The Cho Brothers, (Lord Kimchi & Chosun), grew up as skaters listening to punk and hip-hop music. Their regular routine of tuning into Video Music Box & Red Alert on the radio and crate digging for music, paved the way towards eventually meeting some the most legendary architects of Hip Hop. The Cho’s wanted to pay homage to their Hip Hop roots, the DJ culture, and to their Korean heritage, while also embracing the future. Fat Buddha Bar came about at a perfect time and became a hub for like-minded creatives, where diverse groups of friends could meet one another and congregate. At Fat Buddha, you will often find yourselves crossing paths with renown Hip Hop MC’s, Producers, Graffiti and Street Artists, Chefs and Influencers.


The “Fat Buddha” logo was designed by the renown artist Futura 2000 and the talented Tristan Eaton painted the facade displayed on the front of the building. In addition, Bodie Chewning illustrated the famous Buddha head!

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Fat Buddha has a strict door policy. Patrons must be over 21 years of age with a valid Government ID and must be dressed stylish and appropriately. Refusal of Admission is Reserved at our discretion. If we feel at ANY point that you are over served, you will be politely asked to leave the premises. Aggressive or violent behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Please consider our neighbors by keeping the noise down aka shut your mouth. Due to concerns of our community, only a limited number of people are permitted in the designated smoking area. We want everyone to have a great time while adhering to the rules of the house. Thank you for your cooperation and we hope you are able to add something to our space when visiting!  🙏 #LIVEFAT


State and local laws prohibit Fat Buddha and other places of business from discriminating against them on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, gender, or denying entry for any of these reasons.  If you believe you have been a victim of such discrimination by this, or any other establishment, then you should inform the manager.

You may also file a complaint with: State of NY, Office of the Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, 120 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY, 10271-0332

Hotline: 800.771.7755  Tel 212.416.8250  Fax 212.416.8074  Email: Cicivil.rights@ag.ny.gov