A big airy and popular taproom next to already quite big microbrewery in the industrial area. Lots of beers on tap - both regular and limited ones. Flights available. Service ok. T-shirt shop. Because of reputation I expected from their beers.
Huge facility right off Dixie Highway. High ceilings and a very long bar. A long narrow table for seating and several four tops strewn throughout. Some have living room chairs for seating. The service here is patient, helpful, and courteous. Walking past the bathrooms will bring you to the food service area. Good menu of mostly bar food. I had the BBQ pork shoulder sandwich with their homemade chips and BBQ sauce. It was very good. Several beers were on tap. T-shirts, other merch, growlers,and bottled beers may be purchased. My buddy is the new brewing supervisor, so we looked around the brewery with him. Huge operation. A lot of space and most of itís being used. Interesting note is that most of the spent grain is picked up by a local farmer. The farmer promises to give FB a cow that has nearly exclusively been fed spent grain.
The place itself is a nice sports pub style place with TVs in every corner. Normally crowded and full of people talking about work. The Budda has done well in bringing back both brew pubs and fighting the INBEV beer transportation monopoly. Typical over experimented Ice Cream Parlor Flavored American brew pub flavored beers. Who needs flavored beer with artificial apples, blueberry, and hot peppers in it? Some people do and they can have it. That being said they have some excellent traditional brews as well. Being that I only rate German styles I will leave it at that.
Oakes (800) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 17, 2015
Came here a lot during my recent visit to FLL. They put a lot of beer on tap in this place, though special beers are usually held back for special events. They run those often enough, though, and I tracked down their top 50 impy stuff by following their Twitter. I like a lot of the Buddha beers and the session IPA hit the spot quite a bit during happy hour. They have outdoor seating, a food truck, and parking around the side. Somebody is opening a craft beer arcade across the stop. All in all, a top South Florida destination.
Have been happy to see FB evolve from a cool little hookah/craft beer bar in Boca to a nanobrewery and now to this production brewery in Broward, which is actually in a pretty central location all things considered. Also impressed with the way their beers have evolved and continue to evolve. Yes they do have some gimmicky flavored beers, but they are proving their merit with some solidly made straightforward beers too. The selection included beers from multiple styles, and with 21 on tap, there is bound to be something youíre in the mood for whether thatís a strong nightcap or an afternoon session beer like a Berliner or session IPA. Most of the beers are pretty good, some are better than good, and others are not to my taste, but that is to be expected with a lineup this large. The place itself has a lot to offer, itís super laid back, has some outdoor seating on a front and side patio along the train tracks, which I think is cool. They even have some games to play out back like bocce. They show games on TV without creating a sports bar atmosphere, itís kind of a bare bones college bar on the inside but thatís what makes it feel relaxed. Service tends to be attentive and friendly.There is usually a food truck out front but probably best not to count on eating here. Overall I really like this place and look forward to visiting again and again.
Very enjoyable brewery just north of Ft. Lauderdale. Stopped there straight from the airport after escaping a snowstorm in NJ. This place was a nice respite from that travel adventure. Funky Buddha has a nice vibe with tables outside in addition to a very large tasting room with a very long bar. Eats are mostly via food trucks. The beers are the star here though. They generally seem to have a fairly large selection for a brewery tasting room where all the beers were made in house. It took about 2 1/2 flights to get thru all of them...a trip well worth taking with a wide variety of styles and flavor versions. Overall I would say the beers are quite good with a couple of exceptional ones. I highly recommend a visit here (note that the Boca location has a "totally" different vibe...try this location first if you are going for the craftbeer).
Flight home got cancelled, so I ended up coming on down to here. Since it was a Monday afternoon, it was very quiet, but a steady number of people showed up as the day progressed. Bartender was really into the Namaste. Beers were as unique as Iím used to. Was a lot of fun there. They had a a small outside area and it seemed like they had an indoor bocce court or something - awesome.
Usually I donít get super hyped about the types of beers that Funky Buddha brews as they seem to tend toward the gimmicky side, but this brewery is certainly an exception. Making amazing tasting beers with stuff like sweet potato and others. Friendly service, reasonably prices flights. Lots of taps to try. Iíd come back for sure, especially as they seem to rotate fairly often. Food at the food truck outside was expensive but good, and you can bring it in.