The Brass Monkey

★★★☆☆
  • 3440 Wilshire Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90010

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  • 213-381-7047

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Sat-Sun 4pm-2am, Mon-Fri 11am-2am

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I'm not crazy about this place. Drinks are overpriced, and it takes forever for your song to come up in karaoke. It also gets too crowded.

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★★★★★

I'm not crazy about this place. Drinks are overpriced, and it takes forever for your song to come up in karaoke. It also gets too crowded.

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The Brass Monkey is a fun little Dive bar that i enjoy going to with small groups of people. I have fun, its good, but to be completely honest i left early to go to dave and busters on Friday night and they have cosmic karaoke in their

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★★★★★

The Brass Monkey is a fun little Dive bar that i enjoy going to with small groups of people. I have fun, its good, but to be completely honest i left early to go to dave and busters on Friday night and they have cosmic karaoke in their

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I'd give it a 1/2 star if it would let me. The Karaoke DJ was horrible. He pointed out that he wasn't being tipped very well. It was an hour wait to get onstage when there was hardly anyone in the room, then it jumped to two hours when

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★★★★★

I'd give it a 1/2 star if it would let me. The Karaoke DJ was horrible. He pointed out that he wasn't being tipped very well. It was an hour wait to get onstage when there was hardly anyone in the room, then it jumped to two hours when

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So, there's a two drink minimum the waiters wont stop bugging till u buy the damn drinks. It's small, gotta come early or you'll be standing the whole night. Eh, I don't think ill come again.

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★★☆☆☆

So, there's a two drink minimum the waiters wont stop bugging till u buy the damn drinks. It's small, gotta come early or you'll be standing the whole night. Eh, I don't think ill come again.

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So, there's a two drink minimum the waiters wont stop bugging till u buy the damn drinks. It's small, gotta come early or you'll be standing the whole night. Eh, I don't think ill come again.

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★★☆☆☆

So, there's a two drink minimum the waiters wont stop bugging till u buy the damn drinks. It's small, gotta come early or you'll be standing the whole night. Eh, I don't think ill come again.

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3/3/09 My friends, husband and I went to this place. The first time for most of the 8 person group. The overcharged a few people and when I complained about the taste of the drink the "manager" came over and kicked us out! BUT WAIT then billed one of the guys for drinks and food we didn't eat or drink! The held one of the girls hostage while the guy went to his car to get more case to pay the bogus bill.

Then while waiting outside for our hostage friend another group came out and said they were just kicked out too because they had been there too long!!!! They were asked rudely to pack up their belongings and leave since they had other customers that would be buying more drinks!

It was crazy! Overpriced, unfriendly and unprofessional location! Please do not go to this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

3/3/09 My friends, husband and I went to this place. The first time for most of the 8 person group. The overcharged a few people and when I complained about the taste of the drink the "manager" came over and kicked us out! BUT WAIT then billed one of the guys for drinks and food we didn't eat or drink! The held one of the girls hostage while the guy went to his car to get more case to pay the bogus bill.

Then while waiting outside for our hostage friend another group came out and said they were just kicked out too because they had been there too long!!!! They were asked rudely to pack up their belongings and leave since they had other customers that would be buying more drinks!

It was crazy! Overpriced, unfriendly and unprofessional location! Please do not go to this place!

Pros: French Fries were decent

Cons: Everything! The staff, the drinks, the singing!

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Few of my friends came to have a good time and after 20-30 minutes we left in disgust. There was a brunette waitress working at night on 03/21/09 that was a real money grubbing "person". I ordered 3 beers for total $18.00 when I gave her a $20.00 she told me "OK that's twenty" I looked at her like what? She said "this is how I make a living so it's twenty" To get a tip you EARN your tip if she would of gave me $2.00 back I would of gave her back those $2.00 even though she did not do much. I felt like she reached into my wallet and helped herself out to my money. ugh such a dirty feeling!

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★☆☆☆☆

Few of my friends came to have a good time and after 20-30 minutes we left in disgust. There was a brunette waitress working at night on 03/21/09 that was a real money grubbing "person". I ordered 3 beers for total $18.00 when I gave her a $20.00 she told me "OK that's twenty" I looked at her like what? She said "this is how I make a living so it's twenty" To get a tip you EARN your tip if she would of gave me $2.00 back I would of gave her back those $2.00 even though she did not do much. I felt like she reached into my wallet and helped herself out to my money. ugh such a dirty feeling!

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Few of my friends came to have a good time and after 20-30 minutes we left in disgust. There was a brunette waitress working at night on 03/21/09 that was a real money grubbing "person". I ordered 3 beers for total $18.00 when I gave her a $20.00 she told me "ok that's twenty" I looked at her like what? She said "this is how I make a living so it's twenty" To get a tip you EARN your tip if she would of gave me $2.00 back I would of gave her back those $2.00 even though she did not do much. I felt like she reached into my wallet and helped herself out to my money. uhh such a dirty feeling!

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★☆☆☆☆

Few of my friends came to have a good time and after 20-30 minutes we left in disgust. There was a brunette waitress working at night on 03/21/09 that was a real money grubbing "person". I ordered 3 beers for total $18.00 when I gave her a $20.00 she told me "ok that's twenty" I looked at her like what? She said "this is how I make a living so it's twenty" To get a tip you EARN your tip if she would of gave me $2.00 back I would of gave her back those $2.00 even though she did not do much. I felt like she reached into my wallet and helped herself out to my money. uhh such a dirty feeling!

Pros: None

Cons: Waitresses climb into your wallet

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My girlfriend and I are avid karaoke peeps. We just moved to LA from Santa Barbara and have been searching for good karaoke spots. So far, Brass Monkey has been one of the better singing spots, but has a few problems to be aware of. Let me preface this review by saying, in Santa Barbara I was a singing bartender at a popular karaoke spot and my girlfriend has KJ'd on a few occasions for her uncle who has one of the best shows you'll ever go to. That being said, we know what makes up good karaoke and good service.

Upon entering the bar we were (like the last poster) confronted by a cocktail waitress who was adamant about taking our drink order. I declined and told her we would try and find a spot at the bar. She looked at me like I was crazy and with quite an attitude persisted to convince me to order through her. I've managed a restaurant and bartended at a similar bar, and in no way should employees ever barrage a guest upon their arrival, it starts things off on a bad note. I brushed past her and ignored her request to serve us and headed for the bar. Once I got their, I noticed all the seats were taken so I asked the cocktail waitress if I could sit at a table, the only one which wasn't reserved for a party later. She reluctantly accepted, but told me she would have to kick me and my gf out of the seats once a larger party wanted to sit there. Mind you this was only a small two person table. I didn't really want to get into anything even though this is fatal protocol for a business who wants returning guests.

We finally ordered our first two domestic beers and put in our karaoke slips. The KJ started his show a little early at around 845 and we got in two songs before the bar completely filled up around 930. Throughout the meat of the night, the service was good, we weren't kicked out for a bigger party, and we got in 3 songs apiece before the rotation was 3 hours long (so go early).

After singing our last song, I asked the cocktail waitress, who had been attentive to us throughout the night if we could split the payment between my gf's and my credit cards. We had 5 beers apiece so I figured it would be pretty easy. Well her reaction was as though I asked her to bake me a cake. She asked, "seriously?". I said "yes, if it's not too much trouble". She huffed off and returned with our bills. We were surprised to see that Coors Light goes for $5 a bottle, especially after hearing about reasonable drink prices. $5 for C- is an absolute rip off but I guess it's not too unexpected for an LA bar.

All in all, my gf and I had a fun night, but we won't be going back to Brass Monkey until we've searched for better karaoke spots. If the beer was a little less expensive and the cocktail waitress not as pushy and bitchy, we would surely be returning customers.

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★★☆☆☆

My girlfriend and I are avid karaoke peeps. We just moved to LA from Santa Barbara and have been searching for good karaoke spots. So far, Brass Monkey has been one of the better singing spots, but has a few problems to be aware of. Let me preface this review by saying, in Santa Barbara I was a singing bartender at a popular karaoke spot and my girlfriend has KJ'd on a few occasions for her uncle who has one of the best shows you'll ever go to. That being said, we know what makes up good karaoke and good service.

Upon entering the bar we were (like the last poster) confronted by a cocktail waitress who was adamant about taking our drink order. I declined and told her we would try and find a spot at the bar. She looked at me like I was crazy and with quite an attitude persisted to convince me to order through her. I've managed a restaurant and bartended at a similar bar, and in no way should employees ever barrage a guest upon their arrival, it starts things off on a bad note. I brushed past her and ignored her request to serve us and headed for the bar. Once I got their, I noticed all the seats were taken so I asked the cocktail waitress if I could sit at a table, the only one which wasn't reserved for a party later. She reluctantly accepted, but told me she would have to kick me and my gf out of the seats once a larger party wanted to sit there. Mind you this was only a small two person table. I didn't really want to get into anything even though this is fatal protocol for a business who wants returning guests.

We finally ordered our first two domestic beers and put in our karaoke slips. The KJ started his show a little early at around 845 and we got in two songs before the bar completely filled up around 930. Throughout the meat of the night, the service was good, we weren't kicked out for a bigger party, and we got in 3 songs apiece before the rotation was 3 hours long (so go early).

After singing our last song, I asked the cocktail waitress, who had been attentive to us throughout the night if we could split the payment between my gf's and my credit cards. We had 5 beers apiece so I figured it would be pretty easy. Well her reaction was as though I asked her to bake me a cake. She asked, "seriously?". I said "yes, if it's not too much trouble". She huffed off and returned with our bills. We were surprised to see that Coors Light goes for $5 a bottle, especially after hearing about reasonable drink prices. $5 for C- is an absolute rip off but I guess it's not too unexpected for an LA bar.

All in all, my gf and I had a fun night, but we won't be going back to Brass Monkey until we've searched for better karaoke spots. If the beer was a little less expensive and the cocktail waitress not as pushy and bitchy, we would surely be returning customers.

Pros: good karaoke, good crowd

Cons: cocktail waitress' attitude, $5 domestic bottles

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I hadn't visited the Brass Monkey often. I went there recently and the waitress that I had was VERY, VERY, Rude and curt with me the whole time. I had NEVER had that bad of service. If that's the type of service you like, I suggest you go. The only reason I didn't go off on the waitress is because I was on a business lunch. I know that if I go there again and had the same waitress with the same type of service I won't be as tolerant as I was that day.

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★☆☆☆☆

I hadn't visited the Brass Monkey often. I went there recently and the waitress that I had was VERY, VERY, Rude and curt with me the whole time. I had NEVER had that bad of service. If that's the type of service you like, I suggest you go. The only reason I didn't go off on the waitress is because I was on a business lunch. I know that if I go there again and had the same waitress with the same type of service I won't be as tolerant as I was that day.

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First thing I walked into this bar all I wanted to do was go straight to the bar. I had a waitress jump in front of me blocking me from the bar. She said, "can I help you?" I said, " oh I just want to go to the bar thank you" She said, "oh that's fine I can take your order"....mind you I see the bar has people seated all around it. I say, "can't I just go to the bar??" She say's "oh I can help you" A little weirded out and seeing the door man creeping up behind me I said, "ok, I'll have a vodka tonic (sucked by the way)" She says, "there's a $25 limit on cards" so I proceed to buy three of my friends drinks. Now we have to stand awkwardly waiting for a table that is clearly open before us until we are finally seated. The whole time I am thinking, "how the hell are those people able to sit at the bar but I can't??" I hate this place, with a passion.

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★☆☆☆☆

First thing I walked into this bar all I wanted to do was go straight to the bar. I had a waitress jump in front of me blocking me from the bar. She said, "can I help you?" I said, " oh I just want to go to the bar thank you" She said, "oh that's fine I can take your order"....mind you I see the bar has people seated all around it. I say, "can't I just go to the bar??" She say's "oh I can help you" A little weirded out and seeing the door man creeping up behind me I said, "ok, I'll have a vodka tonic (sucked by the way)" She says, "there's a $25 limit on cards" so I proceed to buy three of my friends drinks. Now we have to stand awkwardly waiting for a table that is clearly open before us until we are finally seated. The whole time I am thinking, "how the hell are those people able to sit at the bar but I can't??" I hate this place, with a passion.

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i enjoy myself at the brass monkey. i went on a friday night and it was great. The drinks were good and you got them in a timely matter. The Dj was great totally had the whole bar rocking. men to women ratio was great 5 to 2. Most of the guys were cute and friendly. great place to meet new people. And the hot wings are good too.

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★★★★★

i enjoy myself at the brass monkey. i went on a friday night and it was great. The drinks were good and you got them in a timely matter. The Dj was great totally had the whole bar rocking. men to women ratio was great 5 to 2. Most of the guys were cute and friendly. great place to meet new people. And the hot wings are good too.

Pros: Parking close, great atmosphere, strong drinks, and good music

Cons: small bar

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I ordered some calamari and it came in stale, I told our waitress if its possible to change my order and she gladly obliged so I ordered chicken wings and guess what , it came in freezing cold like it came out of the fridge. I was really disappointed and I called our server back to see if I could get my money back and you know what she told me....I can't give your money back coz they will take it out of me...WOW if this is a place you want to hang around I guess you have to assume the risk if you want to get sick....worst place to be...avoid totally unless you want to get potential disease then its highly recommended. I wouldnt come back to this place even if you paid me!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered some calamari and it came in stale, I told our waitress if its possible to change my order and she gladly obliged so I ordered chicken wings and guess what , it came in freezing cold like it came out of the fridge. I was really disappointed and I called our server back to see if I could get my money back and you know what she told me....I can't give your money back coz they will take it out of me...WOW if this is a place you want to hang around I guess you have to assume the risk if you want to get sick....worst place to be...avoid totally unless you want to get potential disease then its highly recommended. I wouldnt come back to this place even if you paid me!!!!!

Pros: none

Cons: food is stale or not cooked take your pick

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I've been going to this place for the past three years on Friday's after work. It's a small place but I like it. The food is good and prices are very reasonable. Drinks are a little costly but if you ask for a drink in a particular way they will make it for you. Waitresses are very friendly (especially to guys)... The regulars are very friendly with new people and welcome new comers. I really like this place... Parking is free after 5pm in the structure next to the bar with validation. Where do you get free parking in LA..?

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to this place for the past three years on Friday's after work. It's a small place but I like it. The food is good and prices are very reasonable. Drinks are a little costly but if you ask for a drink in a particular way they will make it for you. Waitresses are very friendly (especially to guys)... The regulars are very friendly with new people and welcome new comers. I really like this place... Parking is free after 5pm in the structure next to the bar with validation. Where do you get free parking in LA..?

Pros: Free parking, friendly people, good food prices

Cons: Small, costly drinks, karoke guy not to cool

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I recently went to Backstage with a friend and her mother, and let me tell you... it's even better than Brass Monkey back in '99 when the Monkey was hot. I remember when I would walk to the Brass Monkey and they'd be closed because Drew Berrymore or some other hot celeb was having her b-day party there. Now the place is a flop.

Try Backstage instead. They've got people of every race, age, 'class'... it's like one big party. Seriously fun.

And no, I do not work there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently went to Backstage with a friend and her mother, and let me tell you... it's even better than Brass Monkey back in '99 when the Monkey was hot. I remember when I would walk to the Brass Monkey and they'd be closed because Drew Berrymore or some other hot celeb was having her b-day party there. Now the place is a flop.

Try Backstage instead. They've got people of every race, age, 'class'... it's like one big party. Seriously fun.

And no, I do not work there.

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Silliness. Come here smashed, or you won't feel quite right... Has a cheesy tiki bar vibe and the karaoke amplifies that x 100. If you are looking for something low-key and ridiculous with a group of friends, this is the place.

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★★★☆☆

Silliness. Come here smashed, or you won't feel quite right... Has a cheesy tiki bar vibe and the karaoke amplifies that x 100. If you are looking for something low-key and ridiculous with a group of friends, this is the place.

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My friends and I used to frequent this karaoke bar but after our recent experience, we will never be back. The doorman was cool but the manager, some idiot named Ricco was rude and kicked us out of more tables and chairs than we could stand. He said he had "reservations" for our table so we got up and then he seated some walk-ins who were actually the rest of my friends joining us. He was running aound all night sucking up to some customers and groping almost every woman in the place! We asked why we were seated originally, on a slow night and he retorted that he was saving the table for some expected VIPs. We spent over $300 in this place! What does it take to be a VIP?? Tell your friends they have to "grease" Rico heavily if they want a table. Otherwise, don't bother.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I used to frequent this karaoke bar but after our recent experience, we will never be back. The doorman was cool but the manager, some idiot named Ricco was rude and kicked us out of more tables and chairs than we could stand. He said he had "reservations" for our table so we got up and then he seated some walk-ins who were actually the rest of my friends joining us. He was running aound all night sucking up to some customers and groping almost every woman in the place! We asked why we were seated originally, on a slow night and he retorted that he was saving the table for some expected VIPs. We spent over $300 in this place! What does it take to be a VIP?? Tell your friends they have to "grease" Rico heavily if they want a table. Otherwise, don't bother.

Pros: Good sounds. Great Songlist. Good drinks

Cons: The terrible night manager!!

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I've been to the Monkey off and on for the last two years or so and always had a great time. Sure, the service is a little lacking and the drinks aren't great, but when Lucas was the DJ, everyone seemed to have a good time.

The last two times I've been there, however, some d0uchebag DJ was there and was the worst karaoke DJ in the history of mankind. He was messing up the order, coming back to the DJ both late after leaving to go dance with the drunk idiots, giving way too much preference to the large birthday party that was there, and generally stinking up the joint.

We got there relatively early (9:00) and had our songs in quickly. After not singing by midnight and seeing that our party's songs had been moved down the list not once, but twice, we just decided to go. Pretty much the entire place had emptied out because no one was singing except for the group of drunken birthday girls. When we left, there was maybe 15 people in the bar that weren't there for that party.

Every other time I'd been to there and Lucas was hitting up the tunes, the nights were great and everyone in the place got to sing, not just the birthday parties that were excessively tipping. I won't go there again without calling ahead to see if Lucas is there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to the Monkey off and on for the last two years or so and always had a great time. Sure, the service is a little lacking and the drinks aren't great, but when Lucas was the DJ, everyone seemed to have a good time.

The last two times I've been there, however, some d0uchebag DJ was there and was the worst karaoke DJ in the history of mankind. He was messing up the order, coming back to the DJ both late after leaving to go dance with the drunk idiots, giving way too much preference to the large birthday party that was there, and generally stinking up the joint.

We got there relatively early (9:00) and had our songs in quickly. After not singing by midnight and seeing that our party's songs had been moved down the list not once, but twice, we just decided to go. Pretty much the entire place had emptied out because no one was singing except for the group of drunken birthday girls. When we left, there was maybe 15 people in the bar that weren't there for that party.

Every other time I'd been to there and Lucas was hitting up the tunes, the nights were great and everyone in the place got to sing, not just the birthday parties that were excessively tipping. I won't go there again without calling ahead to see if Lucas is there.

Pros: Parking, one cute waitress

Cons: Weak drinks, bad service, bad DJs, the idiots in the hard hats.

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I went to the Brass Monkey after a play with nine friends who have frequented it on and off throughout the years. Everyone in our party was ordering a lot of drinks and food and I ordered an Absolut Tonic. When I tasted the drink it was terrible. Something was very wrong with the tonic. I had two other people try the drink to see if they thought it was off, which they wholeheartedly agreed it was. This is what I usually drink so I know what a vodka tonic should taste like. The waitress was gone for at least twenty minutes so I went with the drink to the bar and apologized for the inconvenience but the tonic tasted a little strange and could I replace the drink with an Absolut Grapefruit? She seemed irritated and told the bartenders who tried the straight tonic and had me try it. I said that yes it was off and the bartender proceeded to tell me that he'd been bartending for seven years and it was fine. They then igored me and I walked back to the table with the awful drink. About five minutes later the drink was spilled (it was still full) by the person serving the bad food. No one offered to replace the spilled drink. When I asked the waitress to replace it she said no and that she would have to pay for it out of pocket. Very frusterated I went outside and the waitress a few minutes later came outside found the door guy and started talking about me and calling me a pain in the a*s right in front of me. I was literally five feet away. I left right after this and of course had to pay $7 for the worst drink on the planet. I will never go there again. I hate to complain and I work in the service industry and was gracious and humble when trying to change the drink. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Brass Monkey after a play with nine friends who have frequented it on and off throughout the years. Everyone in our party was ordering a lot of drinks and food and I ordered an Absolut Tonic. When I tasted the drink it was terrible. Something was very wrong with the tonic. I had two other people try the drink to see if they thought it was off, which they wholeheartedly agreed it was. This is what I usually drink so I know what a vodka tonic should taste like. The waitress was gone for at least twenty minutes so I went with the drink to the bar and apologized for the inconvenience but the tonic tasted a little strange and could I replace the drink with an Absolut Grapefruit? She seemed irritated and told the bartenders who tried the straight tonic and had me try it. I said that yes it was off and the bartender proceeded to tell me that he'd been bartending for seven years and it was fine. They then igored me and I walked back to the table with the awful drink. About five minutes later the drink was spilled (it was still full) by the person serving the bad food. No one offered to replace the spilled drink. When I asked the waitress to replace it she said no and that she would have to pay for it out of pocket. Very frusterated I went outside and the waitress a few minutes later came outside found the door guy and started talking about me and calling me a pain in the a*s right in front of me. I was literally five feet away. I left right after this and of course had to pay $7 for the worst drink on the planet. I will never go there again. I hate to complain and I work in the service industry and was gracious and humble when trying to change the drink. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

Pros: parking

Cons: food, drinks, service, cleanliness

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Let me just say that If you are a true karaoke affectionado and you believe in fairness this place is not for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got there about 9:45pm. I got my song in about 10pm (and I tipped). And preceeded to wait for my turn to come up. There was a lot of people there so I expected to wait. I was there with friends and we were drinking so it help pass the time. Everything was fun up until the time that I began to notice that some people, who had already sang a song were going up again and I was still waiting. What was even worse, was watching people come in , chum up with the KJ, and get put on the list and eventually go up before me also. When I asked the KJ what was going on, he tried to give me some weak-ass excuse. But, at that point he was only making himself look very lame. Finally, at around 12:25 am I got up, I did my song, the crowd loved it, and I had fun. But almost three hours to sing one song?!!! Like I said if you are a true karaoke affectionado and you believe in fairness, this is not the place for you!

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★★★☆☆

Let me just say that If you are a true karaoke affectionado and you believe in fairness this place is not for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got there about 9:45pm. I got my song in about 10pm (and I tipped). And preceeded to wait for my turn to come up. There was a lot of people there so I expected to wait. I was there with friends and we were drinking so it help pass the time. Everything was fun up until the time that I began to notice that some people, who had already sang a song were going up again and I was still waiting. What was even worse, was watching people come in , chum up with the KJ, and get put on the list and eventually go up before me also. When I asked the KJ what was going on, he tried to give me some weak-ass excuse. But, at that point he was only making himself look very lame. Finally, at around 12:25 am I got up, I did my song, the crowd loved it, and I had fun. But almost three hours to sing one song?!!! Like I said if you are a true karaoke affectionado and you believe in fairness, this is not the place for you!

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My friends and I arrived at 10, and the man at the door was super friendly and helpful. When we walked in, we couldn't get a table because our group was too large, but I was plesantly surprised that a waitress approached me right away and took our drink orders. A few of us chose songs to sing and gave it to the DJ...over three hours later, we could not figure out why we were not being picked. They told us it would be a 3 hour wait and that 45 songs were on the list...yet we noticed that a few groups of people were singing several times in an hour! I spoke with a girl in a nearby group, and she said she was waiting since 9:30 and that she was annoyed that the DJ allowed his friends to skip ahead of other patrons. Nearing two, my friends and I were getting fed up. I talked to a guy at the bar who had sang several times, and he said that he was friends with the DJ and that the DJ kept bumping him up on the list. I guess at Brass Monkey, when it comes to singing, it's not about fairness. It's about who you know.

There were some good and amusing things that happened, but I felt annoyed that the singing system was so corrupt. What's the point really if you don't know the DJ? You're never going to be able to sing, and you're going to have to listen to the crappy songs of the same five groups of people. I would NEVER go back.

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★★☆☆☆

My friends and I arrived at 10, and the man at the door was super friendly and helpful. When we walked in, we couldn't get a table because our group was too large, but I was plesantly surprised that a waitress approached me right away and took our drink orders. A few of us chose songs to sing and gave it to the DJ...over three hours later, we could not figure out why we were not being picked. They told us it would be a 3 hour wait and that 45 songs were on the list...yet we noticed that a few groups of people were singing several times in an hour! I spoke with a girl in a nearby group, and she said she was waiting since 9:30 and that she was annoyed that the DJ allowed his friends to skip ahead of other patrons. Nearing two, my friends and I were getting fed up. I talked to a guy at the bar who had sang several times, and he said that he was friends with the DJ and that the DJ kept bumping him up on the list. I guess at Brass Monkey, when it comes to singing, it's not about fairness. It's about who you know.

There were some good and amusing things that happened, but I felt annoyed that the singing system was so corrupt. What's the point really if you don't know the DJ? You're never going to be able to sing, and you're going to have to listen to the crappy songs of the same five groups of people. I would NEVER go back.

Pros: Service (the staff not the DJ), atmosphere, possible celeb sightings

Cons: Unless you know the DJ, he's never going to let you sing

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If you want to have a karaoke party, The Brass Monkey is the place for you. Firstly, they take reservations for big parties, so you can reserve a spot for all your guests so they don't have to cram in.

Secondly, the food is good (bar food but good) and it's just a really fun place to karaoke. Doesn't have that awful "industry" feel of places like Dimple's in Burbank, but is filled with cool chill people who just want to have fun.

I highly recommend The Brass Monkey for your next party.

5
★★★★★

If you want to have a karaoke party, The Brass Monkey is the place for you. Firstly, they take reservations for big parties, so you can reserve a spot for all your guests so they don't have to cram in.

Secondly, the food is good (bar food but good) and it's just a really fun place to karaoke. Doesn't have that awful "industry" feel of places like Dimple's in Burbank, but is filled with cool chill people who just want to have fun.

I highly recommend The Brass Monkey for your next party.

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The place doesn't look like much, and it's a tough place to find, but the karaoke atmosphere is great. Whether you're a terrific singer, or an amateur, the people are very encouraging. It gets very lively and the song selection is expansive.

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★★★★☆

The place doesn't look like much, and it's a tough place to find, but the karaoke atmosphere is great. Whether you're a terrific singer, or an amateur, the people are very encouraging. It gets very lively and the song selection is expansive.

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Recently went here and had a very good time. Not the biggest place in town, but great place to get away. There is some entertainment. I was there on a Thursday night and they had kareoke. I recommend it if your in the area, need a drink, and want to let the traffic die down.

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★★★☆☆

Recently went here and had a very good time. Not the biggest place in town, but great place to get away. There is some entertainment. I was there on a Thursday night and they had kareoke. I recommend it if your in the area, need a drink, and want to let the traffic die down.

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I visited this karaoke bar this past Friday with a group of friends for girls night out. Upon arriving I was a little surprised at how small it was inside, but somehow it comes off as intimate & charming. The doorman was friendly & helped me find my party right away. The atmosphere is very loud & crowded on a Friday night with standing room only by 10:30 p.m. I was pleased with the somewhat mixed crowd of approximately 70% White, 15% Hispanic & 15% African-Americans. I have never been to a karaoke bar before and expected to hear YMCA & "Rolling On A River" all night long, but I was impressed with the extensive list of current & classic hits to choose from. I would definitely recommend it as a hang out spot for groups of 3 or more - would not recommend it as a first date place since it is very difficult to hold a conversation in there. As far as the drinks go, I wasn't impressed with the Funky Monkey, but the Long Island Iced Tea gets 2 thumbs up! The food was decent, (try the cobb salad w/ chicken) All in all, I had a great time and would recommend it for a night out with the girls, guys or a group of both. 1 Con - although our group of 15 had reservations, we were forced to move to a seperate area after 10:00 when the bar started getting extremely crowded. I think the idea was to try to accomodate everyone, but in my opinion that's not fair - it should be first come, first served seating. And one last thing - parking in the structure across from the bar can be expensive so don't forget to have your ticket validated.

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★★★★☆

I visited this karaoke bar this past Friday with a group of friends for girls night out. Upon arriving I was a little surprised at how small it was inside, but somehow it comes off as intimate & charming. The doorman was friendly & helped me find my party right away. The atmosphere is very loud & crowded on a Friday night with standing room only by 10:30 p.m. I was pleased with the somewhat mixed crowd of approximately 70% White, 15% Hispanic & 15% African-Americans. I have never been to a karaoke bar before and expected to hear YMCA & "Rolling On A River" all night long, but I was impressed with the extensive list of current & classic hits to choose from. I would definitely recommend it as a hang out spot for groups of 3 or more - would not recommend it as a first date place since it is very difficult to hold a conversation in there. As far as the drinks go, I wasn't impressed with the Funky Monkey, but the Long Island Iced Tea gets 2 thumbs up! The food was decent, (try the cobb salad w/ chicken) All in all, I had a great time and would recommend it for a night out with the girls, guys or a group of both. 1 Con - although our group of 15 had reservations, we were forced to move to a seperate area after 10:00 when the bar started getting extremely crowded. I think the idea was to try to accomodate everyone, but in my opinion that's not fair - it should be first come, first served seating. And one last thing - parking in the structure across from the bar can be expensive so don't forget to have your ticket validated.

Pros: Extensive list of current & classic songs to choose from, Nice crowd

Cons: Limited seating

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I've only been two a few Karaoke places since moving to LA, but I did enjoy my night at Brass Monkey. Because I've read about the drinks not being good, I stuck to beer the night, though me and my friends did have some shots (Jagger Bomb, Kamikaze and Chocolate Cake) and they were all right on. Maybe it was a different bartender...Anyway, we went on a Thursay night and had a blast. It was pretty empty so we got to sing a lot. The KJ was really cool and even sang backgrounds when I sang which was great. People were up and dancing and everyone was cheering each other on. Oh and the song list was very very extensive, their were even songs that had only been on the radio for a month or two. I would recommend this place during the week as I would imagine it would be too crowded on the weekend.

2
★★★★☆

I've only been two a few Karaoke places since moving to LA, but I did enjoy my night at Brass Monkey. Because I've read about the drinks not being good, I stuck to beer the night, though me and my friends did have some shots (Jagger Bomb, Kamikaze and Chocolate Cake) and they were all right on. Maybe it was a different bartender...Anyway, we went on a Thursay night and had a blast. It was pretty empty so we got to sing a lot. The KJ was really cool and even sang backgrounds when I sang which was great. People were up and dancing and everyone was cheering each other on. Oh and the song list was very very extensive, their were even songs that had only been on the radio for a month or two. I would recommend this place during the week as I would imagine it would be too crowded on the weekend.

Pros: Karaoke, KJ, Song List and Crowd.

Cons: Drinks were a little costly.

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I had the prime rib sandwich($8.95) some of the worst prime rib I have ever had in my life. My friend had a hamburger($7.95) very dry. Expensive watered down drinks, that are not worth what you pay. Just awful!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the prime rib sandwich($8.95) some of the worst prime rib I have ever had in my life. My friend had a hamburger($7.95) very dry. Expensive watered down drinks, that are not worth what you pay. Just awful!

Pros: karaoke(if you like it)

Cons: terrible food, over-priced drinks

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My husband and I went for karaoke on Saturday night. We were amazed that you can park for free somewhere in LA. Park in the lot next door. There was no cover, but signs posted say 2 drink minimum. My husband likes Patron, most places charge $13-15 for a shot, at the Brass Monkey Patron is $8 a shot. I had lemon drops. They were great and STRONG! The DJ did a great job of keeping us entertained and with a tip we were put into a busy rotation a couple of times. There was a good selection of songs. We thought it would be busier on a weekend, it was just right . . .The wait staff were friendly and prompt.
A great time :)

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★★★★☆

My husband and I went for karaoke on Saturday night. We were amazed that you can park for free somewhere in LA. Park in the lot next door. There was no cover, but signs posted say 2 drink minimum. My husband likes Patron, most places charge $13-15 for a shot, at the Brass Monkey Patron is $8 a shot. I had lemon drops. They were great and STRONG! The DJ did a great job of keeping us entertained and with a tip we were put into a busy rotation a couple of times. There was a good selection of songs. We thought it would be busier on a weekend, it was just right . . .The wait staff were friendly and prompt.
A great time :)

Pros: free parking, cheap good drinks

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The Monkey rocks every Friday and Saturday! It is a nonstop party after 10pm. It is always packed and the crowd is friendly and knows how to rock the house down. I have a great time everytime. Here are the Pros: They have the best selection of songs ever, bar none. The friendly party people. No cover. Cons: The wait in between your songs. You can only request one song at a time; you sing a song, and then you can put in your next request.

The Key to having a great time.

Hint#1: Call ahead and reserve a table, or otherwise SRO.

Hint#2: Tip your waitress well. Not only will she will be prompt, she will flirt with you. And if you ask her to make your drinks strong, she will ask the bartenders to do so. It's easy to get great service for the whole night.

Hint#3: Tip your Karaoke Hosts well, but only when you turn in your song to sing. Then you will be sure to get to sing, and you will get great treatment too. And they will get you back into the rotation faster.

WARNING: I've seen people who have drunk too much be rude and obnoxious to the waitresses and Karaoke Hosts. They complain that they got watered down drinks all night. Worst of all they did not get to sing any songs during the whole night.

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★★★★★

The Monkey rocks every Friday and Saturday! It is a nonstop party after 10pm. It is always packed and the crowd is friendly and knows how to rock the house down. I have a great time everytime. Here are the Pros: They have the best selection of songs ever, bar none. The friendly party people. No cover. Cons: The wait in between your songs. You can only request one song at a time; you sing a song, and then you can put in your next request.

The Key to having a great time.

Hint#1: Call ahead and reserve a table, or otherwise SRO.

Hint#2: Tip your waitress well. Not only will she will be prompt, she will flirt with you. And if you ask her to make your drinks strong, she will ask the bartenders to do so. It's easy to get great service for the whole night.

Hint#3: Tip your Karaoke Hosts well, but only when you turn in your song to sing. Then you will be sure to get to sing, and you will get great treatment too. And they will get you back into the rotation faster.

WARNING: I've seen people who have drunk too much be rude and obnoxious to the waitresses and Karaoke Hosts. They complain that they got watered down drinks all night. Worst of all they did not get to sing any songs during the whole night.

Pros: Atmosphere, music selection, fun people

Cons: Long wait to sing when it's packed, get a table or you stand

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I agree with what many others have said about the overpriced, half-filled, watered-down drinks. Even with that, we were having a great time...until the waitress became very uncooperative. The bartender made the wrong drink, but we weren't in a hurry to get the right one so it wasn't a big deal. The waitress said she'd be right back with the correct one, but that she'd leave the other one for us to have on the house even though I said we didn't want it (but it's not like they could re-serve it). It tasted like rubbing alcohol, so we passed it off to someone else. We were with a group of 30, so I'm not even sure who drank it. Half an hour later, we hadn't gotten the right drink, so we asked. It came soon after that, along with the bill, which included the drink we didn't order. She said that we had to pay or tell her who drank it so she could charge them for it. We certainly weren't going to pay for it, and had no idea who drank it, so she threw a hissy fit when I told her this. I ended up having to wait around for the manager, who gave us cash back but was still rude about it and sided with the waitress ("she says she told you that this drink was in place of the one you ordered, but that you wanted it"). Even though I'd have stuck around to sing more, we felt the need to cut the night short since she would have just been giving us evil looks for taking her $9 (the price of rubbing alcohol, apparently) and not leaving a tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with what many others have said about the overpriced, half-filled, watered-down drinks. Even with that, we were having a great time...until the waitress became very uncooperative. The bartender made the wrong drink, but we weren't in a hurry to get the right one so it wasn't a big deal. The waitress said she'd be right back with the correct one, but that she'd leave the other one for us to have on the house even though I said we didn't want it (but it's not like they could re-serve it). It tasted like rubbing alcohol, so we passed it off to someone else. We were with a group of 30, so I'm not even sure who drank it. Half an hour later, we hadn't gotten the right drink, so we asked. It came soon after that, along with the bill, which included the drink we didn't order. She said that we had to pay or tell her who drank it so she could charge them for it. We certainly weren't going to pay for it, and had no idea who drank it, so she threw a hissy fit when I told her this. I ended up having to wait around for the manager, who gave us cash back but was still rude about it and sided with the waitress ("she says she told you that this drink was in place of the one you ordered, but that you wanted it"). Even though I'd have stuck around to sing more, we felt the need to cut the night short since she would have just been giving us evil looks for taking her $9 (the price of rubbing alcohol, apparently) and not leaving a tip.

Pros: Good Karaoke selection

Cons: Drink prices/tastes, staff

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I met the love of my life here one evening in late July. The Monkey Rocks!

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★★★★★

I met the love of my life here one evening in late July. The Monkey Rocks!

Pros: Great Karaoke!, Met Love of my Life!, Tasty Coronas!

Cons: $6 Coronas

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I just recently visited this karaoke bar and was pretty disappointed... Several of the servers were rude to different people in my group. My drink was way overpriced and when the waitress finally brought it to me it looked like someone had already drank half of it. If you want to have a good time singing with your friends, stay home and put on the radio...

1
★★☆☆☆

I just recently visited this karaoke bar and was pretty disappointed... Several of the servers were rude to different people in my group. My drink was way overpriced and when the waitress finally brought it to me it looked like someone had already drank half of it. If you want to have a good time singing with your friends, stay home and put on the radio...

Cons: nasty servers, overpriced drinks

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even though this is my default karaoke spot it does have its low points. drinks are pricey and can be watered down. if you actually want to sing you have to get there early or else you might be waiting around all night and never get called up. the dj's can be very preferential about who they let sing. so if you have a large group of friends, turn in your karaoke requests one at a time with different individual's names(he won't let you sing if he keeps seeing the same names over and over) and then just go up as a group!

but the crowd really makes brass monkey a great spot! a lot of fun people who are all relying on liquid courage to get up and sing so they can all be really friendly!

2
★★★★☆

even though this is my default karaoke spot it does have its low points. drinks are pricey and can be watered down. if you actually want to sing you have to get there early or else you might be waiting around all night and never get called up. the dj's can be very preferential about who they let sing. so if you have a large group of friends, turn in your karaoke requests one at a time with different individual's names(he won't let you sing if he keeps seeing the same names over and over) and then just go up as a group!

but the crowd really makes brass monkey a great spot! a lot of fun people who are all relying on liquid courage to get up and sing so they can all be really friendly!

Pros: great crowd, lots of songs, good parking

Cons: long wait for songs, drinks are so so

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The food is not good at all. It taste like something out of a hospital cafeteria. The drinks are over priced...really over priced. The bartenders are nice but they cant expect you to even get a good buzz off the watered down drinks they serve. The only postive is the big over sized chair...if they're are two of you only one of you can have a big chair. Very comfortable now only if the food and drinks were better.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food is not good at all. It taste like something out of a hospital cafeteria. The drinks are over priced...really over priced. The bartenders are nice but they cant expect you to even get a good buzz off the watered down drinks they serve. The only postive is the big over sized chair...if they're are two of you only one of you can have a big chair. Very comfortable now only if the food and drinks were better.

Cons: Food and Drinks, Value

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I have a low tolerence, therefore i order one or two drinks and really want to enjoy my drinks. First,I ordered a Monkey Martini....they did not serve them in a martini glass. My friend ordered a Monkey Mojito...guess what..NO MOJITO. I ordered a Sexy Monkey supposedly with O.J., cranberry juice, Stoli Vodka, and Grand Marnier...the drink tasted so discusting....like it was just some cheap $5 Vodka with a splash of cranberry. I could have made a better drink with vodka and Gatorade! My friend ordered a rum and coke.....so bad she didn't drink hers either. I ended up having wine cause it's the only things the bartenders didn't actually make. At the end of the night, we decided to order two shots of patron. The shots they brought us were NOT Patron.....again had that same cheap taste, they didn't even chill it or put salt on the rim as ordered.

1
★★☆☆☆

I have a low tolerence, therefore i order one or two drinks and really want to enjoy my drinks. First,I ordered a Monkey Martini....they did not serve them in a martini glass. My friend ordered a Monkey Mojito...guess what..NO MOJITO. I ordered a Sexy Monkey supposedly with O.J., cranberry juice, Stoli Vodka, and Grand Marnier...the drink tasted so discusting....like it was just some cheap $5 Vodka with a splash of cranberry. I could have made a better drink with vodka and Gatorade! My friend ordered a rum and coke.....so bad she didn't drink hers either. I ended up having wine cause it's the only things the bartenders didn't actually make. At the end of the night, we decided to order two shots of patron. The shots they brought us were NOT Patron.....again had that same cheap taste, they didn't even chill it or put salt on the rim as ordered.

Pros: atmosphere, food, reservation of table

Cons: barteners, cocktails, specialty drinks

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Brass Monkey has become a favorite lunch spot for our company. The staff is good about accommodating large groups. The menu is varied and surprisingly inexpensive. Better yet, the food is GOOD!

Call ahead with your order for a large crowd and you won't have to wait very long for your food. If I lived in the area I would check the karaoke out; I hear it's a blast.

2
★★★★☆

Brass Monkey has become a favorite lunch spot for our company. The staff is good about accommodating large groups. The menu is varied and surprisingly inexpensive. Better yet, the food is GOOD!

Call ahead with your order for a large crowd and you won't have to wait very long for your food. If I lived in the area I would check the karaoke out; I hear it's a blast.

Pros: Fun, Inexpensive Food, Good Food

Cons: Not Close To Home

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I went to a friend's birthday party here last night and it was totally fun. They have pretty much every song you could want to sing except Social Distortion's Ball and Chain and Dixie Chick's Goodbye Earl. Bummer. Anyway, the drinks were ok, nothing to write home about but the karaoke girl was fun and always announced our guest of honor as birthday girl. It can get pretty crazy on weekends but a Monday night is a lot more mellow. You won't see the bar from the street, but if you turn on Mariposa off Wilshire, then there's a lot that is free to Brass Monkey crowds.

2
★★★★☆

I went to a friend's birthday party here last night and it was totally fun. They have pretty much every song you could want to sing except Social Distortion's Ball and Chain and Dixie Chick's Goodbye Earl. Bummer. Anyway, the drinks were ok, nothing to write home about but the karaoke girl was fun and always announced our guest of honor as birthday girl. It can get pretty crazy on weekends but a Monday night is a lot more mellow. You won't see the bar from the street, but if you turn on Mariposa off Wilshire, then there's a lot that is free to Brass Monkey crowds.

Pros: good song list, fun crowd, nice servers

Cons: not for cocktails, hard to find, no props

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The Monkey = a good time. The key is to go with a group of friends and arrive no later than 8:30pm (on the weekend). If you've got a big entourage, call in advance to reserve a table, or arrive early and cover the bar.
Atmosphere is rustic, very low-key. Drinks are strong. Service is better at the bar than at a table.
The songbook is massive; while it's missing a few recent favs, you'll have no problem picking a song or 20. Just be prepared to socialize between songs or sing backup with a friend; it may be 2hrs before your next set.

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★★★★★

The Monkey = a good time. The key is to go with a group of friends and arrive no later than 8:30pm (on the weekend). If you've got a big entourage, call in advance to reserve a table, or arrive early and cover the bar.
Atmosphere is rustic, very low-key. Drinks are strong. Service is better at the bar than at a table.
The songbook is massive; while it's missing a few recent favs, you'll have no problem picking a song or 20. Just be prepared to socialize between songs or sing backup with a friend; it may be 2hrs before your next set.

Pros: great vibe, low-key fun, crooners celebrate!

Cons: , kitchen closes early, wait between songs

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I had my birthday at Brass Monkey and it was a night to remember! Although the drinks are a little steep after singing starts, they pack a punch. The patrons are eclectic and friendly. Be prepared for a great time!

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★★★★★

I had my birthday at Brass Monkey and it was a night to remember! Although the drinks are a little steep after singing starts, they pack a punch. The patrons are eclectic and friendly. Be prepared for a great time!

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...it'll take up to two hours for your song to come out. Tipping the karaoke DJ won't make much difference, as it seems he has his own agenda in picking who sings. It's more of a bar than a karaoke joint but there are a lot of hot girls there. Go there expecting to sing two songs per night at most.

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★★★☆☆

...it'll take up to two hours for your song to come out. Tipping the karaoke DJ won't make much difference, as it seems he has his own agenda in picking who sings. It's more of a bar than a karaoke joint but there are a lot of hot girls there. Go there expecting to sing two songs per night at most.

Pros: Lots of hot girls, Crowded

Cons: A bit pricey, Long wait for song, DJ plays favorites

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This place is awesome! It's intimate and the people are friendly. The $10 cover/ 2 drink minimum thing sucks, but it helps you get up on stage! Go with a big group and be prepared to laugh a lot and meet nice people. A good time for everyone!

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★★★★★

This place is awesome! It's intimate and the people are friendly. The $10 cover/ 2 drink minimum thing sucks, but it helps you get up on stage! Go with a big group and be prepared to laugh a lot and meet nice people. A good time for everyone!

Pros: Nice people, not seedy, parking is easy

Cons: drink requirement, cover charge

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so the monkey is fun for getting drunk and singing badly. (if you don't drink or sing.. for watching others get drunk and sing badly.) i set my expectations at that and usually have a good time, the more the merrier. the drinks are way strong, i personally like the "caramel apple": a butterscotch sour apple martini. the usual DJ, i always forget his name, is fun and keeps the place lively, even on a slow night. if you need to munch, the fries and cheese pizza is decent. singing.. hmm. i think they have over 5000 songs available (including a few pages of Spanish songs). the audience is often drunk, but nice. (someone got booed my last time there, but that was the first time i'd heard that at the monkey and they *were* pretty bad.) all in all, somewhere i would (and have) return to. :o)

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★★★★☆

so the monkey is fun for getting drunk and singing badly. (if you don't drink or sing.. for watching others get drunk and sing badly.) i set my expectations at that and usually have a good time, the more the merrier. the drinks are way strong, i personally like the "caramel apple": a butterscotch sour apple martini. the usual DJ, i always forget his name, is fun and keeps the place lively, even on a slow night. if you need to munch, the fries and cheese pizza is decent. singing.. hmm. i think they have over 5000 songs available (including a few pages of Spanish songs). the audience is often drunk, but nice. (someone got booed my last time there, but that was the first time i'd heard that at the monkey and they *were* pretty bad.) all in all, somewhere i would (and have) return to. :o)

Pros: strong drinks :o), ready parking

Cons: small menu

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It's pretty hard not to have a good time here. Sure, it's crowded, but if you have a large group, you can call ahead for a table (though you have to show up by 9:00pm). Don't order anything non-alcoholic or you'll get ripped off. Friendly staff. Always a party where everyone's invited.

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★★★★☆

It's pretty hard not to have a good time here. Sure, it's crowded, but if you have a large group, you can call ahead for a table (though you have to show up by 9:00pm). Don't order anything non-alcoholic or you'll get ripped off. Friendly staff. Always a party where everyone's invited.

Pros: Fun, Party-atmosphere, Unpretentious

Cons: Crowded, Not Cheap, Annoying Frat-boys

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i hate this place. it's incredibly small and it's always PACKED full of stupid frat boys who don't apologize when they bump into you and middle-aged women with frosted hair. the drinks are ridiculously overpriced and the whole karaoke thing is pretty lame. it's impossible to find a bar stool to sit down and they only have like four tables, so I dare you to try to order food. ugh.

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★☆☆☆☆

i hate this place. it's incredibly small and it's always PACKED full of stupid frat boys who don't apologize when they bump into you and middle-aged women with frosted hair. the drinks are ridiculously overpriced and the whole karaoke thing is pretty lame. it's impossible to find a bar stool to sit down and they only have like four tables, so I dare you to try to order food. ugh.

Pros: free parking at night

Cons: everything else

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Be prepared to be screwed on drink prices. We got charged $5 for alcohol free soda, juice and water on a Sunday night. If you don't drink you are charged a $10 cover so you might as well get something. And order liquor since the waitress said a soda costs the same if there is alcohol mixed in or not. Whoever heard of that!?!? To add insult to injury the service was horrible (only one waitress) and no food is served on Sundays. Definitely not worth it for a dark, dingy, smokey dive. There are much better places to go on a Sunday night.

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★★☆☆☆

Be prepared to be screwed on drink prices. We got charged $5 for alcohol free soda, juice and water on a Sunday night. If you don't drink you are charged a $10 cover so you might as well get something. And order liquor since the waitress said a soda costs the same if there is alcohol mixed in or not. Whoever heard of that!?!? To add insult to injury the service was horrible (only one waitress) and no food is served on Sundays. Definitely not worth it for a dark, dingy, smokey dive. There are much better places to go on a Sunday night.

Pros: Good Parking, Large Karaoke list

Cons: expensive, smokey, bad service

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The Brass Monkey is how all Karaoke bars should be. It is an intimate bar with dark wood walls and a great Karaoke crowd. I highly recommend getting there early because this place fills up fast, especially on Friday and Saturdays.

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★★★★★

The Brass Monkey is how all Karaoke bars should be. It is an intimate bar with dark wood walls and a great Karaoke crowd. I highly recommend getting there early because this place fills up fast, especially on Friday and Saturdays.

Pros: Karaoke, Good Scene, Intimate

Cons: Crowded Sometimes

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Good bar food, great selection of mixed drinks and "the place to be" for karaoke. To get good seats with a large group, I suggest calling ahead for reservations.

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★★★★★

Good bar food, great selection of mixed drinks and "the place to be" for karaoke. To get good seats with a large group, I suggest calling ahead for reservations.

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Very cool place! It's cool for an after work bar but then as the night gets later and the karoke breaks out its totally crazy! I went here on a wednesday night and it felt like friday in there. Everyone in that palce was singing and dancing. I can't wait to go back and get the nerve to sing up there...
The bartender was amazing! She got up and sang " i like big butts.." what a fun time! You have to go at least once! You will leave with a smile on your face and some good songs on your mind.. see ya there

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★★★★★

Very cool place! It's cool for an after work bar but then as the night gets later and the karoke breaks out its totally crazy! I went here on a wednesday night and it felt like friday in there. Everyone in that palce was singing and dancing. I can't wait to go back and get the nerve to sing up there...
The bartender was amazing! She got up and sang " i like big butts.." what a fun time! You have to go at least once! You will leave with a smile on your face and some good songs on your mind.. see ya there

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As many a good times as I've had here, this place keeps people coming back for more. The drinks are great and the entertainment is well worth seeing. Brass Monkey is a small pub with a captivated audience for Karaoke.

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★★★★★

As many a good times as I've had here, this place keeps people coming back for more. The drinks are great and the entertainment is well worth seeing. Brass Monkey is a small pub with a captivated audience for Karaoke.

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Two words: Good Times. The monkey has been a karaoke standard in LA for years. As you walk down the steps into the main room, you realize that you entering a true dive with attitude. The patrons range from locals to trained voices to partiers to stars. Singers and non-singers alike - you won't be disappointed with a trip to the Monkey.

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★★★★★

Two words: Good Times. The monkey has been a karaoke standard in LA for years. As you walk down the steps into the main room, you realize that you entering a true dive with attitude. The patrons range from locals to trained voices to partiers to stars. Singers and non-singers alike - you won't be disappointed with a trip to the Monkey.

 

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