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.
Seats are hard. Good menus. Gets busy so book ahead. Family style seating in center. Not so diverse.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
Food menu was limited, but was above expectations. Beer selection was great and employees were friendly, but under staffed.
Great place for dinner and drinks. The menu is constantly changing, so it always feels fresh and new when you go.
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.
We will definitely return. Intimate setting with great food.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
I wouldn’t bring a date here again. And you don’t need reservations - this place isn’t romantic at all.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This is what meat in Oakland should be all about. Perfect!
Molly is the best! Food is great too!
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.
Good food, great beer options. Waitress not the friendliest
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!
Really enjoyed the addition of Cactus Pete to the energy of the place on a Saturday night!!
Great food (the chicken dinner) large portion (half a chicken) and a wonderful selection of craft beers to match.
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!!
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 👍
Great food and service but too loud
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.
Hogs is a weekly necessity! Love the food and the staff.
Our server was amazing, food was fantastic! We will be back! Thank you!!
Food and service is great! Noise level over the top☹️
Everything was great. It would be nice if they invested in some blinds for the windows because the sun was shining right on us.
Always a nice experience. The meatballs were delicious! Highly recommend.
Service was good and I like the atmosphere of the restaurant. The beer selections are numerous.
We have had many good meals here. NYE was a mess. Understaffed including hte kitchen. Very long waits for uncoordinated preparation.
Great place, great food, always a winner!