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August 31, 2010

The Funky Buddha has some great drink specials

buddhabuddhabuddha.jpgA little bar called the Funky Buddha has opened in the space beneath Kumari, where Liam's Pint-Size Pub used to be. 

According to Midnight Sunner ryan97ou, Funky Buddha serves $1 Bohs, $2 domestics and $3 imports during happy hour, and possibly all night on some nights.

I'm trying to get a hold of the bar to confirm.

UPDATE: I spoke with Bonnie Roberts, who runs the bar. According to her, appetizers are half price and drinks are two-for-one during happy hour, which is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. The food is from Kumari (Funky Buddha is way to small to have its own kitchen).

"It's very intimate," Roberts said. "Everybody knows each other." ...

Funky Buddha, which opened in March, now has outdoor seating on the Charles Street sidewalk, Roberts said. Before taking over Funky Buddha, Roberts has worked at Eden's Lounge, Melba's Place and Canton Arts and Entertainment, she said.

I spent many a sloppy, smokey night at Liam's Pint Size Pub before the smoking ban went into effect. It was a case study in second-hand smoke.

A thick fog of cigarette smoke hung in the air at all times. I get congested just thinking about it. Ah, the good ole days.

(AP photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:15 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


i don't know about official drink specials, though when i've gone there, they've had pretty much all drinks for $5 -- including frou frou drinks like french martinis, which i may or may not have consumed. :)

their food specials are really good though: wings, and indian specialties are half off during happy hour. my friends and i got a plate of delicious lamb chops for less than $5.

Go Budda! This place has turned into my home bar- my wife is the mayor ( Try the sizzling lamb chops.

I hope Roberts can bring that magic touch over from Canton Arts & Entertainment.

The Buddha is always a good time , with a great food and drink specials.

funky buddha!!!! got the name for its drink,,,

not for the name BUT for the drink!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you got to tryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy it. I do not want to say more about it ... ***** read it 5 stars not otherwise!!

Liam's Pint-Size Pub was smoke free 1 month before the ban. Even with an industrial smoker that place was just too small. Even the heaviest of smokers were happy for the change. We had 7 months of being smoke free before Kumari shut us down. Good luck to you Bonnie, I hope it works out for you. You had a nice crowd when I dropped in.

buddha is great thinkar about all sub

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