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Back Abbey

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American, Bar, Pub
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128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
+1 909-625-2642
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Claremont
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217 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

I think the Back Abbey has become a Claremont institution because of what I wrote in my title. There is nothing quite like a local establishment, somewhat tucked away in a special spot (in this case in an historic ice house building behind a movie theater and boutique hotel). The selection of beer that is on tap is impressive. The... More 

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Thank Lorne29
Claremont, California, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Food was good, crowded with 20 somethings relaxing and having fun. Small but inviting with city history, was the cities ice house. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Ellen A
los angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I live in Claremont.... I hate having to jockey for a table at my local burger joint. My husband refuses to play that game. He will only go if it's dead there. I'd eat there a lot more often if that were the case.

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Claremont, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

worth it!!! the environment is great. illumination is very appropriate. location unbeatable. menu is reasonably diverse. great Salad! a little too pricey but worth it!

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Thank GreisyW
Claremont, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We walk to the Back Abbey a couple of times a month to get a beer and the best burger in town. The fries are twice cooked, once in duck fat, are heavenly. They have over 20 beers on tap and the food is consistently good. The wait staff are great working together to give great service even during the... More 

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Thank Surfer_Joe_M
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Very popular pub in Claremont. Huge beer selection and EXCELLENT burgers. It's usually crowded and noisy but we felt it was worth it.

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Thank Alan R
Boulder, CO
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Fun pub atmosphere with a great selection of Belgian style beers along with tasty burgers makes the Back Abbey worth a visit when you visit Claremont

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Thank BoulderTravelers5
Claremont, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

This building was originally the ice house in the city of Claremont, so its not that large, but they serve great beer and the burgers are always good. They have a good variety of beer both on tap and in the bottle. My suggestion would be to get their early since it can be very crowded.

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Thank Ulvgirl
Claremont, California
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

A quaint place to savor their limited but good selection of food that has diminished just a bit recently. A wonderful place to explore beers you won't find anywhere else. Outside is the best place to be if you don't like noise; inside is fun and lively. It resembles a small European pub and is surely worth a few, maybe... More 

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Thank Ben B
Claremont, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is a very popular hangout so it is always very crowded and understaffed. They have a great selection of beers and their French fries are the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +1 909-625-2642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?