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The Bodega Brew Pub

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

36 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
400
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
The Bodega Brew PubThe Bodega Brew Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

122 S 4th St S
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601-3201
United States

(608) 782-0677 | map
www.bodegabrewpublax.com

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by klewis:
Photo of klewis
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The atmosphere at the Bodega was nice and comfortable. Beer memorabilia covers the walls, jazz music was being played at an approriate volume, and there are even couches to sit on should you choose to eschew the bar. Service was fast, friendly, and knowledgable. What sets this bar apart is its selection. Massive beer list. Probably more than 200 beers offered in bottles with about a dozen or so on tap. Pricing was average. You should definitely plan a visit here if you find yourself in La Crosse.

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Photo of bigjsempire
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of nickmauel
4.88/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great location, great food, large amount of beers to choose from. Love this place!

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Photo of bound4er
4.26/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Had dinner on a recent Friday night with family. This is definitely a beer bar that serves food versus a restaurant that serves beer. That said the food is very good - sandwiches, flat bread, weekly specials, etc. The tap beer selection is also very nice though I was actually expecting more given other reviews. Grapefruit Sculpin and Smells Like a Safety Meeting were both pretty damn good. My wife had a German Hefe whose name escapes me - it was also tasty. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. This is a great spot if your looking for really good bar food to wash down with some really good craft beer.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Was on Beer Safari and happened to be in western Wisconsin. Read on BA that Bodega was the place to go.
Just a great place. Exterior and interior are great, and really push the "we are a serious but fun" craft beer stop. People there were upbeat and fun...but also knew their stuff. Food was elective/cool choices but mostly appetizers, soups and sandwiches. But all was very good...very good...and very generous.
Beer menu was to die for if you're looking for great American and European top notch beers...and a excellent offering of regionals ie New Glarus, Toppling Goliath, Surley...and many more.
La Crosse may be out of your way...but this is a must stop if even remotely close.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pretty awesome beer list. 401 bars in two blocks as well.

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Photo of nate19red
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of bwood06
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Very interesting beer bar locating on the corner of two streets in downtown La Crosse, WI. Interesting mix of high tables, couches, as well as the bar itself. Small stage for live music. I did not order food but there were specials posted on the chalkboard above the bar. Nothing crazy special but looks to be good food nonetheless. Love how this place organizes it's beer menu although I wish they would have had a few more copies of it. People at the bar had to keep trading the few copies (binders) available back and forth to figure out what they wanted. Will definitely visit again should I be in the area.

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Photo of robear
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of KVH
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of the_real_swines
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Tgaffer
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of cervezango
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The bodega is great primarily because of their selection, they have everything. there is always a great IPA on tap, and tons of hidden gems in bottles in the behind the bar cabinet. There food is very good, I recommend their pulled pork sliders and pizza. Most beer here is expensive but they have cheap pbr tall boys if you not looking to spend too much. Spin the wheel and win rare bottles from there cabinet selection, I won a 28 dollar bottle last spin I did!

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Photo of kalebharris
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Been here a few times and always enjoyed it. Every time I have been there they have had a New Glarus fruit beer on tap -- really nice to have as an option. Prices have been pretty reasonable. Decent laid back atmosphere.

Lots of bottles to choose from but have generally stuck to one of their 15 taps that have generally been a solid line up.

Recommended for sure.

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Photo of bizzy54
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of SF_Posse
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of FritzSteinhoff
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of wiscokid920
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kguard
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Went there during a free concert, so atmosphere was different from most nights. Pretty crowded. Would have preferred to sit and absorb the beer list while I enjoyed my 3F Dreadnaught. But whatever.
Didn't try and of the food(generic 4). Had just left a food show.
Service was quite good considering the crowd.
Atmosphere was laid back. Not a college party bar.
From what I saw on the beer menu, large list. I like the by country and by style lists.
Local Sconny beers(New Glarus) was limited. Also expected more Toppling Goliath.
Great Bar, I look forward to stopping and trying new brews when I come to town.

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Photo of jreindl
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

If you're a craft beer lover, and find yourself in beautiful downtown La Crosse WI., this is the bar for you. As a local, I've spent countless afternoons and evenings here watching the downtown foot traffic through the large windows that run the length of building, reading on one of the many couches or just bellied up to the bar in front of the copper brew kettle turned beer cooler. With the 300+ domestic and foreign bottles, and a dozen+ taps, you're sure to find a beer that suits your taste. The beer menu is conveniently laid out in constantly updated binders either by style or country of origin. Where some selections are surprisingly affordable, others are ridiculously over priced, although a lot of the selection is only available locally at the Bodega (3F's, Mikkeller, etc.). The staff is friendly, enigmatic and knowledgeable, and the bistro style food is always good (great Rubens) and reasonably priced. I like the afternoon/happy hour crowd best. It can be busy on weekend evenings, and you might find it a bit frustrating fighting your way through a sea of drunken college kids power chugging Miller Lite, to order a "good" beer. Still, all in all the finest beer bar in La Crosse. If you're in town, it's a must stop. Cheers.

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Photo of ultimatesamwood
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Best variety of beer in La Crosse, but doesn't offer as many regional offerings as one would expect.

Great bartenders, especially in the early evening.

Food menu is above average for a bar, but it used to be better when they had a larger selection of vegetarian options.

Mark-up on beer is a little high--one can often find the same beer for a lower price at other bars--but the price 1) drives away college students; and 2) is what one would expect for that selection.

If you are from out-of-town and can stop at only one bar, this is it. If you are a townie, this should be a staple, but not your only bar.

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The Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse, WI
96 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.