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The Trappist

Not Rated.
The TrappistThe Trappist

64 Reviews
Reviews: 64
Visits: 91
Avg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 160
Cask: 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

Place added by: nahthan on 12-07-2007

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Reviews: 64 | Visits: 91
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of barleywin
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Goalcam
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

The big problem here is they tap-out early. Need to replace kegs more frequently or cross off what's out.

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Photo of fishthe
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of NavyGoat
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Found this establishment via Beer Advocate and what a find! Very cool place and a nice beer selection. The staff was cool to talk to and I had the "Sump" while I was there which was fantastic! Both my buddy and I felt that if you are coming to Oakland, you must stop at the Trappist !!

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of mxchap
3.62/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Another great beer bar in downtown oakland.
Always have some interesting beers on tap.
A little on the pricier side, and service is at times questionable.

Vibe [4.25]: Dark and mysterious. Two separate bars (although you can order from either bar and they will bring you your beer). And a great little outdoor area in the back.
Quality [4.0]: Always a great pour here and they have an extensive glassware selection. The price is more than most places (~$8 for a typical pour). High bottle prices plus corkage. I would stick to the draft menu.
Service [2.5]: Typically the service is ok. Never had a great experience here, but definitely have had some terrible experiences. Depends on who is behind the bar...
Selection [4.0]: Always a really nice/diverse tap list. Not as much rotation as you'd expect for how many taps they have though. The bottle list is nice, but typically out-dated.
Food [NA]: Haven't tried the food, so no opinion here.

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Pretty cool spot for nice imported beers. Usually 1-2 really good local brews. Seems pricey at times. Crowd is a little bit of the "new" craft crowd. I think they do a good job with the variety on tap. Arugula salad is nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of comand
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mike312
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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

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Photo of Nbdreher
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TommyTheCat
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The original good-beer spot in the East Bay. Plus...Horseshoe shape! Mood lighting! Wood paneling! Fabulous events! Taco Tuesdays! Wow!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of shivtim
4.42/5  rDev 0%
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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The Trappist in Oakland, CA
97 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.