The Trappist

460 8th St
Oakland, California United States 94607
bar  4.9/5.0 93 reviews
Sun-Thu Noon - Midnight, Fri-Sat Noon -1:00AM

Mayor: marcus (3) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 150
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88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (885) Kansas | May 16, 2017
Visited late afternoon on a Wednesday. Located in Old Oakland, near BART. Cool old building, with a small front room and bar as you enter, with two additional smaller rooms past the bar with tables, and a larger outdoor patio in the alley. There is also a back bar which was closed when I visited. There are different tap lists at the front and back bar, though both were available to order from and each were super high quality with a ton of Belgian beers and speciality craft. In total there were 25 beers on tap. Bottle list also available which had a couple of fun beers on it The food menu is Belgian snacks and some lighter meals. Efficient service with higher prices though about what I expected for this level of quality and the location. Certainly a top stop in Oakland.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas  (195) , Greece | February 4, 2017
Second visit of my last day in the area. Tuesday noon, few people in the place so I found easily a spot at the front bar. The back bar was closed but you could still order beers from it’s tap list. Nice relaxing ambiance, good music, interesting tap list. There is also a bottle list with some interesting beers again. Good service, they dont do flights but they offer samples of the beers to try (and tick). For sure I would go again!
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PMgep  (64) Lund, Sweden | December 16, 2016
Visited on a quiet sunday evening. they had just had a imp. stout theme so mostly dark beers. Good prices, nice selection.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Alexkalash  (10) Zaragoza, Spain | May 24, 2016
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (1586) , England | November 16, 2015
Visited on a Friday afternoon in November 2015. Really nice multi-roomed venue, really nicely decorated and has a beer terrace and a front and back bar. Great selection of beers available, service was good with the barmaid giving a customer more sass than he gave her! It’s a really nice place, a block away from Beer Revolution. I’d recommend both places. This is definitely a huge step up decor wise but a better beer range at the other venue I feel.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
CryptLiquor  (5) oakland, California | October 18, 2015
If you’re heading into the bay area to check out the beer scene you already know about the Trappist; if you’ve been, you’re going back because the tap selection is diverse and full of quality, the environment successful in it’s old pub feel, the food good enough but working well for pairing, and the service helpful and friendly. If you’ve not gone you’ve heard a lot of hype and probably ready to give the silly white hip Oakland crowd a spanking via their poor beer taste or are enamored by the mythic Trappist lore that you’ve heard of. I think both outlooks will suffice. Go, it’s fucking good.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
davidm  (65) Sunnyvale, California | July 11, 2015
Great place. They have a special sour tap list when we went, and we really enjoyed our stay. The food was very good.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (431) Reno, Nevada | May 30, 2015
cool place with two bars and a huge and quality beer selection. better prices than the overpriced and overhyped monks kettle in SF.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
esvoogd  (21) , Netherlands | January 13, 2015
I was once a big fan but am sad to see what it’s turned into. It was arguably the cutting edge of Belgian beer when it first opened with a Euro ambiance that encouraged good friends and conversation. Now it’s just a plain old West Coast brew pub with loud alternative music and an endless supply of hoppy beers. If that’s what you’re looking for then go, but there are probably 25 places just like it closer to where you live. Kind of sad.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (75) California | December 12, 2014
Great bar with 2 seating areas / bars and a nice patio area. Excellent draft selection, along with knowledgable bartenders. Looks inconspicuous from the outside but once you get inside, it reminds me of a dutch pub (long and narrow, lots of wood). Selection is strongly in favor of Belgian-style beer. Slightly pricy but you get what you pay for.

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