Funky Buddha Brewery

Funky Buddha BreweryFunky Buddha Brewery
Funky Buddha BreweryFunky Buddha Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(954) 440-0046 | map

Notes: Acquired by Constellation Brands in 2017
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 247 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Marcus_Erroneous
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

We were there on a Wednesday afternoon so things were a bit calm. The place is very cool and I love their beers, especially the darker ones. The No Crusts and the Maple Bacon Coffee Porter are two of my five favorite beers! Highly recommend

 242 characters

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Place was absolutely packed. Probably par for the course on a Saturday bottle release. We waited until two seats opened up where we could set our stuff down and mark our places. I went to the bar to order and was promptly greeted and serviced. Beers were decent, but stick to the Barrel Aged stuff if you really want to get your money's worth.

Dropped $200 on bombers and glassware and the counter help was neutral at best. Good haul overall. Limited parking, dumpsters in the back reek bad.

 493 characters

Photo of Oconomowocian
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Really enjoyed my visit to FB. Big place, fun crowd on Halloween last year. Servers were great too. I'm a big fan of their adjunct porters and they had several on tap. The togo bottle selection varies quite a bit, it seems like their stuff hits pretty wide distro in FL and I seem to have good luck finding some of their releases on the shelves of bottle shops in the area also. Two thumbs up for FB.

 405 characters

Photo of larryarms847
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very cool brewery and very open floor plan which is always nice. They have a rec area with indoor cornhole/bags set up which is awesome! The beers are above average but only a select few are outstanding. The service was excellent as well as the food and they have quite a selection to choose from!

 297 characters

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A great place to visit with ample room for a huge crowd and some wonderful selections both on tap and to carry out. This is Porter Heaven, and one cannot miss those great porters!

 179 characters

Photo of ImMrBill3
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Nice large taproom, popular but it can hold the crowd. Food and cornhole in the back. Excellent selection of 30 taps including one guest tap. Growlers and crowlers at a decent price.

 182 characters

Photo of DKgtr85
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Honestly, one of my favorite places in the world and probably the main reason why I was absorbed into the craft scene. These guys really do make some great stuff. Great atmosphere, I love hanging out here.

I have tasted much epicness, far and wide now and I just cant seem to understand why they seem to be so underrated. I have no idea why people do not mention something like Last Buffalo or Morning Wood in the same sentence as Hunahpu.

 440 characters

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Lots to chose from style wise, and FB always has several new beers on tap. Flights available and 32 and 64 oz crow let's and growlers to go. Large indoor seating area, large bar too. Plenty of parking in public (free) lot across the street. The vibe is cool with lots of friendly people at the bar. Very good pub grub style food. Sometimes the service is great, and sometimes the bartenders disappear/wait on their friends and/or co/workers...nevertheless a great place to chill and drink some mighty fine beer.

 511 characters

Photo of Bigunns
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Awesome brewery!. Great vibe and fun people. The service was good, the bartenders were friendly and knowledgable and let you try any beer sample. The food was excellent and cheap....2 large tacos and a beer for $10.
They have outdoor seating, lots of indoor seating and bean bag Todd on the back. We had a blast. Can't wait to go back!

 336 characters

Photo of JAStheAce
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

They've done a great job with their expansion at Funky Buddha to make this spot friendly for anything from a quick pop in to an all day affair. A cavernous taproom with eclectic seating options ranging from cozy library couches to traditional wooden benches. Service, at times, can be a little slow. They have all sorts of giant jenga, cornhole, and arcade games in the second room to keep you entertained as you sip your beers. They usually have something special on tap and their beer releases are extremely efficient and well-organized.

 543 characters

Photo of MJSFS
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

 333 characters

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
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!

 1,560 characters

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
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!!!.

 553 characters

Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -13%
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.

 719 characters

Photo of LMO1190
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

 581 characters

Photo of BeerMe8
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place has a great vibe. Big open bar area and an additional space in the back as well. Games, good food and a great selection of beers available. If I didn't live so far, I'd be there more often.

 200 characters

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

 369 characters

Photo of do_ob
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

 401 characters

Photo of BeerTheater
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

 472 characters

Photo of NCCIndy
4.38/5  rDev -2%
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!

 199 characters

Photo of _LOD
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
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.!

 217 characters

Photo of rcamp28
5/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

 344 characters

Photo of SomethingClever
4.47/5  rDev 0%
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.

 277 characters

Photo of Seanem44
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

 564 characters

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

 442 characters

Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, FL
Brewery rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 17275 ratings