Pasadena >Bodega Wine Bar
great place, good decent wine, good food, overpriced wine bar, good music, nice service, love atmosphere
Really cool bar. I was introduced to this place on a date once and it was really cool! Thankfully they have food too. I ordered the pita with hummus and it was pretty good. Their wine selection is great and made for interesting table conversation. I'd definitely come back!
Friendly Service. I can't say enough about the atmosphere and service. The hot, hot, hot bartenders are more than happy to take good care of you and your needs. The loungy inside and refreshing patio make for a great place to relax after work or snuggle with a date on weekends. Though I am not a wine snob I do find the wine selection sophomoric. The wine list is limited and not at all special for a place that touts itself as a wine bar. I enjoy Bodega for a relaxing evening but for a truly special evening I go elsewhere.
Worst customer service !!!. You had to practically jump up and down to get a bartender to get you a drink, but I did found it to be a good mix of people of all ages and types. will not go back
Cool Wine Bar. I love this place...its cool to hang out with close friends with a lot of wine selections...love staying at the patio and there's one room inside where you could get cozy with your date. Attentive waitresses and good-looking bartenders.
Fun!. I LOVED this bar! It's totally cute and fun. The food although the selection is small is very very good. We had the best pizza and hummus. The service is Amazing, the cute waiter Albert will take care of you. I can't wait to go back.. would be FUN for a large group.
Cool local hangout. This is the only bar in Pasadena that I would recommend highly. Comfortable place to hang out with your friends and the music is cool.
this place is not for everyone.... this place is not for everyone...and that i what i love about it. i like that i can get a glass of wine for just 8 bucks. and i like that the wine list is short. they find a few good wines, and i don't have to spend 20 minutes sorting through a list. i like that they serve it european style, not in a traditional wine glass. i definitely like the music. especially the dj on mondays. the staff is great. i like the modern design of the place, and i like that it's a casual atmosphere. when i want something more fancy, i go somewhere else. this place is my hangout lounge where i can just chill, for as long as i want. i'm comfortable there. and if i don't want to battle a crowd, i don't go on weekends. but sometimes i do anyway.
User review by olivetofu. I went there with a large group of friends while we waited for PF Chang's. Although the atmosphere was relaxed and laidback, it was created by the customers rather than the staff. The staff was a bit stiff and unaccomodating...perhaps because we were a rather large group. The wine list I was presented with seemed short (a laminated half-sheet) and the menu is even shorter. The food is minimal and the wine that I did try was quite good despite it being a random choice. Their wine glass really irked me though. I like enjoying wine from a wine glass...perhaps it's a comfort of mine. If it doesn't bother you, then Bodega is definitely a nice place to just relax because of its minimalistic decor and convenience but isolated location.
Funky atmosphere but it stops there. When we arrived the atmosphere was unpretenious and nicely decorated. But it was crowded and ended up waiting about 30 minutes until we went to the bar ourselves. The menu is limited and generic. The moscato I tried was delicious but there were only two wines on the desert list. Overall, has great potential but hasn't lived up to it yet.
Good Place to meet before a movie. Bodega is not a destination unto iteself, the food is minimal and the space is loud and dark. It is a good place to have a glass of wine while you are waiting for dinner or a movie or if the shopping just gets too overwhelming. The patio closes early and once it does it can get a bit stuffy. Not a great place for a group, but good for 2 - 4 people to catch up.
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