Monkeebar
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Monkeebar serves some of the cheapest beer in Kuching, and 50% of the profit of everything sold here is directly donated to animal welfare and conservation work
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P4264SKrichardm
Bristol, UK34 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Called in for a quick one after work . Late afternoon - no draft beer but what they had in cans was cold wet and good and in a good cause. Staff exceptionally friendly so will return
Written 10 August 2023
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Kieran M
33 contributions
Sep 2022 • Business
Walked up to an empty bar ...waitress was smoking inside and generally disinterested ....she gave us a drinks menu and then started looking at her phone ......we left.
Written 23 September 2022
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Gwendo
27 contributions
Sep 2019
Drink for a good cause ! The owner came to explain the concept of his bar on our first night here, we found the prices quite good as well as the music and the location.
Written 16 October 2019
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Gwendolo! Thank you so much for your review, we love what we do and are grateful you had a good time. Heres to drinking and supporting conservation!
Written 7 November 2019
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Kate H
Leicester, UK12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Dropped in for a beer and was greeted by uk Sam the manager - possibly the friendliest and most helpful man in Borneo!! The bar is owned by the Matang wildlife centre and all profits go to help rehabilitate rescued animals back into the wild. The beer is cheap (no food) and the more you drink the more you are raising much needed funds for the orangutans! What could be better?! It’s a cool venue with friendly staff, music and a chilled back vibe. We have been 3 nights in a row but tomorrow will go to its sister bar Bear Gardens where the same profit share applies. Can’t recommend this enough!
Written 24 July 2019
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Hey Kate, Thank you for your email and you describe us so well so Thank you ! Also based on feedback we now do food, you thought it couldnt get better, well it just did! Thanks Monkee Team
Written 7 November 2019
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Ananda Bani F
Jakarta, Indonesia225 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I came because I lived in the hotel back of the bar. Only came to fulfill my curiosity and having a wonderful night there. They provide some cheap beer and chill ambience, maybe because I go home to early. They are not provide any food or finger snacks.
Written 12 June 2019
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Hi AndandaBani, We are pretty relaxed usually until around 10.30 or 11, especially on weekends, so we try and cover all the options for a night out! Thanks for coming down and based on feedback we now do food! Come and see us if you are in the city again! Thanks Monkee Team
Written 7 November 2019
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Mark P
29 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
They serve only drinks, no food. Went to hang out but was told food will need to order from the next shop and they will deliver over. We went to the shop next door instead but the outlook wasnt appealing, we left to James Brook bistro instead.
Written 29 March 2019
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Hey Mark, Apologies you didnt manage to get food, we now have food available and if you find yourself in Kuching, please come down and say hello. Wed love to see you again! Kind Regards Monkee Team
Written 7 November 2019
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Nighthade14
Perth, Australia12 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
The drinks were good. Staff were nice, met some new people, however, the highlight of the night was the shisha.
Written 5 February 2019
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Thanks for coming and the Shisha by Ali is awesome right! Appreciate your feedback :) Monkee Team
Written 7 November 2019
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CFEIII
Center, TX4,942 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
The monkeebar is a handy place to go sip a couple beers or drinks, smoke a shisha and chat with friends, The atmosphere is light and fun although the "No Fight" warnings on the wall are a little ominous.
Written 12 December 2018
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SydneyGazza
Rozelle, Australia183 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Use to love the monkee bar and all it supports for animals. A great concept and the decor and drinks are great. But the amount of cigarette smoke is just too overpowering. Inside and outside is full of smoke and its very hard to avoid, especially when even the workers behind the bar are also smoking. Its a great shame, because it should be a really great venue.
Written 21 October 2018
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Hannah R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates116 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Nice staff. Beer is very cold. Fun interesting cocktails. Good music. The highlight was the shisha - shisha guy, Ali, comes around 10pm. He is really cool and interesting, but also his shisha is DELICIOUS. I had the peach, best shisha I can remember.
Written 21 October 2018
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