La Bodega Hampton

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La Bodega HamptonLa Bodega Hampton
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La Bodega HamptonLa Bodega Hampton

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

22 Wine St
Hampton, Virginia, 23669-4045
United States

(757) 722-8466 | map

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Added by blackie on 02-22-2009

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Missilegorilla
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Didnt eat here was looking for beer did find anything out of this world

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Perkuno44
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5

I wanted to pick up a couple of bottles to take back to my hotel on a recent visit to the Hampton area so I walked up to the doors of La Bodega Hampton at 6:52 PM. Unfortunately the doors were locked so I turned and headed back down the street empty handed. Fortunately someone (presumably the owner) was just pulling out of the parking lot and he stopped me and asked what I needed. After a few apologies (from me) and some insistence (from him) he pulled his car around and unlocked and sold me a few bottles of brew.

I did not get to try to food, but it looked like a nice enough deli/cafe.

The beer selection was not amazing, but the prices were reasonable and the owner went above and beyond in helping me find a few local beers to try on my visit.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Went there on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and a beer. Basically, they have a decent beer and wine selection but there aren't really any hidden gems. Food is the same; I enjoyed my sandwich but not the greatest meal nor the cheapest. Nice little hangout to eat outside on a warm day but then again there are other places to do that as well. Service was nice and friendly. Have nothing to complain about yet can't say nothing to rave about. Just a good place to stop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

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Photo of whtguitarguy
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The style of the place has a European Bistro type feel. On selection are quite a few wines and warm 6 packs and singles of beer as well as some in coolers toward the back. The selection of beers is not bad, and it seems to change a little bit from week to week as Luis (the owner) brings in something new. Sandwiches pretty good. I forgot what they call it but the Smoked Turkey with Sundried Tomatoes and Smoked Gouda is OUTSTANDING. I think it is the Navigator. They run daily specials, and there are a few there that are quite knowledgeable about the products in the store. The beers are a little high priced. But the prices of the gourmet products littered around the store make the more expensive beer a bit more worth it. A few selections that are hard to find around this area.

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Photo of blackie
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The Bodega is located in downtown Hampton, just around the corner from the city's most attractive beer destination, Taphouse on Queensway. An outdoor seating area stretches roadside in front of the store, and inside may be found beer, wine, sandwiches, and a small range of gourmet snacks, meats, and cheeses. Beverages are available for either on- or off-premise consumption.The place was pretty quiet on the late Saturday afternoon of my visit, but it's been visibly crowded at times as well. The atmosphere is comfortable, but the organization and setup of the store is a bit haphazard...kinda has the feeling of a large veneer-paneled living room converted into a shop.

Service is fine, if not particularly notable. I've never been approached while perusing the beer selection, but the counter service is friendly.

Most of the beer is available in single form, filling a couple sections of the glass-doored coolers in back of the store, with a few warm six-packs available. A couple VA locals are represented - a few bombers of the Legend standards and a full range of St. George. The vast majority of the remaining selection is built of various imports. A good place to stop if you're in town and need a couple beers for the night, or want to enjoy a nice sandwich and beer out on the sidewalk, but not a destination by any means.

Sandwiches are the specialty here, with an enticing list of specials that rotates daily. I've had the Buckroe Beach - so named after a local beachfront - and constructed of smoked turkey, brie cheese, honey dijon, and toasted almonds on fresh french bread...damn tasty for a sandwich of pretty simple components.

Prices - the beer runs about a dollar or so more than is typical, while the sandwiches are fairly priced - most in the sub-$6 range

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La Bodega Hampton in Hampton, VA
Place rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 6 ratings