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The Trappist

460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
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Ranked #24 of 1,067 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Belgian, Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Pueblo, Colorado
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The Trappist is a great place to enjoy a good drink in a classy atmosphere. It boasts a great selection of beer, which means you have more than enough choices. But if you still don't know what to go for, the staff can provide you with some recommendations. The place is not only about beer, food is also available. The... More

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Bakersfield, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I walked by it on my way from Jack London Square - trouble was I was looking for it. Make sure you find this funky little slice of coolness. Friendly staff, comfy vibe and good eats. The drinks are good if you like Belgian styles. If not they have plenty of other handles. The grilled cheese was everything it is... More

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For the past 5 years, I have been indulging my passion in consuming delicious craft beer. If there are tasty snacks to boot, well then that it just a little slice of heaven isn't it. The Trappist has both of these things contained in the perfect environment to kick back and enjoy some Belgian brew on a cold East Bay... More

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193 reviews 193 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

You may choose either of two doors to enter Trappist, one to the front bar, the other to the back bar - one hopping and loud, the other cozy and conversational. We opted for the latter, but after a few beers, I can't remember which it was. No matter, it will be readily apparent. We entered an old world space... More

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Veneta, Oregon, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Popped in fairly late night on the recommendation of a local. Atmosphere: dark, warm & cozy. Great beer Menu including a wide variety of belgians but also many unique local brews to choose from. They like to serve the beer they like to drink themselves. The staff answered all my questions and were quite helpful. The crowd was a bit... More

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Clovis, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had lunch here last Saturday. Great little place ! Great selection of beer on tap, stouts, sours, belgian ales, etc. We had lunch, too and the food was surprisingly good "foodie" quality. Food menu is small, but the bacon/mushroom and reuben sandwiches were outstanding. The persimmon salad was awesome, too. We ate on the back patio, nice and quiet. Highly... More

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