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115 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
61 02 6685 5886
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 25
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A little rundown

I liked paint Friday, where everyone gets painted all over their bodies and the waitresses are working topless, which was a little sexist I guess, but I didn't mind that much. I liked that the bouncers are pretty strict, they don't give drunk people even a little chance to get in, and drunk idiots... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Wolfgang S
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Vienna, Austria
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Dubai
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is the first time I've felt compelled to leave a negative review - Cheeky Monkey's security were absolutely disgusting. I found them to be rude, condescending, and heard them make several homophobic remarks to patrons. What could have been an enjoyable venue was marred by a disgusting team of three males on the front door. Experience as of Saturday... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place literally will throw you out for no apparent reason and has the most horrible and unwelcoming security team in all of Australia. I have travelled all over the world and have been to many bars but never have I witnessed such awful low standard as The Cheeky Monkey. Especially the main bouncer is one of the worst human... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Waitresses were topless with flags painted on them which was a pleasant surprise. I stayed in Backpackers Inn so got free entry and VIP for cheaper drinks and free food. Food didnt look great to be honest though. Cheapish drinks, good tunes and plenty of prizes up for grabs if from backpacker travel places. Great fun if you like dancing... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I liked paint Friday, where everyone gets painted all over their bodies and the waitresses are working topless, which was a little sexist I guess, but I didn't mind that much. I liked that the bouncers are pretty strict, they don't give drunk people even a little chance to get in, and drunk idiots are thrown out. And they have... More 

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11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The bouncer hauled my friend out after only a couple of drinks and wouldn't let him back in even though he was practically sober. He gave no explanation as to why he was getting kicked out. Then we talked to several guys later in the evening that shared similar experiences of the bouncers treating them poorly. Meanwhile some of the... More 

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Melbourne
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Absolutley loved this place! Came in for State of Origin Night and had a ball! Staff were awesome. Music was epic and we danced up a storm! Drinks reasonably priced especially for Byron and food was awesome - Try the spicy chicken burger - delicious!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

They just try to scam you all the time. From paying more to get in than anyone else to getting a smaller beer than others. And don't try to talk to staff. They do not listen and don't treat you very well. I was just treated so bad and it makes me very sad that every staff in there where... More 

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Fincham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Seriously the worst place I have ever been to. No self respecting human should go here. It gives byron a bad name and the people in there are the kind of travellers who are sleeping their way around the world. Girls take their clothes off for free trips and you get oggled like there's a price tag around your neck.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been coming to Byron with my mates for at least 10 years and we often spend a night at cheeky monkeys for some fun table dancing however it seems the tides have changed. This year myself and friends witnessed the worst bouncer discrimination I've ever seen. After a couple of pre-drinks we made our way to cheeky monkeys only... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When we got to Byron Bay, everyone talked about Cheeky Monkeys and how good of a night out it is, so we thought it we would give it a go. The food and drinks were cheap, which is always hard to find in Byron Bay and Australia in general!! Although it was a week night it still had a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: 61 02 6685 5886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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