Monkey King Pub & Grub
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- Monkey King Pub & GrubMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11First to ReviewJul 20, 2013
This place has been open about a year and it is the Spark After Dark, the Late Night Place to Be, for sleepy Alameda!
Their Happy Hours are all Hours the place is open, which means 5pm till 2am. And for Happy Hour you can get $4 appetizers, like the fried Tofu cubes which was HUGE, and $6 drinks, like Coconut Mojitos, and more!
There are 4 large flatscreens on the left wall, the bar is halfway down on the left. There are stool tables up front by the window, tables for 4 on the left side, and larger tables for 6 - 8 or more on the right side. There are funky beats piping in, and if you want to fantasize a semi-club feel, you can get bottle service. And no, sailor, that doesn't mean beer in a bottle!
There is a huge mural on the right wall, featuring our Monkey King!
There were about 40 people in here, a diverse crowd of mostly 30 somethings, in here at 11pm on a Wed night ! Couples, groups, buddies...blacks, asians, whites, the whole spectrum.
My buddy and I had a Ginger Mojito ($8, not on HH menu) and a Coconut Mojito ($6 on the HH menu) and two appetizers, the aforementioned Tofu cubes deep fried, served with an abundance of shrimp chips, and touched up with minced garlic, green onions, salt, and sliced peppers; and the Pork Potstickers, which were 4 oversized plump puppies. Both dishes were on the HH menu, for only $4 each! Are you kidding me? $8 for the two?
So wether you are a retired Squid or a struggling COA student, this place can get you over in style, but with a tab that won't drain your already thin wallet.
Only issue was, that night service was slow for the food out of the kitchen. But the prices and mojitos made up for it.