A at 190th St.; A at 190th St.
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From the Buddha statue sitting behind the bar, to the countless flatscreens hanging on the walls, to the sterile, cavernous ambience of the space, the Buddha Beer can’t seem to settle on an aesthetic. But no matter: It’s an after-work spot where no patron goes un-welcomed, with all the trappings of a good neighborhood bar: a healthy beer selection with 26 on tap and 35 bottled, friendly faces, and an offering of internationally-influenced gross-but-in-the-best-way-possible bar food (fried brussels sprouts with chili caramel topping, cow heart skewers with chimichurri sauce, wild cod with either guacamole or kimchi). Being that it’s located at the tip-top of one of Manhattan’s northernmost neighborhoods; it’s not necessarily a destination bar. But if you’re in Inwood and need to wet your whistle, it gets the job done.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.