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Taps: 48 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Arbitrator:
4.47/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here for the first time this past weekend, after doing some coastal cleanup down in Jack London square.
The atmosphere was about what I expected: kind of a punk-ish vibe on the inside (The Misfits were playing when we walked in; Rebecca and Fraggle both wear punk clothing). Beer memorabilia on the walls. Call me silly, but I liked that the music wasn't oppressively loud. We could (and did) sit and talk for hours without being drowned out by the sound.
Rebecca was super-friendly. She was quick to help our large group, which had a bunch of beer newbies, with tasters and recommendations. She also filled our water pitchers multiple times on an exceptionally hot day. My rule is 1 water for every beer. I love a place that accommodates that. Can't beat the service.
Three coolers full of great beer. They were mostly locals, and all things that would cater to a beer geek or someone reasonably interested in craft. Fair prices on everything, with a slight corkage fee ($1 or $2? Not listed) to drink on premises. I appreciated that the beer is kept cold and that the coolers aren't lit (so the beers are protected from skunking, as well). However, the bar was oppressively hot, with no A/C, and I began to wonder about the kegs sitting on the floor. The beers all tasted fine on draft, so perhaps it's not an issue.
There's no food per se, but they do have a partnership with local restaurants to bring food over. I tried the vegan soul food next door. It is amazing. On the strength of that non-affiliated restaurant alone, I would go back to Beer Revolution.
Move over, City Beer. There's a Beer Revolution coming.
09-27-2010 03:54:16 | More by Arbitrator
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
06-09-2014 13:43:06 | More by GJ40
Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
96 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.