Restaurant and modern-day speakeasy open in former VFW in Waconia
The old VFW in Waconia has gone through a major renovation and while there are odes to the past, it’s unrecognizable. The building now houses an Italian restaurant, Bode Gray’s, that specializes in artisan pizza. In the basement, a speakeasy called The Brass Hat that has an unmarked back-alley entrance. Bode Gray’s is located at 125 W 1st St. in Waconia. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday. The Brass Hat is open Tuesday through Saturday.