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Oakland Hog's Apothecary Brew and Sausage pub closed for 49er Playoff game...FAIL!

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Just went by Hog's Apothecary Brew and Sausage pub to grab a beer and watch the first half of the Niner game...and they were not open.

WTF?

Gaad, I hope this over priced "Fern Bar" poser pub with lame hours goes out of business soon.
And is replaced with a proper beer pub for the neighborhood.

And since I am ranting...What is up with that little non-regulation size "Shuffleboard" table they have...Weak!

I'm heading to the Kingfish Pub.
Too bad they no longer serve food.
But at least they have a proper shuffleboard table and are open.

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  1. They don't open until 5:00. The beer selection is fantastic and the food is great.

    They've only been open four months and have been gradually expanding their hours. Given how packed the place usually is I don't think you should get your hopes up for it being replaced by something more generic.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Can you name another Pub in Northern California that is not open on Saturday or Sunday at 12:00 noon?

      1. re: Mission

        Abbot's Cellar.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Note to self....never go to Abbot's"Fern Bar" Cellar.

          1. re: Mission

            They've been gradually expanding their hours. Weekend days would be the most likely next increment.

            It's a bit much to complain about a place not meeting your fantasies of what you'd like it to be rather than judging it by what it actually is. For me, it's tied with the Trappist for best beer bar / gastropub in the East Bay.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Honestly, I always feel like the TVs at Hog's were only grudgingly installed at all. And personally, I think it's asinine to complain that the place doesn't fulfill one's sports-bar needs. There's tons of places around the East Bay that already serve that purpose. While I think their food prices are a tad too high across the board, I have yet to have a problem with the quality of what's on the plate, and Sayre does an incredible job curating the (mostly local) beer list. I stopped by there this evening, and the basketball game on the TVs was irrelevant to the experience.

              1. re: Spatlese

                The $13 "butcher's coffer" trio I had the other night was a lot of food for the price, seemed like a good value to me.

                1. re: Spatlese

                  They should just ditch the TVs all together they do nothing but detract from the atmosphere.
                  Their Beer List and Food are plenty entertaining.

                  1. re: chefj

                    I apparently tuned them out. A guy sat down next to me and asked if I'd been following the game. It took me a minute to realize he was talking about what was on the TV.