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Beer Revolution

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53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 98
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

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

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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 98
Reviews by DocJitsu:
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3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This place is usually pretty busy. They seem to have a following that outdoes the quality, selection, and environment. I think they might be the only beer bar with this many taps and selections of to-go bottles in the East Bay area. The service is usually pretty good. That snotty, know-it-all, impatient quality often found in the service in Bohemian places like Beer Rev was very noticeably absent. This was a huge plus. Prices are fairly reasonable. Only one bathroom. And it is a unisex. It's a tight fit inside the bar. The only reason I'd give it an above average on environment is that it has outdoor seating. Of course, in that part of Oakland, there's not a lot to look at out there. They close early and sometimes, whenever they choose. They have a huge variety of tap beers that get rotated regularly. They offer several different options of to-go bottles, but the bottle beers aren't anything impressive. Some are obscure, but none that are remarkably sought after. Pliny the Elder seems to sell out pretty quickly. (1,027 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bumchilly25
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of leprakhan
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ironchefkook
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mxchap
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

One of the best places to grab a beer in the entire bay area.
On the short list of places you should check out if you are visiting the east bay

Vibe: Small and not a whole lot of seating. Not a looker, per se. Lots of great people there though. The hops growing outside and hanging on the ceiling are a nice touch [3.75]
Quality: Seems like the taps are always rotating. Fresh IPAs abound. Never an issue with a bad pour or stale beer. The pricing is pretty fair as well (most beers $6-7, and smaller pours on special releases). [5]
Service: This is a bit variable. I've had some incredible service here, and some terrible. For the most part it has been improving though. Everyone knows their beer [3.5]
Selection: 99% of the time I am really pleased here. Always something new or just an incredibly diverse selection of beers on tap. And don't forget about the bottles! There are some gems in there, and they are affordably priced to drink there ($1 corkage) or to go. [5.0] (977 characters)

Photo of alexander_ostrofsky
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Excellent selection of bay area brews and knowledgeable friendly staff. (71 characters)

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4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Pliney commonly available by the bottle, including to-go (limit 2/per, "unlimited" in-house) (92 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
96 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.