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The Brass Monkey

234 55th Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050-2746
+1 305-743-4028
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Best Dive Bar In The Keys

The brass monkey has the best air conditioning in all of town. What more could you want than a cold... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Robert S
Go 4 lunch, wasn't smokey.

As of yet. Was enjoyable and Dusty, the chef cook makes daily meals so very good at about 5 bucks... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Joe P
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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
30 May 2018
“Go 4 lunch, wasn't smokey.”
28 Jun 2018
“Best Dive Bar In The Keys”
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234 55th Street Ocean, Marathon, FL 33050-2746
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+1 305-743-4028
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

The brass monkey has the best air conditioning in all of town. What more could you want than a cold beer and an air conditioned bar after sweating your guts out for days being in the florida keys. Mary, our bartender, was short and to...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

As of yet. Was enjoyable and Dusty, the chef cook makes daily meals so very good at about 5 bucks. It was well worth it to stop here. Service is good and at 11am was quiet and no smoke for us non smokers. Sat at...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking for the local hang out that reminded me of my local bar back home. Walked in and knew right away I was at home. Sammy reminded me of my bartenders back home. Everyone made my girl and I feel like locals and at...More

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Been a long time since I've hit a dive bar - but felt comfortable and safe. Very smoke filled - cloths reeked worse the reek himself! Drinks strong, and they do offer free soda to designated driver.

1  Thank rjbrace
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We went in late, after dinner for some after hour drinks. The band was very good, like, very, very good. The beers and shots were good too. Ended up closing the place. The crowd was locals, and they were having a great time. Taxi's were...More

2  Thank BobMinchak
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Dive Bar is an excellent description. If you don't like smoking around you then stay away. Now besides all that, nicely poured drinks and prices that are hard to beat. The clientele is interesting mostly locals but lends to interesting conversation. I wouldn't say stay...More

2  Thank John B
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Talking about the package store. Beer and Liquor prices are cheaper than the Publix right across the street. And the bit of local color is wonderful.

Thank Carolski11
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Local dive recommended by the bartender at our resort. We had a blast. Cheap drinks and exceptional people watching. Everyone was so friendly. Had a great time playing darts and enjoying the music. Is kind of sketchy outside. Had a homeless person yelling at us...More

2  Thank taylor_barone
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Seemed like a pretty fun place. It was full of locals and there was a band playing your usual rock covers. It was weird seeing ashtrays on the bar bc smoking has been banned in bars in our home state for years.

3  Thank Alicia B
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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The staff are more pleasant than some of the patrons but the drinks are cheap and the brass monkey doesn't put on airs that it's any more than a dive so it's not bad. The police do watch it religiously so be aware of a...More

2  Thank Bullfrog1976
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