Beer Revolution

BA SCORE
96
world-class

108 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

464 3rd St
Oakland, California, 94607-3834
United States

(510) 452-2337 | map
beer-revolution.com

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Added by EBbrewpunx on 02-09-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
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Photo of Arbitrator
4.47/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for the first time this past weekend, after doing some coastal cleanup down in Jack London square.

The atmosphere was about what I expected: kind of a punk-ish vibe on the inside (The Misfits were playing when we walked in; Rebecca and Fraggle both wear punk clothing). Beer memorabilia on the walls. Call me silly, but I liked that the music wasn't oppressively loud. We could (and did) sit and talk for hours without being drowned out by the sound.

Rebecca was super-friendly. She was quick to help our large group, which had a bunch of beer newbies, with tasters and recommendations. She also filled our water pitchers multiple times on an exceptionally hot day. My rule is 1 water for every beer. I love a place that accommodates that. Can't beat the service.

Three coolers full of great beer. They were mostly locals, and all things that would cater to a beer geek or someone reasonably interested in craft. Fair prices on everything, with a slight corkage fee ($1 or $2? Not listed) to drink on premises. I appreciated that the beer is kept cold and that the coolers aren't lit (so the beers are protected from skunking, as well). However, the bar was oppressively hot, with no A/C, and I began to wonder about the kegs sitting on the floor. The beers all tasted fine on draft, so perhaps it's not an issue.

There's no food per se, but they do have a partnership with local restaurants to bring food over. I tried the vegan soul food next door. It is amazing. On the strength of that non-affiliated restaurant alone, I would go back to Beer Revolution.

Move over, City Beer. There's a Beer Revolution coming.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 22Blue
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mikey440
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of heymikew
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Beer geek refill stop

A must do, major beer place if you're anywhere near 12th Street Bart or Jack London Square.

Great, ever changing selection both on tap and for takeout.

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Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -31.1%
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 +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Claytonis
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of kbuzz
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.86/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SFCraft
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of adamfaustbailey
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of snuffy707
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of leprakhan
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ironchefkook
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of define333
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mxchap
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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 -0.9%
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 +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CBear88
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Kishanti
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
4.34 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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