The Trappist | Oakland, California
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The Trappist
World Class based on 78 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: marcus (16) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At The Trappist (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Boon Oude Lambik 89, Boon Mikkeller Bar Calva Lambic (Foeder # 65) 88, Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry 97, Lambickx (Wambeek, De Troch) 94, Allagash Avancé 99, Tahoe Mountain Récolte Du Boise 91, Almanac Brandy Barrel Pêche 99, Tahoe Mountain Persimmon du Bois , Almanac Valley Of The Heart’s Delight 99, Drakes Rakish Ryewine , North Coast Anniversary XXV Ale 81, Faction Defcon III Belgian Style Dubbel , Trois Dames l’Amoureuse 91, Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho 99, Saint Somewhere/Prairie Artisan Ales Carbone Colline 84, Faction Flagship Pale Ale 87, Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Bock Zymatore (CA Zinfandel) , Mikkeller Hot Rod Habanero 96, Thornbridge Kipling 95
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78 reviews for The Trappist
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  69%
 Value  72%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
rayOfBeer  (19) El Cerrito, California | December 13, 2007
I have only been on opening day, what a crowd. This place is awesome with a great selection of mostly Belgian beer. The beer is not cheap but considering the flight to Belgium and the strength of the Euro, I’d say the prices are reasonable. I can’t wait to go back.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
spineofsnow  (2) California | May 29, 2011
Just a beautiful selection that they rotate all the time so there’s always a reason to stop by again....and again. Lots of taps. Big bottle book. They’re opening a patio soon.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
TheBrewSherpa  (47) Belvidere, New Jersey | July 25, 2012
I've been to a million beer bars in a million places and exactly NONE of them were/are as awesome as The Trappist. I defy you to find a more knowledgeable staff, cleaner beer lines and a better ambiance than The Trappist. Clearly, it is without equal.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
CoachP  (15) Alabama | August 5, 2012| Updated August 12, 2012
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Brewticular  (19) , | August 12, 2012
I do not know that any brewpub can be better than this, but I do wish i could try! Had a fantastic time, can not wait to get out there again!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Malbob  (1) Emeryville, CA, California | April 2, 2013
Awesome selection of draft and bottled beer from Belgium, America, Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands, and more. This place is incredible. Good food obviously made to pair well with the delicious beers they serve. The staff is both friendly and knowledgeable. They are excellent at helping you pick just the right beer. I wish there were more places that took the same care with the products they served. You can’t go wrong with The Trappist unless you just don’t enjoy good beer..
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
nahthan  (5) Oakland, California | December 1, 2007
Opening mid-December 2007. Specialty Belgian beer bar in Downtown Oakland. 15 taps. ~130 bottles. Bottle list is Belgian, Dutch, French and American all Belgian styles. Tap selection is a mix of domestic micro and Belgian micro/independent breweries, again with an emphasis on Belgian styles. No American macro beers or corporate beer. High attention paid to proper glassware, serving temperatures. A great effort is also made to keep the bottles cellared at the proper temperature. The decor and atmosphere is laid back, but a beautiful job was done restoring the 1870’s Victorian building they occupy. The owners are casual, knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent bartender, also very knowledgeable and friendly. A must for anyone who enjoys Belgian beer. Less than 5 blocks from 12th St. downtown BART.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
beerguy101  (75) Newark, California | January 6, 2008
The difference between good and excellent can sometimes be in the little details. This place understands the little details. Things like pre-rinsing your clean glass before pouring your beer, to having a huge variety of correct glassware to serve your beer, the Trappist understands beer, and the little things to make the trip a great experience instead of just a great one. The bartenders and staff are knowable and willing to talk about the beers. A large and diverse tap and bottle list makes this a must stop place in the Bay Area. The setting is cozy and the place is quite small. The night I was there the place was packed, but the sound level was quite enough to have a normal conversation with the folks near me. Very nice, I am sure to visit this place often.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
AdamBeer1  (15) Florida | July 22, 2013
I'm not sure what to say here. Come to this bar, no question, hands down a great beer bar. Random and rare selection usually. Great crowd, great service. Prices are reasonable. It's one of the best non brewery bars I have ever been too. Stop reading this and go get a beer!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (102) Annapolis , Maryland | August 21, 2013
Great beer bar in then middle of a strange looking neighborhood. two bars with different taps, went twice during my visit

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