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The Trappist

Not Rated.
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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: nahthan on 12-07-2007)
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Reviews by willjschmidt:
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4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I absolutely love this place. It's a shame that I don't live closer or it would be my regular hangout. I stopped by on the second day it was open and they already have everything dialed down to make for an outstanding beer bar.

The atmosphere is great. Beautiful wood finished interior, no TV's, and decorated with bottles and Belgian beer signs. It's a little on the small side (maximum 49 people) but it's got a warm and cozy feeling. Everything looks top-notch.

The service is outstanding. The two owners, Aaron and Chuck, were behind the bar. They are friendly, outgoing, extremely knowledgeable, and Belgian beer fanatics. It is very apparent that this is their love and it comes through in their bar.

The selection is also great. 15 beers on tap, several Belgians and several non-Belgian styles as well. The also have a bottle list of over 100 beers, all Belgian or Belgian styles. They go to great lengths to insure that the drinking experience is perfect. Proper temperature, the cold rinse of the glass, and everything served in the proper glass.

This bar is beer geek heaven. If you love beer, and more specifically Belgian beer, than this should be your top destination.

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

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Photo of shivtim
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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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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