The Trappist | Oakland, California
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The Trappist
World Class based on 81 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 (10) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150


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Beer Available At The Trappist (arranged by most recent)
Toccalmatto Zona Cesarini 98, Tahoe Mountain The Day They Taught Us Not to Reach , De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey) 100, NÝgne ō Single Hop Citra IPA 94, Craftsman Heavenly Hefe 93, Cantillon Vigneronne 99, Boon Oude Lambik 89, Boon Mikkeller Bar Calva Lambic (Foeder # 65) 90, Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry 97, Lambickx (Wambeek, De Troch) 95, Allagash Avancť 99, Tahoe Mountain Rťcolte Du Bois - 9 Month 94, Almanac Brandy Barrel PÍche 99, Tahoe Mountain Persimmon du Bois , Almanac Valley Of The Heartís Delight 99, Drakes Rakish Ryewine , North Coast Anniversary XXV Ale 86, Faction Defcon III Belgian Style Dubbel , Trois Dames líAmoureuse 91, Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho 99
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81 reviews for The Trappist
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  70%
 Value  72%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (121) 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
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rocketman2013  (19) Texas | August 3, 2013
They have two warm and inviting bars and an outside area with picnic tables. There is no table service, you have to order at the bar and they will bring it to your table. The selection is substantial with an emphasis on Belgian beers. They have a limited menu of pub food. Prices are higher than average.
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!
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 20, 2013
If you say you love beer and you have not been here yet your missing out.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1315) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2013
Visited 4 or 5 times in the past few years, mostly combined with a stop to Beer Revolution and/or Pacific Coast Brewing.

A high end / classy kind of place in Oakland that serves expensive beer and expensive food and also sells their glassware for expensive amounts of money. The employees are nice and the beer selection is usually pretty good but itís the type of place that you cant get in and out of for less than $20. If they have something on tap that I really want to try Iíll stop in but for those prices I usually scroll past.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (316) Utah | May 24, 2013
A great place in an old brick building. They have 2 bars with different vibes. The front bar was dark and quiet, the back bar was brighter with music playing. A nice outside area with picnic tables. The service was great. Good beer and food. I didnít look at the bottle list but the coolers were full. Prices were on the high side. Iíll be back.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka  (32) Tampere, Finland | May 19, 2013
Oct 2012. 10 minute walk from the BART station on 12th street. The place is very cozy and quiet in the opening hours. Service was excellent and I had a long conversation with the owner about Scandinavian beers and the new Mikkeller Bar on SF and Pliny the Younger events. Beer selection consists of top-of-the-line Belgian beers with some Belgian-style US beers. I was surprised that I had already tasted almost all of the draught beers they had. Bottle selection is carefully selected and has some Scandinavian beers as well (Haandbryggeriet, To ōl, ...). Food selection seemed to be excellent, but we only had a cheese board for snacks (excellent as well).

Now, the beers here are somewhat pricy. Sampler set of 3 beers was something like $18-$20. Still the prices are in a reasonable range unlike in Monks Kettle at SF. Bottle selection has Cantillon beers that you wonít find in SF.

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 canít go wrong with The Trappist unless you just donít enjoy good beer..
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
richardfolif  (4) riverside, California | March 24, 2013
very upscale bar, and very nice interior. The taplist was amazing.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (68) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week, during a Mikkeller event. Cool space inside a brick front structure. Lots of wood, tile, dark, yet with plenty of windows weird random separation of seating spaces/tables and a larger outdoor area. They have a ífront bar and back barí and you can order at either then they give you a number and a server will bring them out to you. Prices were a bit higher, maybe high by Oakland standards, but they focus a bit more on imports. They had the Mikkeller yeast series of 6 samples on a tray for $20 and was happy to try that instead of having to buy the bottles. Service was solid, food menu was small but they were pumping out plates and they looked good. Would defiantly go here againÖeven though not sure what would take me to Oakland again. Place did seem a bit out of place for the area to me.

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