Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Opening: ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop (Walnut Creek)

I keep feeling like the newest Trappist outpost is pulling a total Prince on me by naming their joint with a symbol I can't get my computer to produce. Luckily, there's copy and paste, and I can properly tell you that ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop will be open for business in Walnut Creek this Friday, September 16, from 4pm–close.

They'll have 18 taps and hundreds of bottles, with a focus on beers not easily found at nearby BevMo or Whole Foods. Over on their site they've got their opening tap list up, which includes local beers such as Ale Industries Rye'd Piper and Linden Street Black, as well as more obscure offerings, ranging from the smoky Bavarian Aecht Schlenkerla Helles to Glazen Toren Angelique Dubbel, a spicy Belgian ale. According to their facebook page, the interior design will feature re-finished pews, tables and benches from Heritage Salvage, and gorgeous herringbone ceiling from Level 5 Designs.

1541 Giammona Dr., Walnut Creek

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[all photos from ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop's facebook page]


  1. I went to ØL and it was pretty cool. The Wooden table was a nice spot to chill but get there early. We made new friends with the shared seating at the table, and it was a nice change of pace from the usual WC vibe. Loud echoy place so not great for quite for good for a beer hall. The no TVs was nice a nice change of pace, but be aware if your looking for a game. Everyone there Friday clearly knew their beers, both patrons and staff. Great a selection of beers on tap and even cooler bottles. Would be cool if they had some type of sampler option but having to ordering a few different ones works too; I'm not complaining. Favorite was the one of the browns on tap.
    Definitely going back and lets try to keep this one going.

  2. Thanks for the comment! Can't wait to go and check it out...planning on Friday. Any word on closing time? Last I heard it was semi-early due to WC's strict alcohol licensing process.

  3. They actually do have tasting flights. Four 3 oz tasters for $8. Also, for sour lovers, try the bocker rouge

  4. I think it closes at 11?