La Bodega is the expanded, improved, 2.0 version of the medical dispensary formerly known as Buddies Wellness.
The place has been around for several years at its location on 1270 W Cedar Ave in Denver, and has always had a solid reputation for dishing up some fine quality flower, shatter, and edibles.
We suppose the management figured a name change was in order after thoroughly revamping what used to be the slightly unorganized, portly little dispensary that was Buddies. They’ve turned the place into a hip, full-on botique style spot that’s well decorated, super clean, and actually kind of elegant with hardwood floors and and a gallery-style deco.
One thing that hasn’t changed though, is the primo quality of herb and hash oil that’s available. And with the expansion, they’ve actually had room enough in their growing space to cultivate several more strains than they used to offer, giving their loyal customers a bit more product to choose from so they don’t go wandering off to some of the more well-stocked dispensaries across town.
Highlights: La Bodega dispensary (formerly Buddies Wellness)
- Medical-only dispensary
- Free joint if you mention you found their place through their Facebook page
- One-time member pricing for first time patients
- Quiet location that doesn’t see an overload of customer traffic
Coincidentally enough, La Bodega’s old place (before the expansion/renovations), reminded me of a dealer’s place I used to frequent while living up on the east coast; a slightly disheveled, peculiarly shady place where I figured I was equally as likely to walk out with some stank-quality bud as I was to end up in handcuffs or getting ripped off.
Nowadays, although the quaint, Iberian-style little building still remains, there’s nothing unkempt, unorganized or unsettling that remains about the ‘new’ La Bodega – pop on by and give the place a try if you’re a med patient cruising about Denver’s south side. The shop is located just south of Valverde Park, only a couple hundred yards from the South Platte River.
La Bodega Medical dispensary (formerly Buddies Wellness) | 1270 West Cedar Avenue, Suite A Denver, CO 80223