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) 89, 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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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
thomahan  (1) , Denmark | March 17, 2011
Nice place, impressive beer card, especially on tap, would like more American beer on bottles. The staff need a lot about the beers, and was very helpful!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jjbigtime  (14) California | March 9, 2011
Let me start with the bad, of which there is very little. Itís a little pretentious. Sometimes hard to get a seat or find a place to chill while waiting for a seat. Its not the best value around. Itís just a little too far from my house to walk. Now the good, the Trappist is freaking awesome in terms of beer and decor and vibe. I love the glassware and adore the staff. I like the food the menu and the set up a lot. Along with beer revolution and the tornado across the bridge, it is in the wholly trinity of bay area beer bars.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (460) Woodland, California | February 14, 2011
A linear bar with a very good selection and decent service. Excellent cheese plate. Seems to function as something of a local. Friendly clientele.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
advaitk  (3) California | June 22, 2010
service can be a bit snotty and can be pricey, but worth going for the selection. a bit scary side surroundings.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
Kevinkarpiak  (13) Massachusetts | May 30, 2010
This place is great, if sneaky expensive. If you like this place and ever find yourself in Worcester, MA (or vice versa, I supposse) go check out the surprising Armsby Abbey, which actually does the Belgian-Beer-meets-slow-food-California thing better.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (147) Livermore, California | May 30, 2010
The ambiance and service here is second to none. Very classy with friendly bartenders. The selection is fantastic too. The only other place in the bay area that even comes close to matching their Belgian selection is Toronado. Itís easily accessible via public transit. What more could you ask for? My only complaint is that they donít open until 4 pm.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (167) St. Louis, Missouri | March 28, 2010
The Trappist is as good as it gets. I felt like I was in a confessional in a Belgian cathedral with attendant monks sliding delicious ales under the door.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (159) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | March 11, 2010
In an odd part of town. Zacharyís pizza place wasnít too far from here, and I actually expected this place to be on that side of town. I am not an Oakland resident, so I donít have any valid/constructive way of giving any type of opinion on location. Plenty of parking across the street. My brother and I got there as soon as it opened. Fairly nice tap selection. The ambiance was perfect. The place is fairly slender. I didnít really venture off into the back, other than to take a piss, but from what I can tell the place was rather small. The bartender was FAST, and as soon as I finished my beer I was asked what I wanted next. Bar heavily favors Belgians (hence the fíin name), but given that, there were some nice beers on tap that werenít Belgian beers. Nice wood paneling on the insider with a fancy bar area. Regulars seemed like they didnít care too much about being beer geeks, which was cool (I call them regulars because the bartender was fairly familiar with them). Overall, great experience, and Oakland was a much nicer town than I expected (I only saw a little bit of it).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
pennywhistle  (12) California | March 5, 2010
A little too expensive, and gets a little too crowded, but if you come when itís not packed itís a great place to spend some time. I love the wide Belgian assortment, and the cheese platter is delicious!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
UnholyBrewing  (26) Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida | January 17, 2010
...well, went down on a Friday night, and it was wayy too packed. The back room was boiling hot, people standing everywhere pretending to know about the beers they were drinking. They had the correct glassware, lots of cool beer memorabilia, and interesting things to look at. Need to go back when itís not soo packed. Good selection of belgian beers. Pretty sweet place.

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