ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop | Walnut Creek, California
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ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop
Excellent based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

1541 Giammona Dr
Walnut Creek, California United States 94596 [ print map ]
925 210 1147

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Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 PM - Midnight


Taps: 18 | Bottles: 300


ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop

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12 reviews for ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  87%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Alpha  (1) California | May 20, 2014
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BrettaJames  (3) Oakland, California | May 9, 2014
A great place for beer geeks and beer newbies alike. Staff is super friendly and and they definitely know a thing or two and will help you find something you will enjoy. Best of all, they are really passionate about the beer, so you know they’re not just feeding you some crap to sell you something they don’t like. The bottle selection is extensive and spans everything from IPA to lambic. Atmosphere is cozy and comfortable, a great place to meet up with friends and chat. Definitely worth checking out even if you don’t live in Walnut Creek.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
HerrMunich  (2) California | March 8, 2013
Great ambiance, knowledgable staff, great selection on tap along with a multitude of bottles, good pizza (the black&white [iirc] was quite tasty) delivered from next door, average value.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (369) Sunnyvale, California | January 30, 2013
Very interesting bar/bottle shop in Walnut Creek. Very good taplist, and they do tasting flights - four 4 oz pours for $16. Not cheap, but its a good way to try some interesting beers. The bottle shop portion is small but dense. The bottles all have two prices; one for drink there and one for carry home. The take out prices are good, not great, and the selection is pretty interesting, with a lot of good beers but few whales. They did have three Cantillons on the shelves when I was there, including about 10 bottles of Mamouche, but they are priced very high ($70 for Mamouche) and have no reduction for carry out. All in all a pretty good place.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
rgmundy  (2) Concord, California | November 19, 2012| Updated May 26, 2013
Great place to drink great beer. They have 18 beers on tap that change periodically and Litetally hundreds of beers to sample in bottles, some on the shelf and some in the fridge. The bartenders are very friendly and knowledgable about beer. The customers who go there are also very friendly. You have to go!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
johnbrixton  (23) California | August 18, 2012
ØL is clearly one for the best beer bars in California if not the US. This place stands far ahead of most everything, exceptional selection and quality draft and bottles. Small but so is Walnut Creek. The bartenders know their shit. Nice clean comfortable place too.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
marcus  (173) Sacramento, California | July 26, 2012
This cozy beer place is located on a side street in downtown Walnut Creek. There is a nice bar in the back with a few stools facing a wall of 18 taps dispensing good beers, including Belgian, American craft and local beers. There are several tables near the front door, but all service is at the bar. There is a also a fairly extensive bottle shop with some good finds. Check it out - it’s worth the drive.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mgdo5756  (3) Napa, California | July 1, 2012
Interesting beers on tap, a knowledgeable guy behind the bar, beer enthusiasts sharing stories, and a wonderful selection of bottles and glassware. What a find!
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (74) Livermore, California | February 12, 2012
Dark wood, low lighting, and all around cool spot. Very Intelligent staff. Good selection on tap and on the bottle list. They had some true prizes in the bottle shop as well.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin  (41) New York, New York | December 17, 2011
Stopped in a few days ago and was impressed. The build out was excellent. High Ceilings, big front area with tables and a eight-seater bar in the back Good selection of bottled beers available both refrigerated and not. 10 Taps of nice variety (mostly Belgian). Friendly staff and crowd. Its great to see beer bars like this popping up in the ’burbs. Prices seemed a little on the high side (esp the $5 markup for consuming bottles on-site) but definitely was excited to be there. I didn’t try any food (limited snack-type menu) Nice Work.

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