Beer Revolution

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Type: 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 d0ggnate
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A recent trip to the Bay Area allowed me the opportunity to check out Beer Revolution. I actually meet up with another BA here and was glad he recommended it. Really cool vibe inside. A smaller space, but used well. Coolers lined the walls with beers from all over. Great bottle selection. The tap selection was pretty unique, as well. I got to try Uncommon Siamese Sour and Moonlight Bombay by Boat. After picking up a bottle, I had to be on my way, but would have loved to spend more time here. Maybe next time I'll get to enjoy a few beers on the patio out front.

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Photo of xmorgan
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
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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Photo of berkey
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I think I remember signing some sort of petition or something awhile back to help this place open but this is my first visit. I don't often write beerfly reviews but the great experience I had here inspired me.

Smaller place with a decent sized bar area and several large barrels covered in bottle caps that serve as tables. Lot's of random German, American, and Belgian beer paraphernalia cover the walls.

There are three tri-doored coolers of mostly common but thoughtfully chosen craft beers. Tap list is also very well chosen for the most part and heavy on locals which is nice. I went with a pour of 50/50 Old Conundrum Barley Wine.

Service is very attentive, friendly, and welcoming. Makes you feel good about the folks you're giving your cash to. While we're on that topic, the prices are excellent. Bottles are at a match with the most reasonable beer stores in the area (with a $1 corkage fee if you drink on site) while the taps are all $4 to $6. If you're on a tight budget and want to drink good beer outside of home this is your place. The small "tables" are very conducive to conversation as is the fact the punk music is set at a moderate volume, as someone with a low voice this is a plus.

Overall, while the beer store aspect is still developing (don't come here looking for any whales) this is an awesome place for a beer geek. The great prices and the unmatched social, comfortable, atmosphere are more than enough to earn my vote. This establishment just may have earned a new regular tonight. Highly recommended.

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

Been excited about this place since i heard it was in the works. It's a specialty bottle shop and tasting room. They just opened early February. First chance i got to check it out was last Friday and i must say it's a welcome addition to Oakland's burgeoning beer scene. So much so i went back, Saturday and Sunday. The streak ended Monday (they're closed Mondays)

The place is very much unique, it has been born, not manufactured, but think City Beer Store with the punky edge of Toronado. There is a real sense of community here, patrons were helping bus glasses when it got real busy Saturday, the owners, Fraggle and Rebecca are awesome, natural hosts, know their beer, you can see this is a real labor of love.

The draft selection centers on local flavor, over the weekend they had 3 Beers on from Oakland's own Linden Street, the other 7 taps changed up a bit as they ran dry but tried brews from Moonlight, Santa Cruz Mountain, Iron Springs, Ale Industries and a little further afield some Green Flash. Growlers could feature in the future i would hope.

Hard to say how many bottles they have i'd guess well over 100, you can take them to go or drink them in house for a $1 'courtesy fee' I tried some stuff from the old country, the noble Belhaven Scottish Stout, the very English RCH Pitchfork Rebellion Bitter, and a lovely rounded Saison from Upright Brewing out of Portland, Oregon.

Highlight for me is the sunny patio in front, considering the excellent climate in the East Bay there really aren't that many good beer gardens to while away an afternoon. I am really looking forward to spending a lot of sunny afternoons/early evenings here before strolling up to The Trappist for a nightcap.

Viva Beer Revolution

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Beer Revolution in Oakland, CA
Place rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 112 ratings