Blu Monkey Bar & Lounge
5521 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028Add Hours
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
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01/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went there friday night and the place was crackin...I hate trendy places...this place had a great vibe along with a great crowd. I hit the bar first and asked the bartender for a strong drink, im not too good with names so i told him to just surprise me with something fruity...that he did! i only had 2 when i realized that the alcohol in it was a generous amount...the dj was up on his game with the music...played all the hits, and u can tell cuz no one sat down, perfect amount of people in the bar, not empty but u still had room to walk around and not get annoyed with bumping into everyone...some girl was having her bday there...it looked like her and her crew were having a blast and u can tell the bar peeps made her feel special..by 1:30 or so the alcohol was wearing off and there was a convenient hot dog lady outside...that just topped off my night!
08/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to the Blu Monkey on Sat, it was an unbelievable experience. The ambiance of this place is great. The lighting was just right. The drinks are strong and in-expensive, seating is available at no cost. there is No cover charge at the door.Its comfortable, the music was live, the DJ's are hot. The crowd was really chill. My girls and I loved this place and have made this our new hot spot! Its a must GO To place! u wont regret it!
03/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Went down last Saturday with a couple of friends for a few cocktails, we ended up staying all night. The energy of this place was great. The Dj was awesome. The mixed crowd was down to earth. The bar staff without attitude. Drinks were good and at a fair price. Beautiful decor, with a smoking patio. Best of all NO COVER. Everything I like in a Bar. Keep it up Blu Monkey.
03/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I had my birthday gathering here last Saturday and it was Awesome! I had a really great time at this place! I didn't even feel like celebrating this year because I've been sooooo broke,but when I called this place they didn't charge me for my reservation or require me to buy a bottle which was super cool because most places do. The staff was really nice, the Dj was great, the drinks were perfect.I have absolutely no complaints.
01/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Has got to be, hands down the worst service i have ever had. These girls were so slow and obnoxious to top their poor skills. Waited close to 30 minutes for one freakin drink and basically ingnored most times throughout the night. Whats up with management? Hire some people that know how to bartend and aren't so damn rude!!! Awful and ugly place!!
12/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I just moved her from New York. A couple of friends just took me to The Blue Monkey and it reminded me of the bars back home. Nice vibe, mixed crowd,awesome dj, great staff, and a cool smoking patio off the back. I had a great time. I will be comming back.
12/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
First off $10 for valet, in this area? It's a joke! Sitting at a cramped, sticky bar only to be ignored by the hilariously slow blonde girl. Music with the trebble turned up so loud, it could shatter glass. Wet dirty cushions on the patio and having my drink taken away for going outside to smoke and get my a** soaked. This self proclaimed hot spot did not live up to any of the ridiculously similar reviews i had read on here before going to this place. Fast bartenders? Strong drinks? trendy? Great music? Did i go on the wrong night or to the wrong place? Or maybe this place just s**ks big time!! I think the latter, but you can go find out for yourself if you'd like to experience all of the above. Maybe i did go on an off night, but i'm not willing to go back to find out! If i'm in the area think i'll go to the White Horse, or maybe i should buy an Andy Gump and call it a lounge.
11/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've heard great things about the Blue Monkey before but I've never had the chance to visit. Last weekend I attended my friends Birthday Party and I loved it! Everything I've heard about this place is true. The Dj was Awesome! The atmosphere was wonderful. The ambiance was great even out on the smoking patio. The crowd was friendly and down to earth. The staff and Bartenders where also very friendly. The drinks where good and best of all there was no cover and they don't even charge for reservations. Thank you Blue Monkey!! I will be back!!
05/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I can't believe I never knew about this spot before.
So I celebrated my birthday there and we had so much fun.
The music was great!
The atmosphere was so great!
I was having so much fun, I lost my favorite hair clip. (i wonder if anyone found it)
The staff were so nice....
You guys needs to check this place out!
You and your Friends will have a blast....
I cannot ask for a better birthday!
Thank you BLU MONKEY!!!
We will be back!
See you soon!!!
05/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
went to this bar last sat for the first time and i loved it. Most of the areas were reserved i guess for parties, but found a stool at the bar and hung out all night with a couple of friends. the bartenders were quick which was surprising as most places you wind up waiting 20 mins before you get a drink. the dj was great as well playing a wide variety of music. we had an amazing time and will most definitely frequent this place more often.
09/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
After reading some reviews, decided to check this place out. So went over there with a couple of friends this past saturday. We were a little hesitant at first looking on from the outside. Once inside that all changed, a definite surprise. The decor was pretty cool and gotta love the 8o's music playing. The bartender was quick to make us a drink and before we knew it the place was packed with a dj palying some really great stuff. All in all wound up having a really good time. Excellent bartenders, great music, really good cosmos a little too many LOL, and just a really fun night. we'll make it a point to come back:)
08/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been here on a Sat night when it was so packed you couldn't move -- great stuff. Unfortunately, I came on a Thursday night to have a ""send off"" party for a friend. The door and city search both say they open at 8pm, but they didn't open until 9pm -- so we waited 1/2 hour outside for the doors to open. Were were having a great time for about an hour (the bartender was awesome, as well) until ""Comedy Night"" began -- we had no idea this cool, hip, eclectic bar was going to have ""comedy night"". The MC was abusive, not funny, and cursed at us unrelentlessly because we were talking. We were practically the only customers in the bar and we did not come for the show. We finally had to take the party elsewhere as the unfunny, abuse never stopped and several in the group were getting afraid. I would not recommend EVER coming here on a Thursday night until ""Comedy Night"" ends.