Bodega, the pole-positioned anchor of downtown Auburn nightlife, is no more. This week’s Taco Tuesday was its last.
It was a blowout.
Communication major and aspiring TWER correspondent Alice Fraasa was there.
To see young Fraasa, still in the dawn of her senior year, forced to deal with the sudden closing of her favorite college hangout brought back bitter memories of my final weeks as a freshman when the great Coffee Banque, the short-lived pearl of Tiger bohemia which inhabited the same spot, was not long for this earth, this realm, this Auburn.
From great suffering comes great art.
Please to enjoy “Bodega Memories,” an Alice Fraasa Film.
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RIP Bodega. You were one of my favorite places to be on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. Always made sure to go there on every trip back.
All good things must end. Sad to say I never knew the joint, as I am from a different generation, and live pretty far away….. Bodega, you have gone the way of Darnells…. my favorite Auburn watering hole in the late 1980s. wde
My favorite Auburn watering holes were Waldo Pepper’s and Rusty’s Oyster Bar.
Anyone who remembers those just remembering… your telling everyone how old you are! 🙂
I never went to Bodega to hang out unless it was because our boss at Mellow Mushroom (coincidentally the same guy who then owned Bodega) was giving away free booze. It always seemed like a haven for frat dudes, which wasn’t really what I was into. I did a little bit of bar-backing there and it was some of the hardest work I’ve ever done.
One night I volunteered to play bass for a cover band there and got so messed up that I couldn’t play at all.
Despite all this reminiscing, it will never be a legend like Harry’s.
Any place you had to pay money just to go in and drink wasn’t worth it in my opinion. Buffalo’s down the street in Magnolia Plaza was much better and probably had the best car bombs in town…
It was a great bar and will be missed. There wasnt a better place in Auburn to meet quality girls. Herbi, I’m sorry! Oh, and Tree, I’m sorry you were a GDI and had to hang out at Harrys.
Bo Jackson says
anyone know whats going in its place?
Supposedly another bar.
The Banque Vault