La Trappe Cafe
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 250
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.86/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
The high reviews for this place did not disappoint. When I saw that La Trappe had displaced City Beer, Monk's Kettle, Toronado, and The Trappist as the #1 beer bar for San Francisco in BeerFly, I was quite skeptical. How could this new Belgian beer bar be better than all those great bars? Well, I'm here to tell you that it is. This is a first-rate, top of the line, beer bar. It should now be the first beer destination for anyone visiting this fine city.
La Trappe is located in North Beach, on the corner of Columbus and Greenwich. When you walk in there is a small restaurant serving Belgian cuisine such as mussels. After you descend the spiral staircase, you realize that you are in pure beer heaven. Belgian beer memorabilia covers the walls. It is a dark and cozy lounge atmosphere. There are comfortable booths everywhere to relax and enjoy their fine beers. The tap selection is first rate. 18 beers on-tap, mostly Belgian. Check their website as they update their tap list frequently. They also have a bottle list that is encased in a thick book. The selection is easily approaching 200 bottles. The book is very well organized. Most beers are served in the appropriate glass.
This place is highly recommended. Stop in and check out this new bar which can now proudly hold the title of best beer bar in the Bay Area.
03-10-2009 16:04:05 | More by willjschmidt
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
06-07-2014 03:12:26 | More by jellikit
La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.