ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.44/5 rDev -20.2%
Thisa place will appeal very highly to the Belgian Beer lover, I am not of that group. They have a couple or three styles that appeal to me. That is not enough for me to frequent this place very often. Yesterday we took my mom there for a quiet beer and I was hoping there would be something on the list that would match our tastes. Mom and my girlfriend had a Pils which they liked I had a IPA which was good. Pour sizes are small, I paid $5.50 for the IPA in a tulip style glass, the Pilsners were 6 bucks each and were bigger in volume than mine. They don't serve food per say but have snacks. Olives, nuts, cheese plates, etc. We got the crackers for 2 bucks. it was a joke. Four small crackers, my girlfriend wa so upset she went back to bar and said "do we get refills" I shouldn't be surprised in Walnut Creek. If your preference is IPA,'s Pales, Ambers, etc then I can't tout the place. If you're a Belgian lover and like rarish beers then go for it. Atmosphere is good and bar staff are fairly friendly and seem to know their stuff. Overall the place is not for me on a regular basis, only when I feel like over paying will I drop in.
05-14-2014 20:02:22 | More by Mark
4.08/5 rDev -5.3%
This place is a great place to go with a friend to get a dose of quality craft beers not available at any other establishments in the immediate area. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, it is fun to have a beer and chat about hops, malt, barley and all things beer...
06-08-2013 18:14:46 | More by ek_ek
4.09/5 rDev -5.1%
This is a spinoff of the Trappist in Oakland that has been operating in Walnut Creek for a couple of years now. Overall it's a pretty good place to enjoy some craft beer from around the world. They have a pretty solid rotating tap list and they have a great selection of bottles (both cold and room temp).
Atmosphere: no tvs, 1 bar in the back with some seating in the front. This is a place where you come to try new beers and just get away from it all. (4)
Quality: They always have high quality beer here and keep things very clean and tidy. (4.5)
Service: All of the servers know their beers well. They are also fairly handy at pointing you to other beers of a similar type if you ask for something they don't have (4)
Selection: They tend to focus primarily on belgian ales (and belgian style). They normally have one IPA and one lighter beer from somewhere in CA on tap. (3.75)
Food: They don't have much. Eat before you come, or bring in your own food (I think they don't mind).
Value: A little pricey. After tip, don't expect to pay much less than $8 for ~2/3 pint. But you go to a place like this for variety and to try beers you may not find elsewhere.
05-22-2013 13:03:48 | More by mxchap
ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop in Walnut Creek, CA
93 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.