Bodega Brew Pub

122 S 4th St
La Crosse, Wisconsin United States 54601
bar  4.55/5.0 33 reviews
Sun to Thu 10 am - 2 am; Fri & Sat 10 am - 2:30 am

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Beers At Bodega Brew Pub

Ballast Point California Amber5.5%9/23/2016
Ballast Point Roots to Boots Series: Belgian Tripel Ale10%9/23/2016
Ballast Point Roots to Boots Series: Schwarzbier Black Lager5.3%9/22/2016
Ballast Point Roots to Boots Series: Biere de Garde8.9%9/22/2016
Ballast Point Even Keel - Mango3.8%9/22/2016
Ballast Point Even Keel3.8%9/22/2016
Ballast Point Copper ESB5.5%9/22/2016
Ballast Point California Kölsch5.2%9/22/2016
Lagunitas ScareCity #1: Imperial Pilsner8.3%9/18/2016
Revolution Mosaic Hero7.5%9/17/2016
Ommegang Great Beyond8.8%9/17/2016
Deschutes Jubelale6.7%9/16/2016
Surly SurlyFest6%9/14/2016
Surly Dampfbier5.3%9/14/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA9%9/9/2016
Ale Asylum High Coup6.2%9/8/2016
Goose Island Madame Rose6.5%9/5/2016
Two Roads / Evil Twin Geyser Gose5.5%9/3/2016
Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Fruit Beer5.1%9/2/2016
Summit Unchained 18 Hop Silo Double IPA 8.3%9/1/2016
Bauhaus Brew Labs Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner5.4%9/1/2016
Short’s Psychedelic Cat Grass7.1%8/20/2016
Wells Bombardier Glorious English (Can & Keg)4.3%8/18/2016
Almanac Barbary Coast10%8/18/2016
Summit 30th Anniversary Keller Pils5.1%8/9/2016
Arrogant Who You Callin’ Wussie5.8%8/8/2016
Heileman’s Old Style Oktoberfest 6.4%8/3/2016
Lagunitas 12th of Never5.5%8/3/2016
Stone Americano Stout8.7%7/27/2016
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout9%7/27/2016
North Coast Old No. 38 Stout5.6%7/27/2016
North Coast Blue Star4.5%7/27/2016
North Coast Scrimshaw4.4%7/27/2016
North Coast Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse3.45%7/27/2016
Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher6.7%7/26/2016
Sixpoint Puff9.8%7/25/2016
Coronado Stingray Imperial IPA7.9%7/24/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniv. Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout9.2%7/17/2016
New Belgium / Firestone Walker Fat Hoppy Ale6%7/16/2016
Oskar Blues Priscilla Wheat5.2%7/16/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII11.5%7/13/2016
Deschutes Pinot Suave11.2%7/13/2016
Ayinger Weizen-Bock7.1%7/11/2016
Lagunitas Aunt Sally5.7%7/11/2016
Two Brothers Wobble IPA6.3%7/9/2016
New Glarus Bubbler0%7/9/2016
Ayinger Bräu-Weisse5.1%7/6/2016
Stone Go To IPA4.8%7/6/2016
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Blueberry Short Weisse5.2%6/30/2016
Metropolitan Magnetron Schwarzbier 5.5%6/23/2016
Rogue Farms Honey Kölsch5%6/23/2016
Starcut Ciders Octorock6.3%6/17/2016
Midnight Sun Berserker12.7%6/15/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale8.9%6/15/2016
Deschutes The Abyss11%6/15/2016
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA7.3%6/15/2016
Stone Citrusy Wit 5.3%6/15/2016
Anchorage Whiteout Wit Bier6.5%6/14/2016
Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)5.9%6/14/2016
Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday5.25%6/14/2016
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious7.7%6/11/2016
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA6.4%6/7/2016
Barley Johns Maibock 20168.1%6/7/2016
New Belgium / Hof Ten Dormaal Lips of Faith - Golden Ale7%6/3/2016
De Proefbrouwerij / Hair of the Dog Flanders Fred7.5%6/3/2016
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%5/26/2016
Victory Blackboard Series Dry-Hopped Brett Pils5.5%5/21/2016
Deschutes Inversion IPA6.8%5/19/2016
Epic Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale9.5%5/14/2016
Central Waters Summarillo0%5/12/2016
Abita Shotgun Double IPA8.5%5/10/2016
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA7%5/2/2016
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.08.5%5/2/2016
Coronado / Bear Republic MerBear Rye IPA7.5%4/29/2016
3 Sheeps Goselayheehoo4%4/29/2016
Ommegang Rosetta 5.6%4/25/2016
Oskar Blues IPA6.43%4/25/2016
Surly Brett Mikkel’s IPA7.5%4/22/2016
Toppling Goliath XHops Series - Gold0%4/20/2016
Two Brothers Cane and Ebel7%4/12/2016
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop37.25%4/10/2016
Ommegang Game of Thrones #6 - Seven Kingdoms6.9%4/6/2016
Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper7%4/5/2016
Fulton Garage Series 5: Batch 3006.9%4/4/2016
The Bruery Smoking Wood - Rye Barrel13%4/2/2016
Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier10.5%4/1/2016
Central Waters HHG APA5.3%3/31/2016
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez4.5%3/31/2016
Bells Batch 10000 Ale9.2%3/30/2016
Upland Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA6.7%3/27/2016
Stillwater Contemporary Works - Mono5.2%3/26/2016
Turtle Stack Irish Red 4.2%3/23/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin 20160%3/23/2016
Barley John’s Wild Brunette Wild Rice Brown Ale7.2%3/11/2016
Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus6.5%3/11/2016
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Bitter Oats10.5%3/9/2016
Sierra Nevada Porter5.6%3/8/2016
Sixpoint Global Warmer7%3/7/2016
Dogfish Head Romantic Chemistry7.2%3/2/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | January 8, 2008
(Visited 05/2006): Bodega is on 4th/Pearl in town and is thankfully a short walk from most of the area hotels. Parking does not seem to be an issue, but it probably depends a lot on whether the local college is in session. The interior is pretty small with a lived-in look. There are high tables on one side and the bar is on the other, with not a lot of room between. On the plus side this place has one of the most impressive bottle collections I have ever seen. On the minus side it is dingy in places and the bathroom is a little scary.. And what a beer selection they have! There are around 15 taps, with local/regional selections like Tyranena, Berghoff, & Capital, along with other gems like Kasteel. As for bottles they are pushing 300 with beers from everywhere. Again Wisconsin is well-represented. There is literally no way you could come in here and not find something new and/or something you love. The lazy-susan cooler full of beer bottles behind the bar is worth the trip alone. Service here was great on a Tuesday night. The bartender was helpful in pointing out local brews and knew her selection. She even went as far as to offer the binder with all of their beers. No food is offered here beside popcorn. All in all this place is an unbelievable find for a relatively small city. I am glad to be travelling here for work every few months.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (802) Sunnyvale, California | November 1, 2012
Simple bar atmosphere, bunch of regulars, and a 400+ bottle cellar. Not the place to go for that rare Cantillon, but their list is almost guaranteed to have something you would like to try. Prices are pretty good for the midwestern "locals," a bit steep on many of the other bottles. 25% discount for carry out.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (799) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
Located in downtown on what seems like a main downtown street. I found parking on a nearby side street although it was more generous since it was a Sunday. Place wasn’t terribly crowded which was good since they only had one guy working. The interior, especially the bar, was well worn and faded which added a intimacy The tap list, with the exception of the new glarus offerings, was solid but nit spectacular. The bottle list on the other hand was full of Mikkellers, southern Tiers, Stillwater,, and even a Three Floyd’s. they stored the beer in this large copper pot which contained these massive lazy Susan’s. It does make an impression. I also like how they were the beer at something close to cellar temperatures so you can really taste it. I didn’t see too much of a college crowd but then again you’re not likely to see one on a summer Sunday. All in all it was a pretty good hang.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (625) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 5, 2011
Tremendous beer bar! "Brew pub" in their name is a bit misleading - they don’t brew their own, but they sure have a heck of a selection of brews! My server was great - he let me sample anything I wanted from their taps. The beer menu can be viewed by style or alphabetically by name (they print 2 different lists), and they also show the beer’s origin, style, RateBeer rating, and the rating from Beer Advocate. Very helpful! Bar is cool - hardwood floors, and a huge collection of tap handles, coasters, and empty bottles (in the windows). Also had the Cubano sandwich - tasty. Great spot.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (566) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 30, 2014
A typical "Wisconsin" feel to this bar in downtown Lacrosse. Doesn’t appear to have been updated in ages. Bartender was friendly though has to be asked multiple times for water. Tap list was solid but not outstanding, however a great bottle list is available. Sandwiches were solid for bar food and prices were nice. A cool little place.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch  (315) Beloit, Wisconsin | July 20, 2016
A couple of visits over the years, most recently in the fall of 2014. I personally absolutely love the slight-above-dive ambiance and the massive amounts of clutter on the walls and bar - almost detritus. As others have mentioned, not a huge or spectacular tap list generally although given how good the top-level brewing is in WI-MN-IA-IL these days, you could get something pretty special; I had a NG Belgian Red on tap and a bottle of an older (and I believe discontinued at the time) NG beer on my most recent visit, pretty sure my brother had a Surly. Haven’t tried the food except for the cheese curds which were above average. Some of the bottles do seem overpriced, some don’t - best to have an idea of typical pricing in the area before you start shelling out a lot on the more expensive stuff.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier  (310) Chagrin Falls, Ohio | June 5, 2010
For being tucked away in the middle of downtown La Crosse this is a diamond in the rough. Offering a very diverse selection of beers from around the region (and world) if you cannot find something here you should consider hanging it up.

The drafts themselves may not be too spectacular. After being spoiled by places like La Cav du Vin, the Beer Engine, and the Great Danes this cannot compete on that level. However if you bear in mind where it is located this has a distinct edge over anything else within probably an hour’s drive.

Be sure to ask if there is anything that might not be listed on the menu. When I was there a couple of things were lurking in the cooler that was either not listed (or I’d just overlooked them). They did let us open a bottle of Two Women Lager and even provided two glasses at no charge. Overall I think I’d come back here if I were in La Crosse again.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (269) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 21, 2005| Updated July 24, 2005
I have been going to this place for about 10 years, not continuously, but probably a handful of times over that period. And, it appears to me that the quality of their selection has improved markedly in the past year, although I see from balke_13’s rating that they had beers from many of the brewers I saw on this trip over a year ago. So, perhaps either I didn’t read over the beer list all that closely last year or wasn’t as familiar with the reputations of the brewers. balke_13 didn’t mention Three Floyds, and they now also have their Alpha King. The quality of their tap selection isn’t so hot, however. It is a different selection than you will see other places, but just didn’t have the home run hitters like they do in their bottle selection. The most interesting one I found was Great Lakes Burning River, and it wasn’t that great. I found their prices to be quite reasonable for some beers, and more what I would have expected on others. A bottle of Alpha King was only $3 while DFH 60, 90, & 120 were something like $5, $8, & $16, respectively. Other brewers represented include: De Dolle, New Glarus, Bells, Rogue, Avery, Quilmes, JW Lees, St. Bernardus and much more. Highly recommended.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
heemer77  (226) Urbandale, Iowa | June 17, 2008
Nice selection of bottles and a few interesting things on tap. I really liked their beer bottle cooler. It’s a converted brew kettle that is used like a lazy susan. The crowd is definitely college town styled. Friendly folks. While the seleciton was good, I was not too impressed as most things seemed to be relatively readily available.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sthlm  (146) Duluth, Minnesota | October 13, 2010
Stopped by here on a Saturday evening, and was fairly impressed. One bartender was not exactly polite, but they were quick to serve you, and the other bartender was much more amicable. The tap selection was pretty good, but certainly was not that amazing. Given the area though, it is much better than I would have expected. Bottled beer selection seemed fairly extensive, and prices ranged from reasonable to fairly expensive. Overall, it is certainly worth a stop, and if I lived in the area I would be a regular.

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