The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

BEER AVG
3.95/5
The Funky Buddha Lounge & BreweryThe Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew

2621 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida, 33431
United States

(561) 368-4643 | map
thefunkybuddha.com

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Added by bluegrassbrew on 11-19-2007

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
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2.49/5  rDev -41.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

this is hands down one of the coolest breweries i have ever visited. the original home of funky buddha, a one barrel brewery, quite the contrast to the temple they built down south. this is a really great place to visit though, the vibe is incredible, lots of buddhist figures and other eastern art, dim lighting, comfortable seating areas all over the place, benches with throw pillows, red velvet feel everywhere, a small stage in the middle. its also a hookah cafe, so they have that whole vibe going on too, its just so small and different from what everyone else is doing with their taprooms, i loved it here, and could have stayed forever. they make some cool one off batches in here, we had a series of fruited berliners that were all very good, and a neat vanilla cream ale. they also have some notable guest taps and a fine bottle list. they have nowhere near the funky buddha beers that the big brewery does, but their selection overall is still very impressive. they do tea here too, and we even had a peach tea berliner that was wonderful. this is one of the most intimate breweries i have been in too, quiet, mellow as can be, small, and with some really friendly service. you would be a fool to not stop here if you like beer and are anywhere near here at all! a highlight of my recent florida trip for sure!

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Photo of Big_V
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Paveltul
2.41/5  rDev -43.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25 | food: 1

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dmcdonald33013
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

A unique bohemian vibe. Hookah? no thanks. too old for this shit.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of manbearpack
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is where it all started, if you love the brewery in Oakland Park a stop at the lounge should peak your interest. The lounge often has some common FB beers on tap as well as some that exclusive to the lounge, also they have a a lot of special guest taps as well. Some beers may taste a little different than the large brewery since everything is brewed in smaller batches here. Lately the lounge has gone down hill a little bit, not as much consistency with the beers and they occasionally have an off batch. This location often has performances and different events, it can be very loud and cover charges are common. If you are looking for a quieter experience at no charge they open their homebrew shop next door which has couches and tables, but you can still get all the same beer.

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Photo of BDiGuinnessMon
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Pretty cool spot went with my girlfriend had a decent experience I'm a Guinness man so I had the piiti porter which was excellent. They have hookah too if that's your style

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Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Acforster2
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of davidanastas
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Bohemian stoner-den coffeehouse vibe in a strip mall. Great selection of their own beers, guest taps, and bottles. I had a flight of Funky Buddha beers. All of the beers seemed a bit soft in texture, less co2, but made up for this in flavor. Coffees, teas, and fancy sodas available too. Will definitely go back.

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Photo of Steban
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.1/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of indurTheB
3.8/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

It took a very long time for us to get beers even though there was hardly anyone at the bar. Don't expect good service if you're sitting on the non-music side.

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Photo of Doug6322
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great place a bit small and dark

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Photo of halo3one
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Matagal
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DebbieCampbell
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of drkastner
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton, FL
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