When the hunger rumble hits in the middle of the day, and with a myriad of culinary options around, it is often a daunting task to choose what to have for lunch. Fear not, for Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, located in the heart of Georgetown, has your taste buds covered for lunch and beyond the hunger zone. They offer a trio of tapas choices in Lunchbox Special, a wide array of Happy Hour Pintxos, and signature cocktails.
Tapas and pintxos are both little individual plates of delectable morsels with a variety of definitions depending on where you are in Spain. Bodega Tapas & Lounge takes you on a culinary trip to Spain for lunch in the form of a Lunch Box, offering either “sopa” or “ensalada,” and two additional selections, such as Fried Potatoes with Spicy All-i-Oli or Mushrooms with Garlic, and Salmon with Olives or Fried Shark Nuggets. Bodega offers their Lunch Box menu at just $12.95 each, available Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For late afternoon appetites, Happy Hour at Bodega offers a special menu of $3 Pintxos, or Spanish finger foods, traditionally found in Basque country and throughout regions of Spain, which are often “spiked” with a skewer or toothpick and served by a barman. From marinated to smoked, salty to sweet, and crispy to fresh, Bodega provides a Pintxos menu that will accommodate and satisfy any craving a customer or a taste bud could have.
On the Specialty Cocktail portion of their Happy Hour menu, Bodega’s mixologists do not skimp on the quality and flavors of their Spanish concoctions. Red or Cava sangria can be enjoyed by the glass or pitcher, and if you wish to indulge to a slightly higher level on the happy scale, a traditional Mojito or a Cucumber Collins might be in order, with prices that will even make your wallet happy.
The special Pintxos and Happy Hour Cocktail Menu is available Sunday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Bodega, located at 3116 M St. NW, offers a happy hour, a weekend brunch and patio seating during nice weather, and serves lunch and dinner daily. They also offer private party hosting for parties up to 50 people, which can be held in the “Matador Lounge,” the bar, or the patio. The private party areas have an exclusive sound system and a full bar, and offer food selections from a special private-event menu. The restaurant chooses one lucky Facebook fan per month to win a $50 gift certificate for dining. For more information on Bodega, visit www.bodegadc.com.