The Hog's Apothecary
The Hog's Apothecary is an American-style beer hall and gastropub brought to you by Bradford Earle and John Streit set to open this summer in Oakland's Temescal District. The Hog will feature 32 American Craft brews and 4 local wines on draft, weekly firkin selections, a selection of craft bottles and a menu of artisanal sausages and roasts, a selection of charcuterie, appetizers and well composed salads, all crafted onsite.
Under construction since November, The Hog's Apothecary is a locally owned operation. Owners Bradford and John are local residents, excited to make a lasting contribution to our neighborhood. We love Oakland and we could not be happier to be opening our first restaurant in the East Bay. We invite you to be part of speeding us to our grand opening and to making The Hog the place for you to hang out in the East Bay! We hope that you'll become a Founding Member and feel that The Hog's Apothecary is as much yours as it is ours.
We need your help!
The Hog's Apothecary is almost ready to open its doors and we're asking for your help to get us over the final hurdles. Your contribution enables us to make the finish choices that will ensure the longevity of the restaurant and happiness of its customers (you!). Each dollar contributed helps us get closer to having:
- Custom welded lights (rather than, say, IKEA fixtures)
- Scoreboards for the dart and shuffle boards (less math, more fun)
- Stainless tap systems (for better beer for always)
- Tables and chairs (made to order)
- Custom made barstools (we've got the tops, we need the bases)
- Molding, crown, and baseboard, oh my!
- Signs, so that you might find us
With your help, The Hog's Apothecary will be the coolest place you've ever been part of creating.
Everyone's got a shopping list. Where's the violin?
On top of helping us outfit The Hog's Apothecary with the greatest finishes we can find, we ask your help because we are unable to do the work ourselves as we had planned. In late April, Bradford fell off of a ladder while painting the The Hog's ceiling. This fall resulted in Bradford breaking his pelvis and arm on his left side, severely sidelining him as far as the physical aspects of The Hog's final stages. We're now in the unexpected position of hiring help with the finishing touches. In order to hire that help, we ask for your help.
All of The Hog's Apothecary donation levels nest! What does "nest" mean? Well, for example, if you donate at the $250 level, you will not only receive the $250-level perk of a free dinner for two at The Hog's Apothecary, complete with beer pairing, but you get all of the gifts from all of the lower donation levels as well: a Hog's Apothecary T-shirt, hat, and bumpersticker, along with our eternal thanks and the shining title of Hog's Apothecary Founding Member. It's a ton of, what's that thing all the kids are on about? Swag? That sounds right, get some of that swag!
Other ways to help build The Hog's Apothecary
Share, share, share! Please get the word out to your friends. You know some folks who love great food and beer, or who love dreamers and builders, or who once fell off a ladder and into a wheelchair, and want to be a part of growing a great local restaurant, right? Introduce us!
Pester your grandmother, she loves beer. Better yet, pester her after she's had a bit.
Come on down to the space, there's a hammer with your name on it!
A final note:
Please know that any and all offers made are subject to legal age restrictions. We'd love your help now even if you're under 21 but you won't be able to redeem your beer-centric gifts until that magical birthday. Founding members that are not yet quite of age may apply any discounts towards the non-alcoholic (root/ginger beer) taps that are available.