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The Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
+1 502-582-2433
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
5 Aug 2016
“Sit on the upper level for a great breeze!”
3 Jul 2016
“Best Neighborhood Bar”
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American, Bar, International, Pub
1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

the Monkey Wrench is an old gas station that is a great bar and restaurant! The appetizers are incredible and the burgers were great!

Thank jlhr416
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

If you don't know, now you know! It's the coolest joint in the area. I laughed, I cried, it became apart of me. You have to meet Dennie the owner or Ashley and Karl! Amazingly nice. Not to mention all the great local music. 🍻😃

Thank Louisvillslim
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with some family members for a quick bite before heading out for the evening. Great atmosphere, employees, drink, food and music. Should have stayed longer....but we'll be back.

Thank McRoadTrip
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Have been here a few times. Great place for a burger and a beer. Pretty bohemian so be prepared for concrete floor and dim lighting but the food is great.

Thank johnslitch
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I have always loved going to the Monkey's Wrench for lunch or dinner. I had Brunch there for the first time three weeks ago. I must say, I had a blast! I went with four other people. We all enjoyed the live music, the Bloody...More

Thank Zachary M
Reviewed 10 February 2015

I'll admit. I like a cool dive. And I'm okay with a little chaos once in a while. My husband step son and I decided to try this place based on the "Louisville chef's" feature on tv. I was expecting much more. Upon entering it...More

2  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 22 December 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...More

4  Thank Todd B
Reviewed 19 November 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...More

Thank attony
Reviewed 2 October 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...More

1  Thank MwSons
Reviewed 30 September 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...More

Thank Dobolina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-582-2433
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