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La Trappe Cafe

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
98
world-class

51 Reviews
La Trappe CafeLa Trappe Cafe
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

800 Greenwich St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2615
United States

(415) 440-8727 | map
latrappecafe.com

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Added by dougnboston on 06-04-2008

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
72
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
11.09%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
250
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by moz9:
Photo of moz9
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Visited this place on a weeknight. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable with respect to beer. We didn't try the food but it smelled great.

Selection is heavy belgian although I did have a Russian River Supplication on draft. Atmosphere is authentic and relaxing. Felt like I was in Belgium.

They had a good bottle selection, and although some of the bigger bottles were pricey, there were other options. I got a Hitachino Espresso stout and it was top notch. I would really recommend this place if you're visiting SF.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bobbyhands
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of danpam1024
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of spointon
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here midweek with an out-of-town guest. We were able to get a seat at the bar. I had beer while my guest had wine and they accommodated both of us. Belgian-heavy, obviously, with local and international breweries well represented. Prices were on par for the area, service was beyond excellent, and they accommodated my request to grill, not fry, the portabella.

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Photo of almostjay
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of hambone
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kishanti
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of aoampm
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Igormatos
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of jellikit
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This bar is awesome. We walk in and I was sure that we walked into an open, run down kitchen with a few tables: empty. Then I saw the stairs welcoming us down to where the actual, what you think of when you think, "Belgian ba"r. Spiraling staircase down to a dimly lit, low ceilinged, brick and wooden beamed Belgian dreamland. Then you're offered the beer list. As heavy as a baby and just as previous.

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Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of theRooster
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Tristan_E
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Thrashsquatch
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of jgasparine
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere- Like a slice of Europe. The downstairs bar, in particular, makes you feel like you're in Brugge. Clearly a beer-centric place, filled with beer-loving people.

Quality- Everything about this place- the glassware, draught lines, and the establishment itself was clean and quality.

Service- We got there right when they opened... so it wasn't too packed. But the bartender really knew his stuff, made some great suggestions, and was super-prompt and friendly.

Selection- They didn't have the largest selection. I was familiar with nearly everything on their menu... but this is not to discount the QUALITY of their selection. All were solid beers, and you certainly won't be disappointed.

Value- This was somewhat pricey... but overall worth the price for an occasional visit.

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La Trappe Cafe in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.
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