The Trappist | Oakland, California
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The Trappist
World Class based on 83 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)
Almanac Porchbier , St Feuillien Triple 98, Sante Adairius Posermobile 94, 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 93, 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 Cabernet Barrel 95, Almanac Brandy Barrel PÍche 99, Tahoe Mountain Persimmon du Bois , Almanac Valley Of The Heartís Delight 99, Drakes Rakish Ryewine 84, North Coast Anniversary XXV Ale 86
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83 reviews for The Trappist
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  70%
 Value  72%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
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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  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | September 28, 2009
Wow, wow. Beautiful, stately decor here, an incredibly impressive bottle and tap lineup, very friendly bartenders, and just a great experience stepping into a place like this, even on a quiet Sunday evening. Draft list included: Allagash Confluence, Bockor Rouge, RR Damnation, Drakes Bass Ackwards, Nogne Tiger Triple, Saison Dupont, etc. Countless things to session. Ridiculous bottle selection: huge array of Belgians, Mikkeller, Struise (Pannepot Gran Reserva, $100 a pop!), Lost Abbey, Russian River, etc. Damn impressive place. Look forward to checking it out on a busier night, hopefully soon.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Pivoyager  (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 17, 2009
In all my wildest dreams would I ever think of finding an exquisite Belgian beer bar in Oakland ... but here it is. A small, dark and wonderfully inviting place with a book for a beer menu (or is it a beer menu in a book) with a wide variety of styles. And itís a short walk to the BART Station as well. A must for any Bay Area pub crawl.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | July 16, 2009| Updated February 21, 2010
The day I went was just after it appeared on the RBSG itinerary. This may be the reason why the taps were uninspired, or it may just be the season (summer). Ambiance is like that little New York bar where detectives meet and only about 16 people have access to the íback roomí. I have since been back though and love it. The bottles are even better and the tap lines are clean as a whistle. Also every beer has the precisely corresponding piece of glassware, which is absurd.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
gail  (10) San Francisco, California | July 7, 2009| Updated July 8, 2009
The great news about the Trappist is that as of earlier this year they remodeled and opened another room, to be made available during the previously too-crowded times. The earliest reviews reflect a much smaller area. They take beer seriously, have a charming but un-stuffy ambiance, and the great Belgian and American beers that rotate through the taps here are often stunning. (To say nothing of the library of bottle-conditioned Belgian treasures.) Disclosure: I know and like the staff and owners, and jI ust finished a Cicerone certification prep class taught by one of their bartenders (sheís also a BJCP judge) and attended by two others. Thatís a lot of hardcore beer knowledge, in a group of hardworking and friendly people. No meals served here but the cheese plate is a nice taste treat.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine  (28) Whalezbro, Illinois | March 11, 2009
Another one of my favorite places. Excellent selection of Belgian ales, all served in proper glassware. Walking (staggering) distance to BART. The only downside is that the place is kind of small. Itís worth it, though. Definitely a must for anyone living in or visiting the Bay Area.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans  (17) Bay Area, California | March 4, 2009
Convenient location in downtown Oakland with usually ok parking. Nice interior, but very narrow and small, can get crowded very quickly. Specialized in Belgian beers, however they typically have a couple American craft brews on tap. They serve each beer in the proper glassware, very classy. They have limited food options, mainly cheese plates but these are very good. I enjoy going here even though it is out of my way a bit.

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