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Taps: 50 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1044 N High St
phone: (614) 299-9399
(Place added by: Wildman on 05-25-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Went to Bodega for this first time last night. Probably not the best time to review this bar on a Gallery Hop night, but thats what happened.
We got there around 8:30 and it was really busy. Our friends already had a table by the window and we got to people watch. The beers on tap list is extensive. Belgians, IPAs, Wheat beers of plenty. I started with a Red Rocket from Bear Republic ($4), then had a Delerium Tremens ($4.5), and then had one of my favorites Stone Ruination ($5). Found the beer prices to be great for on tap. They also have an extensive Bottles list.
The atmosphere is really trendy and cool. Dark lighting, flatscreen TV above the bar. I would love to check this place out on another night. Apparently they have a great happy hour from 4-8 where all taps are half off ($2 for a great craft beer is very impressive)
Wife had a Smoked Salmon Panini and loved it. Great food there.
The only problem was the service (2.5). We only saw two servers in the whole bar. The next time I go, I would probably sit at the bar.
07-08-2007 16:18:12 |
More by genog
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped by here just before a concert.
I have been here a few times on visits up to Columbus, and have enjoyed each time. The tap list is always changing, which makes it a sweet place to visit to find some new, exciting beers on tap.
On this visit, I had Brooklyn's Cookie Jar Porter and Bear Republic's Ryevalry. Both pints were exceptional, though a bit high on the price. I asked if they did half pours (I wish more places did the half pour), but the waitress seemed confused, so I went with the full pint.
The atmosphere of Bodega is quite cool. Very modern interior design, a sizable bar, a raised platform for seating, and a small outdoor patio. There is a beer list, but since they rotate so many taps, your best bet is to walk up to the bar to take a look (I asked our waitress what was new and not on the menu, and she had no idea).
As for food, Bodega offers some decent fare. I had their BBLT panini (thick whole wheat bread, bacon, tomato, basil, etc.). They also had a few dishes with smoked salmon, a couple Indian-style dishes, and some pretty good salads. I wouldn't say this place should be visited for their food, though it was nice and light, good for pairing with some awesome brews.
Overall, Bodega has a nice atmosphere and a very impressive tap list. I would visit this place often if I lived closer simply to check out what's new on the tap list. Also, they have a great happy hour during the weekdays, offering great deals on all of their draft offerings.
05-23-2010 16:51:17 |
More by movingtrain
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The guy at Grapes of Mirth suggested this place. We went after the Penguins/Bluejackets game for some good beer. The tap selection was great and I got to try some Elevator and Columbus Brewing Co. selections. The atmosphere was good for what it was. Its a little upscale for my tastes but if they have good beer I don't really care. The place was a little too trendy but the people there were trying to be way too trendy. The service was quick and friendly so overall it was a good experience. I would go back if ever in the C-bus area and would highly recommend it.
03-19-2009 05:59:49 |
More by CrazyMacHarris99
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
Went to Bodega with some friends for happy hour during the week. Ended up have a good amount of beer including Founder's Devil Dancer, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga, Southern Tier 2x IPA, and Weyebacher's Slam Dunkel among others. All of these were at half price during happy hour as is all draft beer. Happy Hour spanning from 4-8, this is one hell of a deal. Waiter was great and made sure that we always had a drink in front of us if that is what we wanted. Food wasn't bad, seemed a little above the average bar food to me. All and all, great place to go in Columbus for a great pint of beer.
07-11-2010 22:47:44 |
More by Lolli1315
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
What a pleasant surprise Bodega was. Our original plan was to hit up Columbus Brewing Co, but when that was closed (on a Saturday afternoon?), we decided to see what this place was all about.
Honestly, if I wasn't driving, I could've hung out here all day. Great selection, cheap prices, friendly bartenders and clientele, good music....what else do you need?
It's in a fairly nondescript building, but that's okay with me. If I lived in the area, Bodega would totally be my neighborhood bar. A total surprise of our Columbus beer tour, and a place that I'll be visiting again the next time I'm in the city.
07-29-2012 15:05:51 |
More by rodney4130
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Bodega has been on my regular rotation of good beers locations in Columbus for some time now. They are located right on High Street in the Short North District. The place is relatively small, but has a great atmosphere. Its a very comfortable, laidback environment, that could be considered verging on trendy, but not overwhelmingly so.
The beer selection speaks for itself -- 50 different taps, with an additional 20-30 bottles to choose from (and pretty timely rotation of taps). Most of the big names we get in Ohio are always on the docket: Dogfish, Avery, Chimay, Founder's, Bear Republic, etc. Spending an entire evening here can pricey depending upon your drinking habits, but it is one of the best places in Columbus to be during happy hour with half off all drafts. The food is very good as well, and anything but your normal bar fare. Selections like Brie, Bruschetta, and Hummus cater a little more towards the ecclectic crowd, and offer a nice change to the standard wings and nachos.
The downside is that, being a small place, it can get crowded pretty quickly. If you want a table during happy hour, you have to get there early. And although the servers are extremely polite and helpful, with usually only one or two working the floor, service can get a tad slow. They don't really have TV's here either (only one small projetor on the wall), so don't expect to be able to watch a game. I guess that really isn't the point of going here, though.
If your in the mood for a non-traditional bar/restaurant night with a great beer selection, Bodega is always a great option and a must-stop location if your wandering around the Short North.
01-27-2009 20:35:51 |
More by amietaj1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
1. $1 Grilled Cheese Mondays
2. 4-8 Half off drafts
3. Weekly cheese plate
4. Delicious pizzas
5. Next door to Late Night Slice
6. 50 Taps (Only two are domestic premium PBR and Miller Lite)
7. A ton of bottles, the owner also owns and operates a beer store in the North Market. (Barrel and Bottle)
This is a great neighborhood spot that doesn't always have parking or space to move around because it is more than a secret oasis. Bodega does not always have the best service. Now that I go there a lot and visit on business, my friends and I are received better than most. But there are quite a few holier-than-though hipsters that tend bar and like to change the jukebox if they feel like it and might not always give you a cheery vibe. YOU DONT COME HERE FOR THE SERVICE. ITS ABOUT THE BEER.
08-29-2011 12:54:19 |
More by hyprlt
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Best happy hour in town, in my opinion. Half off all drafts from 4-8pm, and it seems to me (in the few times I've been in) that they rotate their taps frequesntly. 7-8 belgians on tap, some great seasonals, and Founder's Breakfast stout ($2 for an 8oz pour during happy hour---not bad at all) all make this a worthwhile stop for me.
I haven't had the food, but it sure smells good every time I'm there, and they offer $1 grilled cheese sandwiches on Monday evenings. The atmosphere is great, when it is not crowded, and fluctuates between "trendy" young professionals, neighborhood locals, and some off the wall characters. When not busy, it is quite enjoyable.
12-14-2007 22:14:56 |
More by andyo
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Made the twelve (12) block trek from downtown one night after a conference. This place was packed with coeds. Service was awful because the place was so packed. I heard their happy hour is half price drafts from four (4) to eight (8) pm. I got that price on one of my beers but not the other. They have dozens of taps. I can't rate the food because my group would not be able to get a table for over an hour. We quaffed 2 standing in the doorway and went to Barley's instead. If I am ever in Columbus again I will be going out of my way to get back here.
08-24-2008 22:09:31 |
More by pecokid
Bodega in Columbus, OH
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