Funky Buddha Brewery

BEER AVG
3.95/5
Funky Buddha BreweryFunky Buddha Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(954) 440-0046 | map
funkybuddhabrewery.com

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Added by jp11801 on 06-10-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
203
Reviews:
2,118
Ratings:
14,260
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
206
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
3.84%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 206
Photo of MJSFS
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This place just keeps getting better and better. A lot of there beers are very similar; sweet adjunct porters, but they are generally very good to world class. I wish their IPAs were on the level of their porters, but you know what you're in for with FB. The food counter was a great addition, and everything I've had was delicious.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

what an amazing place, it almost feels like the epicenter of florida craft beer that it is, a huge expansive taproom, but made very comfortable with little congregating areas, comfy furniture in small groups, a mix of tables of all sizes, a nice patio out front, a game room in the back, full view of the brew house, and a massive bar with one of the largest selections i have ever seen at a brewery. we picked a long table and hunkered down for an entire afternoon. i was impressed on so many levels! the beer list is enormous, two sided beer menu is needed to list all the offerings, and a lot of them are intriguing and strong! i got a little snookered in here to be honest, drinking beer after beer over 10% abv, but thats half the fun of it right? world class beers included the im so excited, im so scared coffee stout, the neapolitan porter, a barrel aged wild barleywine, and a passion fruit gose. just amazing. the service was fine, a team effort it seems like at the tap room, all were prompt and competent, but we didnt get a lot of personality from anyone, which was odd in a place so otherwise full of it. the food here is great too, apparently a new addition to the experience there. we had an amazing meat and cheese board and some great wings and sandwiches too, all of it was excellent. they have bottles to go as well, and more beers than you can possibly drink in a single visit. we had a fantastic time trying though. this will absolutely be on my list to visit again when i make it back to this part of florida. amazing overall experience!

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.79/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I went for the bottle release for Last Buffalo In The Park.The line was long,but that is to be expected.The employees where very friendly,and very helpful.I had a Last Snow from the tap,and it was AMAZING!!!And I usually HATE coconut.Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to try any of their food,but the dishes on the menu sounded delicious.The only complaint I would have against the vibe is alot of sketchy patrons...But that is no fault of the brewery...Overall it was a great experience,nice setup,lots of cool decor,and most of all....GREAT BEER!!!.

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Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This place is surprisingly huge! There's a massive bar area, a games area, a separate kitchen (ordering at the kitchen is a little strange), outside seating, and then the brewery itself.

The menu is very small, but the food I had was very, very good. The tap list includes one guest tap and a great lineup of Funky Buddha beers, from mainstays to more limited releases. Some, but not all, of the beers are available as growler fills. Flights are available. There is a merch shop that also sells bottles, as well, including special releases.

Many of Funky Buddha's beers are very sweet, and lean toward the gimmicky side. However, they are expertly executed. When they aim to take on a specific profile, they nail it.

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Photo of LMO1190
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I am lucky to live is South Florida. There are a lot of good breweries opening around here( LauderAle, Concrete, Wynwood, Etc) But Funky is by far the most mainstream. This Brewery is very Bright and Family friendly. There is a big hipster vibe, which is cool and laid back. They have some of the best Dark ale selection, in my opinion. The staff are very friendly and helpful.I took a tour with some none beer drinking friends. And they loved how the staff treated them. They obviously enjoy there work place. It a great hang out spot even for non beer drinkers. Very welcoming.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +3.8%
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 -1.1%
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 +6.1%
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 +12.9%
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 +0.9%
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 -4.1%
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 -1.6%
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 +9.7%
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 +11.3%
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
3.74/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | 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 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 also found that the servers know a limited amount about the beer and I've been given bad advice about which beers are drinking well. 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 about their sour beers/program). 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 +5%
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 +12.9%
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 -0.9%
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 +7.2%
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 Beersnake1
3.71/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

I visited Funky Buddha when visiting West Palm Beach for work. I was expecting quite a bit, given the hype surrounding some of their beers. The place is huge, and I was honestly a bit disappointed by the selection (which explains my lower value for selection). Nothing special was on tap - all low ABV stuff that can be purchased at any store. Cool vibe, but overall a bit disappointed.

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Photo of Skribe
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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 -9.7%

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 -4.1%

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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Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL
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