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The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery

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The Funky Buddha Lounge & BreweryThe Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
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3.97/5
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15,459 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
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191
Reviews:
2,328
Ratings:
15,459
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.37/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
84
pDev:
9.84%
 
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by jwjon1:
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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

GREAT atmosphere, top notch house beers, and fairly good guest tap list. Negatives: food (but really... its a beer/hookah/coffee/tea bar with light snacks so I'll rate is as a "didn't try" though I did) and pricing. Not so cheap.

One HUGE negative: when a band shows up, they stop serving beer out of glassware and go to plastic cups. Yup. Plastic cups, like what they serve BMC out of at college bars. I guess I can understand that from a safety and liability standpoint, but come on. I didn't drive all the way to Boca Raton because Boca is the place to be. I drove to Boca specially to drink beer at the Funky Buddha; the fact that a band was there was secondary. It really irked me that I couldn't fully enjoy the beer as it was meant to be served. I guess I could have moved to the homebrew side of the house at that point in the evening to really satisfy the beer geek in me, but I like sitting at the bar and chatting with the locals. Fortunately, the beer here packs in so much flavor and aroma, that the plastic cups don't get too much in the way. Still, it's a classless way to serve very classy beer.

If you go here just for the beer on a non-band night, you'll thoroughly enjoy yourself. It's a cool place with great house beers. And if Hookah is your thing, you'll dig it even more. If Hookah is not your thing: fear not. The ventilation in the place is excellent so even if you're immediate neighbor is smoking, you'll not be bothered by the smoke.

Oh, and no more growler fills. Bummer. But they can't keep up with local demand, so it's a good move all around.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Paveltul
2.41/5  rDev -44.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25 | food: 1

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dmcdonald33013
3.66/5  rDev -16.2%
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 +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of manbearpack
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +1.8%
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 -22.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Acforster2
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of davidanastas
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
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 -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of indurTheB
3.8/5  rDev -13%
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 +0.2%
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 +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Matagal
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DebbieCampbell
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of drkastner
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton, FL
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 15,459 ratings
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