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The Trappist

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Belgian, Brew Pub, Pub
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460 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
+1 510-238-8900
12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Eugene, Oregon
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank TeriS372
Clovis, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank OldRockKnucklehead
West Palm Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

My objective view of this place is that if you love variety in beers, you need to visit this place. For a guy who just likes a good pilsner, it might not be for you. A good crowd, great beer. Definitely worth a visit in downtown Oakland.

Thank pipehorse
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Every trip to Oakland must include partaking of some delicious Belgian beer at the Trappist. Probably not for the casual "Coors Light" crowd.. anyone who appreciates beer will adore this bar. I leave happy every time.

1 Thank DA_Denver
West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you like top quality beer especially Belgian Styles this is THE place to stop. Reasonably priced for w wonderful experience and way better that average brew.

Thank dad113056
1 review
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Amazing beer selection. Knowledgable down-to-earth bartenders. Well cared-for decor. They specialize in Belgian & Scandanavian beer, but also have a well-curated selection of beers from other locales (Italy, New Zeland, Japan). They care about their beer and believe in making the very best available.

Thank Spineofsnow
SF Bay Area, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2013

With Beer Revolution, Pacific Coast Brewery, and the Trappist, one could probably consider Jack London/ Old Oakland to be a beer drinkers Oasis. The Trappist is a great place to have a pint in a relaxed, chill atmosphere.

1 Thank Corbett B
Spring Hill, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an exception craft beer bar. Firstly, it's got a really cool vibe and well decorated in terms of beer joints. I'm going to cut right to the chase, it's hard to find craft beer better than this in America. They had a great, diverse tap list while I was there. I think there was maybe only about 20... More 

Thank BrianDorry55
Atlanta, Georgia
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

I can't believe they ran out two different kinds of beer the night we were there. Staff was very nice, the beer is normally priced overall okay experience

Thank jmayerdvm
Napa, California
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Went with a big group of friends and were welcomed warmly. The beer selection was awesome and had plenty of choices. They were very helpful with all our random request including plain bread for the ladies. Would come back any day of the week for a beer. The menu was not the most appealing but everything I tried on it... More 

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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
Bar, American, Belgian, Brew Pub, 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: +1 510-238-8900

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