Hog's Apothecary

4.6
313 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We only reserve 30% of our restaurant, saving the rest for walk-ins, so if you don't see open tables, come on in!


Please call to reserve tables for 6 or more.



Sandwiched between Temescal and Piedmont in what was once called the Jewel Box, Hog’s Apothecary is a New American Beer Hall brought to you by John and Tavia Stewart-Streit. Our menu features a regular selection of house-butchered porcine delights and farm-direct produce that ideally complement the most unique and well-curated draft selection in the state of California.

We take great pride in using the bounty and beasts of farmers who employ only the highest standards of sustainability.
What 313 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molly is the best! Food is great too!

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HS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, great beer options. Waitress not the friendliest

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SC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for the delicious food, amazing beer selection and super nice staff! The weekend brunch with shrimp and grits smoky tomato sauce and sautéed greens melts in your mouth. Chicken and waffles are the best we’ve tasted by far. Keep up the good work -we can’t wait to come back!

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VB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed the addition of Cactus Pete to the energy of the place on a Saturday night!!

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PP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food (the chicken dinner) large portion (half a chicken) and a wonderful selection of craft beers to match.

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VB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The skirt steak was "to die for," according to my boyfriend and the dessert was "stupid good"...I was full from earlier, so I only had tastes, but the shoe string potatoes with the steak were perfect - probably the best I've had. Cheers!!

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VB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just when I thought I had tried everything, they put a wonderful spinach salad on the menu, truly tasty, and the pork chop (still the best in town) sides were also creative and tasty. Fun to taste new Pilsners every time. Great job and value 👍

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but too loud

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IS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service with a smile and a sense of humor. Tons of options for drinks and a well-considered menu. We shared three dishes - a beet salad, meatballs with creamy grits and a tomato sauce, and one of the most tender steaks I've ever had with the tiniest shoestring potatoes. All were delicious.

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HS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hogs is a weekly necessity! Love the food and the staff.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing, food was fantastic! We will be back! Thank you!!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is great! Noise level over the top☹️

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. It would be nice if they invested in some blinds for the windows because the sun was shining right on us.

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B
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a nice experience. The meatballs were delicious! Highly recommend.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was good and I like the atmosphere of the restaurant. The beer selections are numerous.

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FO
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have had many good meals here. NYE was a mess. Understaffed including hte kitchen. Very long waits for uncoordinated preparation.

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k
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great beers. Could taste before committing!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken was amazing! Great beer selection too

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LT
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific little neighborhood restaurant, great food, amazing selection of beers, funky ambiance! It all works!

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with lots of choices for beer

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VB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the crab cakes salad and chopper (pork chop). Excellent blending of flavors. My boyfriend is on a health kick & the cabbage/sweet potatoes with the chop, were delicious & met his "no processed food/no starch" diet. Tasted truly of the holidays!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.

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JK
San Francisco
574 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went with friends who are beer fanatics and they were very pleased. Food is good but not great; you're here for the beer and a good time. Sausages are housemade and may be seasoned differently than expected, but were all tasty. Menu is very short but adequate for a party of six. Service was good, stretched a little thin as it got crowded but no big negatives. Street parking only, no problem on a weekday evening.

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the staff, atmosphere and food here at Hog’s! I’m not a particularly big beer drinker so I come for the excellent food. Chicken is outstanding and brat selection is delicious. Keep at it!

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b
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place

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YU
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the first time I've been here and I have to say this. Some of their staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Very pleasant. The host, though, gave me the distinct impression he couldn't care less whether or not I was a patron. No eye contact, no expression. Just really cold. Maybe he had an off day? Being the first person I interacted with at this restaurant, I wasn't sure what I was in for.
I almost walked out because of him. I'm glad I didn't.
I loved this place. The ambiance, the vibe, and the FOOD. Oh, the food. High quality, delicious dishes full of flavor without being salty or sugary. Perfectly poached eggs with pastrami and sauerkraut (I think they were made in house) atop toasted levain with a delish mustard hollandaise - YUM. The potatoes were creamy on the inside. CREAMY! Biscuits with house made jam - flaky, tender, not to be missed. They do brunch right. It's comfort food with a delicious twist. It was really a treat to come here finally, and I enjoyed every bite.

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why did I not eat it all? Because I was trying #portioncontrol. Oh! That's why! Regrets!
TAH is fantastic! We went for brunch early-ish on a Sunday, having made reservations online just an hour before.
Our server (long beard, bald head) was funny, informative and so patient. Much appreciated. The food was excellent. I got the Apothecary Benedict. I am regretting not eating it all, but my hubby is happy that I brought some home to share. I'll be taking him back. No splitskies!

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for a belated birthday, because I knew she had never been and wanted to go. We had a reservation originally for 5:30 but got delayed. I called and changed to 6:45 but we were hung up again. They were super cool and offered to postpone our reservation until 7:45. When we arrived, the place was full but there our two reserved seats. Beers were delicious and we were offered multiple tasters before deciding on the Belgian ale. My friend had the pork chop which was to die for and I enjoyed my Italian sausage. To celebrate my friend's birthday, they brought a DELICIOUS huckleberry cheese, which they provided for free. Fantastic place. Can't believe I live so close and this is the first time I've gone. Will definitely return. Just a really great vibe and very very nice people who work there.

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HS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hog’s food is delicious and the staff are courteous and fun.

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LI
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were lucky to reserve a table. Long tables are communal and larger parties can be accommodated. Our dinner was spur-of-the-moment and we wanted to try something new. The impressive list of beers was varied and comprehensive. Our waiter was super and knowledgeable about the food and the beer. It was noisy but the vibe was social and happy. Good food. I had the buttermilk fried chicken with Asian-style stir fry. My hubby had a burger with spicy grilled poblanos. Homemade potato chips were great. Beers to fin any taste and we were steered correctly to what we liked by our server. Great place in Temescal.

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SI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would have been a 5, but they forgot the birthday.

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots! The food is exceptional, the ambiance is fun and lively, and the service is great. A super fun spot, never disappoints. Highly recommend!

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B
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Awesome appetizers. Fabulous beer!!!!

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BL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

From the moment I checked-in, the host and ambience was filled with friendly urban characters that were witty and warm. The food was delicious and the time of service was impeccable. Will go here again!

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OT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection! And grilled fish sandwich was sooo good!! Plus, their donuts with raspberry sauce were very yummy too!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow that was delicious. The fried chicken was amazing! The biscuits and gravy were not traditional, but also yummy. The gravy went great on the fried chicken too.

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IV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and customer service. First time customer but will be back to try the lunch and dinner menus. I’ll bring my beer drinking friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, and they have a few sour beers which I love. The Marmalade was delicious. The food was solid, although the salumieri plate was very sparse for the money. $31 and you get 3 tiny pickles between 4 people? C’mon. My friend’s $16 salad was tiny too. This is why they get 3 stars instead of 4. The meal came out way expensive for the amount of food we got. I’d go back in a pinch, but only for the beer and burgers.

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KB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great selection of beers on-tap (and some wines/ciders), and incredibly delicious food. Great from start to finish!

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