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Beer Revolution

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 12.27%
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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Reviews by WOTO97:
Photo of WOTO97
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%

Slipped in here the other day to check it out as I'm new to the area, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The bottle selection behind the glass is pretty nice, especially for local stuff. The Belgian selection could use a bit of improvement but still pretty solid. Beer Revolution does a great job with its tap selection. Great selection, and the spot continually circulates its kegs. On top of that, the gal behind the bar said they were thinking of adding even more tap lines. The folks here definitely leave you to your own devices when you are shopping for a bottle, but they are more than willing to give recommendations or help you out in any other way if you need it. Solid seating inside along with great patio seating outside. According to the event calendar, they do a pretty solid job of getting brewers in the location and holding special tastings. The prices here are very reasonable for both draft and bottle products.

All-in-all, definitely worth a visit.

WOTO97, Jun 18, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%

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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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
97 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.