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Beer Available At Bodega Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin (2014-) 95, Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA - Equinox 94, Oso Black My Eye Pa , New Holland White Hatter 84, Deschutes Twilight Ale 67, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Lakefront My Turn #009: Pilo (Imperial Pilsner) 68, 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 43, Lion Imperial Pilsner (Lager) 14, Lucid Air (2011-2013) 23, The Bruery Bois (New American Oak) 98, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Southern Tier 2XSTOUT 95, Bush de NoŽl (Scaldis NoŽl) 97, Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute 98
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sthlm (137) Minnesota | October 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Brigadier (281) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 5, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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 hourís 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 Iíd 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 Iíd come back here if I were in La Crosse again.
CanIHave4Beers (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | December 1, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is really a pretty excellent bar. The entire front window is full of beer bottles, some of which are pretty old and awesome; itís like a sun bleached beer bottle museum. The place has a crappy old corner bar feeling (which I love) with lots of good beer. They keep plenty of limited releases from WI breweries particularly Tyranena and New Glarus. The copper kettle cooler is one of the coolest Iíve ever seen, I just wish I could actually look at the bottle selection instead of having to thumb through the enormous book. Although all the prices are listed in the book so there are no surprises. Speaking of prices theyíre not too shabby all around for some of the high quality beers they have here. If you are in the mood for crappy beer theyíve got great prices on Huber Bock and LaCrosse Lager as well (I think they were $2 and $1.25 respectively when I was last in there)
weepster (3) Cedar Rapids, Iowa | October 1, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I stop here every year during Oktoberfest; though some of the bottle list is unavailable then, and most taps are Oktoberfest beers during the fest. Otherwise, definitely the best beer selection in La Crosse. On this last visit, I shared a bottle of Southern Tier Pumking with a friend who hadnít tried it before, and unfortunately the beer was way too warm. I mentioned it to the server, and she was very nice about it and even bought our next round. I plan to make a visit sometime when itís not Oktoberfest, as the server said the tap selection is normally much more interesting.
SHANER4 (21) Green Bay, Wisconsin | March 10, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
I stopped here with my girlfriend when visiting LaCrosse back in 2008. Seemed more like a college hangout with a decent selection of beer. I was expecting more but really not that impressed. Would not go out of way to stop here again.
BillJ (1) Macomb, Illinois | August 5, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | June 17, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection of bottles and a few interesting things on tap. I really liked their beer bottle cooler. Itís 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.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (5) La Crosse, Wisconsin | May 27, 2008| Updated June 1, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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.
TheElder (1) DeSoto, Wisconsin | May 25, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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!
Dogbrick (746) Columbus, Ohio | January 8, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
(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.
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