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Funky Buddha Brewery

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Funky Buddha BreweryFunky Buddha Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar

1201 NE 38th St
Ste A1
Oakland Park, Florida, 33334-4504
United States

(954) 440-0046 | map

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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 181
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a really cool place. Absolutely huge. I was there on a weekday afternoon but it would be cool to see the vibe when it is busy. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The beer was solud but not mind blowing. Would have been cool to see one of their more sought-after beers on tap or something barrel aged. Would return if ever in the area again.

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Photo of do_ob
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool place. We went purpousefully on a Monday afternoon to avoid a crowd. The taproom was huge, with plenty of tables and walking room in addition to the bar. Board games and cornhole boards are there for the playin'. The bartender was very nice and knowledgable. The girl at the front counter who does the merch sales was awesome. I'd go back just to flirt with her. Er, I mean...They have good beer.

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Photo of BeerTheater
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A great brewery situated near Ft. Lauderdale and not too far from Miami, this massive places has a great span of a bar, tours, full gourmet kitchen, game room, and most importantly the beers are some of the best South Florida has to offer. Hopefully when you visit you get to try Morning Wood or Snowed In, two of my favorite decadent beers that showcase what the guys at FB can do. Customer service here is exellent and the owners/brewers are stand up guys. A+ work here.

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Photo of NCCIndy
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Oddly, this is a family-friendly place with board games so the vibe is not something I'm used to. The beer on the other hand, is great, and the new kitchen in the back makes an awesome bison burger!

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Photo of _LOD
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great brewery to be able to enjoy all year! Plenty of seating and very attentive waitstaff. Indoor cornhole games and brewery tours! Recently attended the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter day festival and it was nicely run.!

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Photo of rcamp28
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not sure how any beer lover wouldn't love this place, particularly since their recent remodel. They have a massive tap room for a local brewery, but they need it with how busy they get. Whole staff is friendly and knowledgable. The new craft kitchen and private event space in the back are great. Highly recommend a visit if you're in the area.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Big place inside with seating for a lot of people. A few big screen TVs and a couple TVs that told you what was on tap which was nice. Their beer for the most part is just ok leaning toward being gimmicky. Service was great and their selection was huge. Did not try their food.

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Photo of Seanem44
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great food and interesting beer on tap. Some are hit or miss. The biggest issue I have is the lack of purchasable beer. I arrived on a special release day and bought some Imperial Stout bombers. If it weren't for that, they would have had three beers in stock for purchase. Two which are common around Florida.

Again, on tap, lots of choices and most could be taken home in growlers. However, these aren't the cream of the crop, and though very good, the best of Funky Buddha is hard to find.

Food-wise, try the might Tatanka bison burger. Totally rocked.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great local location, full on weekends and actively working with the community at the brewery (i.e., local animal shelters). Good beer selection with a number of rotating items in addition to 'staples'.

No food as of yet (changing shortly) however always a food truck or two onsite.

Staff seems thin unless you are at the bar. They are constantly moving around the floor area and outside but as a result tables can get lost in the shuffle.

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Photo of StonewallSipper
4.86/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Had a great time at Funky Buddha. Great beers and a great location. I am from Philly and this is one of if not THE best Brewery visit ever. Thanks, I will be back. Terry R. from Fishtown.

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Photo of CLanda
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Really love the place! I have driven up from Miami a few times already. Of those visits, i've been when it has been either "empty", with quite a few customers, or nearly packed. All instances have been great. Parking has always been easy, seating is plentiful, and service is friendly and quick.

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Photo of ELS
4.03/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I've been holding off on rating Funky Buddha because I've been a big fan of the lounge in Boca and the brewery in Oakland Park since they opened. I've had pretty much every beer of significance that has come out of this brewery and I have to say with few exceptions (MBCP, Last Snow and their BA and imperial versions) the beer at the Oakland Park Brewery has gone WAY, WAY, downhill! At first, the beer was inconsistent (sometimes a good batch, sometimes completely off), now the beer is almost always off except for the second anniversary party where everything was stellar! Now, I never order a beer without tasting it first which has saved me from drinking a lot of bad beer. The actual tap room is big and beautiful and usually has a big crowd (that knows little about beer). I'm glad though that there are a lot of newbies there getting into the craft beer scene but they are being duped into thinking that they are drinking good beer. The service is good but strangely I never see the same people behind the bar for more than a month or two (major turnover). I've heard the brewery tour is good and talked to the employee who gives the tour. He said if I go on the tour not to ask any difficult questions (I was asking him earlier about pedio, lacto and brett for souring). Still, with all this being said, FB brewery is a fun place to hang out and I still enjoy getting a beer or two even though it's hard to find two I like. Definitely worth checking out at least once and I highly recommend the release and anniversary parties where you can taste the truly world-class beer that the Funky Buddha Brewery is capable of producing.

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Photo of Buck89
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited last Sunday. A beautiful large space with a great vibe. Really friendly staff with just outstanding service. A really nice tasting menu with there year round and seasonal offerings. The beer was incredible, and I am looking forward to another visit.

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Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Funky Buddha is a must-see if you're into beer. The location and vibe is really cool. The staff/service is friendly and helpful. And obviously the highlight is the amazing, superb quality beer.

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Photo of Beer4B
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

A nice and big brewery with lots of space. Cool layout and some lounge areas. I was there during a big event and the place still seemed clean considering. Can't speak to service because it wasn't a normal day but selection was good.

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Photo of pmangold
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I was there for MBCP 2014 so I didn't get to experience it on a normal day. That's okay with me. A very well run brewery and their beers are very tasty. The game area out back in the warehouse was great. From the art on the walls to the layout, it's a great brewery that others will strive to meet/beat.

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Photo of Skribe
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I was blown away by this place. Every single beer I tried was amazing. The staff was VERY friendly and knowledgeable about the product. I will be back and will somehow get a growler of the Fire in the Hole!

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Nice facility; it is open and spacious but right on the railway tracks so its a quite noisy at times when trains pass, but this isn't often and adds to the atmosphere. Great selection of off-beat brews. These included 7 regulars, 11 limited releases, and 3 guest taps (including 2 from CCB). Some additional taps were not on-line. Growler fills limited to about 7 brews, mostly just their standards.
Friendly service. Fun atmosphere but loud when full. Food truck right out front on occassion. Plenty of free parking.

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Photo of indurTheB
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Very neat place and very large... but still way too many people there on Friday nights. The "special" FB offerings are out-of-the-park, fantastic beers, but in most cases I've found the "go-to" normal beers only slightly above ordinary. All-in-all, this is a MUST visit place, especially if you can time it with a special event. We were there on 3/14 ("Pi Day") and they had tons of awesome fruit offerings.

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Photo of RyanSoFla
5/5  rDev +10.4%

This brewery is just simply a great place to drink great beer. The tap room is huge and they always have food trucks in the front. They also have different games within the brewery. The beer, though, is excellent and you can't get pretty much any of them outside of the brewery. Funky Buddha has some of the most unique flavored beers that I have ever seen, ranging from their No Crusts brown ale to their Blueberry Cobbler.

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Photo of floridadrift
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Blowing up, doubling in size, peddling the fastest to catch CCB. Huge and pretty open seating, big happy hour crowd, NOT dog-friendly, smooth bottle releases, really tasty beers(Pumpkin Latte Porter), only semi-douche employees because of the South Florida nature.

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Photo of RogueOz
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

I went during the week, mid afternoon. Parking wasn't a problem at the time, cannot speak for peak times. Fairly easy to find and access. very modern and spacious inside. Clean, huge bar area, and plenty of seats/tables generally speaking. clean, multiple bathrooms, kid friendly. Spacious secondary inside area at back of complex with adult games, and video games with free unlimited credits - kids loved this. Service was good/attentive, although it wasn't busy at all. Since I went during a quiet time you will need to give this some consideration when planning your own trip. Overall - impressed with the facilities and service. Good merchandise counter. Well done FunkyB, Hope this helps. Cheers.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
5/5  rDev +10.4%

In just over one year they have managed to make a phenomenal selection of brews. Cool atmosphere and reasonable prices at the brewery. Bottle distro soon!

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Photo of Wayne17
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Stopped in during a 1 day trip to Florida, glad I was within decent driving distance as I have heard great things about this place. First off they get a giant plus for being open 7 days a week noon to 7. Living in Texas this is almost a jaw dropping revelation. In Houston most breweries are open 1 day a week, for 3 hours and they don't sell packaged beer on premise. It's absolutely pitiful. Having said that, dropping by at 2pm on a Friday afternoon was perfect to fit my timeline. Everything was wide open and I was able to talk with the crew and ask questions and enjoy some amazing brews (there were so many to choose!) They let me sample anything I wanted and were very generous all around. I played bocce ball and hung out for 2 hours and it was a blast. They only thing I might be able to put in the negative column (and this is really just me) is I really wanted to be able to take some bottled beer home! I know this isn't really their thing and of course that is their prerogative to only do special releases and that is cool. I asked if they had anything bottled I could buy and they were even nice enough to go see if they had their barley wine still available for me, but alas I left empty handed and extremely happy I was able to check this place out. If you get a chance to go, do not hesitate.

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Photo of JulioH
4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place! Maybe the only brewery with TV screens and sports playing. Yes, in Florida we have lots of sports teams and this one is probably the only one with sports playing. That to me is a BIG plus.

The pours are priced appropriately too. It is a brewery, for crying out loud. There is no distributor trying to cash in. The selection is great, always an IPA, a heffeweizen, an ale, a brown, a stout or porter, and most of the time, very good beer. On special occasions, like limited releases and event, very good beer is poured, and this is the place to be.

Then again, sometimes the beer is off the mark. Batches taste different, some are a little insipid, but when they are on point, it is sublime.

Must stop for unique Florida funk, nationwide and all.

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Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL
98 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.