Stopped in here after a visit to Pace Hi and Weilands Market. Wasnt planning on the visit, just happened to notice it as I was heading down High street. Sunday afternoon and it wasnt that busy. Approximately 5-6 college age people working the floor. Not one of them said hi to us. Service was slow bordering on bad and really quite unacceptable for the time of day. I think it overshadowed the good this place offers. There is never an excuse for bad service. Even near campus. Awesome tap list. Nice selection. We ordered teh blue chips and well, they were okay...Kind of tasted like they were microwaved in the back. The vibe is okay. Kind of like a place trying really hard to be cool and casual. The waitstaff definitely acted like they couldnt be bothered with us. Which was incredibly disappointing. Glad I came but wont make the trip again. FAR better beer bars with awesome food and great service to wast time here. This was a disappointment. Never a good sign when you have to go hunt your server down for your check that only had two beers and an appetizer...Great people watching though!!
Tmoney99 (548) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 11, 2009| Updated November 18, 2011
Easy to find location on North High with street parking that was easy mid-afternoon. Clean remodeled building with the bar center and right with tables in front and along left wall. Freindly staff with good knowledge of beers. Good selection of taps and glass front cooler with view of bottle selection. I had a new local brew but had already had lunch. Very good locals location and worht a visit when in town.
Flyer (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | February 13, 2009
A very good place with an appreciation of good beer. Itís just a little hipster, just a little upscale. Seemed almost like a late 50ís beatnik vibe, with a nice fieldstone wall and low-slung architecture. The selection was outstanding, including DFH Palo Santo Marron on tap, and pretty good beer knowledge on the part of the bartender and the neighboring stool occupier. This was my first trip to Columbus, but Bodega is respectable by the standards of the top beer bars in the country.
This place is a long six-block walk from Barleys brewpub, but worth the effort. It isnít far, but seems quite a bit longer than six blocks.
Inside, the vibe is cool and trendy. Bricks, a nice bar, and a few tables. However, the place isnít above some TV entertainment (and neither am I) via two projectors on the wall. Entertainment that doesnít detract from the vibe.
I was disappointed by the beer selection when I entered and saw tap handles visible above the bar - all the wannabe good-beers were there (you know, the beers you see in places trying but failing to be good-beer places): Boddingtonís, PBR, etc. However, there were a ton of great taps hidden behind the bar, and an extensive bottle list and selection was terrific. Beers were a bit pricey.
I was tempted by the cheese plate, but didnít have any food. The menu was light, but looked terrific.
Service was OK...wasnít quick nor especially friendly, but got the job done.
From what Iíve seen of this town so far (wh
Very accessible. A small converted garage right on High street - about halfway from OSU to downtown Columbus. Parking sucks on the street, but you should be able to get a free park on the street about two blocks east. Huge selection - the bottle/tap selection is about as advertised. You canít really see the taps, easily, but you can go back and peruse the bottle selection in the cooler. This place was jam packed around 7 on a Thursday night - college kids, grad students mostly. Small patio. The cheese plate was a little skimpy, but it was good.
Made the 12 block trek from downtown one night after a conference. This place was packed with coeds. Service was awful because the place was so packed. I heard their happy hour is half price drafts from 4 to 8 pm. I got that price on one of my beers but not the other. Dozens of taps. I canít rate the food because my group would not be able to get a table for over an hour. We quaffed 2 standing in the doorway and went to Barleyís instead.
just a little puzzled by the last review...sucking ass and such...we offer 50 beers on a draft and nearly 150 bottles. The crowd is usually as diverse (young, old, gay, straight, black,white) as the short north itself. I wonder if googlyglurp was having a rough day.
This place is pretty bad. Tap selection (about 10 taps) are mainly occupied by American Classics such as Pabst Blue Ribbon and such. There is a bottle fridge in the back of the bar where you can pick a bottle from a standard Ohio selection of Great Lakes and friends. Young drunken crowd. This place sucks ass.
Rogueone (21) I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio | April 17, 2008
Bodega is awesome for a beer lover who also happens to be an art lover. 50 taps, very good food, and they are constantly rotating new taps in. Moreover, all drafts are half off weekdays until 8pm. What keeps me from going every day, is that, the service has never been great especially on the weekends and it is extremely difficult to find a seat during busy bar times. Cool thing about this place is that they have a featured brewery every month - the last couple have included Great Lakes and Stone. The atmosphere is artsy and the crowd is trendy sort of like every other place in this district.
The new and greatly improved bodega has 50 microbrew taps. Nothing crazy here but i always find a jem. Monday nights are dollar grilled cheese and happy hour weeknights with half price drafts. Bodega has always been a hipster hangout, but still deffinately worth a visit.
oldeprop (1) Bexley, Ohio | February 22, 2008| Updated March 2, 2008
best selection in town..... and half-price happy hour! dont expect any pubgrub here, no loaded nachos wings or cheese fries, kitchen is small and oriented to small artsy sandwiches and pizza. Parking is an issue in Short North.