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

Left Hand Well Played Red IPA6.8%2/28/2017
Deschutes Big Rig Bitter6.7%2/28/2017
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Citra6.8%2/28/2017
Surly Abrasive Ale9%2/23/2017
Smuttynose IPA 6.9%2/22/2017
Pearl Street Java Lava Stout6%2/21/2017
Pearl Street Citrye IPA6.5%2/20/2017
Pearl Street Raspberry Tambois8%2/19/2017
New Holland Hoptronix9%2/10/2017
Revolution A Little Crazy6.8%2/10/2017
Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout8.9%2/8/2017
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Coffee & Chocolate9.4%2/6/2017
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA7%2/5/2017
Ecliptic Capella Porter5.2%2/4/2017
Stillwater Folklore8.4%1/28/2017
Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale7.9%1/28/2017
Lost Coast Fogcutter Double IPA 8.7%1/28/2017
O’so Infectious Groove4.8%1/27/2017
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve - Raspberry Lemon11%1/13/2017
Stone Ripper5.7%1/11/2017
Epic Escape To Colorado IPA6.2%1/10/2017
Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger6%1/8/2017
Next Door Wonka Tonk5.6%1/6/2017
Tighthead Irie IPA7.5%1/5/2017
Avery Old Jubilation Ale8.3%1/4/2017
Lagunitas Fandom Ale (Fusion XXXIX)5.5%12/30/2016
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk 10%12/30/2016
Revolution Jukebox Hero IPA7.5%12/25/2016
Three Floyds Floydivision 27.7%12/25/2016
Southern Tier 2XMAS8%12/21/2016
AleSmith Noël12%12/21/2016
Almanac IPA7.5%12/20/2016
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA6.2%12/20/2016
Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 9%12/16/2016
Founders PC Pils5.5%12/15/2016
He’Brew Hanukkah, Chanukah: Pass the Beer (2014-2015)8%12/12/2016
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel Aged12.9%12/7/2016
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter6.5%12/6/2016
Turtle Stack Weizenbock8.1%12/3/2016
New Glarus Unplugged Smoke on the Porter6.1%11/30/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Spotted Cow Grand Cru8.5%11/30/2016
Scotch Silly Barrel Aged 2016 (Burgundy)9.5%11/29/2016
O’so Winds of Change Brett Pale Ale5.5%11/29/2016
Surly Ten10.5%11/27/2016
Epic Big Bad Baptist 12.7%11/27/2016
Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout11.3%11/24/2016
Mikkeller Simcoe Hopped India Pale Ale7.3%11/21/2016
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale6.8%11/18/2016
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel7.9%11/17/2016
Bell’s Roundhouse IRA7.5%11/13/2016
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale4.9%11/12/2016
Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout8.1%11/11/2016
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Brunch Big Blend 8%11/9/2016
Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Lager6.4%11/9/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee12%11/8/2016
Left Hand Rye on the Prize8%10/31/2016
Chuckanut Kolsch German Ale5%10/30/2016
Prost Märzen5.6%10/30/2016
Lagunitas NightTime Ale7.9%10/23/2016
Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA7.5%10/22/2016
Deschutes Sagefight Imperial IPA8%10/11/2016
De Molen / Anchorage Mud & Funk 11.4%10/11/2016
Evil Twin Wet Dream6%10/6/2016
3 Sheeps Legacy Pils5.3%10/5/2016
New Belgium Abbey Dubbel7%10/4/2016
Lagunitas Tuberfest7.5%10/3/2016
Toppling Goliath Thresher IPA5.25%9/29/2016
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 Grass7.6%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

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (884) 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 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (857) 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 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (818) 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  (635) 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  (594) 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  (326) 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  (285) 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  (227) 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  (147) 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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