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Beer Available At La Trappe Cafe & Trappist Lounge (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Long Strange Tripel 97, Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel 61, Brouwerij West My First Rodeo 84, Liefmans Cuvťe Brut (was: Kriekbier) 97, BFM Douze 93, Dikke Mathile 54, Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Bavik Pilaarbijter Bruin 68, Keyte OstÍns Belegeringsbier 83, Baladin Wayan Sour Edition 45, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel 86, Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier 95, Moonlight Change of Heart , Mikkeller/Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops IPA 97
joshklein069 (14) Vermont | September 26, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
not the easiest place to get to, tap list was a bit lame, most of the low end Belgians, not really interesting, lame selection of locals. Food was just OK.
kseecs16 (200) Naperville, Illinois | August 10, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good food, huge rare Belgian selection. Service is okay, but struggles to keep up with the heavy business. Basement bar and dining area is extremely comfortable and inviting once you manage to get yourself situated. If I lived nearby this is a place iId probably want to go to all the time but wouldnít due to the crowds and slow service.
t0rin0 (975) Riverslime, California | June 5, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had dinner here a while back. Upstairs (street level) there isnt much to see. Itís a cafe style place that looks fairly typical of SF. Downstairs though is pretty neat. There is a lounge area where you can sit and wait for a table or just hang out and then the restaurant is further back into the mountain.
Bottle list is good (lots of lambics), food is good (had the rabbit stew), service is good, but the prices are out of control. Price wasnt an issue at this dinner so I ordered a little bottle of Hanssens Gueuze and paid $20 for it. My dinner was hair under $50.
Might go back to just grab a pint at the bar or split a bottle of lambic with someone but I dont see myself dropping that kind of money at this place too often.
BlackHaddock (263) , England | May 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
6th Feb 2013: my wife and I visited the basement. We could only have a table if eating, (the place was very full) as the wife doesnít like sitting at the bar we were shown to a small unlit square at the rear. I had to stand by the kitchen corridor to read the beer menu it was so dark where they put us, smart, modern, comfortable but just too dark.
The barman helped a lot, but not one American beer I wanted on the menu was in stock (I visit Belgium often, so wasnít really interested in that selection, huge though it was), so I had three Canadian beers. All in good condition.
The food looked good from where we sat and as I blocked the service corridor beer searching I got a closer look on occasions.
All in all a cool place, busy and friendly staff, just a pity about their US selection stock.
Kristophe (88) , Sweden | February 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The basement was fully jammed with people when we were there, but the bartender was very nice and helped us get a table upstairs. Nice selection of beers and the food looked good, didnít eat anything though. Well worth a visit!
joeneugs (120) Livermore, California | July 4, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I really love this place. Itís in a really nice area of North Beach thatís reasonably close to Fishermans Wharf, so itís a great stop if your entertaining visitors from out of town. The bar downstairs is what I imagine is a classic European beer cafe. Itís very dark, but not in a dingy way. Thereís lots of wood and the lighting is basically at a candlelit level although I donít remember seeing any candles. Other than the bar, they have a nice plush seating area with a good number of tables. Very classy. The guy at the bar was helpful and the tap list was very good if you like Belgians. There were a few German offerings as well, but no interesting American craft. Thatís the only down side in my opinion. The prices seemed okay and the bottle list was one of the best things about this place. Lots of great Belgian selections including some lambics that you canít find easily in other places. This seems like a nice place to take a date, and I plan to return with my wife soon.
Naven (63) Poway, California | April 8, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great space. I have never been to Belgium, but I would imagine this is what it would look like. Draft selection was interesting, but fairly small. Bottle selection was awful. The words "we are out of that" have never been told to me more times. The bottle menu is confusing and unnecessary. Food was outstanding. The mussels are as good as I have had. Service was friendly, if not slow.
Bartzilla (12) San Diego, California | April 1, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place was BUSY on a Saturday night, but no surprise there. Our table wait was about 45 minutes in which time I had an excellent beer off the tap, of which I forget now, but was a delicious sour Iíd never heard of. The food was outstanding. The mussels were perfect... demanding another loaf of bread to mop up the juices. And my carbonade flamande was melt-in-your mouth tender. My gal had the rabbit dish, which was also delicious. If I had to make one caution itís that several of my bottle choices were unavailable. I felt bad for the waiter having to run back and forth to, again, tell me Sorry. I took his recommendation to pair with my dinner and it was perfect (after giving up on my quest for a bottle of something unique). All in all, weíll definitely be back next time weíre in town. Just be prepared to wait your turn. Itís cozy and busy in there.
rudolf (100) Buffalo, New York | February 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here during SF beer week. Limited tap selection but a very nice bottle list. Prices were a little wonky - some bottles that should be cheap were outrageously expensive, other bottles that should have been more expensive were extremely reasonable. Its a great deal if you know what bottles go for elsewhere. Service was tolerable for how busy it was but the bartender repeatedly poured beers like they were Spanish ciders (ie: held the bottle 2 or 3 feet above the glass & poured aggressively!) Whats up with that?
swoopjones (274) Buffalo, New York | February 15, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place, One bartender was great (10) the other sort of a pompus dick (2) so aerages out at 6. Crazy priced bottle menu 750ís of Cantillon at $19 and Unibroue i think were in he neighborhood of $40. Cool basement, Draft selecton was OK< bottle selecton was impressive. Anti Key Keg hurts draft availablility
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