The Bodega

Located just a minute from Market Square, The Bodega has been going for over two decades and has always focused on up-and-coming music acts...

Bands who’ve played here and become massive afterwards include The Libertines, The XX, Arctic Monkeys and The White Stripes. As part of the DHP Family, they have some serious music heritage.

There’s a bar downstairs, a gig room upstairs and a beer garden out back that catches the end of the day sunshine. They have ten beer taps – including four craft and three ale pumps – and a fridge full of bottles and cans that’s changed weekly. It’s a good place to dip your feet into the world of craft beer if you’re just curious to try new things.

Recently sampled (via Untappd)

  • Faith

    Northern Monk - Pale Ale - American, 5.4%
    Drank on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 22:23

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  • Oligo Nunk

    Hollow Stone Brewing Company - Pale Ale - American, 4%
    Drank on Friday 15 June 2018 at 22:39

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  • Bloody 'Ell

    Beavertown - IPA - American, 7.2%
    Drank on Sunday 27 May 2018 at 22:47

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  • DDH Pale Enigma Ekuanot

    Cloudwater Brew Co. - Pale Ale - American, 5.5%
    Drank on Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 23:42

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  • DDH IPA Enigma Chinook

    Cloudwater Brew Co. - IPA - New England, 6.5%
    Drank on Saturday 05 May 2018 at 23:07

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  • Patrons Project 9.04 // Light Adjunct Lager // Ben Mather // Northern Nemesis // Very Stable Genius // Kings County Brewers Collective

    Northern Monk - Lager - North American Adjunct, 5.2%
    Drank on Monday 30 April 2018 at 21:10

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  • Chai Latte

    UnBarred Brewery - Pale Ale - American, 5%
    Drank on Thursday 26 April 2018 at 20:48

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  • Red Stripe

    Desnoes & Geddes - Lager - North American Adjunct, 4.7%
    Drank on Sunday 22 April 2018 at 22:17

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The Bodega
23 Pelham Street
Sunday Closed
Monday 16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 01:00
Thursday 16:00 - 03:00
Friday 14:00 - 03:00
Saturday 14:00 - 03:00

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Upcoming events

  • Lankum at The Bodega

    Today 19:00

    Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They’re a Dublin four-piece who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. The band comprises of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat. When not on tour Ian lectures in Irish Folklore and musical traditions in University College Dublin, while Cormac and Radie grew up as champion traditional players, on the fiddle and concertina, respectively. Yet Lankum are not purely trad themselves, in the same way The Pogues were more urban music. Rough-hewn and raw, they’re the most exciting thing in Dublin right now.

    The band was originally formed by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four-piece group playing today. The release of their album 'Cold Old Fire' and a subsequent appearance on the BBC television programme, 'Later... with Jools Holland' cemented their reputation as a band that successfully crosses genres. Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone. Lankum are busy breathing new life into old music.

    On 27th October 2017 Lankum released their highly anticipated second album Between The Earth and Sky on legendary Rough Trade label.


    Praise for Between The Earth and Sky:

    “There is folk that wants to whisper in your ear, and then there is the music of Lankum: urgent, desperate and detonating, full of lyrics and sounds smacking together like waves shattering stones in a storm” 5/5 The Guardian

    “You know they mean every note” 4/5 Mojo

    “A vital and bravely singular part of the modern scene” 5/5 fRoots

    “The Flaming Horslips: moody Dubliners weird up trad folk” 8/10 Uncut

    “Lankum are the darlings of Dublin’s 300 year-old folk scene.” Colin Irwin – The Guardian

    “Now, here’s more of their fresh perspective on traditional materiala band that goes for complete immersion in the music. Between The Earth And Sky is an absolute feast, full of raw passion, grit and plenty of attitude.” RnR Magazine

    “the edgiest band to blow across the Irish Sea in decades” 4.5/5 The Sun  

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  • Culture Abuse + support by Gouge Away at The Bodega

    Friday 19 October 2018 19:00

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  • Silver Wilson + support by Dantevilles at The Bodega

    Saturday 20 October 2018 19:00

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  • The Blinders + support by Calva Louise + Those Howlin' Sounds at The Bodega

    Wednesday 24 October 2018 19:00


    “Every once in a while something comes along that is so good, so fresh and so vibrant it completely redefines the concept of what sounds ‘normal’. The goalposts dramatically shift and from then on the bulk of what’s gone before suddenly feels boring and passé...” – Louder Than War (March 2016)

    The Blinders are a three-piece alternative group from Doncaster who are now based in Manchester. The band attempts to be in your face at all times, smelting loud and visceral political punk rock with enigmatic, psychedelic poetry and tones. Their diverse, unique combination of raw music creates the ‘Punkadelic’ sound which forces the trio to give everything they’ve got into their frenzied performances, leaving only blood-stained instruments behind.

    With a wide range of musical influences from Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Dylan, The Fall, and John Cooper Clarke, The Blinders have created their own sound and have permeated it into their live performances through their now infamous gigs which are raucous, sweaty and passionate affairs.

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  • Husky Loops at The Bodega

    Thursday 25 October 2018 19:00

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