The Trappist | Oakland, California
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The Trappist
World Class based on 89 ratings
Type: Bar

460 8th St
Oakland, California United States 94607 [ print map ]
510 238 8900 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thu Noon - Midnight, Fri-Sat Noon -1:00AM

Mayor: joeneugs (7) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150

The Trappist

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Beer Available At The Trappist (arranged by most recent)
Upright Crystal Red , Allagash Midnight Brett 96, Olí Republic Klosch Gone A-Rye , Bridge Road / Mikkeller The Dark Harvest 97, Perennial Regalia 91, Sante Adairius Simple: Equinox 95, Heater Allen Sterk En Donker , The Rare Barrel / Cellarmaker Breakfast Time 98, KlevereTien Oak Aged (Belgian Owl BA) 91, Tahoe Mountain Mars Hotel 94, Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 97, Fort Point / De Struise Saint Francis 12 , HenHouse Batch 100 (High West Rye Barrel) , De Ranke Hop Harvest 2014 93, Blaugies La Moneuse 97, Allagash Sixteen Counties Wild Ale With Brett 96, Craftsman Angelino Weisse 95, Perennial Tart Hopfentea 92
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89 reviews for The Trappist
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  71%
 Value  72%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , England | November 16, 2015
Visited on a Friday afternoon in November 2015. Really nice multi-roomed venue, really nicely decorated and has a beer terrace and a front and back bar. Great selection of beers available, service was good with the barmaid giving a customer more sass than he gave her! Itís a really nice place, a block away from Beer Revolution. Iíd recommend both places. This is definitely a huge step up decor wise but a better beer range at the other venue I feel.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
CryptLiquor  (5) oakland, California | October 18, 2015
If youíre heading into the bay area to check out the beer scene you already know about the Trappist; if youíve been, youíre going back because the tap selection is diverse and full of quality, the environment successful in itís old pub feel, the food good enough but working well for pairing, and the service helpful and friendly. If youíve not gone youíve heard a lot of hype and probably ready to give the silly white hip Oakland crowd a spanking via their poor beer taste or are enamored by the mythic Trappist lore that youíve heard of. I think both outlooks will suffice. Go, itís fucking good.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
davidm  (61) Sunnyvale, California | July 11, 2015
Great place. They have a special sour tap list when we went, and we really enjoyed our stay. The food was very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | May 30, 2015
cool place with two bars and a huge and quality beer selection. better prices than the overpriced and overhyped monks kettle in SF.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
esvoogd  (12) , Netherlands | January 13, 2015
I was once a big fan but am sad to see what itís turned into. It was arguably the cutting edge of Belgian beer when it first opened with a Euro ambiance that encouraged good friends and conversation. Now itís just a plain old West Coast brew pub with loud alternative music and an endless supply of hoppy beers. If thatís what youíre looking for then go, but there are probably 25 places just like it closer to where you live. Kind of sad.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (75) California | December 12, 2014
Great bar with 2 seating areas / bars and a nice patio area. Excellent draft selection, along with knowledgable bartenders. Looks inconspicuous from the outside but once you get inside, it reminds me of a dutch pub (long and narrow, lots of wood). Selection is strongly in favor of Belgian-style beer. Slightly pricy but you get what you pay for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu  (120) Pensacola , Florida | September 20, 2014
My friend from East Bay took me here promising a great beer place. I had reservations because of the name--Iím just not a big Belgian fan. Come to find out they had a selection with style variety. Small venue, but the decor is cool and unique. Some sidewalk seating. Good service. This place helps spruce up Oakland. Cheers to them!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops  (170) Epping, New Hampshire | August 22, 2014
This is rated highly for a reason. The draft list is well above average with a killer bottle list as well. Ajax and I stopped in here on a whirl wind tour of the bay area. The bartender was very polite and knew her beer. The prices seemed a bit on the high side for Oakland butÖ hey I was on vacation so I didnít care! I also had a light snack (pulled pork on Texas toast) which was very tasty. Had a chat with a very friendly local as well. If you want a high end draft list in Oakland, Iím guessing this is the best place you will find.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
spycow  (56) Illinois | June 7, 2014
Visited during SFO beer week. The atmosphere was bad but not what I expected overall for this place. Service was good during our visit when it was quite busy. They had about 20+ taps that were all pretty good along with a decent bottle selection that had strong mixture of Belgians and US based beers. I agree with some of the other reviewers in that prices could be a little high for some of these beers and not worth it every case. Overall in a decent location on your way to Beer Revolution in the Oakland area. If you are in SFO do you need to go out of your way to visit with all the great beer and cocktail bars, probably not but a must visit in you find yourself in the Oakland area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
tiong  (112) Espoo, Finland | May 14, 2014
Easy to reach, a 5 minute walk away from the nearest BART station. A small and dark bar focused on Belgian styled beers. Pretty nice tap selection, didnít have time to check out their bottle list. Food was okay, but a bit pricey place overall. Still definitely worth the visit if you are in SF area.

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