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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 #118 of 1,215 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Serves Alcohol
Durango, Colorado
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Leandro, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“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
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Thank __Bohdan__K
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Roaming
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
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San Jose, California
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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