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The Trappist

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Pub, Belgian, Brew Pub, European
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460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
510-238-8900
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Seating

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food--amazing beer!

We had read about this little gemstone, and grabbed a beer and shared some food items (some sort of gourmet grilled cheese, and a kale salad) that were delicious. We'll definitely return the next time we're in Oakland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Wendy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had read about this little gemstone, and grabbed a beer and shared some food items (some sort of gourmet grilled cheese, and a kale salad) that were delicious. We'll definitely return the next time we're in Oakland.

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Thank Wendy B
Little Silver, New Jersey
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Variety of delicious beers, served by knowledgeable staff. Served with perfect heads and the right temperature. Atmosphere is local, not stuffy and we felt we fit right in being from out of town. Will go there again!

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Thank JeffS52
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This bar came up when I was looking on google maps at our hotel and the surrounding area. I took a look at their website, their food menu is limited more nibbles and light fare than a full meal. Their beer selection was excellent, lots of interesting different styles. They have outdoor space but we didn't actually sit there. The... More 

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Thank Tanya D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you don't know much about beer, but you know what you like, this is the place for you. I try to sample local beers whenever I can, but usually end up ordering things I don't enjoy. When a friend made it a point to take me here, I told the barkeep what brands I liked and asked what he... More 

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Thank Jon L
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

my fiancée and I stopped in at noon after a long flight to Oakland. We visited the Trappist several years ago and it remains a quality stop with a wide selection of Belgian and local beers. We ordered charcuterie and cheese plates which were good along with fresh baked bread rolls, sort of a baguette twisted into dinner roll-sized pieces.... More 

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Thank Drew K
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Love The Trappist!! What a great place for amazing beer! They have a Coffee IPA that is out of this world! I could spend all day here trying the numerous variations of beer!

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2 Thank Ray K
San Francisco, CA
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213 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Quite disappointing. First time here after hearing so much about the bar. Busy and very slow service. Expensive (overpriced to be honest) - many local and unexceptional CA beers selling for $12+ per pint and, surprisingly, a limited selection of Belgian beers. At least that is how I translate $7 for 250cl. The IPA advertised at $7 per pint but... More 

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Thank Whistledown
Canby, Oregon
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We tried The Trappist on a recent visit to Oakland with a friend who is a beer enthusiast. He was in heaven with the assortment of beers avaialble. The rest of us were left picking for something suitable - for example the wine served is with a choice between red or white and from a box. They do not serve... More 

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1 Thank Stevey1612
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited The Trappist last night as a party of four, a busy Friday night when most locations in Downtown Oakland were full to capacity. We managed to grab the last available table and settled in for a couple of hours of Belgian and local beers and a bit of food. My wife and I just completed a six month... More 

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Thank Jerry M
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At Trappist Provisions, they like beer too, so go and geek out with the knowledgeable staff. They have options to-go, and a great selection you can enjoy at the place. It's very small, so try stopping in at odd hours.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-238-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pub, Belgian, Brew Pub, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?