The Trappist | Oakland, California
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The Trappist
World Class based on 87 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Mayor: joeneugs (6) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150

The Trappist

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Beer Available At The Trappist (arranged by most recent)
Bridge Road / Mikkeller The Dark Harvest 97, Perennial Regalia 91, Sante Adairius Simple: Equinox , Heater Allen Sterk En Donker , The Rare Barrel / Cellarmaker Breakfast Time 98, KlevereTien Oak Aged (Belgian Owl BA) 92, Tahoe Mountain Mars Hotel 94, Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 97, Fort Point / De Struise Saint Francis 12 , HenHouse Batch 100 (High West Rye Barrel) , De Ranke Hop Harvest 2014 94, Blaugies La Moneuse 97, Allagash Sixteen Counties Wild Ale With Brett 97, Craftsman Angelino Weisse 95, Perennial Tart Hopfentea 92, Almanac Porchbier 61
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87 reviews for The Trappist
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  84%
 Selection  89%
 Food  71%
 Value  72%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (189) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (211) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (180) 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).
  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!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (316) Rota, Spain | 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.
  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Pivoyager  (88) 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.

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