great. We had a grilled tuna melt on excellent bread plus a pear, farro, and greens salad with loads of blue cheese.

Interesting pub on the edge of Chinatown in Oakland, just off Broadway. Near the downtown BART station, and a pleasant walk from both Amtrak and the ferry from San Francisco. Makes a nice outing if you come over from the city and stop at Beer Revolution to stock up on some oddities.

mactrail, Jan 25, 2013
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The Trappist in Oakland, CA
98 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.