Monkey Bar **CLOSED**

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the girl at the door is not nordic, and the window, isn't a mirror... some people sound a little jealous and stuck in the 80s apparently. I can see why, I suppose tall hot blondes are intimidating....the cocktail waitress happens to be friendly & hot, and gets attention/good tips...something 80s lady isn't able to do and is therefore upset about. really, it's so pathetic when people take s*&t out on people they don't know b/c they're insecure losers. I mean at least say what the door girl did to you?? nothing, that's why it's so sad.....

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★★★★★

the girl at the door is not nordic, and the window, isn't a mirror... some people sound a little jealous and stuck in the 80s apparently. I can see why, I suppose tall hot blondes are intimidating....the cocktail waitress happens to be friendly & hot, and gets attention/good tips...something 80s lady isn't able to do and is therefore upset about. really, it's so pathetic when people take s*&t out on people they don't know b/c they're insecure losers. I mean at least say what the door girl did to you?? nothing, that's why it's so sad.....

Pros: good drinks, cool owners, great atmosphere

Cons: nothing wrong with this place except the losers who went once & wrote bad reviews.

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Chill vibes, Love the house music!!! Perfect loungy vibe 4 those looking for some house music! My friends are from NY and they had a blast! looking forward to checking it out again! Would recommend to all my friends!!!

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★★★★★

Chill vibes, Love the house music!!! Perfect loungy vibe 4 those looking for some house music! My friends are from NY and they had a blast! looking forward to checking it out again! Would recommend to all my friends!!!

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I went in there and I love the music. House music, nice vibe, dark ambience, recipe for a Soho type bar in Philly. The drinks were real nice and I'm just a house music lover! I would recommend to all my friends for a loungy, vibe! oh and the door girl is super cool!!!

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★★★★★

I went in there and I love the music. House music, nice vibe, dark ambience, recipe for a Soho type bar in Philly. The drinks were real nice and I'm just a house music lover! I would recommend to all my friends for a loungy, vibe! oh and the door girl is super cool!!!

Pros: The Dj, drinks, and atmosphere

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Monkey bar rules. Eighties lady should go back to the eighties. It's 2008 hater beeatch. The blonde Nordic door girl was handing out ugly stares in disgust of your ugly eighties hairstyle and your girlfriends nasty outfit.

I love going in there because that super hot cocktail waitress with the thick godlike hair and her smokin hot eyes practically lap dances me for the huge wadd in my pocket... and I give it everytime.

Monkey bar is a pure slice of heaven and you are majorly mistaken you loser

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★★★★★

Monkey bar rules. Eighties lady should go back to the eighties. It's 2008 hater beeatch. The blonde Nordic door girl was handing out ugly stares in disgust of your ugly eighties hairstyle and your girlfriends nasty outfit.

I love going in there because that super hot cocktail waitress with the thick godlike hair and her smokin hot eyes practically lap dances me for the huge wadd in my pocket... and I give it everytime.

Monkey bar is a pure slice of heaven and you are majorly mistaken you loser

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There is something about this place I didn't like. It's almost sort of Euro-Trash club where everyone goes just to find someone to sleep with.

Not only are the women shallow but the men are too.
Not only that, but something underground I sense about this place, like some illegal stuff could be going on. It just seems very shady and my gut feelings are usually right when I feel something.

The music can put you to sleep. It's too dark and that doesn't help either.

The ugly Nordic lookin blonde who sits in the front has such an attitude problem, or maybe its just her face, lol. All of the other females who work there make it seem like a gentlemen's club, hanging all over their male customers for extra tips. You can almost bet your bottom dollar you will catch a disease if you sleep with someone outta this place. Very euro-trash, sleezy.

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★☆☆☆☆

There is something about this place I didn't like. It's almost sort of Euro-Trash club where everyone goes just to find someone to sleep with.

Not only are the women shallow but the men are too.
Not only that, but something underground I sense about this place, like some illegal stuff could be going on. It just seems very shady and my gut feelings are usually right when I feel something.

The music can put you to sleep. It's too dark and that doesn't help either.

The ugly Nordic lookin blonde who sits in the front has such an attitude problem, or maybe its just her face, lol. All of the other females who work there make it seem like a gentlemen's club, hanging all over their male customers for extra tips. You can almost bet your bottom dollar you will catch a disease if you sleep with someone outta this place. Very euro-trash, sleezy.

Pros: You can sleep easily, in any aspect. lol.

Cons: You'll catch a disease and you might fall asleep before even taking her home lol.

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Such a terrible bar. The overall experience was the worst! Service was horrible. The servers cared more about themselves than the patrons. The drinks were made poorly. Alcohol should actually be an ingredient in a mixed drink!! The music was terrible and practically put me to sleep or in a trance. I just don't recommend this place at all.

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★☆☆☆☆

Such a terrible bar. The overall experience was the worst! Service was horrible. The servers cared more about themselves than the patrons. The drinks were made poorly. Alcohol should actually be an ingredient in a mixed drink!! The music was terrible and practically put me to sleep or in a trance. I just don't recommend this place at all.

Pros: Nothing unfortunately

Cons: The service, the drinks, the music

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Service was just rude from the moment you walked into the door. The not so hot but thought she was hot girl checking IDs was to busy trying to steal glances of herself in the window. The bartenders could care less how long you waited for a drink. The only thing they cared about was smoking there cigarettes and blowing it back into your face. The bathrooms were DISGUSTING!! It was just an awful place and extremelly small. I would never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

Service was just rude from the moment you walked into the door. The not so hot but thought she was hot girl checking IDs was to busy trying to steal glances of herself in the window. The bartenders could care less how long you waited for a drink. The only thing they cared about was smoking there cigarettes and blowing it back into your face. The bathrooms were DISGUSTING!! It was just an awful place and extremelly small. I would never go back!

Pros: The fact that the door swung both ways and you can leave just as easily as you came

Cons: Everything!

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The bar's website is completely untrue and allows readers to believe it is a decent size with a decent staff. The bartenders are very rude, service is slow and the smoking is overwhelming. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. There are too many other bars on the same street that are actually decent.

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★☆☆☆☆

The bar's website is completely untrue and allows readers to believe it is a decent size with a decent staff. The bartenders are very rude, service is slow and the smoking is overwhelming. I wouldn't recommend this place at all. There are too many other bars on the same street that are actually decent.

Pros: Close to other more friendly and welcoming bars

Cons: Rude Service

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Monkey Bar is a place you must experience. For the Young, it is awesome! If your looking for a fun evening and not to get wasted, it can still be fun to watch those Monkeys. Club-goers or anyone not worried about your next mornings schedule. Have Fun!

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★★★☆☆

Monkey Bar is a place you must experience. For the Young, it is awesome! If your looking for a fun evening and not to get wasted, it can still be fun to watch those Monkeys. Club-goers or anyone not worried about your next mornings schedule. Have Fun!

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when i first got here i thought oh cool, this place looks very chill... i quickly realized i was wrong. i go outside to meet the boys coming with me and next thing you know the bouncer yells to the blond chick holding the door to "hold the line"... i turn back around and was like... first off... WHAT LINE? then i look inside and see that this is not near the capacity so i was like ok whatever 5 people will leave and these 5 guys will be let in... but then i saw racial profiling quickly take place.

first one guy pops his head in... the blond chick stops him and he has to wait ouside... then he pops his head in again to motion the owner and owner lets him in cuz he knows him... fine understandable... but then it kept repeating, and all the blond chick could do was say to my friends "we're at capacity u know how it is... people who know the bouncer..." i'm sorry but she can't seem to count because to me it seemed like it was their turn to get in...

it was getting really ridiculous... we had just brought in 10 girls... and apparently we couldn't get our 5 guys in... we quickly realized we were not welcomed because we didn't fit the profile of the place... collared shirt, tall, blond...

i'm sorry but this is america where yes there are people of color and yes we may hang out in groups, but seriously why discriminate especially in an economy that is doing so bad... wouldn't u want your place to have as much business as possible? you never know who you are turning away until its too late. we are a bunch of successful young professionals from philly and ny and we have a ton of networks that could potentially put someone out of business if one of us had a bad experience... sorry but these days word of mouth is the most effective form of advertisement.

please do not go here! i have written many good reviews on yelp so i'm not the type of person who would just yelp to rag on somebody. please take my word for it.

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★☆☆☆☆

when i first got here i thought oh cool, this place looks very chill... i quickly realized i was wrong. i go outside to meet the boys coming with me and next thing you know the bouncer yells to the blond chick holding the door to "hold the line"... i turn back around and was like... first off... WHAT LINE? then i look inside and see that this is not near the capacity so i was like ok whatever 5 people will leave and these 5 guys will be let in... but then i saw racial profiling quickly take place.

first one guy pops his head in... the blond chick stops him and he has to wait ouside... then he pops his head in again to motion the owner and owner lets him in cuz he knows him... fine understandable... but then it kept repeating, and all the blond chick could do was say to my friends "we're at capacity u know how it is... people who know the bouncer..." i'm sorry but she can't seem to count because to me it seemed like it was their turn to get in...

it was getting really ridiculous... we had just brought in 10 girls... and apparently we couldn't get our 5 guys in... we quickly realized we were not welcomed because we didn't fit the profile of the place... collared shirt, tall, blond...

i'm sorry but this is america where yes there are people of color and yes we may hang out in groups, but seriously why discriminate especially in an economy that is doing so bad... wouldn't u want your place to have as much business as possible? you never know who you are turning away until its too late. we are a bunch of successful young professionals from philly and ny and we have a ton of networks that could potentially put someone out of business if one of us had a bad experience... sorry but these days word of mouth is the most effective form of advertisement.

please do not go here! i have written many good reviews on yelp so i'm not the type of person who would just yelp to rag on somebody. please take my word for it.

Cons: rude inappropriate service

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Went to the Monkey Bar again over the Labor Day holiday weekend with the gentleman I am dating , even though we always enjoy our evenings out, the Monkey Bar is quite entertaining and the owners are very nice. I look forward to our next visit there. Denise

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★★★★★

Went to the Monkey Bar again over the Labor Day holiday weekend with the gentleman I am dating , even though we always enjoy our evenings out, the Monkey Bar is quite entertaining and the owners are very nice. I look forward to our next visit there. Denise

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i just moved into this city and its awsome to find a place to hang out and have a drink. great place great city!

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★★★★☆

i just moved into this city and its awsome to find a place to hang out and have a drink. great place great city!

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I haven't been there when it was supposedly too crowded but I do really like this place. Small and cozy, great for happy hour drinks with friends and a good starting point for going out. The staff that I've encountered have been really nice, and the drinks, while they weren't cheap, weren't expensive either. I dig the atmosphere, and I've been back many times.

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★★★★☆

I haven't been there when it was supposedly too crowded but I do really like this place. Small and cozy, great for happy hour drinks with friends and a good starting point for going out. The staff that I've encountered have been really nice, and the drinks, while they weren't cheap, weren't expensive either. I dig the atmosphere, and I've been back many times.

Pros: Good Atmosphere, Friendly Staff

Cons: Could be Cheaper

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This bar is in between cozy and trendy. The staff is so, so nice. The first time I went there, I mentioned I was hungry, and the cute bartender ordered us pizzas which he wouldn't let me pay for. Needless to say I will try to always go there with my gals to start off our night outs.

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★★★★★

This bar is in between cozy and trendy. The staff is so, so nice. The first time I went there, I mentioned I was hungry, and the cute bartender ordered us pizzas which he wouldn't let me pay for. Needless to say I will try to always go there with my gals to start off our night outs.

Pros: Bartenders, Inexpensive, Wine List

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went to this bar for the first time with a couple of friends on friday night. had a really great time. all of their beer was $3, and all of their mixed drinks were $4! (which, for rittenhouse area, is a steal). seemed like there were still a few groups that had probably come in for an after-work happy hour thing, so i'll have to check them out at that time soon. the bartenders were great, very attentive. even gave my friends some reeses peanut butter cups when we went to leave. highly recommended if you want to go out in rittenhouse area to a smaller place with still a great atmosphere.

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★★★★★

went to this bar for the first time with a couple of friends on friday night. had a really great time. all of their beer was $3, and all of their mixed drinks were $4! (which, for rittenhouse area, is a steal). seemed like there were still a few groups that had probably come in for an after-work happy hour thing, so i'll have to check them out at that time soon. the bartenders were great, very attentive. even gave my friends some reeses peanut butter cups when we went to leave. highly recommended if you want to go out in rittenhouse area to a smaller place with still a great atmosphere.

Pros: cheap drinks, jukebox, great bartenders

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First off, I read the other reviews on here, and I don't know why people didn't like this place?? I went there with my friends and had a great time! The bartender was really funny, and hooked us up with several rounds of free shots. Some other person that works for the place gave us money to play whatever we wanted in the jukebox, and said that free jukebox was included in the special that night.. All the import beer was only $3, and they told me any top shelf stuff was only $4. The shots were cheap too.

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★★★★★

First off, I read the other reviews on here, and I don't know why people didn't like this place?? I went there with my friends and had a great time! The bartender was really funny, and hooked us up with several rounds of free shots. Some other person that works for the place gave us money to play whatever we wanted in the jukebox, and said that free jukebox was included in the special that night.. All the import beer was only $3, and they told me any top shelf stuff was only $4. The shots were cheap too.

Pros: Inexpensive, Bartenders, Music

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So before we went there we checked out the website and saw the drink specials, especially the $1 dollar advertized shot special after 9 pm. When we got there the place was so small that the 10 of us could barely enter. Upon making it to the bar, and askign about the 1 dollar shots the one and only bartender screamed at us saying that "There are no $1 dollar shots, your friends that told you that are lying." After telling him it wasnt our friends but THEIR WEBSITE, he just gave us a dirty look and walked to the other side of the bar without making us a drink. This was the worst service I have ever seen/experianced. There is no dance floor/ and no "happening" music. In fact Idont understand why it still exists.

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★☆☆☆☆

So before we went there we checked out the website and saw the drink specials, especially the $1 dollar advertized shot special after 9 pm. When we got there the place was so small that the 10 of us could barely enter. Upon making it to the bar, and askign about the 1 dollar shots the one and only bartender screamed at us saying that "There are no $1 dollar shots, your friends that told you that are lying." After telling him it wasnt our friends but THEIR WEBSITE, he just gave us a dirty look and walked to the other side of the bar without making us a drink. This was the worst service I have ever seen/experianced. There is no dance floor/ and no "happening" music. In fact Idont understand why it still exists.

Pros: Leaving the bar

Cons: Bad service, Tiny, False Advertising

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I hit this place as an alternative to the irish pub up the street... they had a cheap open bar deal and good eats, the place wasnt too busy, I went back the next Fri and wow... girls dancing, the bar pouring free shots, some new jokes and then free apps for everybody... I think they even gave my girlfriend a few bucks to play the juke... its funkier and cooler than most beer halls.... its definitely more a scene than a frat party--- a bit small, but a cool room, cute staff so says my girl

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★★★★★

I hit this place as an alternative to the irish pub up the street... they had a cheap open bar deal and good eats, the place wasnt too busy, I went back the next Fri and wow... girls dancing, the bar pouring free shots, some new jokes and then free apps for everybody... I think they even gave my girlfriend a few bucks to play the juke... its funkier and cooler than most beer halls.... its definitely more a scene than a frat party--- a bit small, but a cool room, cute staff so says my girl

Pros: drink deals, happy hour price, fun juke & staff

Cons: small, quiet before 8, only20 bar seats

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I don't know how this could even be considered a bar. I think my bathroom is larger! The bartender was pompous, and the crowd was nonexistent. Forget the advertised "DJ" and "dance party"...there is nothing happening there.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't know how this could even be considered a bar. I think my bathroom is larger! The bartender was pompous, and the crowd was nonexistent. Forget the advertised "DJ" and "dance party"...there is nothing happening there.

Cons: tiny place, no people

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Great pit stop for when you're taking in history near the Liberty Bell. New Orleans beers and one of the city's best margaritas.

 

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