Located on Cobb Lane near Five Points South, the Blue Monkey Lounge offers a small but eclectic dinner menu and a large array... More
Blue Monkey Lounge
Located on Cobb Lane near Five Points South, the Blue Monkey Lounge offers a small but eclectic dinner menu and a large array of drinks and cigars in a very cozy atmosphere. The décor is that of a Parisian caveau, complete with exposed beams and stucco walls. There are several softly lit small rooms (some with televisions), which feature small black wooden tables and chairs. The menu, though small and consisting mainly of sandwiches, offers items inspired by Mexican, Greek, Italian and French cuisine. The restaurant also offers an extensive array of scotches, tequilas and cognacs.
The Blue Monkey is the place to go if you feel like going out with a few friends and relaxing. Not like most bar scenes where you are just another face in the crowd. It's like being out, but at the same time like being at a friends house. Very relaxing atmostphere I would defintely recommend this place to anyone.
i was shocked to find nothing about martinis in the description... the blue monkey is known throughout birmingham as THE place to get a decent martini... they have a huge selection of signature drinks (my favorite is the nuts and berries martini), but they are kind of expensive. the staff there is really friendly, and it's a great place to hang out with your friends and meet new people without being bothered with too-loud music and obnoxious drunks.