Beer Revolution | Oakland, California
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Beer Revolution
World Class based on 60 ratings
Type: Bar

464 3rd St
Oakland, California United States 94607 [ print map ]
510 452 2337 | facebook

Hours: Mo-Th 12p to 10p, Fri-Sat 12p to 11p, Su 12p to 9p

Mayor: marcus (20) | Taps: 48 | Bottles: 500

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Beer Available At Beer Revolution (arranged by most recent)
Mraz Gabriel , Speakeasy Baby Daddy Session IPA , Knee Deep Hoparillo 3x IPA 93, Pacific Coast Elephant Seal Bitter ESB , Stone Go To IPA 97, Pike Post Alley Porter 88, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel 99, Bear Republic Tripels Alley 64, Pacific Coast Neptuneís Nemesis , Deschutes Conflux No. 1 - Collage 99, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 91, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny 86, Ale Industries Someone Talked 70, Moonlight Death and Taxes with Pinot Noir Grapes , Speakeasy Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout 96, Ninkasi ReNEWale 2014 Alt Pale Ale 76, Iron Springs The Thriller , Figueroa Mountain Lizardís Mouth 94, Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner 85, Dogfish Head Kvasir 89
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60 reviews for Beer Revolution
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food  90%
 Value  81%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925  (20) California | July 20, 2011
Minor faults - too bright, minimal seating...however this is due to the numerous dark fridges of amazing beer. Great tap selection, then make your own 6-pack to take with. Great prices. I would have to say that this is not a place where I would hang out if they didnít have amazing beer so there has to be some points off for that.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
joet  (91) Santa Rosa, California | May 4, 2011
Really this is almost as good as it could possibly get here in the Bay Area for craft beer. Prices are average, service is only slightly below average (thereís variation and some good service here but...) and the layout can make it difficult to get a beer sometimes but where it really counts, Beer Revolution excels. Itís got a deck and itís a great peaceful oasis to kick it with some buds, have some great suds and not be bothered by crowds (usually), staff trying to turn over a bar stool or angry riff-raff. The selection is also superb.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
lymph  (5) California | April 17, 2011| Updated May 29, 2013
Great tap list - over forty beers on tap, and their bottle selection is quite solid and fair priced (some bottles are cheaper than you can purchase at a brick and mortar shop). Every time I have been here I have found at least five or six beers on draft that I would like to try. The owners must have the hook up with The Bruery because they regularly have Provision Series beers on tap and even stuff that is not supposed to be available outside of the OC. There is no food available at the bar, but there is a soul food place next door and it is cool to bring food in to the bar or eat on the patio. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the beer styles and is willing to give tasters of most beers. Though The Trappist is about five or six blocks away, Beer Revolution is a much better value for the money and a little less pretentious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jjbigtime  (14) California | March 9, 2011
Fraggle knows his shit and he better if heís going to try and sell craft beer around the corner from The Trappist. I actually like beer rev more than the Trappist because there is a less pointed type of ego in this joint. Itís not the most comfortable spot and seeing all that beer on the floor waiting to be put in the walk in makes me wonder about itís condition but other than that, I love love love beer bervolution. Great selection, great prices, I like the 12 oz pour thing. Go to beer rev. You wonít be sorry
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve  (77) SF Bay Area, California | February 24, 2011
Incredible tap list and a solid bottle line up as well. Cool trays, bottles and growlers displayed all over the place, with some hop vines (I believe artificial) hanging from the ceiling, as well as some Oktoberfest type banners. The first time I went, I had just gotten off work and was wearing slacks and a button up long sleeved shirt. Man was I out of place! Everyone else was in black and had at least three tattoos (that were visible). Not that thereís anything wrong with it, but it was like a punk bar. The past few times I have been in, the crowd seems to be balancing out a bit. They are now attracting people from all walks of life to make for an eclectic crowd so everyone feels welcome. Great job Fraggle and Rebekah! (sorry if I misspelled your names!)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
saccharomyces  (1) California | December 29, 2010
I feel I need to counterbalance a previous review by wavers1. The bottles are indeed organized by country, region, and style. As far as the dimly lit experience - I have to admit, I moved to the east bay 2 years ago from the east coast and I find most barsí lighting level equivalent to a dentistís chair. Beer Rev is plenty bright. The only reason I docked them for ambiance is that I feel it is not high on their priority list, and I understand that. When there is a higher priced belgian bar that obviously spent tons on atmosphere a few blocks away, I can see why they saved money on decor in order to pass the savings on to us - the consumers. I for one am overjoyed that the owners have chosen to share their obsession with beer with the rest of us at a reasonable price.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | December 22, 2010| Updated May 3, 2011
Stopped by to meet up with SamGamgee and GF. Nice place in Oakland. Absolutely fantastic bottle selection with a great and mostly local tap selection. Also had a Redstone mead on tap, which I donít see often (often enough). Great prices. Parking is Oakland street parking. Interior was crowded and humid when I got their (they do have a patio, but it was raining outside. No food, but they welcome deliveries (ala Toronado). Overall a pretty good stop. Wow, this place has exploded since the last time I was here. It has grown from 14 taps to 47!
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1  (40) Notown, California | December 12, 2010
nice new bottle shop. i cant drink and drive, so whatever they have on tap is sort of irrelevent to me. though when i was there they had some good stuff. it was not packed when i went at 3pm on a friday, but the place is very dimly lit and cramped. just terrible for trying to purchase several bottles to go, much less make your selection. i could only imagine if there were actually as number of people here. from a bottle shop perspective its not excellent, the stuff is in no sort of order, beers are just spread throughout the coolers randomly, stuff is jammed into them. no rhyme or reason. some nice brews though, mostly socal stuff that i hadnít seen at other bottle shops in the area. the out of town selection was about the same as most of the bigger places in the bay. which is one thing to their credit, they are keeping up with some larger sized places. i did drop a bill there on bottles to go, so hey have some fun stuff. give it a shot, if you dont have to drive you will surely have a great time here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrmartin  (39) New York, New York | September 7, 2010| Updated November 5, 2012
Huge selection of beers. Great front deck if you can find a spot. Not crowded in the afternoon but can get real busy certain nights and weekends. BYO Food and many nearby restaurants will deliver to you. BBQ most Sundays. Special events and meet the brewer nights most Wednesdays. Excellent collection of bottles for takeways and now 42 freakiní taps. Prices are reasonable even on rare beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | September 7, 2010
Stopped in here on 8/18/10. Pretty good draft list with Hop 15 being the standout for me. Lots of different bottle offerings in the cooler as well. The bar itself has a ton of bottle caps mounted into it, which kept me occupied for far longer than it should have. Service was good, as was the music (lots of punk rock). Definitely worth stopping in.

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