Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey

Meatpacking District, New York
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    Ashley E.
    "Also, check-out the rooftop - on a crisp night it's simply amazing!"(66 Tips)
    Renard R.
    "Brass monkey has a great beer selection and ambiance."(11 Tips)
    Kelly Ann G.
    "Great domestic beer selection."(2 Tips)
    Alex Z.
    "Check out the Copper Room and happy hour noon to 7pm!"(7 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon228 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • scenic views
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  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LudmanAugust 4, 2015
    This place has multiple levels (including a roof) and multiple rooms. End up in the right one and you'll find an ok selection of craft beers & imported beers. In the wrong one, deafening music & bros.
  • Ish R.heart icon on user image
    Ish RaiJuly 23, 2017
    Really cool rooftop beer garden.Prices are good, the crowd is cool, food/snacks are really good and service/staff was awesome. Random naked lady doing a voyeuristic show in the standard hotel window.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Julie B.
    Julie BiAugust 11, 2014
    Get here early (before 9) to stake out a table on the roof while there's no line, by 11 the line is down the block to even get in, and don't even think about trying to go up to the rooftop.
  • Makedaheart icon on user image
    MakedaJune 20, 2016
    Great rooftop bar. Make sure to get there early in the summer to snag a table spot on the roof top. Good for people watching. Good for scoping out the 20- and 30-something singles.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    I once knew a ‘brass monkey.’ He was a Japanese macaque with a prodigal skill at the French horn. His rendition of ‘Moon River’ was particularly moving.
  • Victoria N.
    It's meatpacking so as you can imagine there's a long line and a ton of people but it's fun and very different from the other spots nearby. This place is massive and more bar vs. club atmosphere.
  • Paul K.heart icon on user image
    Paul KardousJune 16, 2015
    When the Standard Biergarten is heaving, this is a great place to come get away and find a seat outside. In the winter there are plenty of cozy corners to hide.
  • Billy K.
    Billy KeenlyAugust 17, 2014
    Comfortable atmosphere (when it isn't wall-to-wall packed) One of the most desirable places to grab a drink in the meatpacking district, with a spacious outdoor roof terrace.
  • Shyla D.
    Shyla D.November 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rosie and Nolan are the best bartenders here. Love the live band they have on the weekends and the fries are super tasty. Perfect spot to watch the game or catch up with friends.
  • Ira B.heart icon on user image
    Ira BAugust 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid spot for drinks after work. Nightlife scene is decent here too. No bar on the roof so make sure you have a drink from one of the two bars below before you go up there.
  • Nelly T.heart icon on user image
    Nelly TejedaNovember 23, 2015
    Nice music no covers, 35 min approx of line if you arrive after 10:30. Order the mohito
  • Trevor
    TrevorSeptember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Unexciting beer list but if you can snag a seat on the roof it's a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
  • Alexander K.heart icon on user image
    Alexander KuzminOctober 28, 2017
    Loud and crowdy pub next the High line park. Get upstairs to the rooftop with a park view. Rex!
  • Peter C. F.heart icon on user image
    Peter C. FrankDecember 16, 2014
    Private party room is all the way in the back and to the right. They're on Little West 12th right off the West Side Highway
  • Gregory P.heart icon on user image
    Gregory PalmerFebruary 20, 2016
    Great weeknight bartender staff. There is a good partition between the front and rear bar for easy and private conversation.
  • Marino B.heart icon on user image
    Marino BoccuzziNovember 22, 2021
    Very fun bar! Has three levels to it each has a different vibe! Also has a rooftop very fun place to go
  • Valerie S.heart icon on user image
    Valerie SDecember 19, 2015
    Came here for happy hour on a rainy day. Can't wait to go back when it's sunny to check out the rooftop
  • Benazir M.heart icon on user image
    Benazir MartinezJuly 17, 2018
    It gets pretty packed but the rooftop is nice and it has three levels. Their cocktail kind of pack a punch. Lol
  • Lisa S.heart icon on user image
    Lisa SosaSeptember 16, 2017
    Loved hanging on the rooftop. The spicy Paloma was refreshing with a nice kick
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 22, 2010
    The Brass Monkey keeps it real in the meatpacking district. Relaxed, inexpensive (for the 'hood) and great for late night munchies. -Jacqueline Lombard, Top Chef
  • Courtney K.heart icon on user image
    Courtney KleinMay 6, 2017
    Good beer menu and great staff. Definitely worth stopping by after a trip down the Highline.
  • Kelly Ann G.
    Kelly Ann GonzalesAugust 13, 2013
    Great domestic beer selection. Fantastic rooftop bar. Great location for a night out with friends or a relaxed date.
  • DLee
    DLeeMay 19, 2013
    Great rooftop spot to hang out w/ your friends but be warned, it does get packed and you may have to wait to get in.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BurdickSeptember 8, 2012
    Multi-storied wood paneled bar has lots of nooks and tables to settle down with beer and friend's (new and old). Roof top joy in warm weather.
  • Fernando T.heart icon on user image
    Fernando T.February 26, 2016
    One of the biggest sport bars in town. It even has an open air terrace with sun-resistant screens)
  • Anthony P.heart icon on user image
    Anthony PopeoDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good for happy hours and light food, not good for a formal/planned dinner. The roof is great in the spring/summer/fall.
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EdwardsSeptember 5, 2011
    Go during the week, if you can. Weekend nights tend to get pretty crowded. Also, check-out the rooftop - on a crisp night it's simply amazing!
  • Gregory S.heart icon on user image
    Gregory SegarraNovember 17, 2015
    Such and interesting place for adults 29+,children not allowed on weekends. Makes thing great!
  • Stephanie B.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie BonoApril 4, 2014
    You can use the pay with Dash app to pay your tab! So cool that we didn't need to wait for our check.
  • Don M.
    Don McIntyreAugust 17, 2014
    This is fantastic wee place, don't forget to check out the rooftop bar. The bouncers are fun and friendly.
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DJune 2, 2016
    Good for post-work happy hours, especially when weather is nice and patio is open upstairs.
  • Ben G.heart icon on user image
    Ben GaspariniMarch 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Breath of fresh air to have a solid bar near all the clubs. This place has a roof to boot. Lots of good times here.
  • Pete W.heart icon on user image
    Pete WebbDecember 11, 2014
    Wonderful Staff & Private Party Room - Perfect location for happy hour or office holiday party
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceOctober 3, 2016
    Less of the Meatpacking crowd but still in Meatpacking. Solid little rooftop space too.
  • Matthewheart icon on user image
    MatthewMarch 16, 2013
    The Franziskaner Dunkelweizen is amazing. Don't cuss at the staff and yell loudly about how much your dad makes. You might get arrested.
  • Richard M.heart icon on user image
    Richard MurbyNovember 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great roof top for summer time drinks and usually not a crazy as the Standard.
  • Tingheart icon on user image
    TingOctober 22, 2015
    Nice outdoor rooftop with a view. Reasonably priced drinks especially for the area.
  • Fernando L.heart icon on user image
    Fernando LeonJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome terrace and down to earth atmosphere. Recommended hands-down!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerNovember 21, 2014
    A low key spot in meat packing. Good for the out of towners who don't knew how to dress. Huge rooftop.
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline R.August 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Love this bar... it's huge and has a rooftop patio with a great view of the Hudson River. Big screen TVs for sports fans.
  • Valentin G.heart icon on user image
    Valentin GuerinAugust 7, 2015
    Nice staff and small (but nice) rooftop with a view on the Hudson
  • Baileyheart icon on user image
    BaileyJuly 29, 2016
    Nice crowd, great rooftop area. Decent drinks. Good for a post work happy hour
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LitvakOctober 12, 2014
    It's all about the rooftop. Service is a bit spotty though, they need more people behind the bar on busy days.
  • Bravo
    BravoAugust 8, 2011
    The scene of the infamous Kelly/Bethenny, “I’m up here and you’re down here” fight from Season 2. However if you’re there you’re always “up here.”
  • Oscar M.heart icon on user image
    Oscar MaderaApril 3, 2016
    Nice service, good music, casual, and nice environment, really cool rooftop
  • bridget c.
    bridget chengOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    one of my fave bars. i celebrated my 22nd bday here and it was so easy to reserve a table--there's also no charge for the table. all you have to do is order from the waitress.
  • Caroline D.heart icon on user image
    Caroline DengAugust 11, 2016
    Went here on a Thursday night, but the rooftop was so crowded you could barely move. There are so many other bars/clubs in the area, so I'd go to other venues in the area if you have a chance.
  • Monti B.heart icon on user image
    Monti BrayAugust 21, 2014
    Great rooftop and bar food for some fun in the sun after work
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HancockOctober 11, 2013
    "Perfect Woman" cocktail, so good! Place has a nice mix of music, too.
  • Marise M.
    Marise MontroseSeptember 21, 2013
    The French fries with garlic mayonnaise is LITERALLY crack. You won't be able to put it down.
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