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The Trappist

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Belgian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
510-238-8900
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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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Walnut Creek, California
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221 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank travelme9
seattle
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank happyhiker10
San Mateo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank KJMCH
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Schuelej
2 reviews
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
49 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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104 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Belgian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
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
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?