The Trappist is is owned and operated by Aaron Porter and Chuck Stilphen. We strive to bring you the finest beer available, served properly at the correct temperature and in the correct glass by a knowledgeable and well-trained staff. Our bottle list features a rotating stock of approximately 100 Belgian, Dutch, Scandinavian and American craft brews. We have 28 rotating taps which feature Belgian, local (California), and several specialty micro brews from the US. You won't find any big corporate brews here, just the finest artisan beers.
The interior of our 1870's Victorian building is modeled after our favorite pubs in Belgium and the Netherlands. Heavy on the belgian beer decor but authentic to 1870's Victorian Oakland.
Taking its cue from In De Wildeman in Amstrerdam, the Back Bar has a true Bier Cafe feel to it. It is also available for private parties from noon until 5pm.