Austin >Food & Dining > Chugging Monkey
219 E Sixth St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267421 -97.740718
Best Rocking Blues Band I've seen Live – Chuggin Monkey has the best bands, But this particular band "The Mizzbehavin Band" was Amazing!! The lead singer had some pipes!! I felt like I was at a Vegas Show lotta fun. Bar staff was Awesome & The chicks in this joint was some of the most gorgeous woman In Tx.
I was also surprised to see an older crowd on a Thurs. nite. I will definitely bring some folks on the next run. Chuggin Monkey Rocks!!
Forever a Chugging Monkey Patron! – LOVE this place! Ask for Brandon and ask for a Snow Cone...This place is the heat, yo! : ) I will be 90 and you bet your sweet keester I will be showing up, walker, dentures, and all!
Always Fun – Great place i always come here whenever I am in Austin and there is always a definite fun time whenever I come here. The drinks are average and there are nice people..
first want to say that I've been coming to this bar for years and I have never had a problem with the staff/manager. This is one of the most customer friendly bars I've even been to. If you're looking for a good time, good drinks, and great customer service well then the Chuggin Monkey is the place to go. The staff and manager rock.
Best Staff/Bar on 6th St – I first want to say that I've been coming to this bar for years and I have never had a problem with the staff/manager. This is one of the most customer friendly bars I've even been to. If you're looking for a good time, good drinks, and great customer service well then the Chuggin Monkey is the place to go. The staff and manager rock.
Horrible Bar Manager!!!!! – Went to this place because nothing much was open. We found that the manager had a attitude issue that needed to be resolved with the organization in the bar area. After attempting to be nice, (in order to not hurt anyones feelings) we found that the Bar amanger(guy with brown hair and a beard/stauche) was really inappropriate. He started going after not only us but other patrons of the bar for nothing!!!! he was so un-professional, other people started to leave before we did. this guy had no idea of what service was!! all he cared about was the hierarchy he felt by saying he was "the manager"!!! never going back and neither will anyone i talk to. sorry , bartenders were great but when he got involved it ALL WENT SOUTH!!!!
Clay Jeffrey and his cowbells!! – You HAVE to go to this place on a Friday night to see a band called Clay Jeffrey! This guy is really good and his show is fun! He had girls onstage with cowbells...it was sooo funny! i loved this place...the bartender is really cute too!
BEST JAGER BOMBS AND MUSIC! – I had such a wonderful time at the Chuggin' Monkey! There were 3 hot girl bartenders who were so cool to me. As a woman, other ladies aren't always nice, but they showed me a great time! The live band was awesome and afterwards the music was great. They play a variety of music from micheal jackson to new hip hop and rock n roll. Not to mention, the jager bombs are the best on the street! Overall: great staff, great service, great music!
OK for kids, I guess... – To be fair, the first Saturday of '08 was the first time I've been in a bar of any kind for many many years. As I've gotten older, I feel less need to go out, and virtually no need to drink. But on the prompting of a friend I had not seen for many years, I decided to join her and some friends for a night out here.
The bar is very clean, and waitservice was prompt. The atmosphere was not to my taste in general, as the music mix was uneven, it didn't make me want to keep dancing, and the DJ was not much of a mixer (beat changes, gaps between songs, etc.). Plus, they had this really irritating habit of substituting words in the songs lyrics by killing the music and saying "jagerbombs". After a few dozen times, it got really irritating.
If there is a beer special, I guess it's probably not a bad place to go.
Reality Check... – I've been going to see live music at Chuggin Monkey for over 3 years and have always had a great time listening to pretty good bands. The woman who is complaining about bands' compensation may not quite understand how the "business" aspect of live music works. (I used to do booking for a popular austin venue)... Bands get paid 10 percent of the ring at most 6th street bars as an incentive for the band to promote themselves. What's the point in opening a business if you are going to just give your money away to an ungrateful musicians who don't understand their part of the deal. How much of that $500 do YOU think goes to "bills"... That electricity you plug into isn't free... Those shots of jager "on the band's tab" aren't free... The rent in those expensive 6th street buildings i'm sure is a whole lot too.
By the way, I was there for your show on wednesday and I saw you repeatedly light your cigarette on stage after the bartender REPEATEDLY told you couldn't smoke. I also saw you try to bowl over the door guy like a football player to get back inside. It probably didn't help that you were absolutely hammered, either
As someone who cares so much for Live Music in Austin it pains me to see how things have changed over the years. Live music is dying and it is the primadonna attitudes of unworthy musicians like the one complaining bass player that has contributed to the slow death of "The Live Music Capital of The World"
If bars like Chuggin' Monkey are worth slamming on this website, why don't you go buy a bar on 6th street and book your favorite bands every night, pay them 20 to 40 percent, and see how long your bar lasts.
A lover of Austin's live music scene
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