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The Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601 (Germantown)
502-582-2433
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Ranked #407 of 1,509 restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Germantown
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Germantown
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  • English first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 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

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our group of 7 stopped by the Monkey Wrench on a nice late spring evening. We sat outside on the upper deck close to the bar. The place was hopping during World Cup play, so we enjoyed many people sporting their favorite country's colors. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. There was plenty of options on the menu, and a... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Took my girlfriend here for her 23rd birthday, and the place was enjoyable. The staff was sweet and the food was delicious. But it's so loud, so be prepared for that. All in all, I will come back to see what else this little place has!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I'd had a gift certificate for The Monkey Wrench for a couple of years but kept putting off going until I saw a review in the local paper. Hubby and I were very apprehensive when we approached the restaurant. You can clearly tell it is a local bar that looks like it was once a gas station. There were several... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were a little apprehensive when we arrived since it looked like a former filling station or dry cleaning establishment, but clean inside. In the summer, it's always filled with the young crowd and has a roof top beer garden and hang out. This is noteworthy since we're a group aged over 55 with many social hangups (LOL). The staff... More

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Indiana/KY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Smells badly; old and fairly nasty! Enough said. Sorry, but will not go there again. Looks nice on outside, not so on inside.

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Louisville, KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The menu is extremely limited - only burgers and sandwiches - and the service is extraordinarily slow. We were virtually ignored, left with our glasses empty for well over half an hour. I finally had to get up and ask for our check from the bar, then take the check back up to the bar because our server never checked... More

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Wales
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Upstairs...good service , loved the re cycled patio furniture very imaginitive!...plenty of umberellas if you are lucky enough to enjoy hot steamy sunshine as we did!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I had reservations there for my birthday. On Sunday the 10th they put me in a small side room which was awesome. But come to find out that's were they played local bands an stand up comedy which didn't seem like a problems in till they spoke about things like crack. Bums religion cussing. When I made the reservation they... More

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