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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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
spineofsnow  (2) California | May 29, 2011
Just a beautiful selection that they rotate all the time so there’s always a reason to stop by again....and again. Lots of taps. Big bottle book. They’re opening a patio soon.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (424) Los Angeles, California | May 3, 2011
Stopped by on a weekend. Very nice, upscale interior. Very professional acting bar tender who poured the beers with great ceremony. Didn’t seem very chatty about the beers, but seemed to know hist stuff pretty well. Tap list was great, but was a bit annoying as half of the list is from the outside bar which is only open part of the day. Didn’t try the food, but it sounded good. Very good tap list of mostly imports, with a few other very nice local beers. Some things I have not seen on tap before. Prices were a bit high. The bottle list looked stellar as well. I’d probably go back.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TimE  (341) Tokyo, Japan | April 4, 2011
Wont say much new. Except for the sausages, the food was great. The beer line-up was out of this world - both for import and local beers. Good vibe. Can get crowded it seems. If you want uber rare this is the place to go. Must visit in the Bay area.
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. It’s 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. It’s 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  (598) 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  (241) 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. It’s easily accessible via public transit. What more could you ask for? My only complaint is that they don’t open until 4 pm.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Strebs  (221) 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  (188) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | March 11, 2010
In an odd part of town. Zachary’s pizza place wasn’t 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 don’t 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 didn’t 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 f’in name), but given that, there were some nice beers on tap that weren’t Belgian beers. Nice wood paneling on the insider with a fancy bar area. Regulars seemed like they didn’t 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).

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