Best European Beer Cave - 2012
Times are tough. It's pricey enough to drive anywhere these days, let alone get away for a foreign vacation. There is, however, a way to enjoy a slice of the Belgian countryside, today. Below ground. In North Beach. Welcome to La Trappe, your one-stop shop for a Belgian staycation. You might come for the house-made Belgian waffle or mussels cooked in beer, but you'll stay for the ambiance and brew selection. Once entering the restaurant, proceed directly to the staircase. Upon descending, you'll be whisked away to San Francisco's most authentic European bar. Dim hanging lights, exposed brick archways, and a boggling array of glassware await you. Even if you're alone, the Bible-sized beer list ensures that things are about to get romantic. Allow the bar staff to walk you through the vast selection of Belgian beer styles. From dark, rich dubbels to sour lambics, there's a brew for every palate. Budget travelers, give yourself a pat on the back for planning such an affordable Belgian getaway.