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“A place to meet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Trappist

The Trappist
460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
510-238-8900
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Ranked #33 of 1,111 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian, Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A place to meet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is a great place to get good beer. But, if you go in the afternoon after work, expect to stand and speak over the crowd. The food was a bit better than most pubs - more selection than just pub food. Lots of people!! and limited seating. A happening place for couples, groups, co-workers.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Leandro, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Beer, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you are looking for a classy but casual place to have a drink, you should definitely check the Trappist out. They have a huge selection of beer on tap, and the staff are always quick to help with recommendations. Try a tasing flight you can pick whatever beer you want in it to find what you like best!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Nice place with great beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great selection of beers and perfect atmosphere. Barista work was perfect. Nice place to have beer and talk with friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Roaming
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great Beer, Great Staff, Great Atmosphere- just go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is a great place in the "Old" section of Oakland. You can walk from the 12th street BART station which is a good option as many of the beers have a high alcohol content. From San Francisco its a 13 minute train ride from Powell St- (Take the Pittsburgh/BayPoint train)
You will see/meet all kinds of people with one thing in common- a love of great beer in an atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy. The staff all know the beers very well- just tell them what you like (and what you don't) and they can provide several suggestions.
The menu is limited but the grilled cheese and the reuben are flavorful and hit the spot. The sausages look good too.
Seating is divided into 2 main inside areas, a "middle" are which is actually in the back and an outdoor patio which is packed when the weather is good. I like the high tables in the back bar.
With a great atmosphere, clean restrooms and fantastic beer selection, this should be on your "must do " list when visiting the Bay Area.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Very good beer -- and an interesting layout. Move all the way out back and check out the patio.

Visited May 2012
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