Beer Revolution

Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(510) 452-2337 | map

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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 112
Photo of emerge077
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Unassuming place with a hopping wooden deck patio out front, and a jovial bouncer checking ID's.

Inside it was dark, first thing to see were taps and kegs piled by the door. Coolers to the left, bar to the right. Barrel tables down the center, restrooms in the back. Wooden paneling covered with signs, stickers, and framed artwork on the walls. Punk blasting on the stereo.

A cask of Drake's Alpha Session sitting on the bar, and four chalkboards on the back wall packed with a very wide assortment of drafts. Six cooler doors along the left wall held bottles that were available to drink at the bar for a $1 corkage fee, or to go. Nice west coast stuff like Pliny, Sculpin, plus assorted Belgians (Drie Fonteinen) and obscure imports, and a variety of small batch meads. Drafts like Temptation, High Water, and dozens of others that are hazy at the moment. Covered a broad range of styles, import, US, and obscure crafts from regional brewpubs (wish more bars did this).

Atmosphere was loud, dark, and packed on a Sunday afternoon. Lots of people, mainly a younger crowd though, hence the bouncer I guess. Took a little while to get a beer, but the tender was friendly and answered a few questions about the beers. Overall a fun place that seems to get packed.

Also, it's a bar that sells beer to go, not a retail "store" in the traditional sense, but serving the same purpose.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Incredible selection of taps here, and bottles were fewer but still mostly highly sought after beers. Bartender was polite and informative, even offering samples of beer before purchasing a pint. Visit was right at opening on a weekday (why so late opening, anyway?).

Place has a mellow atmosphere, not far from the Belgian bar just a few blocks up the street. Standard shaker pint glasses were used for my beers, which was disappointing given how many beer bars in San Francisco area use proper glassware. Well, the mellow atmosphere is actually more than mellow, and that's where I just don't feel the vibe - I was the only one not wearing entirely/mostly black, as well as sans tattoos. This part of the craft beer culture I just don't understand.

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Photo of biegaman
4.61/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

July 2011.

Between hundreds of bottles and over 50 taps, Beer Revolution has easily one of the most impressive selections you'll find anywhere (and not just the Bay Area). The quality and rarity of draught offerings was truly astounding - the place doesn't bother pandering to mainstream tastes with average beers - and upon my visit I counted over a dozen barleywines. It seemed like most beers were stronger than 7% and there were multiple rare barrel-aged beers that never showed up anywhere else in the Bay Area. Still, a variety of styles were represented. All bottles are priced to go but can be drunk on-site. I found the prices cheaper here than any bottle shop in San Francisco. The owners seemed like salt-of-the-earth people and the other staff were quite knowledgeable, without any pretension, and very capable. The bar isn't huge but the place comfortably could hold 40+ people and there's a good sized patio out front too. No food, but you're just a few streets down from The Trappist, which is excellent. Easily accessible from 12th Street BART.

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Photo of datamike
1.55/5  rDev -64.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3

You guys are crazy.

First, this place is really more of a dingy bar than a revolutionary beer store. The "amazing" selection is three unlighted, glass-front beer coolers. Yes, there's some great stuff in there, but not spectacular. Also, it's so dark you can barely read the labels. When I asked if they had any Speedway Stout, a gruff guy snapped "sold out"! How about the Wee Heavy? "Sold out"!! Uh ok, sorry for asking...

Second, this place if fucking filthy! I wanted to shower after just being in there. Take a look at the decorative bottles on top the coolers - thick layer of dust on everything. I am guessing the place has never been cleaned since it opened. The entry way is stacked with kegs of beer - some sitting in direct sunlight due to the half-door. Nice way to handle the beer...

Bottom line: Don't waste your time. If you want a great beer bar in the area, go to the trappist. If you want a great take out store, go to City Beer or Perry's in Livermore.

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Photo of BasementBrewerSF
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Thank the flying spaghetti monster for Beer Revolution.

This is the best place in the East Bay to buy a pint or a bottle of beer, if you like beer, and are into beer. Don't get me wrong there are a number of other really good places to drink beer, or types of beer (ie belgian's) but for beer, and really good beer, and lots of types of beer, go to Beer Revolution.

You can buy bottles out of the coolers they have lining the back wall of the bar, you can drink the bottles there. You can buy pints off the huge selection on the chalk board wall. Tons of beers. I especially like the local breweries they keep on tap. They have some up and coming local places on tap and it is really nice to see the small guys get a place on the list. This place is awesome.

The only downside to this place is that it is a bit small. It can and does get busy from time to time. That is what noon on a wednesday is for, right? I avoid weekends and happy hour for this very reason. Though even when busy I have not waited too long for a beer.

If you come to the bay area, you should not miss this place.

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Photo of jwjon1
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is ridiculous. GREAT selection. GREAT service. ABSURD pricing. To that last point, I often feel taken advantage of paying bar prices. At Bar Revolution, I feel like I took advantage of them. Wierd dynamic, and I like it!

There was not a single loser on their 45+ taps, nor were there any drafts higher priced than $6. Unreal. A number of the brews were Bay Area local, many were CA based or West Coast only distro, and a few were Belgo imports. I understand the taps rotate routinely, and the general intent is to put only non-regulars on. Mission accomplished, I'd say.

This place is worthy of any beer nerd's patronage, unless the CA punk scene rubs you something wrong. If that's the case, you won't appreciate the scene. Also, if you think bars must be open past 10PM on weeknights, this isn't the place for you. Lastly, as demonstrated during a typical weekend night, the taps appear to be cleaned on a regular basis, and with care.

To me, this is one of the best beer bars I've been to with respect to selection, pricing, and service. I'll be back, without doubt.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Beer Revolution on a Sunday afternoon - they had a BBQ on the patio which apparently occurs every Sunday. The food was quite good, but was a separate vendor so I didn't review the food.

The atmosphere was not bad. The interior was not particularly comfortable and quite dark, but the patio was nice. That certainly helped.

The beer was served in appropriate glassware by knowledgeable and friendly bartenders. I asked a bartender about a local beer and he steered me away to a different beer - I very much appreciate this and it doesn't happen enough in the industry.

The selection was quite nice. They had some very interesting tap selections - many locals as well as a few limited, highly sought after beers such as Abyss. Their bottle selection was quite nice, too. However, they do not have an on-premesis only or vintage selection (that I saw, anyways). I think this is necessary to have a perfect score.

Everything was appropriately priced, even rather inexpensive for many things.

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Photo of DaveHS
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A- Fairly busy for a Tuesday night. This is basically an East Bay version of Toronado, but with more draft selection and a row of browsable coolers opposite the bar. Has a smelly, skeezy, rockabilly feel to it, but not in a bad way.

Q/Selection-Apparently they had just hosted some kind of barleywine/imperial stout night, cause nearly every tap was some kind of amazing barrel aged stout or hard to find barleywine. My girlfriend wanted something light. I think there were like two things on the menu less than 9%ABV. The bottle selection was pretty good, not too crazy, but I found a couple Pannepot '07s that were reasonably priced. You can tell they put a lot of thought and effort into maintaining their bottle stock.

S-Everyone at the bar was very helpful and willing to talk about the beer. They are more than willing to give you samples of anything that interests you.

V-On par with similar places.

Overall, this is an essential Oakland beer destination.

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Photo of cmac1705
4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I rarely review beer bars, but this place deserves it.

Beer Revolution is one of those unique spots designed "for the beer geek, by a beer geek". Selection is massive and quite varied, with more taps dedicated to West Coast rarities. Ambiance is mellow, no-frills, and screams pure beerdom.

I had a couple beers that I bought elsewhere, but didn't want to take on the plane back to Miami. Brought em right in and was greeted with two fresh tulips. Service.

I will miss this place dearly.

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Photo of dvsbizzyb
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

This damn place is kind of easy to miss if you don't know it's there. If I wasn't actually looking for the place, I wouldn't give a sh!t about it really, I'd just keep on driving. I don't even remember if there was a sign that said Beer revolution.

As I walked inside it definitely had a different feel than any other beer store and bar. They had barrels as tables and kegs everywhere. Three huge coolers are against the left side wall as you walk in if you wanted to grab a bottle instead getting one from the huge selection of beers on tap.

Overall I had a nice experience and can't wait to come back.

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Photo of Devi0us
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What can I say about this place? This was our 3rd stop of the day afte hitting Toronado and City Beer in SF. This place is alot bigger than City Beer and has a wider selection of beer on tap and for sale.

The Staff is very friendly and knowledgable when it comes to beer. This is a place where you can go with a few friends and just hang out an drink some great beer. Had some punk rock music going on but it wasn't too loud where you can't have a conversation. Has a very nice patio area if you feel the need to be outside. City Beer got nothing on this place.

I had recently purchased and tried Mirror Mirror 2009 for the first time and I loved it. I was surprised to see it on tap. I was eager to try it and compare the two.

Overall, I would recommend this place to anybody visiting the Oakland area in search of a beer. Walking distance from several restaurants and The Trappist. I will definitely be visiting this place again when I'm in Oakland.

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Photo of Anita05
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Beer Rev is a gem! A multifaceted gem. One can't compare it to the Trappist, Toronado or City Beer. It is a unique establishment providing an exceptional experience. The cold case selection is incredible. A few months ago I was looking for the then recently released Port Brewing's Mongo IPA and Fraggle said, "Yes, we have it." The beer knowledge of owners Rebecca and Fraggle is huge! Attending a Brewer's Night is worth it. Where else can you go up to a Brewer and ask them, first hand, about their featured beer? The cool thing about Beer Revolution is the consumers. Beer people/enthusiasts are friendly. Whether you are in a shirt and tie, goth gear or a sundress, this is a place you can talk to anyone about the beer that is being consumed. The 47 kick-ass beers on tap are always rotating. I live in the South Bay/South Peninsula and make the effort to get my Revolutionary needs met at least 2x month. Go check it out and say "hi" to the person sitting on the stool next to you. BTW, Stella doesn't live there so don't ask.

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Photo of futura123
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went here to pick up extras for a few trading partners. I got some Just Outstanding IPA, Great Divide IPA as well as Avery IPA. I am really impressed with the list of beer on tap. They had more than 20 with even Black Butte XXII. Wow. They also have the Punk rock music on the background. All the beers are organized well in sections in fridge according to their type like Belgian, Dark and Hoppy. THey have really good selection for local as well as some SoCal beer. The staff are extremely helpful in helping me. The only drawback is the lack of AC and light at the bar section. Definitely the best place for BA.

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Photo of NorCalgrowler
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Ive been going to this place since shortky after it opened. I love staying in the East Bay and love Oakland itself so this was a nice addition to the upcoming scene in Jack London Square. No food for purchase but ample around that you can bring in. Great patio seating outside. Three huge fridges of beer to choose from to go or to have in store. Plus ALWAYS an eclectic mix on tap that includes local, craft, and limited keg stuff. Was happy to see Bruery Cornballer on tap one day. My favorite part - a dog took a seat at the bar and had his own bowl to drink out of. Beer of course! Thanks for being pet friendly

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Photo of BeerOnTheWall
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Took my first "Beer By Bart" trip this last weekend and headed out to Beer Revolution. I've heard lots of good things about this place and they did not disappoint!

Lots of indoor and outdoor seating...but they did say I was lucky to arrive early. Sounds like they fill up on the weekends. The staff at the door checking ID's was friendly. Alex(andra) and Rebecca working behind the bar were extremely nice, helpful, and very informative. They made a few great recommendations on some IPA's on tap that I had not tried yet. The tap list and bottle selections were outstanding! The patrons...most of whom I could tell were regulars...were also very friendly and easy to strike up conversation with. Pricing was fair...I had 4 IPA's at the bar and took home a bottle of Supplication, Sculpin, Lips of Faith Sahti, Stone-Green Flash-Pizza Port HWY 78 Scotch Ale, and 2 Plinys for @$65.

Many craft beer bottle shop/bars in the Bay Area have a very snobby feel to them. If you are not a regular or someone who obviously has a lot of money to often get a sub par experience with both staff and patrons. Not at Beer Revolution! What I will take away most from this place is how friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable the people working and drinking here are.

Rebecca, Cheers to you and your establishment! I had a great time.

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Photo of Reaperswoman
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is our favorite joint, even if we have to drive 35 miles or spend 45 minutes on BART. DO NOT CARE! We love the Beer Rev. I am way over 40 and I find the atmosphere very comfortable. It can be a little cramped but we are usually here during the day....lot less folks then. Love Becca and Fraggle, really the nicest people. And talk about beer brillant! They know their stuff...the real upside is the beer...these kids are hooked into the beer scene. Love just getting a sampler....give Becca a list of stuff on tap you want to try and all will appear in cool glasses in a bamboo box. Glasses...that is the other cool thing....they really try to make sure you are getting the correct glass for the beer you choose. Sometimes I'll order a new beer just to drink out of the cool glass. And then there is the bottle portion of the shop...makes me swoon just thinging about the selection. I used to get hung up in the fridges until they expanded to 42 taps. Seriously...if you like beer, this is THE place.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Can you believe that I almost passed up Beer Revolution because I though it was too crowded? After I saw a full crowd on the small outdoor patio, I walked away and headed in the direction of The Trappist. But then a half block later, something made me change my mind and I headed back. The crowds wasn't as thick as it looked, and after the swift process of checking for ID, I quickly headed inside.

Not a large place by any means, yet even with a large crowd, there was just enough wiggle room inside to move about. The bar is large enough to hold perhaps ten people. A handful of tables are set inside, while the rest is standing room. The crowd was very young; I'd be surprised if there was a patron over the age of 40. Surprisingly hot inside; is there air conditioning that works?

The system of the service was organized well enough. Bartenders service was sufficient to the demand, your dry glass won't be dry for long. Prices are listed for every draft beer on the menu (though you don't know what size), and each bottle is marked. These little things can sometimes be overlooked.

Glassware variety, freshness, and serving temperature are major strenghts of Beer Revolution. I had no freshness issues with my beer. I saw lots of glassware being utilized for other beers. My beer must had been served around 50 degrees from the tap, which is great if you're tasting beer.

Finally, we've come to the meat and potatoes of the review; the beer selection. The tap selection is outstanding, and on its own warrants a "5". Nearly every draft beer on the menu was either a limited release or hard to locate on-tap (for California anyway). Beers from Iron Springs, Moonlight, Lagunitas, Marin, Bison, Lost Abbey, Flying Dog's barrel-aged Gonzo, Linden Street, Great Divide, Shmatz. To sweeten the pot were the $5-6 pricetag on the draft selection. And if that weren't enough, 500 bottles are available, and we're not talking about every national lager type of bottle selection. Too many brands to list, so I'll list a handful; Coronado, Xbeeriment, Avery, t'Smisje, Liefmans, DeRanke. I may need to lobby for a "6" in selection.

I knew Beer Revolution had a lot of beers in stock. What I didn't expect to come across was how SPECIALIZED the selection was, especially the draft selection. San Francisco and Oakland already have enough of a sort of sibling rivalry; do we really need to hear the inevitable MVP-style chants between Toronado and Beer Revolution?

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Photo of 100floods
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Finally made it to the Beer Revolution. When I pulled up to the place I found a porch with ample seating, and plenty people seeming to enjoy their after work hours. Inside was a dimly lit, wood theme room. To one side was the bar and the other, several fridges carrying quite the variety of beers. The tap selection was a plethora of mostly California beers, something I've been waiting for, for a while. Most of the beers were $5, but the selection was mostly beers I hadn't seen on tap, or breweries I hadn't seen, ever. The lady pouring was super friendly and informative. There were two other guys doing dishes and other handy work, but the beer lady was handling the crowd just fine. They had pretty good music, for my liking anyway: mostly punk. The vibe was very 'Oakland'. This place is like City Beer on steroids. And they have a great vegan soul food place down the block you and order from over the phone and they'll deliver! I've got one more reason to make it across the bridge.

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Photo of bradybeer
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

In Northwest Brewing News City Beer in SF was voted best beer bar in Northern CA. WTH? Located south of I-880 and within easy walking distance from The Trappist. Walking in the first thing you are hit with is a massive Tap list on a black board that while I was there blew at least 6 of their 40 plus taps with in the hour. We were there for the last day of SF Beer Week and the owner/brewer of Upright Brewing in Portland, OR was chilling at the bar-so I had a pint of his "7"-which was great. The owner of Lagunitas was there playing music and he ended up giving away free Lagunitas beer to everyone for an hour. Plus it was Lagunaitas keep the mug day-double score. On tap were the SF and Sacramento Beer week special beers from Lagunitas. Triple score.

Service and atmosphere were exceptional. Oh yeah, I didn't mention the bottle selection which was over the top.

Beer Rev is by far the best beer bar in the Bay Area and probably in Nor Cal-period.

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Photo of nataku00
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped by today for an SF Beer Week event. Walked over from the 12th st BART station, a nice medium sized walk to help build up some thirst. Walked in with only a few patrons inside, with the rest occupying their porch on a beautiful Bay Area afternoon. It got a lot busier later when the main event started. Nice punk and beer decorated interior, with bottles beer items everywhere, barrels as tables, and decent amount of seating. Fairly warm inside, but there were a few fans going and hung out by one for a bit. Both owners were serving today, and both were very friendly, despite the eventual crush of customers later in the afternoon, and checked in on me a few times while I was enjoying my beer.

Beer Revolution just expanded their tap capabilities, increasing their total tap count to 47 taps. Great selection of beers, with a good mix of local offerings, good domestic brands from across the country, and a few foreign taps thrown in for fun. Three unlit coolers hold a good bottle selection with very reasonable prices and a $1 corkage fee if you wanted to open up in the bar with their glassware.

The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. They offer all beers in a nice selection of appropriate glassware, and there's an option for a taster flight if you really can't decide.

They don't serve any food, but I'm told you can bring in food from nearby businesses if I was interested.

Looking forward to coming back.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Photo of BrewnZ
3.4/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Beer Revolution seems to be the next step in the evolving Oakland beer scene. With not only a great selection of 14 local taps, but three glass doored cases full of bottles you can easily find what you need.

Difficult to find mostly because the inter-google directions sent me to the wrong part of 3rd. . . should have written down the BA address! Broadway & 3rd Street, near Jack London Square.

The sunny patio stands in contrast to the dark bar waiting inside. Definitely a grungy punk feel so I was not surprised when I was told one of the owners played in a punk band - look for his record on the wall. Shoebox shaped, bar down the right side, bottles down the left, a series of barrels on end used as tables down the middle.

On selection and service alone, this place is an A. Unfortunately I had problems with the atmosphere & beer storage.

The downside of using barrels for tables and keg coolers as the 'bar' is you will continuously bump your knees as you try to settle in for a pint (no overhanging bar top). Also, there is no A/C and on the warm day I visited it was pretty uncomfortable inside the bar with all the compressors heating up the joint. Outside was a better option but the seats were packed so I drank quickly to beat the oppressive heat.

On the quality side, there were several kegs and bottles stored at room temp as they awaited their turns in the stock rotation. There were probably 20 kegs of various sized sitting by the door and a room near the bathroom back stocked with lots of bottles. The draft beers I had were all in good condition but with a few more hot days like this one, the quality of all the beers will start to suffer and this may show more in time.

So that is my long justification for my below average rating. I am looking for a grade A place to drink beer, not just a grade A selection. Add a walk-in to store beer cold, some A/C to cool off the bar, and an actual bar to drink and I would bump this place up. Again service & selection were great.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Met up with ipa247 here on Friday afternoon for a couple beers.

The place is located in downtown Oakland and is sort of easy to miss, actually, if you don't know it's there. A tiny little sign and some beer themed umbrellas on the patio are just about the only clue that this is the place you're looking for.

Inside the place definitely has a different feel than your usual beer store or bar. A lot of DIY/Punk influence, tons of posters and beer advertisements, and some damn good beer too.

The tap-list offers about 12 options, all of which are American craft or import offerings. A great selection of bottles (all in coolers), which is great too. Quite a bit of obscure stuff that you don't see at other Bay Area bottle shops or down here in Southern California.

The service was definitely friendly and quick, and the prices are pretty reasonable too (draft beers tend to be around $4-6, bottles vary quite a bit, of course).

This is a really cool little spot, and I'll make sure to come back whenever I find myself in the Bay Area.

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Photo of Murchmac
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went here for a BA East Bay tasting. Owner was very hospitable and let us bring our own beer into the joint thats a cross between toronado and city beer store.

Great selection of bottled beers, great tap list, good atmosphere, friendly people, outdoor space. Indoors is a little cramped but it's a bar, what do you expect?

I will definitely go back. Loved the place, owner was cool, prices reasonable, awesome selection. Easy to get to from Bart, get off on 12th street and walk to fourth. Seven more characters.

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Photo of WOTO97
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Slipped in here the other day to check it out as I'm new to the area, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The bottle selection behind the glass is pretty nice, especially for local stuff. The Belgian selection could use a bit of improvement but still pretty solid. Beer Revolution does a great job with its tap selection. Great selection, and the spot continually circulates its kegs. On top of that, the gal behind the bar said they were thinking of adding even more tap lines. The folks here definitely leave you to your own devices when you are shopping for a bottle, but they are more than willing to give recommendations or help you out in any other way if you need it. Solid seating inside along with great patio seating outside. According to the event calendar, they do a pretty solid job of getting brewers in the location and holding special tastings. The prices here are very reasonable for both draft and bottle products.

All-in-all, definitely worth a visit.

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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
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