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Hog's Apothecary - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
352 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Hog's Apothecary is a New American beer hall in Oakland’s Temescal district created by Chef/Owner John Streit. The atmosphere is convivial with a blend of communal tables and bar seating in a converted warehouse with floor to ceiling windows. The Hog opened it’s doors in 2013 helping to cement the Temescal neighborhood’s growing distinction as a foodie destination in the Bay Area. Our menu features a regular rotation of organic, farm-direct produce and house-made delicacies to please the palate of the carnivore and vegetarian alike. We have a regular rotation of fifty plus beers, ciders, and wines on draft and in bottles. The diversity of our list and menu has Hog’s Apothecary routinely ranked among the best gastropubs in the state.

Our mission has always been simple: To lift the expectation of food in a beer-centric restaurant while also showing people that a great dining experience can be made better with beer.

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. j

    jba007

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They are closed

  2. o

    oldtimer

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This restaurant is closed.

  3. VB

    ViaBahia

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly will miss this place. The blend of flavors that John came up with was truly extraordinary!!

  4. s

    sminca

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely little neighborhood joint. Great beer and cider list. Delicious food and friendly service. We really enjoyed the fried chicken, the green beans, little gem salad and pretzel.

  5. ES

    EvaS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed the moderately priced menu with a wide variety of food options. Extensive draft beer and hard cider options as well. Nice casual family friendly place to dine!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great selection of beer and tremendous menu. To start the squash appetizers were lightly breaded and served with sour cream and tomatoes. We had the pork chops for the main entree which were delicious. Overall a great experience.

  7. VN

    VNICE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great beer selection.

  8. S

    Steph

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stellar food and service, as always! Everyone enjoyed their meal.

  9. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic place for outstanding food and an incredible beer selection. We had a great Father's Day dinner there and we loved the bench seating. One of Oakland's gems!

  10. JC

    JCYS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Father’s Day Brunch ever!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Graduation! Food was delicious as always and service was good.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was a bit salty. Service slow. Hot day with no a/c

  13. d

    ddefig

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Delish! Ciders are excellent as well as food.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The grilled asparagus ricotta salad was unbelievable

  15. s

    ssatinss

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Communal tables. Got very noisy. The artichoke appetizer and softshell crab sandwich were exceptional. Our first waitress was very friendly but she left and another waitress was a little rude. If you add on the side of pickles it’s a very tiny pile of pickled celery and onions.

  16. P

    Phantomdiner

    Sacramento

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The pork chop is plentiful and good. The beet salad was excellent. They offered tastings of beer and cider.

  17. TW

    TWalk

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Seats are hard. Good menus. Gets busy so book ahead. Family style seating in center. Not so diverse.

  18. c

    comabri

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This was my first time here. The parking is non-existent. The food, however, was very good! Delicious! They do need more options on their Brunch Menu. I recommend coming for the food!

  19. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The food here is always amazing! Some of the best brunch in town. It is a casual atmosphere, so ambiance is more like a bar/ cafe that is louder and bustling, but not annoyingly so. Very good coffee. Reasonably priced.

  20. VB

    ViaBahia

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really having fun tasting new beers weekly...took a real liking to the single hop that I've never tried before!! Still the best pork chop in town. Have also taken a liking to the pulled bbq sandwich too - would rival a Midwestern one but the jalapenos give it the California twist that's great!!

  21. T

    Tate

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Out food was yummy and the server great! It was just so incredibly loud though it made it hard to enjoy a date night out! Fortunately it wasn’t crowded so we were able to change from community table where we were seated across from each other to a place near the window where we could sit next to each other. Still, it was a lot of having to strain to have a conversation and only one of us could hear the server at a time, depending on which person she stood near.

  22. B

    Birthdaygirl

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday night at Hog’s can’t be beat. Lots of innovate items to choose from . Great craft beer selection. We ❤️ coming to Hog’s!

  23. EM

    EvaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was very accommodating even though my party arrived at different times. They were also willing to make substitutions to menu items. The food was delicious and staff were super friendly.

  24. RL

    RichardL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food menu was limited, but was above expectations. Beer selection was great and employees were friendly, but under staffed.

  25. N

    Neesh

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinner and drinks. The menu is constantly changing, so it always feels fresh and new when you go.

  26. S

    Sara

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Brunch was really good. Wait staff was attentive but not pushy. The host did accidentally give our table away to someone who showed up with a similar name which was annoying but they were still able to accommodate us.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will definitely return. Intimate setting with great food.

  28. VB

    ViaBahia

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really fun place for St. Patrick's day, great corned beef and the root veggies were wonderful! Too bad I couldnt suck it up and do a Guinness type brew...I'm a wimp and did the blonde ale!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arrived a little earlier than reservation, and they were able to seat us right away. Great variety on menu. Service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Food was outstanding! Drinks were great. Will be returning soon.

  30. FC

    FoodCar

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    We've been here multiple times but this was not a good visit. The worst part was our server who clearly didn't understand the menu then got irritated with us when she made errors in our order. She then gave us the cold shoulder for the rest of the meal. Couldn't believe it.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Our server, Marcela, was outstanding. She was personable and knowledgeable about the food and beers. We enjoyed the bartender as well, who gave us tiny tastes of beer to help us make a good decision.

  32. JD

    JacobD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    I wouldn’t bring a date here again. And you don’t need reservations - this place isn’t romantic at all.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you’re a carnivore and you love beer, this is the right place. The staff are knowledgeable with the beers they carry and the list has something for everyone. They also have draft wines. The food is upscale pub grub and their brined pork chop is to die for. My only negative comment is we booked a table for 9:30 on New Year’s Eve and when we got there, they told us they were sold out of food. Despite the disappointment we have gone back since.

  34. VB

    ViaBahia

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    The Chefs never ceases to do a top job - tried the fried chicken for the first time - amazing!! Light, crispy, flavorful & not greasy - pretty awesome! Now we we will have a hard time choosing between our favorite the pork chop and this.

  35. m

    mikea

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You could throw a dart at the menu blindfolded and not go wrong. Our 2nd visit from southern CA. We’ll be back. 2 of us had the pork chops. Soooo. Good

  36. EP

    ErneP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I've been here a few times and will continue to frequent. Good food, much of which is house produced, friendly vibe, helpful staff, long list of local brews. Nice.

  37. B

    Brougham

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    There is always an outstanding selection of beers on tap. Pork chop, fried chicken and various sausages are consistently delicious and appropriate main stays on the Hog's Apothecary menu.

  38. HE

    HeatherE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is what meat in Oakland should be all about. Perfect!

  39. JD

    JamesD

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Molly is the best! Food is great too!

  40. HS

    HighStandards

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hogs’ sausages are delicious as are the newer items, the burger and Cuban sandwich. The beer selection is spectacular and the music carefully curated. Finally, the staff is awesome.

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Hog's Apothecary - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 352 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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