Bodega Wine Bar
814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
I've never had an experience like this one. We had been looking for a good wine bar in Santa Monica, and came across this one on Citysearch. It seemed decent, so we figured we'd try it out. When we drove by it, we almost thought they weren't open because it was so empty - on a Saturday night! But we parked and walked by again, saw a few people in there, so we thought ""eh, we'll go ahead and give them the business."" We walked in, and straight to the bar area where there was a whole group of servers/hosts/bartenders chatting with each other. It was clear that we were standing there and not sure if they should seat us or what... Every single one of them stopped, looked at us, and then went back to their chat. I did a little wave like ""hi, uh, should we sit down?"" Mind you, we were standing in the middle of a virtually empty place. Not a single person acknowledged us, so we literally had no choice but to walk out and go to Swingers next door. Wow.