Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,240 bars; 1,489 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
#2156 - Spunky Monkey, Auburn - 5/5/2013
Thankfully, I made it to this place shortly before all the funky divey-ness was eliminated in a redesign as part of an episode of Restaurant: Impossible. After many years as a popular local joint, it was dusty and failing by the time I got here, so it appears that it had to change, and I hope the modified approach works out for them. But as one who tends to prefer the peculiar and decidedly unsophisticated personality of a small-time barkeep to the slick orderliness of a professional designer, I feel fortunate to see have seen the Monkey when it was genuinely spunky.