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The Trappist

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

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Bit of Belgium in Oakland

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
Jerry M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canby, Oregon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Lawrence, Kansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I attended this bar with some friends on a recent trip. The selection of beers is excellent, if a little pricey. The atmosphere was excellent. A great place to enjoy one or two good beers and a relaxed conversation with friends.

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Chicago, IL
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433 reviews 433 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Trappist in Old Oakland has decor reminiscent of a European abbey church. There are 2 bars, which provide lovely specialties on draft, all served in the proper glass shape. The beer list has mostly domestic brews, and it is difficult to make a choice There is some outdoor seating and daily lunch specials. A nice spot to stop to... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Tiny place in Old Oakland - loved it! An interesting selection of beers and a knowledgeable bartender helped me choose the right beer for me. Also tried the Reuben sandwich from the bar menu and it was terrific! Walk all the way through the bar and there are picnic tables out back on a pleasant terrace - really lovely place... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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179 reviews 179 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I just can't say enough about how fantastic the selection of beers from all around the world is at The Trappist in Oakland. If only we'd been able to drink even more. Lots of fun to go with a big group so you can taste lots of different beers. Just loved it. Wish we'd been able to order from a... More 

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austin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been to The Trappist twice in the last few days and will miss it dearly as I travel back home. It's easy walking from the convention center in downtown Oakland. It's a narrow beer bar whose collection of suds runs the eclectic and "I've never heard of this before". We tried six types and they were all amazing. The... More 

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Berkeley, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

There are A LOT of beers to try. There is a front and back bar, each tends to serve different things and the back bar is not always open. There is plenty of seating although it can get pretty busy. They also have a decent menu for food!

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I'm sure the beer and food at this fairly popular place is wonderful. However, my friends and i from all over the Bay Area in Northern California, decided to go there after reading about their highly publicized Japan Beer Fest event. We got there at least 30 mins before the start of the event and it took us at least... More 

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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: Belgian, Brew Pub
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?