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Beer Revolution

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95
world-class

54 Reviews
Reviews: 54
Visits: 105
Avg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
Taps: 48
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

464 3rd St
Oakland, California, 94607-3834
United States
phone: (510) 452-2337 | map
www.beer-revolution.com

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Place added by: EBbrewpunx on 02-09-2010

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Reviews: 54 | Visits: 105
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here yesterday on my way to another event in the area. Kind of has the dive bar feel but it is clearly all about the beer, reminds me of the old version of Shady McGrady's back home. Atmosphere was good. Lots of people sitting outside and a bit less inside. Service was great. Two guys behind the bar helping people choose their beers and explaining them well. Quality was pretty good. All of my beers were served in the correct glasses but the bar overall could use a bit of TLC to smooth out the rough edges. Selection was easily the best part. They had a ton of beer on-tap, even after finding out the entire middle board wasn't available for a few hours. They kept having to explain that to every person who came in, simple fix would be to put a sign on that board...whatever. Lots of bottles in the coolers on the opposite side of the bar, plenty of quality options in there. All of the drafts were $6 which was awesome because I have seen a few of them for much higher at other bars in the area. Overall a really cool spot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -30.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

I liked this place the first couple of years but they seem intent on re-creating yet another Toronado toilet kind of place. It's dark, odiferous, and the bathroom is apparently a playground for unpleasant nine year olds. The sound system is cranked up to painful volume but I couldn't say if it was actually music or something gone wrong with the espresso machine. Only place I have been carded in the Bay Area in thirty years. The deck on the sunny west side is at least a decent place to enjoy a beer if the weather cooperates.

I used to make a special trip here to buy beer, but I keep seeing the same bottles, and the selection seems to get more and more random. You can't read labels without opening the cooler doors and crouching down while people try to get past you. It doesn't look like they've checked on what's on some of those shelves lately. I think I'm done with this place as Oakland is incubating some new brewpubs.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Claytonis
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of kbuzz
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.86/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SFCraft
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of adamfaustbailey
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of snuffy707
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of leprakhan
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ironchefkook
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of define333
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mxchap
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
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]

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Photo of alexander_ostrofsky
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Excellent selection of bay area brews and knowledgeable friendly staff.

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Photo of Beer_Hunter
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CBear88
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Kishanti
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fureousangel
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
95 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.