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The Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601 (Highlands)
502-582-2433
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Ranked #359 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Eclectic
Neighborhood: Highlands
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Dining options: Late Night
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Louisville, KY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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Northville, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Additional Information about The Monkey Wrench

Address: 1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
Phone Number: 502-582-2433
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Eclectic

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