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Brass Monkey

NYC PubBrass Monkey- Little West 12th (btwn Washington & the West Side Highway) - Huge new wood panelled hall created for the enjoyment of a good drink. Large global beer selection. The Brass Monkey is good looking haunt that reminds me of a modern decent Irish/London pub and is a welcome change to the current crop of unimaginative neo-space-age bars around the corner (e.g. Highline).

Right now you can even take your pint outside the front for a cigarette. Very reasonable menu that includes Fish & Chips and Brass_monkey_bar_new_yorkBangers & Mash. I fear that in 2 months this place will be swamped and unbearable like the rest of the area (except the great Passer By). Sept  23 '04

Update Feb 12 2005: Stay away on Saturday nights. The mob is in town. You'll be lining up outside for 30 minutes to enter an over-crowded space filled with folk who venutred far to be here.

Update Feb 17 2005: Thursday nights are busy but maintain the right mood. OK, it's not a 'trendy bar' but it's lively and has a decent pint. The barman even got me a free one on his round!

Update Feb 23 2005: Wednesday nights: perfect for that pint with a coupla mates.

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Guy's Diary posts about Brass Monkey
FRI 9th JULY : SHINE BRASS MONKEY SHINE
WEDS 14th JULY: WATCH THE BRASS MONKEYS
WED 11th AUG : GOOD AND BAD IN ONE DAY
THUR 12th AUG : DEFINITION OF A LADS NIGHT OUT
THUR 7th OCT : POPCORN

Posted by Guy Brighton on February 23, 2005 in Bar, Burger, Meatpacking, Pub, West Village | Permalink

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Good website mate, always good to have another expat over here. Where abouts in the South are you from?

Posted by: | Jul 28, 2004 10:43:12 AM

I have to begrudgingly admit the food was great! But to serve rail drinks in place of the brand you order is unforgiveable and it happened to several of us in our party so we switched to bottled beer instead. Also, despite the fact that we were a very well-behaved, polite group, we were treated very badly by an extremely arrogant waitress who stood by the bar chatting with a buddy while we waited for our drinks. We actually had to walk up to her and say "CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US?" None of us will be back and I decided then and there I would find places to make the public aware of this. There is NEVER an excuse to serve fake alcohol and I'm tired of popular establishments like this thinking they can get away with it.

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Posted by: maquest | Oct 8, 2008 12:07:16 PM

i suggest adding google maps into your blog for the locations of the establishments. that would be nice.

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