55 Little W 12th Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.740579 -74.008371
Neighborhoods: Meatpacking District, Downtown
go somewhere else – overcrowded and overpriced. the bathroom was disgusting and my drink had a hair in it. WTF. it also took forever to get our drinks. but the biggest complaint of all...we ordered grey goose vodka martinis and they served some well vodka instead. it's not that i'm such a die-hard grey goose fan (i'm not) but I can surely tell the difference if you replace it with total crap. this is unacceptable. there are much better places to go than here.
rude bartenders – Went here a few weeks ago with a couple of work friends. The bartenders were rude and took forever to take our orders and then took forever to give us our drinks, and when we finally got our drinks they tasted bad. Never ever going back here. We went to another bar after we finished our first round of drinks. Waste of money, waste of time.
Great Party spot – For real, love this spot. Partied with some crazy work people and we will be going back for sure. Honestly one of my favorite bars in all of nyc. great atmosphere, great people.
Great Bar & Cool Rooftop – I highly recommend Brass Monkey if you are looking for a fun bar after work or anytime. Not pretentious, plenty of seating. The upstairs bar is much more spacious and open than the downstairs. The rooftop is awesome too so go early to snag some tables! the roof is great for daytime cocktailing in the summer! the menu is yummy as well. great burgers, fries, hummos etc. I threw a 30th bday party for my best friend at Brass Monkey and it was a real hit as well.
Rude Waitresses – While the bar's decor has potential as a fun sports bar, the wait staff (specifically the females) were very rude. I was trying to have a good time and chat with my friends, but on several occasions two different waitresses were getting frustrated with the crowd and were having difficulty bringing food to another section of the bar. I was expecting a simple 'excuse me,' but instead they were making rude comments and getting very angry that the bar was crowded. I would have guessed that they would be used to the crowds, and even welcome them as it means more business for the bar! It was very difficult to have a good time with my friends as these waitresses were going out of their way to be rude to us. Luckily, there are several bars in NYC that we were able to move on to with much better service.
VERY DISAPPOINTING – I used to hang out in the brass monkey alot a few years back but had'nt been there in a while,
i had some friends visiting and i decided i would take them to grab a bite to eat and a beer,
i said the brass monkey would be a great place to go becouse of its cool quiet location, OMG how wrong was i!!!
It was so crowded but we managed to get a table, we ordered food and drinks, crowds grew even bigger as the evening went on, two of my friends went outside for a smoke and next i get a call from my friend telling me that they have been refused re- entry, so i made my way through the uncomfortable crowd (fire hazard if you ask me) and asked what the problem was, the self proclaimed manager informed me they had'nt correct i.d which they had.
i tried to explain that we had been in there for some time and eating, plus still had a table inside but still no entry.
i returned back inside to explain to the rest of my friends what was going on then tried to resolve the problem one more time to find myself refused re- entry for bothering the manager, i had to call the remainder of our party and ask them to come outside to leave.
The brass monkey has transformed from an off the beaten track, cool spot into a totally commercialized dump with bad attitude!!!! seriously will never go back there again ever!!
Great Time! – I had a great time here the other night. It is a great location that offers beautiful ambiance along with great company.
Cool place, too crowded – Loved the place and food was pretty decent, but it got so packed that we could not move. Was there for a party and thank god we had a table. Otherwise it would have been a nightmare. However it looks great, everyone seemed to be having a good time. Music was great.
safe – great bar and a joy to little west 12th street, proper bar and now with outdoor space even better. so makes up for the failings in the street..
fun bar without attitude in meatpacking district – Best bar for a good time in w village/meatpacking, without the pretentious attitude at most other bars/clubs in the area. If you like having a good time, check out this bar. If not, try some other place
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