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La Trappe Cafe

La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe

Taps: 15 / Bottles: 250
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 12.87%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

800 Greenwich St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2615
United States
phone: (415) 440-8727

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(Place added by: dougnboston on 06-04-2008)
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Reviews by beerwolf77:
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This was a must stop on our trip to San Fran. We were a bit apprehensive since it was a Saturday night but our fears were squashed instantly upon walking through the door. The place was near empty. Now I had heard the downstairs level was "the" place to be. So of course we made a bee line for the stairs. Surprise! That's where everybody was. Packed wall to wall. Back upstairs we grabbed a table and ordered food and drinks. The beer menu was like a dream come true. Sours sours and more sours. I ordered an amazing beef stew for my meal. Then there was the service. Our server was fantastic. He was covering tables downstairs and everything upstairs as well and still made sure we were never without a beer. After finishing dinner and several bottles we made our way downstairs to soak in that atmosphere. Very glad we did. The vibe down there was great. What an awesome place to eat and drink.

01-04-2012 02:57:42 | More by beerwolf77
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BigDaddy79

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

04-12-2014 11:17:04 | More by BigDaddy79
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Ilovebeer1549

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-09-2014 04:06:52 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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theRooster

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2014 22:03:53 | More by theRooster
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Tristan_E

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

12-11-2013 20:47:43 | More by Tristan_E
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

11-26-2013 03:13:41 | More by Hellpop65
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Thrashsquatch

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-13-2013 16:19:10 | More by Thrashsquatch
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Atmosphere- Like a slice of Europe. The downstairs bar, in particular, makes you feel like you're in Brugge. Clearly a beer-centric place, filled with beer-loving people.

Quality- Everything about this place- the glassware, draught lines, and the establishment itself was clean and quality.

Service- We got there right when they opened... so it wasn't too packed. But the bartender really knew his stuff, made some great suggestions, and was super-prompt and friendly.

Selection- They didn't have the largest selection. I was familiar with nearly everything on their menu... but this is not to discount the QUALITY of their selection. All were solid beers, and you certainly won't be disappointed.

Value- This was somewhat pricey... but overall worth the price for an occasional visit.

11-02-2013 13:18:15 | More by jgasparine
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joshklein069

Vermont

3.23/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

They have a great selection of beer on tap and an ok bottle list. Most of the offerings tend to gravitate toward Belgian styles. When I went I had a glass of Temptation. Expect to find on tap Duvel Green, Allagash, La Chouffe, Chimay White, and Koningshoeven Quadruple. The bottle list encompasses beers from all over the world, but Belgium gets the most coverage.
I found the bartenders to be very friendly. Since I knew what I wanted, I can't speak to how knowledgeable they are.
I passed on food when I went, but every table had frites and I heard a few people mention that their food was good.
The prices were about the same as most Belgian beer bars. I did not pay any attention to how much they were charging for bottles.

09-10-2013 16:51:16 | More by joshklein069
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.86/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

6th Feb 2013: my wife and I visited the basement. We could only have a table if eating because the joint was almost full, as the wife doesn't like sitting at the bar we were shown to a small unlit square at the rear. I had to stand by the kitchen corridor to read the beer menu it was so dark where they put us, smart, modern, comfortable but just too dark.

The barman helped a lot, but not one American beer I wanted on the menu was in stock (I visit Belgium often, so wasn't really interested in that selection, huge though it was), so I had three Canadian beers. All in good condition.

The food looked good from where we sat and as I blocked the service corridor beer searching I got a closer look on occasions.

All in all a cool place, busy and friendly staff, just a pity about their US selection stock

05-24-2013 04:00:26 | More by BlackHaddock
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La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.