Bodega Brew Pub | La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Bodega Brew Pub
Excellent based on 29 ratings
Type: Bar

122 S 4th St
La Crosse, Wisconsin United States 54601 [ print map ]
608 782 0677

bodegabrewpublax.com

Hours: Sun to Thu 10 am - 2 am; Fri & Sat 10 am - 2:30 am


Mayor: drpimento (22) | Affiliated user(s) here drpimento | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 400+


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Beer Available At Bodega Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
New Holland White Hatter 85, Deschutes Twilight Ale 67, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Lakefront My Turn #009 - Pilo - Imperial Pilsner , Alaskan Rough Draft Pilsner , Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old) 99, Southern Tier 2XONE 97, Stillwater As Follows 97, Dogfish Head Piercing Pils 83, Three Floyds Alpha King 100, Furthermore Full Thicket IPA 42, Lion Imperial Pilsner (Lager) 15, Lucid Air (2011-2013) 23, The Bruery Bois (New American Oak) 99, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Southern Tier 2X Stout 95, Bush de NoŽl (Scaldis NoŽl) 97, Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute 98, Bush Prestige (Scaldis Prestige) 100, The Bruery 6 Geese A Laying 93
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29 reviews for Bodega Brew Pub
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  82%
 Selection  87%
 Food  78%
 Value  72%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  90%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
BillJ  (1) Macomb, Illinois | August 5, 2008
This is beer heaven! Hundreds of bottles and a score or so of tappers. Iíve been to places with more taps, but never with more bottles. Itís definitly about the beer at the Bodega. I found this place because of business and I get there about once a year. Iíve gotten to know Jeff the owner and he loves to talk about beer. Itís over 300 miles and they remember my name! This is where I had my first Belgian. Ask him for a recommendation. You canít go wrong. The reason for the high ambience rating is a combination of the wonderful wall of glass located on a busy downtown La Crosse corner. What a great place to relax on a sunny afternoon. Ah, yes.... heaven indeed.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
TheElder  (1) DeSoto, Wisconsin | May 25, 2008
I love the Bodega. After work and on weekends with friends, I stop in for amazing drinks. I go there on average 4-5 times a week since I live and work here in LaCrosse. The atmosphere is great, service immediate, and staff very knowledgeable. Being in a college town suprisingly this is where I go to avoid the collage crowd. Pushing 400 hundred beers available with 15 taps, this place is great. Donít know what to order? Ask the person next to you. Oh, and they just remodeled!
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
IPAaLLtHEwAY  (5) La Crosse, Wisconsin | May 27, 2008| Updated June 1, 2008
This place is a gem. Service is amazing, and extremely knowledgeable. The beer selection is outstanding. over 400 beers to choose from. And they are now smoke-free. Soon they will be serving food. I love this bar.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (224) 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_13ís rating that they had beers from many of the brewers I saw on this trip over a year ago. So, perhaps either I didnít read over the beer list all that closely last year or wasnít as familiar with the reputations of the brewers. balke_13 didnít mention Three Floyds, and they now also have their Alpha King. The quality of their tap selection isnít so hot, however. It is a different selection than you will see other places, but just didnít 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 wasnít 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
rjks58  (1) | August 8, 2007
I lived in LaCrosse for 14 years. I take Bodega as the standard any other establishment would be wise to emulate or if ambitious and wealthy, improve upon. Due to local ordinance, on duty bartenders are forbidden to sample so they come by their knowledge through personal love of beer or from the owners mandatory staff only tastings. The building length windows make the place open and bright with people watching a popular past time. With little effort you can sojourn the planet from a bar stool at The Bodega.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Haslinger  (6) The World of Beer, Texas | January 4, 2008
Extremely impressed by the selection and knowledge of the bartenders.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
balke13  (22) MIssoula, Montana | February 22, 2004
the bodega is a relatively unknown gem in western wisconsin, great relaxed atmosphere with bar seating and comfortable lounge chairs. tons of old beer bottles and new line the street side windows as well as a ton of tap handles. the beer selection is fantastic (about a 15 page book). just about any regional micro (new glarus, summit, goose island, capital, sprecher, lakefront) as well as tons from both the east and west coast: avery, rogue, bells, dfh, allagash, bear republic, du claw, and more. plus, a great selection of imports: fullers, lindemans, chimay, rochefort, westvleteren, and so many more. on tuesdays or thursdays they also have a bike wheel you spin for $2 and get the beer that you land on...$2-$8 beers on the wheel. great place to check out if you find yourself in western wisconsin. highly recommended.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81  (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | May 3, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/30/09. Stopped by here with some friends when I was in town for the holidays. Grabbed a table and sampled some of the brews. Freaking stellar selection! They had 14 taps, all of which were quality brews; they also had several hundred bottles available. One cool thing at this place was this wheel on the wall that you could spin to select a certain number that corresponded to a certain beer. Kind of a fun way to try the many beers available as you never know what you are going to get. I got two of their newer offerings, the NG Unplugged Cran-bic and Lake Louieís IPA, both great beers. If I was around here more often, I would hit this place up all the time. I wish my town had a place like this. Highly recommend you stop by.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
fuyajo  (4) Portland, Oregon | February 23, 2007
Probably my favorite beer bar in the US. Amazing selection, knowledgable staff, and fun, laid-back atmosphere. If you find yourself in La Crosse, WI, it is a MUST VISIT!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon  (40) Bloomington, Indiana | January 16, 2007
An excellent bar with a spectacular selection. A fun selection of beer bottles decorate the front. The only short-coming Iíve had with this bar is that it can get crowded and smoky on the weekends.

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