Housed in an old Poulaine shoe store, Brass Monkey is a blast from the past. Back in the 1940s Don The Beachcomber, the worlds first Tiki-bar opened up in Hollywood. Brass Monkey in Vesterbro, is trying to bring back the celebration of Polynesian culture and fruity rum-based drinks.
Tiki-drinks are made with lots of fresh juices and flavors like pineapple and banana. Drinks are served in traditional porcelain Tiki Mugs and served with loads of rum. Brass Monkey boasts the largest selection of rum in Scandinavia.
Opened by the crew behind the best classical cocktail bar in Copenhagen (Check the Salon 39 article), Brass Monkey aims to continue the traditions of classical bartending – impeccable service, a little bit of showmanship and honest great tasting drinks – that has rendered Salon 39 so successful.
Brass Monkey is dark and decorated with wood carvings and palm trees. The bartenders wear Aloha Shirts and don’t be surprised if you get a Lei hung around your neck when you enter.
One of my favorite things to do is get a Volcano – a big tub of tiki-licious cocktail for 4-5 people served with 5 extra long straws. You can’t really be sparse with the alcohol in Tikis. Maybe that’s the reason that I’ve never had a boring night out at Brass Monkey. Or maybe it’s because you never know when they’ll break out the Limbo stick at Brass Monkey!