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“Bodega”
Review of Bar Bodega

Bar Bodega
Ranked #20 of 290 Restaurants in Watford
Price range: US$16 - US$30
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bar Bodega is the perfect haven for every over-25 who just can't find a decent bar. Our feel is 1920's speakeasy meets jazz club with heavy drapes and deep leather sofas to offer a welcome that's akin to a long hot bath after a rough day. Discover a rare find of mature drinkers and enjoy chilled-out evenings of table service and conversation against a background of cool nu-jazz - played at just the right volume. Come in, relax and choose a bottle from the extensive wine list or select a specialty beer, and you'll find it's midnight before you know it. We very much hope to see you soon. Cheers!
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a nice alternative to the roudy bars on the high street. Funky music and an older crowd. Ideal place to chill but not necessarily to party.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was very tricky to find, no big sign and a tiny doorway, we walked past twice before we found it, but it was well worth searching for.

My wife and I had a couple of drinks each and a plate of tapas and puddings to share, it was just right for a late dinner and a quiet drink.

It had a very good atmosphere and nothing like the other nightclubs and drinking holes which surround this bar.

The staff were very helpful.

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Thank Panick_Times
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Matt P, General Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi Mr Panick_Times

Great to hear that you found out about our lovely hidden gem and that you had a lovely experience here with us, we hope to see you here again to share another experience with us.

Regards
Riki
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

There's not many bars to go in Watford if you're of a certain age this place is one of them. Wile the decor is very nice and the the bar staff friendly and polite this place is as pretentious as they come. For a start there are no labels on the beer taps so you have to ask what is available this is all part of the plan to engage the bar staff with the public not a bad idea but not a great one. The drinks are some of the most expensive in town people that frequent this place like to pose. It has a clicky feel. I really can't decide whether I like it or not.

Thank Reg F
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Matt P, General Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Reg F

Thank you for visiting Bar Bodega, I would like to thank you for your review on the bar, the reason there are no labels is because as a bar we love to interact with our customers, by asking what beers we do encourages our bar staff and customers to discuss it together and create a conversation about it, also this works as recommendation of a different beer that they might not have tasted yet, we truly believe this is a great way of service. I hope on your next visit you will decide that you do like it, please ask for myself when you visit us in the near future.

Regards
Riki
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Bar Bodega has a great location, close to the centre of Watford.
It has a big entrance, numerous tables and an area outside where it is possible to smoke.

Staff friendly and nice.

It is a good place for a drink. Definitely.

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Thank olivehoover
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I like this place however we visited and it was warmer outside ask the lady to turn heating up all she said was can't

Thank mrrugby111
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Aaron M, Manager at Bar Bodega, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Mr Rugby,

Many thanks for your visit and your feedback. We had a boiler malfunction recently, which thankfully is all fixed. Please bear with us as the old building gets back to temperature.

Regards.

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