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La Trappe Cafe

Not Rated.
La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe

51 Reviews
Reviews: 51
Visits: 72
Avg: 4.51
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 250
Cask: N
[ 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: 51 | Visits: 72
Reviews by willjschmidt:
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4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The high reviews for this place did not disappoint. When I saw that La Trappe had displaced City Beer, Monk's Kettle, Toronado, and The Trappist as the #1 beer bar for San Francisco in BeerFly, I was quite skeptical. How could this new Belgian beer bar be better than all those great bars? Well, I'm here to tell you that it is. This is a first-rate, top of the line, beer bar. It should now be the first beer destination for anyone visiting this fine city.

La Trappe is located in North Beach, on the corner of Columbus and Greenwich. When you walk in there is a small restaurant serving Belgian cuisine such as mussels. After you descend the spiral staircase, you realize that you are in pure beer heaven. Belgian beer memorabilia covers the walls. It is a dark and cozy lounge atmosphere. There are comfortable booths everywhere to relax and enjoy their fine beers. The tap selection is first rate. 18 beers on-tap, mostly Belgian. Check their website as they update their tap list frequently. They also have a bottle list that is encased in a thick book. The selection is easily approaching 200 bottles. The book is very well organized. Most beers are served in the appropriate glass.

This place is highly recommended. Stop in and check out this new bar which can now proudly hold the title of best beer bar in the Bay Area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bobbyhands
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of danpam1024
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of spointon
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here midweek with an out-of-town guest. We were able to get a seat at the bar. I had beer while my guest had wine and they accommodated both of us. Belgian-heavy, obviously, with local and international breweries well represented. Prices were on par for the area, service was beyond excellent, and they accommodated my request to grill, not fry, the portabella.

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Photo of almostjay
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of hambone
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Igormatos
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ajs4bd
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jellikit
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This bar is awesome. We walk in and I was sure that we walked into an open, run down kitchen with a few tables: empty. Then I saw the stairs welcoming us down to where the actual, what you think of when you think, "Belgian ba"r. Spiraling staircase down to a dimly lit, low ceilinged, brick and wooden beamed Belgian dreamland. Then you're offered the beer list. As heavy as a baby and just as previous.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of theRooster
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Tristan_E
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Thrashsquatch
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jgasparine
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.