The Trappist

4.9/5.0 89 reviews
bar
460 8th St
Oakland, California United States 94607

510 238 8900
  thetrappist.com
Sun-Thu Noon - Midnight, Fri-Sat Noon -1:00AM

Mayor: brokensail (7) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150
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Beers At The Trappist

NameABVEntered
Sante Adairius Maiden Fields4%4/30/2016
AleSmith / Mikkeller IPA 6%4/20/2016
Koutskż 12į Světlż LeěŠk 5%4/20/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Leelanau Brewing Innovator Man6.8%4/18/2016
Jolly Pumpkin / Evil Twin / Mikkeller / Leelanau Hamajang5.8%4/18/2016
De la Senne / Mont SalŤve Double Saison8%3/25/2016
Omnipollo Symzonia13%3/19/2016
De la Senne / Nynšshamn Chin Chin Tjinook5%3/16/2016
Modern Times Monstersí Park - Coconut & Coffee12%2/18/2016
Modern Times Devils Teeth - Java Coffee10%2/18/2016
Phantom Carriage Broadacres - Cranberry3.9%2/6/2016
Modern Times Neverwhere7%2/1/2016
Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 12%1/12/2016
Cellarmaker Bangarang6.9%1/12/2016
Upright Crystal Red6.3%11/23/2015
Allagash Midnight Brett7.5%11/15/2015
Olí Republic Kolsch Gone A-Rye4.7%11/14/2015
Bridge Road / Mikkeller The Dark Harvest6.6%7/15/2015
Perennial Regalia8.5%7/15/2015
Sante Adairius Simple: Equinox5.8%7/15/2015
Heater Allen Sterk En Donker8.3%7/11/2015
The Rare Barrel / Cellarmaker Breakfast Time5.8%6/20/2015
KlevereTien Oak Aged (Belgian Owl BA)10%6/20/2015


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  (545) 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  (222) 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  (213) 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  (182) 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.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | November 2, 2009| Updated July 3, 2012
Reminds me of Europe in the best way. Very unsuspecting location in northern Oakland around Koreatown. A nearly perfect interior -- wood paneled and very sophisticated. It depends on the day, but their tap and bottles lists have the most reach I hever ever seen in the US. So glad I donít live near this place because it would absolutely wreck me. The clientele and staff vary to the same degree, but when this place is on thereís no beating it.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NScott  (2) Albany, Alabama | October 22, 2009
Knowledgeable bartenders, great options, and a nice atmosphere. Now that theyíve opened the back room every day, the overcrowding is not an issue. The crowd is a pleasure, especially compared to the folks at a couple of the other premiere beer bars in the Bay Area. Not a lot of Frat types or stumbling drunks.

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