Buddha Beer Bar
Easing suffering isn't so hard: you can follow the Noble Eightfold Path, or you can grab a brewski at happy hour. Bringing a touch of both to Washington Heights is Buddha Beer Bar, a 24-tap-equipped joint serving no Bud, Stella, Coors, or Blue Moon. Instead patrons will find a lavish selection of craft beers from around the world, including Brooklyn Blast (made in Williamsburg), Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Oregon), Wexford Irish Cream (England), Jever (Germany), and Allagash Interlude (Maine). The menu is equally diverse, with options ranging from grass-fed burgers, and Berkshire pork sliders to Korean tacos to deep-fried pizza pepperoni and mozzarella sticks. A monastic life or a trip uptown on the A train—your call.