Style: American, Bar/Pub, Brews & Spirits, Brunch, Outdoor Dining, Pet-Friendly
Address: 128 N Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 – (MAP)
Phone Number: 909.625.2642
Schnitzel at the back abbey restaurant with salad on top.


Tucked away in the quaint college town of Claremont is a hidden gem – The Back Abbey. This lively gastropub offers creative burgers and Belgian brews in a rustic dining room or outside on the patio. What started with a passion for flavors and quality Belgian Beers, has turned into a culinary, beer and cocktail destination. Much like the menu, their goal is to create a unique spin on the expected – to reflect a passion for good food, good beer and good friends. The Back Abbey is more than the terms ‘restaurant’, ‘bar’ or ‘gastropub’ can express. It’s your place to discover and experience the coming together of taste, culture and personality.

The Menu

The menu at The Back Abbey features something for everyone. While they are best known for their burgers, they also offer salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and entrees. And of course, no meal is complete without one of their delicious desserts. Their burgers are all made with beef that is ground fresh daily and grilled to perfection. Try the Back Abbey Burger (Aged gouda, mustard aioli, caramelized onions, Niman Ranch Bacon & micro greens) or the Spicy Chicken Schnitzel (Panko breaded, d’Espelette aioli, green leaf lettuce & pickled Fresno chilies, served on a Brioche Bun) It’s big enough to share (but you’re not going to want to!)

The beer list at The Back Abbey is extensive and features both local and international options. They have rotating taps featuring different brews each month, so there’s always something new to try. And if you can’t decide on just one beer, they offer beer flights featuring four 5oz pours for you to sample.

If you’re looking for something stronger than beer, they have an impressive cocktail menu featuring both classic and unique cocktails made with fresh-pressed juices and house-made syrups. When in Claremont, you have to try the Belgian Party Punch (Claremont Only) – Limited Edition Clarified Milk Punch by Regalia Punch Co. made with fresh berries, mint, clove, lemon and Mary White Belgian Vodka.) Other favorites include the Can’t Remember (Cazadores Blanco + Rosemary Simple + Grapefruit +Fresh Lemon + Grapefruit Bitters) and The Abbey Cadillac (Cazadores Reposado + Fresh lime juice + Simple + Grand Marnier). 

The Atmosphere

Whether you’re looking for a quiet evening out or a night of fun and live music, The Back Abbey has something for everyone. The dining room is cozy yet inviting, with dark wood beams and brick walls. Or if you’re looking for something more lively, our patio is perfect for people watching on a warm night.

The People

What really sets The Back Abbey apart is the talented staff, who are passionate about food, beer and making sure guests have the best experience possible. This gem of a restaurant is sure to please even the most discerning palate with its creative menu items and expansive selection of beers and cocktails. So whether you’re looking for great food, tasty cocktails or just a fun night out – stop by The Back Abbey Claremont!

Monday – Thursday 11:30 am to 9 pm | Friday 11:30 am to 11 pm | Saturday 10 am to 11 pm | Sunday 10 am to 9 pm | Brunch Weekends 10 am to 2 pm