Fat Buddha

Fat Buddha

(Now Closed)
Bar and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeNovember 12, 2017
    You come for the hip hop but you should probably be eating what are actually the best wings in the east village
  • Anthony R.heart icon on user image
    Anthony ReyesMarch 26, 2015
    I love this place for the old school Music and the friendly and cool bartenders..! The only downside is that is small and tends to form a line outside when crowded.. 5 dollar cover after 10 go early!
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuAugust 24, 2014
    Come here is you want to dance to hip hop and throwbacks. Happy hour drink and deal is good. Lychee martini and kimchi backs! Not cool when there's cover but that's when you know the dj is good
  • A L E Xheart icon on user image
    A L E XJuly 19, 2015
    The food here is wonderful and the happy hour special is something you don't want to miss. Music gets live and can get crowded.
  • Guillaume G.
    Guillaume GâteauDecember 15, 2013
    Fat Buddha had an awesome staff, good music and a cool vibe. I highly recommend it but advise to preface as the drinks are pretty expensive. Whatever you do, do not try the beer Cass!
  • Dee Phunkheart icon on user image
    Dee PhunkMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fat Buddha has quickly become one of my favorite afterwork happy hour spots. Especially on Wednesdays. Bartenders and mgmt are cooler than the other side of the pillow. An East Village gem.
  • Fee O.heart icon on user image
    Fee ODecember 6, 2014
    Wine, beer, alcohol, good korean fusion bar food, great music (pop/hip pop), not too crowded, great with friends, easy access to anywhere else in East village
  • Sean M.
    Sean McKenzieSeptember 14, 2014
    This place rocks the 90s hip-hop like no other, with classic vinyls in the front window. Always killer music. The Korean tacos are ridiculously good. Go for it.
  • Tatiana V.heart icon on user image
    Tatiana Vasquez HerreraDecember 17, 2016
    Awesome dj's bringing amazing energy to it's always lit dance floor , food it's delicious! Good decor and private sofa; the coat check struggles.
  • JPheart icon on user image
    JPOctober 26, 2015
    $5 cover but worth the money. Great DJs make it a fun place for a late night stop in. Be ready to dance
  • Janelleheart icon on user image
    JanelleOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the staff, good food and drink specials. Plus it's a great scene/spot for dancing late night and for weekend games
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 11, 2015
    Nothing special inside but the cocktails are New York cheap and the hip hop is banging! Follow their Instagram (@fatbuddhabar) for updates on legendary djs passing thru.
  • Miguel A.heart icon on user image
    Miguel AsseJune 1, 2014
    Awesome atmosphere, great food and music. Love the central island bar and the dance floor is spacious. Great spot!
  • Jag F.heart icon on user image
    Jag FirerwalkerOctober 4, 2015
    Korean food, R&B music and more bouncer looking people than needed. The food definitly leaves your awake at night (not the good kind)
  • Camheart icon on user image
    CamJanuary 27, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Best DJ’s in the city
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneFebruary 26, 2017
    Arrive around 9 to avoid a queue on Sat night. Skip the matcha martini which had clumps of matcha powder $14
  • Susie Y.heart icon on user image
    Susie YinAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    From my 21st birthday and now years later, never a time where I didn't have fun here. Kimchi backs and Kir royale ❤
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 8, 2013
    Night owl? Don't worry, there's a great late night menu which should be paired with the unique lychee martini.
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HayesAugust 20, 2014
    Come on a weeknight and hang out with the bartenders. If you're lucky they might let you work the bar yourself
  • Asia A.heart icon on user image
    Asia AineSeptember 24, 2017
    Food is absolutely great! Dragon fries and vegetarian buns are delicious!
  • Aditiheart icon on user image
    AditiDecember 5, 2016
    Amazing spot with good music, good vibes, good people and addictive dragon fries
  • Kortnee L.
    Kortnee LeighJune 10, 2013
    Chrissy is an awesome bartender! Do a shot of Fireball Whiskey with her- you won't be sorry!
  • Jackie N.heart icon on user image
    Jackie NapalanApril 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Kitchen is open late. Love the cheap picklebacks, chicken wings, and 90s hiphop. I'm always here. $5 cover.
  • Dustin L.heart icon on user image
    Dustin LeeDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    New fave bar. Good music, good crowd, strong drinks. That's all I ever wanted
  • Moon
    MoonJune 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is really great! Watching World Cup 2014 matches and they serve free Fireball shots with every US goal!
  • Marc M.heart icon on user image
    Marc MayerApril 26, 2015
    Want a whiskey? Want bibimbap? Want good DJs? Bingo. Check out the after work scene last Thursday of the month for Hella Dope.
  • Abi P.heart icon on user image
    Abi PanickerJanuary 4, 2016
    Good late night spot, music gets really good at that point.
  • Clifford D.heart icon on user image
    Clifford DJseoulJune 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Try our new handmade dumplings!
  • Soo
    SooDecember 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A college classic. Diverse crowd and good music. DJs don't skimp on the airhorns.
  • Julia M.heart icon on user image
    Julia MAugust 9, 2014
    Great appetizers and dishes. Fun place for large groups to hang out.
  • Marilyn L.
    Marilyn LopezApril 6, 2013
    All of the foods! So delicious. And really great music. They do this right.
  • Achille K.heart icon on user image
    Achille KollaJuly 11, 2015
    Great late night everything...bar, restaurant, and lounge. Check it out!
  • Bethany T.
    Bethany TaylorMarch 8, 2016
    Bring a snack!!! It will take them FOREVER to get you your food, even if no one else is there!
  • Carlos M.heart icon on user image
    Carlos MatiasMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great staff. Pork buns and wings are delicious!
  • Siettah
    SiettahOctober 19, 2014
    Great music all night! But the space to dance near the DJ is small and packed
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMay 31, 2015
    Pretty reasonably priced drinks (on the Manhattan scale)
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhamMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So there's a lot of Asians up in here. And the music is bumpin' on Thursdays. Kim approved.
  • Dale T.
    Dale TAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Probably one of the friendliest bar staffs you'll ever meet top to bottom - bouncers included!
  • Clifford D.heart icon on user image
    Clifford DJseoulJune 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Showing ALL the World Cup Games!
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMay 31, 2015
    Love the Just Peachy (moonshine, OJ and Pineapple Juice with a lime)
  • Sharon V.heart icon on user image
    Sharon VMay 30, 2014
    Get here early for happy hour. Such a fun spot with GREAT music.
  • hannah c.
    hannah choApril 29, 2013
    It's a cool place to lounge and step to a beat when you're feeling it!
  • Vivie B.
    Vivie BOctober 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jin is awesome! We love her so much that we'll come back more often!
  • Broc K.
    Broc KleinAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    buns. wings. happy hour. kimchi backs. old school hip hop for dayz.
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesMay 31, 2015
    Has a good Dark & Stormy (called a Stormy Buddha)
  • Carmen K.heart icon on user image
    Carmen KhanJune 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great hip hop, east village go to!
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralJanuary 20, 2016
    Kimchi Picklebacks!
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SprottSeptember 5, 2013
    I absolutely loved the Crabcakes and the staff :-)
  • Alexander Y.
    Alexander YoelOctober 20, 2013
    Lisa is the greatest bartender. Actually. Like, amazing.
  • Jean T.
    Jean TranJune 20, 2013
    Our girl Alexis is the best bartender ever and the owner is super awesome!
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