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Published December 14th 2011
The Brass Monkey is a huge traditional pub, wine bar, and sports bar based on the corner of Williams/James Street in Northbridge. It's good value for money for food and drinks in the daytime, and a real party on Friday and Saturday nights. Not only does it boast three bars, but also a huge functions space and grill restaurant upstairs, the function space doubling into a comedy club every Wednesday evening.
They have over 10 tap beers, including Aussie brewed Little Creatures and Matilda Bay favourites. They have an extensive pub menu which has daily offers such as beer and a pizza or beer and a steak at a promotional price. They also have monthly ALH drinks promotions such as $7 spirits and mixers, $7 beer of the month and $15 bottles of wine.
This is a very popular venue for catching sport, chilling with a cocktail or heading out on the weekend where Perth favourite DJ Viktor holds a Friday night residency. Due to his popularity, Friday's are coming increasingly busy, sometimes having to impose lockouts, so get there early to avoid disappointment because DJ Viktor is definitely worth catching.
The staff are always pleasant and the atmosphere is great considering Northbridge's somewhat violent reputation at times. I've never seen any trouble in this venue and it's always well secured with door staff in the evenings.