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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: 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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: nahthan on 12-07-2007)
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Reviews by womencantsail:
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3.79/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Located just off of 880 in Oakland (and just a few blocks from Beer Revolution). This is a pretty nice place, though you wouldn't really know it was there from the outside.

The inside is well decorated and has a classy feel to it. The only real downer is that the bar is quite small and cramped. It sort of gives the Trappist its character, though.

They had quite a bit of interesting/cool/good stuff on-tap which was very nice to see. The downer is that those beers are expensive. Most beers tend to be $7 or $8 for a 8-11 ounce pour, which is bordering on excessive to me.

The woman tending the bar was quite nice and helpful and offered samples to customers if they were unsure about a beer they were considering.

It is a cool place with a good selection, but the prices are really a bummer to me. I think I'd rather just head down the street to Beer Revolution for a reasonably priced beer or bottle.

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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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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.