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Buddha Lounge information
Vintage red neon promises evenings worthy of WWII sailors on shore leave. Drink in the atmosphere, but stick to basic well drinks and beer straight from a laughing Buddha bottle. Cue selections on the eclectic jukebox (Dylan, Outkast, The Clash), ask the bartender for dice and you're in for the duration. Bathrooms are in the former opium-den basement. Cash only.