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The Hog's Apothecary in Oakland's Jewel Box area takes a modern approach to the beer hall concept, giving it an upscale twist with an expertly curated, sometimes-obscure lineup of local craft beer and gourmet bar snacks. With 33 rotating taps, you have your work cut out for you, but ordering one of the nightly flights is a sure-fire route to discovering your new favorite brew. Though the beer roster certainly takes center stage, the food is in no way an understudy, which you'll realize as soon upon biting into the pork belly and sauerkraut corndog. The stripped-down, industrial-style interior with communal tables provides a chic finishing touch.