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The Monkey Wrench

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1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
A great burger

Have been here a few times. Great place for a burger and a beer. Pretty bohemian so be prepared for concrete floor and dim lighting but the food is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Louisville, Kentucky
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a few times. Great place for a burger and a beer. Pretty bohemian so be prepared for concrete floor and dim lighting but the food is great.

Thank johnslitch
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have always loved going to the Monkey's Wrench for lunch or dinner. I had Brunch there for the first time three weeks ago. I must say, I had a blast! I went with four other people. We all enjoyed the live music, the Bloody Mary Do-It-Yourself -Bar and the food! Denny was the best! Ask for him to make... More 

Thank Zachary M
Southern Indiana
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I'll admit. I like a cool dive. And I'm okay with a little chaos once in a while. My husband step son and I decided to try this place based on the "Louisville chef's" feature on tv. I was expecting much more. Upon entering it was confusing about where to sit. We stood and looked around before deciding to sliding... More 

1 Thank Teresa H
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I’m only speaking to Sunday brunch at the Monkey Wrench The Monkey Wrench is a bar; a place where at night people gather to drink, party and listen to live music. On Sunday they serve a tasty line up of Bluegrass country inspired entrees; delicious I might add. Its funny when you read the reviews most people have the same... More 

3 Thank Todd B
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Went here with friends of my son for dinner and it was a good fine. They had buffalo meatloaf and mutton doe very nicely with great sauce. Lots of draft beers at reasonable prices, same for bourbon. A jazz trio started playing midway through dinner and they were very good. Also loved the mural of Hunter S. Thompson on one... More 

Thank attony
Louisville, KY
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The meat plate with meatloaf, mutton, and a humongous fried chicken breast was ample for two to share. But I would like to try a whole order of mutton. Would have been nice to have a vegetable side, as the veggie entree was kind of heavy alongside all that meat. Second floor deck is a throwback to smoke-full days. Okay... More 

1 Thank MwSons
Northville, Michigan
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a couple of great meals and experiences this past weekend at the Monkey Wrench. Awesome bourbon selection for real people (i.e. no $50 shots of Pappy), very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Top that off with great food, what's not to like. I had the meat sampler and side of ridiculously good mac 'n cheese. My wife had the fried... More 

Thank Dobolina
Memphis, Tennessee
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290 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This past weekend we went home for my high school reunion and my husband picked this place out for Sunday brunch because they have a BLOODY MARY BAR. We got there right when they opened at 10am and pretty much had the place to ourselves, until others started waking up and rolling in. I ordered the quiche, many ordered their... More 

Thank theREALmle
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has a really cool, laid-back, hipsterish vibe. The cocktail selection is very good and drinks are amazing. The food menu is very impressive as well and good is delicious. The bartenders are very friendly. So if you want a chill nice out over great drinks, go to Monkey Wrench. Also, it's really enjoyable to sit on their rooftop... More 

Thank TravelNat8
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was great Blue Grass was Great Bathrooms were a little rough... Other than that gotta go back next time I'm in town

Thank Winston K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighborhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: 502-582-2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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