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The Bodega Beer Garden

23 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED, England
+44 115 950 5078
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Great improvements

Loved this place anyway but have expanded drinks selection and upped the house spirits to decent... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Joss H
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Great bar to start the night

We stumbled upon this bar and were so surprised at how cheap the drinks were! Great value before... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
via mobile
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A Bar, a Music Venue and Nightclub in Nottingham, UK. Universally regarded by locals and students alike as one of the best places to hang out, party and listen to live music in Nottingham - the Bodega is a must visit venue that has been at the very forefront of the midlands music scene over the past two decades. With a multitude of awards under it's belt including Best Medium Bar at the Best Bar None awards 2011, the Bodega holds it's own as a great all rounder whilst having cemented itself a reputation for bringing world class stadium and festival-headlining talent to audiences before they made it big.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good9%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“smoking area” (4 reviews)
“gig venue” (2 reviews)
“small venue” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 03:00
23 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED, England
+44 115 950 5078
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Loved this place anyway but have expanded drinks selection and upped the house spirits to decent brands

Thank Joss H
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bar and were so surprised at how cheap the drinks were! Great value before 9pm we had a pint of larger and a rum and coke and it came to £4.50! Not the usual city prices. Great atmosphere and busy but...More

Thank daniellejbut
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We came to Bodega last Saturday night whilst out celebrating my birthday; we had an amazing time! The bouncer let me in for free (it's normally £3) which was a lovely birthday touch. All of the staff are friendly and efficient; despite it being busy...More

Thank BeckyWalker92
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect as I had never heard of this place before I went. The reason was for a gig. The staff are efficient and serve a great pint of Guinness. The upstairs room where the gig was is great to see...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times with various groups of mates: it's always a good laugh, with cheap drinks and good music. It's a proper pubby kind of bar that attracts more alternative clientele, which is great. The beer garden isn't amazing, but the...More

Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

They are selling Fosters or some other cheap beer using Vedett brand. I'm a big fan of Belgian beers as are my friends, last Saturday during a pub crawl celebrating my friends birthday order a pint of the famous Belgian beers and got something else,...More

Thank LouiseandYuri
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Great place but the service is terribly slow at times. 1 staff on plenty of staff standing about behind end of bar ignoring customers

Thank pt_barker
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Came for the 2nd time to see local band Kagoule who are a very promising band, top notch small venue who seem to specialise in up and coming acts will always keep an eye on who's playing here.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Went last week for a small music gig up stairs. Was amazing. The drink prices are great. The venue is small but great - really enjoyed my evening. Also it's around 10 to 15 minutes from the station which is perfect for an evening out...More

Thank Luke B
The_Bodega, Manager at The Bodega Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Hi, Thanks for your review and kind words! We hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Went to see C Duncan here last night, the venue was excellent and the staff all very friendly, including the bouncer. Good selection on non standard fraught beers and all reasonably priced. Will come again C Duncan was brilliant as well

Thank Dr3w66
The_Bodega, Manager at The Bodega Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2016

Hi, thanks for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your trip here and yes, C Duncan certainly was brilliant! Amazing harmonies. Hope to see you again soon!

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Blue W
23 March 2017|
Response from Joss H | Reviewed this property |
Curfew is 10pm and doors are usually 7 so about 8.30/9 for headline. They always post time on FB and Twitter on the day