Brass Monkey

659 S Mariposa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
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Customer Reviews (52 reviews)


on Citysearch Apr 04, 2009
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!... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 23, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 15, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 12, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 30, 2009
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.... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 13, 2008
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.... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 14, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 09, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch Oct 02, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 25, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 29, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch May 19, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 03, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 22, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch Mar 10, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch Mar 04, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch Feb 23, 2008
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,... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 09, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 19, 2007
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... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 09, 2007
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!... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 07, 2007
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,... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 12, 2006
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... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 14, 2006
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... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 17, 2006
<b>The Scene</b><br>Karaoke brings people together, especially at Brass Monkey. The low ceiling, oversized hanging lanterns and eclectic crowd are not for the claustrophobic. The place is usually packed by the... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 18, 2005
I met the love of my life here one evening in late July. The Monkey Rocks! (more)


on Citysearch Aug 28, 2005
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... (more)


on Citysearch May 16, 2005
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 24, 2005
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 18, 2005
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 09, 2005
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... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 07, 2005
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.... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 16, 2004
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... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 15, 2004
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!... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 06, 2004'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... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 19, 2003
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... (more)


on Citysearch May 18, 2003
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... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 26, 2003
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... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 14, 2003
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... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 24, 2002
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... (more)


on Citysearch Oct 01, 2002
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... (more)
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