Vowz Bar opened in September 2000 as a monk-run bar. Their aim is to help people feel closer to Buddhism.

It is run by a Buddhist monk of the Jodo Shinshu sect, but monks of other denominations are also welcome, so you can feel free to talk with staff related to Buddhism regardless of your religion. Every day at the Vowz Bar, short memorial services and dharma talks are held, and you can experience the teachings of Buddha. The monk is available at your table to talk with you or answer your life concerns over the counter.