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La Trappe

La Trappe

Belgian Restaurant, Gastropub, and Beer Bar$$$$
Russian Hill, San Francisco
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  • Mark S.
    "Beer bar downstairs has GREAT Belgian beers"(8 Tips)
    Sanjay K.
    "Delicious delicious Belgian Beer! Don't miss the Rodenbach Grand Cru"(6 Tips)
    Søren L.
    "Great food that is accompanied by an impressive selection of beers."(12 Tips)
    Dan P.
    "The cellar has a great atmosphere."(3 Tips)
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  • Jason M.
    Jason MartinOctober 7
    Does NOT take reservations.
  • Duncan C.
    Duncan CarrollSeptember 24
    The most unpretentious beer bar in the city, and definitely the best bar in North Beach
  • John C.
    John CassilloSeptember 7
    Unsung spot for Belgian beers and cool vibe for just enjoying interesting bottles.
  • Graham S.
    Graham SiegelAugust 20
    Great mussels, great fries, epic beer list. Perfect antidote to a foggy day/night in SF.
  • Elliot D.
    Epic / intimidating beer menu
  • Mark S.
    Beer bar downstairs has GREAT Belgian beers
  • Sebastian D.
    Beer recommendations are superb. Mussels and fries are great. Staff is the best.
  • Dean R.
    Dean RzoncaFebruary 9
    Beer menu is 52 pages long
  • Al S.
    Al SNovember 30, 2016
    Fantastic Belgian-inspired beer bar with decent draft selection (15 beers) and an amazing bottle list. (I had a bottle of Cantillon Vigneronne.) Quality food, but the menu is limited. Not cheap though
  • Jan D.
    Jan De PoortereJuly 22, 2016
    Michael knows everything about beer and especially the Belgian ones. He has more than 500 of them and will gladly help you get the perfect beer for your taste. MUST GO TO IF YOU LIKE BEER!
  • Abby B.
    Abby BellareApril 10, 2016
    Waited for an hour then La trappe booted us out parties of 12 only the waiter says I don't even know what you ordered I forgot to put your order in
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMJanuary 18, 2016
    Great fries and beer list. What more could you need?
  • Søren L.
    Søren LouvNovember 28, 2015
    Great food that is accompanied by an impressive selection of beers.
  • Abby B.
    Abby BellareOctober 17, 2015
    Insist on eating downstairs ! Enjoy the European crypt dining experience
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldAugust 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go in the basement for a serious beer tasting session
  • Amber S.
    Amber SteeleApril 17, 2015
    Mussles!!!!! Rabbit!!!!!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerApril 11, 2015
    Spendy but great. Pommes frites have about 12 different dipping sauces.
  • James T.
    James TFebruary 26, 2015
    Downstairs is a lot bigger, and better for groups.
  • Nitya C.
    Nitya ChandraDecember 21, 2014
    Fun Belgium bar
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BereznakSeptember 19, 2014
    The mussels are our if control, the Belgian beer list is do long it's overwhelming
  • Abhinav G.
    Abhinav GuptaSeptember 14, 2014
    Beer and French fries are very good.
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanAugust 13, 2014
    Prepare yourself for some really, seriously sketchy service, but their beer selection is amazing (don't like hops? Try the Bavik!), and their fries are excellent especially given the range of sauces!
  • C. Eloise L.
    C. Eloise LimJune 12, 2014
    Best french fries in the city. One order is not enough..and the dips!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GengoMarch 2, 2014
    It's a fantastic speakeasy type place with a tap list that is out of this world. Great decor and atmosphere
  • Charles D.
    Charles DornbushNovember 24, 2013
    Belgian beer heaven.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LeggettNovember 19, 2013
    Great beer selection and a super friendly staff that helps you not feel like an idiot when you're ordering from a seemingly endless list of beers that you can't pronounce. Trust their recommendation!
  • Heather T.
    Heather TerrellNovember 18, 2013
    The back room in the basement bar is good for groups.
  • Jenny W.
    Jenny WNovember 12, 2013
    Russian River Consecration <3
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.November 12, 2013
    Go downstairs. Drink just about anything on tap. You will not be disappointed.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AntistaAugust 3, 2013
    Never complained about a restaurant publicly in my life. Drink order takes 30mins? I understand, they're busy. However, the food shot scalding hot grease on my face/hands. Severe pain-fuck this place
  • Harish K.
    Harish KrishnaJuly 6, 2013
    Get the worlds most refreshing beer - Rodenbach classic. And then try every other beer on tap.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WMay 26, 2013
    Ask the bartender what's behind the secret passage behind the bar. It's not just an ordinary bookshelf.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WMay 26, 2013
    Looking in from the street, this place doesn't look like much more than a restaurant, but go in & downstairs & you will find the bar where everyone is hanging out.
  • ®hiannon
    ®hiannonMay 17, 2013
    Downstairs all the way to the back - is a perfect date spot candle light and all
  • Tom C.
    Tom ClausApril 7, 2013
    Terrible place to eat, this it totally no Belgian food or service. Send your chef to Belgium first before you let him cook Belgian food! French fries are no appetizers!
  • Dries B.
    Dries BuytaertMarch 13, 2013
    Great place if you're into (1) beer or (2) Belgians.
  • Tara_Bear
    Tara_BearMarch 10, 2013
    Have James help you!!! He is super helpful!!!
  • White
    WhiteMarch 7, 2013
    Service was friendly! To the boss: get your staff to Belgium so they can pick up how to serve the beers :) A++ Food should be better to..
  • Ozgun G.
    Ozgun GFebruary 28, 2013
    Closes 11pm on Tues & Weds
  • Deirdre B.
    Deirdre BlackJanuary 18, 2013
    Great variety of beers. Very pleasant waiter (Mat). He knew his beers and where we could go later for good coffee and Hungarian coffee cake.
  • Peter F.
    Peter FridayDecember 5, 2012
    Deep inventory of beer. My personal favorite is the Caracole. Get the muscles and fries with it.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PupiusOctober 13, 2012
    The cellar has a great atmosphere.
  • David S.
    David SelleSeptember 29, 2012
    Try the Route des Epices - Amazing! Super hard to find this beer in the states!
  • Ernie G.
    Ernie GranilloJuly 24, 2012
    I've never eaten here, but the cellar bar is a great place to grab a belgian ale in SF. Cell phone reception is crap down there, but hey i think that's a good thing.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best European Beer CaveTimes are tough. It’s pricey enough to drive anywhere these days, let alone get away for a foreign vacation. There is.... Read more
  • Alison T.
    Alison TanMarch 25, 2012
    Great mussels- try the white wine one! Fresh and tasty!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MillesonFebruary 28, 2012
    For food get the burger - fries come with mayo based sauces (best is either wasabi or chipotle)
  • Ian O.
    Ian OrekondyFebruary 26, 2012
    Try a sour beer.
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SimsJanuary 21, 2012
    Skinny bar tender in the cellar with the bad haircut is pretentious and ruuuuude. Order from another bartender.
  • Kari
    KariDecember 27, 2011
    Belgian accented beer tavern. Good selection if pricey. Mussels!
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VDecember 14, 2011
    18 beers on tap and 250 different bottles. Not to mention the very helpful and knowledgeable bartenders. Enjoy!
  • Tara A.
    Tara AmatoNovember 13, 2011
    mussels and beer downstairs!!!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FajkowskiNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the scallops!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FajkowskiNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask the bartender for a rare Belgian gueze produced by MillerCoors. Insist on drinking only the best Silver Bullet!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WongOctober 21, 2011
    Beer is the biz!
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FrostOctober 14, 2011
    Great selection of beer! Have Pat help you choose your beer!
  • Walker H.
    Walker HackneyAugust 27, 2011
    Bring a flashlight....
  • Jane E. F.
    Jane E. ForemanJuly 24, 2011
    St. Bet Ardis y
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SchofieldFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour-$1 off draft beer until 6pm. Delicious!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FajkowskiJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the balls. They're delicious!
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HuylebroeckOctober 31, 2010
    get a triple on tap and some fries. Make sure to leave enough room to enjoy the waffle !
  • Ed A.
    Ed AnuffOctober 30, 2010
    Order extra fries
  • Mitchell B.
    Mitchell BallatoreAugust 28, 2010
    OMG! This place is amazing. There is a menu bigger than the cheese cake factory with only beer. If u only like cheap beer this place is not for u, but if u like good beer, dont care about price than t
  • Andrei R.
    Andrei RomanovJuly 4, 2010
    If you're whining abort price, look at the ABV and size. Then come during happy hour to fey $1 off. You can end up with a 330cl that's 8% and only $3. Worth two beers anywhere else and way tastier.
  • robin e.
    robin eusebioJune 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    try the moules in coconut curry. a good amount of mussels and the rice is intensely AMAZING.
  • jody
    jodyMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    No crap on tap
  • Mathew R.
    Mathew RanauroMarch 4, 2010
    Food is so so. Beers are amazing and amazingly marked-up.
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WillisJanuary 27, 2010
    The fries are decent, but you're there for the beer. I'm a fan of the allagash on tap, but there's plenty of variety (250+ bottled plus many on tap).
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go downstairs for moules and Trappist beer.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KennedyDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't leave without trying the waffle for dessert!
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek ShahDecember 4, 2009
    Go to La Trappe - ask the bartender for the seasonal ales.
  • Erika M.
    Erika MDecember 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    fantastic food! all authentic Belgian dishes and the best fries!!
  • Sanjay K.
    Sanjay KewlaniOctober 23, 2009
    Delicious delicious Belgian Beer! Don't miss the Rodenbach Grand Cru
  • Nik G.
    Nik GandhyOctober 20, 2009
    they are closed on mondays...
  • Sharon
    SharonJuly 27, 2009
    Drink some smooth wit beer (if you like Hoegaarden).
  • Susan H.
    Susan HobbsApril 28, 2009
    Go to La Trappe for the beer. 18 on tap and 250 different bottled brews! The food is ok, but not fabulous.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 1, 2015
    Beer, beer, beer.
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