Not only do I love Bodega Wine Bar for their fab happy hour ($5 glass of wine, $13 carafe, $21 bottle, $3 appetizers) but they now how these great specialty nights to further entice me into becoming a big, fat wino. Thursday nights feature KCRW dj Cathy Tamkin and Sundays are Service Industry Night where you get happy hour prices and $1 sake shots all night. But the best has to be Andrew Jackson Night on Tuesdays.
“Does that mean we have to get the Andrew Jackson wine?” my dear friend Erin asked when we checked out the happy hour last night. Nope, that means $20 for a whole bottle of wine all night long; usually a bottle is $30. Very nice. It’s a great deal when sharing a bottle with 2 or 3 friends, not so much with four unless you’re visiting apres happy hour.
Last night we split bottles of the petite syrah and the cabernet franc, both very lovely full-bodied reds. These went especially well with our two orders of the pepperoni pizza — damn good pizza. Anyhoo, there’s nothing like ending a long, hard work day (the week just started!) in a nice loungy setting with a good bottle of vino…or two.814 Broadway
Santa Monica, California 90401(310) 394-3504