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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Table Service

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Little Italy
0.5 miles from Fisherman's Wharf
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

A hidden gem! We stopped here by chance after seeing the Belgium beer sign outside and the basement downstairs was very unexpected! A large selections of beer and for those less frequent beer drinkers (like me) a nice wine selection. After returning here on a...few occasions during our stay in San Fran, we tried the mussles, oysters, chips and cheese board which were delishious. The owner and bar staff were super friendly as were other customers, a stop here is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

Just walking past and stopped here due to selection of Belgian beer available...ended up eating there too with rest of family. Food was very good, excellent choices including Moules and Frites. Nice atmosphere too.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

One recommendation from a beer friend was La Trappe, a place I definitely would not have found on my own. It was a nice walk here from the famous Lombard Street, and not that far from the cable cars and other public transportation. La Trappe...is a Belgian bar and restaurant. It really feels like walking into another time and place. From the street, the Belgian beer signs beckon you in; it looks like a European cafe with big windows. They have tables for dining on the street level, but the main place is down below. Walk down the winding stairs and you'll enter a Belgian brick basement. It's kept dark and cozy; you kind of feel like you're seated at a table in an alley at night, with soft lighting and umbrellas on the tables. The bar is also old and wood. The real draw here is the beer list. The cellar is large, focusing mostly on European, Belgian, Trappist, and some local and regional selections. Prices vary depending on rarity, style, and brewery as can be expected. They also have a number of draft selections. The clientele here was friendly and having fun, it wasn't too busy in the evening. The owner/bartender was also welcoming and talked about the business and his selection of beer. It's a great place to stop if you love European styles but can't always fly to Belgium.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Cozy bar hidden in the basement of this restaurant. Didn't expect the great selection of beers, nor the delicious mussels Mariniere. Best find on our trip to SF.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Mainly focused on Belgian beers but a good selection of US craft beers and foreign beers either on tap or bottle. Main bar is downstairs. Meals served

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We were not looking for this place but kind of stumbled on it. I knew it specialized in Belgian beer but that was about all I knew. Loved the atmosphere in the basement definitely reminded me of some pubs I've been to in Europe. This...place will always have a special place in my heart because they had pliny the elder! Have been wanting to try it for so long. This is a great laid back pub. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

What a nice little place. Just happened upon it at night. The entry level was empty but the small staircase to the basement opened up to a cozy comfortable space. The beer list, or more so a catalog, was extensive. The service was decent, but...not great. The busboy was the most responsive. He made sure to get the server and tried to assist the best he could.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Great beer! Nice atmosphere! King d staff. Delicious cheese plates - an amazing addition to beer. An awesome place to get together with friends :)

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This is THE PLACE to go for a Belgian beer. Amazing selection available and on top of all of that there’s the Belgian Fries. Which are stunning.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Me and some friends droppen in here on a thursday evening. We had some sour amerikan beers and a few european ones. The owner behind the bar was extremly nice and gave tips about the beers. If you want belgian beers in San Francisco this...is the place to go. The beers thats not from belgium is in belgian style as the sour beers we had.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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