Bodega Brew Pub | La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Bodega Brew Pub
Excellent based on 31 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: drpimento (20) | Affiliated user(s) here drpimento | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 400+


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Beer Available At Bodega Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Uinta Baba Black Lager 88, Anderson Valley Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose 93, Uinta Anniversary Barley Wine 96, Uinta Hop Nosh IPA 97, Uinta Wyld Extra Pale Ale 58, Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA 99, James E. Pepper 1776 American Brown Ale 96, Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-) 97, Green Flash Palate Wrecker 99, Central Waters Space Ghost 96, Ale Asylum Velveteen Habit 84, Tyranena BGW Fatal Attraction 93, Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA 99, Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Hell 84, BrewDog Libertine Black Ale 99, Ale Asylum Hopalicious 94, Ale Asylum Ambergeddon 96, City LaCrosse Lager 14, Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin (2014-) 95
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31 reviews for Bodega Brew Pub
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  82%
 Selection  86%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  90%
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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
LabRat0369  (26) Somers, Wisconsin | May 24, 2011
Great selection, right in the heart of downtown La Crosse. Friendly staff. Pricey, though.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm  (138) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier  (287) Clevelandish, 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 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers  (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | December 1, 2009
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)
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
weepster  (3) Cedar Rapids, Iowa | October 1, 2009
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.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
SHANER4  (21) Green Bay, Wisconsin | March 10, 2009
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.
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77  (214) Urbandale, Iowa | June 17, 2008
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.
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 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!

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