The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
Active Beers: 148
Beer Ratings: 4,024
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
2.49/5 rDev -43.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited on a Monday during the tail end of Happy Hour. Should begin that I was very skeptical of this highly hyped place at the outset.
Located in a past-its-prime ugly strip mall off a busy road. Few tables outside - who the hell would ever sit there?
Neat looking hipster joint on the inside. Large stage to the right, collection of couches, tables, high back chairs, etc. Comfy. Friend & I sat down & waited for service...& waited...& waited...even though only a few other folks there. Finally took matters into my own hands & went to the bar myself to order some beers. More waiting while the barkeep tended to various duties
1st up was the Hefe - meh. On par with a Widmer Hefe...drinkable with no obvious flaws but forgettable. Ok maybe the next beer, a Porter, will cheer me up.
Porter was a 1 trick pony with just a roast flavor & no depth or character. Why do I hear about people in NYC & Philly lining up & geeking out over this brewery? Aha - they have an IPA on tap....that must be the star of the show.
As it turns oh the IPA was the biggest train wreck of all. Loaded with Diacetyl & virtually no hop presence whatsoever. I might say it was just an "off" batch but seeing how other basic styles weren't show stoppers, its probably par for the course. Perhaps FB can only brew beer with bacon & pineapple to mask brewing faults?
Split a hookah with my friend which was enjoyable, but wasn't willing to drink any other FB beers.
03-31-2013 01:30:07 | More by SunDevilBeer
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The Funky Buddha creates quality craft brews with an awesome laid back atmosphere. I have lived behind the Brewery and Lounge every since it opened when it was just a hookah lounge. Funky Buddha has made a name for themselves and it has clearly made a lasting impression on the beer world. Funky Buddha makes amazing crafts beers that are truly one of a kind. The beers like their Last Snow White Chocolate Coconut Coffee Porter are some of the most unique crafts i have ever come across and they leave you always wanting more. The atmosphere is that of a coffee shop in Amsterdam. If you live in South Florida and are into the craft beer scene then i am sure you are aware of the product Funky Buddha puts out. If you are a lucky enough to be a local then you can become a member of their 18oz Snifter club and enjoy larger pours for the same price. Funky Buddha happy hour is great with discounted Funky Buddha Drafts from 5-7pm or 8pm if you are a Snifter Member.
Atmosphere = A+
Quality = A+
Staff = A+
Service = A+
Overall = A++
05-12-2014 04:44:49 | More by TheFunkyBuddhaAdvocate
The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton, FL
97 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.