Beer Revolution

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Bar, Beer-to-go

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

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

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.39
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
112
pDev:
11.39%
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 112
Reviews by bcm119:
Photo of bcm119
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Finally visited this place yesterday. Its a nice addition to the downtown Oakland beer stops. It features about 12 very well chosen taps and several coolers of specialty bottles. The business model seems to be similar to City Beer, but it feels a little more like a bar than City Beer. All bottles can be consumed on premises for an extra $1 fee. There is no food, but you can bring your own food in.
Tap selections lean heavily toward local breweries. Bottle selection is very good, not huge but well chosen. Many Belgians and craft 22s. Glassware is clean and appropriate for the style, but not fancy logo ware.
The atmosphere seems to be influenced by the Zeitgeist/Toronado feel, but its not there yet.
Seating is a little sparse, but there is a sunny outdoor patio with several long, communal picnic tables. The patio is the most comfortable place to sit. My only complaint was the noticeably uncomfortable seating indoors-- the stools are too tall for the tables, and the bar seats have no knee room. They could really use some sort of ergonomic makeover.
The owners are friendly, welcoming, and unpretentious.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mnine
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of 22Blue
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mikey440
4.74/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of heymikew
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -31.9%
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 +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Claytonis
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of kbuzz
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SFCraft
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of adamfaustbailey
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of snuffy707
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of leprakhan
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ironchefkook
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of define333
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mxchap
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 112 ratings