The street-facing half of Bodega is a busy taco joint set up like a tricked-out auto garage with bright graffiti splashes and neon barstools. At the otherwise unassuming back door (which looks like the exterior of a Porta-Potty), you’ll see a bouncer occasionally motioning waiting guests into the speakeasy behind it, which has an entirely different feel. Dark and swanky, the space is set up with a wood bar that stretches the length of the bottom floor and plush couches that create pocket lounge areas for a full, buzzing crowd (that skews young). A winding staircase leads to an upper lounge that’s perched above the bar.

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