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Brass Monkey

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55 Little West 12th St., New York, NY 10004 40.740442 -74.008187
nr. Washington St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-6686 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


    9 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Irish/Pub, Notable Beer Selection, Outdoor Area, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Rooftop, Singles Scene
Photo by Youngna Park

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Daily, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; $1 off select wines

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


A decent pint of Guinness was hard to come by in the Meatpacking District until Brass Monkey opened in summer 2004. Though this wood-paneled hop-head’s haven offers over 75  draft and bottled beers—including inspired basics (Chimay, Magic Hat #9, Goose Island IPA) and harder to find selections like Victory Golden Monkey, a delicately spiced, punch-packing Pennsylvanian brew—it’s the smooth Guinness pour that the Irish barstaff will sing the praises of every chance they get. Gastropub comfort fare like mac and cheese, bangers and mash, and burgers are served seven nights a week. Though spacious, the two rooms, upstairs area, and roof deck fill wall-to-wall with revelers on weekends; on weeknights, there’s room to tuck into a handcrafted wooden nook and get chummy with the ex-pats scattered throughout the crowd.