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Beer Revolution

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
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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Reviews by jwjon1:
Photo of jwjon1
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%

This place is ridiculous. GREAT selection. GREAT service. ABSURD pricing. To that last point, I often feel taken advantage of paying bar prices. At Bar Revolution, I feel like I took advantage of them. Wierd dynamic, and I like it!

There was not a single loser on their 45+ taps, nor were there any drafts higher priced than $6. Unreal. A number of the brews were Bay Area local, many were CA based or West Coast only distro, and a few were Belgo imports. I understand the taps rotate routinely, and the general intent is to put only non-regulars on. Mission accomplished, I'd say.

This place is worthy of any beer nerd's patronage, unless the CA punk scene rubs you something wrong. If that's the case, you won't appreciate the scene. Also, if you think bars must be open past 10PM on weeknights, this isn't the place for you. Lastly, as demonstrated during a typical weekend night, the taps appear to be cleaned on a regular basis, and with care.

To me, this is one of the best beer bars I've been to with respect to selection, pricing, and service. I'll be back, without doubt.

jwjon1, Jul 28, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Xfse71
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Xfse71, Wednesday at 05:13 AM
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
Photo of Nbdreher
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
Photo of Jwhe
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Jwhe, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +13.9%

ronricorossi, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of atpca
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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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.