Permanently Closed - Hog's Apothecary

4.4
352 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

Please call to reserve tables for 6 or mor
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vipjba007
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are closed

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oldtimer
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed.

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vipViaBahia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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sminca
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 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.

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EvaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 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.

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VNICE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great beer selection.

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Steph
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 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!

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JCYS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Father’s Day Brunch ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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vipddefig
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delish! Ciders are excellent as well as food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled asparagus ricotta salad was unbelievable

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ssatinss
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 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.

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vipPhantomdiner
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipTWalk
Los Angeles
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.

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comabri
San Francisco
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!

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Sarah
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.

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vipViaBahia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 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!!

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Tate
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 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.

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vipBirthdaygirl
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on April 21, 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!

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EvaM
San Francisco
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.

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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Neesh
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sara
New England
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely return. Intimate setting with great food.

VB
vipViaBahia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 17, 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!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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.

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vipFoodCar
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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.

JD
JacobD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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.

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vipViaBahia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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.

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vipmikea
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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

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ErneP
San Francisco
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.

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vipBrougham
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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.

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HeatherE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
vipJamesD
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly is the best! Food is great too!

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vipHighStandards
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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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Permanently Closed - Hog's Apothecary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 338-3847.

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

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