Taps: 50 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by adamette:
4.58/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Returned from this place a few hours ago. Discovered it here on BA. Thanks for the reference!
As I parked across the street and walked toward this place I saw about 6 outdoor tables and this day it was 65 degrees out and sunny. Just about all 24 seats were taken and I was pleased to see (I was waiting for traffic to thin out before I reached it) that everyone appeared to have a different glass of some beer and that someone appeared to have a golden goblet of some kind. Well traffic thinned, I finished crossing the street and the "golden goblet" turned out to be a gold rimmed Stella Artois glass. Still very cool to see the proper glassware. I walked in to find lots of wood. The bar, the floor and several chairs were wood and many of the items were not "finished" but kind of a rustic wood look. I pulled up a black leather (I think that it is leather) bar stool and perused the menu. I recall New Holland Tulip, a Belgian Tripel I had not previously heard of, A Magic Hat Selection that I had not heard of before and even some local Columbus beers (an IPA if memory serves). There was a chalkboard with staff recommendations but many of those appeared to be from the extensive bottle list. The bartender was welcoming and informative, giving me plenty of time when I asked for it. I had arrived at about 4 15 pm and the happy hour there was written on a board outside as "half price beer 4 to 8 pm" so things were just getting underway I am sure. I did not have any food so no rating of that (I do not know if they even HAVE food to be honest but I do seem to recall now a kitchen?).
Notes: This is a real BA place, like a small Brick Store or even a Bier Markt in Cleveland. I will be back, that is for sure!
05-03-2009 02:35:00 | More by adamette
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4.68/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
Went to this location while in town for my nephew's wedding. Was motivated by the BA review.
Must have gone to almost 15 places during my weeks visit to the Capital city. This was my overall # 1 place in the Capital City. Went there three times, and every time was great !
Ambiance, Beer selection, personnel and cuisine were superb. Only complaint: the Din gets to be very loud on busy days. Superb Facility !
10-21-2013 02:17:19 | More by MRJAZZ
4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Have been here a couple of times, once in the early afternoon with my son and once for dinner with a buddy, both visits have been very enjoyable. First time was just there for the beer. They have a really great selection, a lot of good brews that are a bit out of the mainstream in terms of similar selections say at a Yardhouse or similar establishment. If you are a real craft beer hound a definite place to stop. Wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly and prompt; all good things. Second time came for dinner and beer; once again great beer selection and some great suggestions from our waitress. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. From a price standpoint not disappointed at all felt there was value for the dollar.
09-25-2013 00:23:50 | More by stercomm
4.91/5 rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I was on a biz trip to Columbus - my 1st visit there- and made the impressive discovery of the Short North and this superb establishment. I consider a trip to be a resounding accomplishment when uncovering a place like this one; it's like a crowning achievement and Bodega provided me such a experience. I was there on a very busy Friday and after a brief wait, landed a seat at the bar and made my way through Bodega's rich and deep beer list. There are too many to list here; let's just say if you can't find a suitable pint among their offerings, you never will anywhere else. I had Great Lakes' outstanding Monster and several from Michigan's Dark Horse: the Crooked IPA with Citra and the FF Eert Dekoorc. Splendid in all respects. From the food menu, I opted for their Chef's Salad, which was a very tasty and inventive concoction of strawberries, blueberries and walnut in a citrus dressing. The service and staff are both beer-centric and friendly; I can't wait until my return trip to Columbus which will certainly include a stop @ Bodega!
05-25-2013 07:34:29 | More by SudsTerkel
4.81/5 rDev +14.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Walked in late one Saturday night when bar hopping around the Short North. I was with a roommate and my girlfriend, and we found a table right away. I split a bottle of Chimay Red with my roommate, which was fantastic as always, though a little pricey. We ordered food, which considering this was towards the end of our crawl, was much needed. The nachos were excellent and the spinach dip was also good, despite my general dislike for the dish. Good food, good atmosphere and good booze. It was a good time.
04-04-2013 17:51:41 | More by apasternak
Bodega in Columbus, OH
93 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.