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BA SCORE
97
world-class

77 Ratings
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 12.53%
Taps: 48
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

464 3rd St
Oakland, California, 94607-3834
United States
phone: (510) 452-2337

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(Place added by: EBbrewpunx on 02-09-2010)
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Photo of comand
5/5  rDev +13.9%

comand, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of mike312
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Pliney commonly available by the bottle, including to-go (limit 2/per, "unlimited" in-house)

mike312, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

This was a positive surprise spot for us on our San Francisco-Oakland visit. It has inside-outside seating, but really is your typical dive craft beer bar.

The bartenders were all nice, relaxed, and seemed to want to cater to regulars as well as new people. The majority of the taps are hyper-local with some breweries having 6 or 8 different beers represented. They also have several beer coolers that you can buy from and open on premise. The selection in the coolers was great, but no whales if you that is what you are in search of at a bar.

The only negative for me was that it closes at 11pm on a Saturday night. I was disappointed, but it was only because I was enjoying my time there.

nmann08, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Jwhe, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

ronricorossi, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of shivtim
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

This is a fantastic spot in Oakland. I was in town for work, and luckily my hotel was only a few blocks away.

First, the selection - about 50 beers on tap, all local/regional. I only saw one thing I can get in Atlanta (Russian River Damnation). The rest were mostly bay area beers from small and small-ish breweries, with a wide selection ranging from a coffee porter to a session IPA to a sour saison. In addition, there are several coolers of bottles that can be taken out or consumed in the bar. An out-of-towner couldn't ask for anything more.

The place itself is solid. Nice little patio out front, and a small number of seats inside, plus a few spots at the bar. Hops on the ceiling; tons of beer and brewery stickers.

Service was good. Bartenders were friendly and offered up suggestions.

Definitely a place to stop if you're in Oakland, or even in the bay area in general.

shivtim, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

strongaf, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

greenspointexas, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

boudeysbigbrew, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

spoonsock, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

makaramam, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ecrawley, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

MrDave, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%

I stopped by while in the bay area on business. The selection of bottles to purchase and take home is limited with several small coolers arranged in an disorderly way. The tap list is extensive but seems to be so local, that I had a hard time recognizing anything. So I asked for a recommendation and got a decent CA IPA. It's got a great atmosphere filled with serious local beer fans. There's also a deck out front if you want to enjoy the sunshine. It's well worth a stop.

GJ40, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, May 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

justinbrown, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Rubalaca, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Marco_Gtz, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Drop_Knowledge, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

eastbayjay, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Another really awesome Oakland/EastBay spot - the last stop on a nice little tour of Drakes->Rare Barrel -> Trappist -> Dinner -> Beer Revolution

It was prime time on Saturday night so perusing bottles wasn't very feasible - tap list was overwhelming, perhaps just due to the kaleidoscope of color involved and the large number of drinks already taken down.

Taplist seemed VERY california heavy, which was awesome - lots of stuff I really dont know a whole lot about.

The room had a sweet vibe and the energy was definitely present. This place was really awesome.

dirtylou, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of swarles
3.74/5  rDev -14.8%

I went here during beer week and it was pretty crowded, but not annoyingly so. They had a pretty large selection of beers, but it was mainly from only 3 breweries. Fortunately, they said that they change out their selection every week, which is a plus. I had a really awesome Lagunitas Fusion 20, with a really hoppy but relatively smooth taste and an ABV of 9.5%. I think its only a limited time brew which makes me sad, but I was glad to try it.

The atmosphere wasn't really that impressive, but it wasn't bad. A lot of beer stickers all over the place and a nice little patio out front. This place is pretty small so there wasn't a lot of seating available. One really nice thing was that the bartenders were really welcoming and helpful. They couldn't tell you a lot about all of the beers because there are so many and they are always changing, but they did their best. I would definitely go back, but it's not a place I would want to hang out all night.

swarles, Feb 27, 2014
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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
97 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.