The chances of finding your favorite beer here, no matter where in the world you come from, are good to great. I have only two complaints: The German beer is not as warm as it should be, and they tend to have 1 bartender less than they ever need. Everything else is tip top. The bartenders have great taste in music and beer, they have great snacks to compliment your drinking (thinking sea salt+vinager chips), their beer selection is unparallelled even in some of the liquor stores in town, and if you just can't find a place to dance, this place is always there to take you into a good old fashioned pub atmosphere. If you're looking for the pub experience, and you don't feel like going to Ireland and have to smoke outside, this is your place. Highly Recommended, but not for someone looking for a cheap thrill. Added bonus: They have couches, and most people don't use them, to a newcomer's benefit.
A final thing to mention is that the music is refined but lively, and their live entertainment is just as fine.
(Expensive beer, but, you get what you pay for. The Saporo and the Amstel are two good choices.)
Loved it! I was obviously impressed by the selection of beers, over 400. I was surprisingly impressed by the food. I thought no way could they have the greatest beer selection I have ever seen and have good food, it was not only good, but great. I was pleasantly impressed by the service, I dealth with Alicia and everything from the opening smile to the knowledge of beer was spot on and I am so happy I made my one stop in La Crosse at the Bodega.
Bodega was great. Had dinner across the street Fayze's great food. Back to Bodega Brew Pub, it was Friday night and not all the women were THAT scary. Had a great time, don't look for romance in this place, it's all about drinking. They've got everything, imported beers in coolers to the right of the bar, micro brewery for those into that, and a full service bar. If they don't have it you don't need it. The old tappers (handles) up along the windows (high up so you don't steal them) are a nice touch. Spent over an hour trying to determine what companies they were from. If you go one wrong (by a 2-1 vote of my peers there were 3 of us) you had to buy the next round. One guy still didn't know how we got home that night. Oh and I think he was driving ???
have fun, we did and we'll be back.
I can't tell you how many beers they have there. Gotta be around 200-300. You can spin the wheel o' beer for an even better deal and to be surprised. Cool ambiance too. If you are in La Crosse, don't pass this place up. Mixed drinks available also.
This popular beer snob imbibery's best feature is a secret not well known, even to its many longtime patrons: the secret game room. Say the password (which changes every 3 months and is only given to special friends of the owner) and the bartender, if nobody is watching, will let you into their dazzling basement game room. Descend the dark, creaky basement stairs, walk through a dim, dank tunnel and you'll find yourself facing a large medeival door; grab the heavy iron knocker and slap out the secret knock, and the door croaks open to an awe inspiring gaming xanandu. Aged mahogany adorns the stone walls of a chain of subterrannean rooms, where you'll find dozens of games: mammoth orange snooker tables; mini cribbage and backgammon arenas; large green felt poker tables; not to mention foosball, ping-pong, darts, pellet gun shooting gallery, shuffleboard, air hockey, classic arcade games, and my favorite, a huge slot car racing track. Scattered throughout the game room are bronze beer spigots, where a twist of an ivory knob refills your mug with a variety of old and new world specialty beers. The password is a closely guarded secret, and employees are sternly warned to deny the existence of the game room unless the password is spoken. So if you see the owner, introduce yourself, make nice, and hope he deems you worthy of a password to the best game room you've ever seen.
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