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The Trappist

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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North Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The primary draw here is the beer. A well thought out selection of good craft beer compliments a nice neighborhood pub type of atmosphere. The cheese and charcuterie plates are well executed and excellent.

Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
San Leandro, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were more beers I wanted to try than I could actually drink, but we had a nice dinner and the beer and food were both great. Get the Reuben!

Thank kimncris
Walnut Creek, California
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258 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stopped in on a weekend later afternoon, as I had been wanting to check this place out. It is a really old building so the space setup is a little tight, but that's just how old buildings are. Supposedly there is a front bar and a back bar, but we walked all the way to the back and didn't... More 

Thank WaywardWander9
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Tried to get a beer on a weekday evening. Too crowded, loud, no wait people, bartender disinterested. Won't go back.

Thank happyhiker10
San Mateo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great selection of beers and ales! Good options for bar snacks and light meals. Always a friendly and helpful staff. One of my favorite things is that each bartender gets to use their own playlists on the nice sound system. I always hear some great music there.

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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Went here after work with a colleague and found it to be very popular and crowded. Bar is kind of setup in a U, with seating area's wrapping around the building, and not many tables. Nice selection of local and foreign hard to find beers though, which are nice and pricey. They serve a few food items, but portions are... More 

Thank Schuelej
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Wendy B
Little Silver, New Jersey
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank JeffS52
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Tanya D
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Belgian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-238-8900

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