The SideBar: ØL Beer Cafe and Bottle Shop



  • 1541 Giammona Drive, Walnut Creek, CA


  • Beer, Beer, Beer

Even if you’re a dedicated wine drinker like me, sometimes the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, namely beer, demands attention.  At øl in Walnut Creek, beer gets the vast and detailed attention it deserves.

øl (Danish for beer, pronounced like cool without the c) has 18 beers on tap, as well as a veritable plethora of bottled beer, either to consume on premises or take home.  Don’t belly up to the very nice bar and request a Coors or a Bud, the patrons will laugh you out of the establishment.  This is real beer only, my friends.

As for styles of beer, you can have something sweet, something chocolatley, or something bitter, depending on your mood. The skilled and friendly waitstaff will help you make a selection, and they will offer a taste if you can’t make up your mind between an IPA or an ESB.

Food menu is not extensive, but well tailored and reasonably priced.  There is no happy hour, but the nice interior (think Restoration Hardware) and friendly crowd make up for the lack of discount.


Have fun, be safe when you drink and drive.

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