Beer Revolution

BA SCORE
95
world-class

55 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

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:
95
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
108
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
Taps:
48
Bottles/Cans:
500
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 108
Reviews by xmorgan:
Photo of xmorgan
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I saw the hype, I read some review, I had to check it out. I live in the south bay, so coming to Oakland I either go the Trappist.

I love the Trappist and this place is just a few blocks away.

This place is not quite, and has a vibe. Punk rock music playing on the stereo and a very eclectic tap and bottle selection.

I mean they have a really big bottle selection so the cool thing is come in, have a draft and chill, pick out a bottle or 3 to take home. Wide variety of micros, Belgium's and the like.

the staff is knowledgeable about the beer they serve and the atmosphere is laid back. If you don't like punk rock music, it is not too loud so you can talk over it and still have a good time.

If I was asked to pick this or the Trappist, I would leave the room though. Both are different, both are great and both will see me when I trek to Oakland to drink quality beers. They are well within walking distance to BART so you can be responsible!

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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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