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The Trappist

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The TrappistThe Trappist
BA SCORE
98
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
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

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Reviews by lhaqq:
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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Had been trying to go here for awhile, but couldn't talk any of my friends into it. Finally went out with a friend visiting from Minnesota. Went during their celebration for the twenty-fifth anniversary of Chimay being sold in the U.S., so The Trappist was handing out the commemorative glasses. Extremely crowded when I went, but that is probably in part because of the event. Otherwise, it is pretty small and comfortable. Probably the largest bar tab I've had. Had one of the light wild ales from Russian River that set me back $10 for a goblet--went to RR (an hour north) the next day and could have got it for half the price.

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

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
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 -4.5%

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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.