Bossanova

112 West 3rd Street, Alton, IL, 62002, United States
(618) 462-1175
Latitude: 38.89142, Longitude: -90.18717

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  • Monday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Saturday: 4:00 PM – 3:00 AM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.00
88.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 2 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
4.6
out of 5
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emerge077 (344)
Tuesday 25th of January 2011 02:58:42 PM
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Bossanova sounded like a sure bet in downtown Alton. They opened at 5pm on Sunday, so we killed time at Tony's, a couple doors down, where they had a few basic crafts on tap with Six Row Whale being the highlight over there.

Inside the double door, there's a long bar along the left wall with a large framed vintage painting of an art nouveau female nude set into the back bar, flanked by spirits on either side. Beers were bottle only, and lined up along the lower right side of the back bar. Selection had some quality gems, though it was over 50% macros overall. Hopslam, Founders Breakfast Stout & Reds Rye, Matilda, plus a few other quality options. Service was a bit aloof when we sat at the bar (friends of the new waitress came in 5 min. later and were served first), but the veteran bartender came out after that and was very professional.

Crowd on a Sunday night was largely female with a pair of couples at the bar also. Two tiny flatscreen tv's at the bar were perfect without being a diversion. Mellow music played and the lighting was dim. Decor was artistic and funky, slightly upscale but it felt casual.

Food was good and affordable. We had a southwest salad and bacon wrapped scallops that were slightly chewy, but were served with a nice raspberry balsamic reduction. Overall it was a cool spot, no problem having a few beers here if you don't mind the lack of drafts. Close to other bars (Big Muddy, Ragin' Cajun, Tony's) if your feet get restless.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5
83.3
Overall

shep (4)
Sunday 22nd of June 2008 09:51:55 AM
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This bar and restaurant has very nice, cozy, upscale feel. It doesn't seem like you're in downtown Alton when you are here. Its main feature is martinis, which are very good, but it also has large selection of imports and micro beers. Most of them you will not find in any other bar in this area. I haven't eaten much here, but they have a very unique/upscale food menu.
Parking is available all over downtown and is a short walk away. No smoking, of course, except for the sidewalk seating.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.25
93.3
Overall

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