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Service Shuffles: New Brunches And Happy Hours Galore

Whether you need to get your hangover started, or lick your wounds the next day, we’ve got you covered. Feast on a new batch of brunches and happy hours around the Bay Area.

Hog's Apothecary


OAKLAND— Brunch aficionados now have a new opportunity to sample the Indian cuisine from Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry. Juhu Beach Club will open for brunch starting November 9th from 11am-3pm for super delicious takes on the usual suspects. Expect treats like as the "croque memsahib", a take on the French classic that includes chai bacon, tamarind ketchup and so on. Oh, and mango mimosas. 5179 Telegraph Ave

BERKELEY— Berkeley's Townie is now open for brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2:30pm. Snatch up a morning cocktail from their full bar and chase it down with an order of brioche French toast. 1779 University Ave

OAKLANDHog's Apothecary is now serving up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm. Hearty fare like chicken and waffles, piles of bacon and pints of their awesome beer selection will probably cure your hangover (or get a head start on the next one). 375 40th St. at Opal

MISSION— If you've been wondering where you're going to get your sweetbread omelet fix, you can now head to Plin to satisfy your craving. Brunch service is now in effect, serving up delights like croissant breakfast sandwiches with ham, eggs and sriracha mayonnaise, baked french toast and eggs bendedict with Dungeness crab. Or try the Prixe Fixe for $30, a family-style, whole-table-must-order affair of chef's choice specials. 280 Valencia St


COW HOLLOW— Stop crying about Nettie’s Crab Shack and belly up to the happy hour at Palm House. Every day from 3-6:30pm Palm House is offering $5 draft beer and wine, $8 cocktails, $6 adult slushies, as well as a discounted menu of caribbean-style offerings. Soak in that island vibe on their newly expanded patio, under the second oldest palm tree in the city. 2032 Union St

SOMABar Agricole is now offering $2 oysters, $6 cocktails, as well as beer and wine specials. Stop by for a cold one on their front patio, or inside their gorgeous airy bar area Tuesday- Saturday 5-6pm and all day Sunday. 355 11th St

NORTH BEACH— Did you know that the zinc in oysters can help prevent a hangover? Start your night at Ferry Plaza Seafood and enjoy a dozen oysters for $12, $4 beers and $5 glasses of wine. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm. 653 Union St

[By: Ellen Fort]