We almost didn't go here because of the
negative reviews! They were so wrong! The service is great, cool people, very friendly atmosphere! The music was awesome! We were trying to find a place to hang out when we are in Kemah and we most certainly have found it!
Animal Bar would be a better name....
I thought the other place I went to was scary until I walked into the Monkey Bar. It seems to be a Kemah thing, because this place and most of the other bars had rude bartenders. They don't seem to care if you are there or not. Took forever to get a drink. Then to add insult to injury, we didn't get harassed by two big scary dudes, ...we got harassed by two big scary women......and they were animals.
Don't Waste Your Time On This DIVE!!!.
I was having a good time at The Terrace Cafe and some guy talked us all into leaving and walking around the corner to Monkey Bar. The named sounded cool. That is all that was cool about this place. It was full of ...."Dirt Bags". One of those places were even the women are missing a few teeth. Prices were outrageous and there were drinks on our bill that we didn't order. I tried to argue it, but the guy said pay or I will call the cops......
This happened several months ago. I am a little late with writing this review. They were raided by what appeared to be ATF , U.S. Marshals and local police. I don't know what you have to do to have that happen, but that is not my idea of a fun. The place was a little rough anyway, and I have noticed the crowd in the area seems to be a little rough. I had a similar experience at Zone 504. Other than that the bar has potential. Maybe I just went on a wrong night.
Kemah Boardwalk-adjacent bar with cold beer, pool table, varied jukebox and a friendly neighborhood clientele.. In Short Surrounded by Lighthouse District gift shops sits this welcoming monkey-themed hangout. A mix of Kemah residents and Boardwalk restaurant employees congregate at the bar or the pool table areas swapping stories. Choose from 17 beers on tap (including value-priced Lone Star), mixed drinks or one of the house specialty shots. Darts, trivia games, Golden Tee and Foosball round out the entertainment offerings.