The Bad Monkey Bar is dedicated to those who serve their country and/or community. You will know you are at the right place when you see 6 full sized 105 mm howitzer shells sitting on the bar with craft beer taps sticking out of them, as well as a full-sized “Flying Tigers” P-40 Warhawk crashing through the wall overhead.
Taps can be “owned” for the night on a pay-as-you-pour basis, and you can go upstairs to the VIP Lounge to play pool or relax in our outdoor “Back Monkey” Patio Bar. 17 televisions make this a great place to watch your favorite sports team and host watch parties. If you are hungry, you can order from our pub grub menu (all options $10). We offer 12 beers on tap including locally brewed favorites and a premium well with the best Happy Hour in Ybor. We are cigar friendly with handmade house cigars made right here in Ybor City.
The Bad Monkey Venue
Our main bar offers a premium well along with 12 favorite and local craft brews flowing from 105mm howitzer shells front and center on the bar. Our selection of top-shelf liquor can’t be matched. Ask the bartender to show you our merchandise, which includes an assortment of regular, “bling”, and special event t-shirts, caps, and koozies, as well as hand-crafted cigars rolled by Yanko a block down the street. If you are hungry, order from our menu of pub grub – all items $10. For special occasions with groups of 10 or more, you can reserve your own beer tap – we will hook up one of our center bar beer towers and let you manage your own fun. Just pay for what you pour. Socialize, watch what’s on TV, build a giant Jenga tower, throw darts or play shuffleboard at the Bad Monkey Ybor. Groups of up to 100 may reserve the East bay of the bar for private functions.
Back Monkey Patio Bar
Visit the Back Monkey patio bar to relax in the great Ybor outdoors. Full bar available with four draft beers for events or special occasions along with plenty of seating at the bar or under one of Ybor City’s oldest trees. The area is equipped with big screen TVs, so you can catch the game and a grill if you want to exercise your tailgating skills. Book this unique area for your next party of up to 40, or just come on back next time you visit the bar to get away from the crowd.
VIP Lounge (Upstairs)
The upper level of the Bad Monkey, known as the VIP lounge, gives guests the feeling of being on the bridge of an aircraft carrier looking down over the flight deck. This open space has private couch seating, a pool table and a big screen TV that can be used to project slides for business meetings. The pool table can also be converted into a conference or buffet table upon request. Book this area for meetings or small private events of 25 to 30 people.