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Golden Monkey is an award winning cocktail bar and asian tapas restaurant famous for its broad selection of quality drinks, seductive decor and live entertainment. Hidden on Hardware Lane in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, the bespoke cocktail lounge affords a uniquely specialized experience for dates or groups any time of the night.
Decorated in antique furniture, tea lights, cushions and decorative lanterns, the Golden Monkey exudes the mystery and decadence of Old Shanghai.
The cocktail list includes Asian-themed signature creations and quintessential old-school classics, with a collection of luxury and rare spirits. Its food menu features Chinese Yum Cha favorites and Japanese Izakaya dishes to compliment the impressive drink menu.
The venue hosts live jazz every Tuesday from 7:30pm, live R&B every Thursday from 9pm, and DJs spinning lounge, R&B, pop, and disco every Saturday from 9pm.
Monkey Alley offers heating on cold night for guests who want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Hardware Lane.
In addition, the Melbourne Rum Club meets at Golden Monkey on the first Monday of each month. A casual gathering where rum aficionados, industry professionals and tiki geeks indulge in rum tastings, cocktails and tales, the Club is open to anyone with even the mildest interest in rum.