Named in the top 10 best venues in regional Australia by Beer and Brewer Magazine, The Monkey Bar has quickly become recognised as the beer and cocktail destination west of Sydney since being taken over by Tim and Cass Smith.
With a constantly rotating tap beer selection, a unique cocktail menu and fresh, local produce being utilised throughout the food menu, The Monkey bar provides an atmosphere that is to rival any bar in a capital city.
The Monkey Bar delivers an unrivalled experience in Dubbo, with a venue tailored to be friendly and welcoming to all ages. Stepping into the bar, you are welcomed by Tim and Cass as if you were being welcomed into their home, and it shows.
Our entire menu is designed around our firm belief that fresh is best. We source all of our fresh ingredients from the Dubbo and surrounding area, supporting local producers like Mother Clucker Eggs and The Little Big Dairy Company.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our food. From our burgers to our wings, schnitzel and desserts and everything in between. We cater for all tastes and dietary requirements with a range of vegetarian and gluten free options available.
We are passionate about supporting independent. What does that mean? Purchasing and pouring beer made by small business owners just like us. With large multi-nationals still controlling venue taps across the country, we are firm in our belief and support for the small guys producing the beer they love for the people they love (you).
Our 12 taps are constantly rotating, what you see one day may not be there the next. This keeps our offerings exciting, fun and most importantly the beer FRESH. Combined with over 100 beers and ciders in cans and bottles, there isn't a better range in the Central West for you to choose from and thanks to Bert (our friendly canning machine) everything we have on offer is available to you for takeaway until 11pm every day we are open.
Our unique cocktail menu has been designed 100% in-house. With a list that is unrivalled there is something to satisfy all tastes. Have a favourite that isn't on the list? Ask our staff and they'll whip something up for you.
We have a healthy obsession with the finer things in life, be it single malt whisky, small batch Australian Gin or fine Carribean Rum, with a selection that is constantly evolving ask our staff for tasting notes and suggestions based on your tastes.
"Great place. Lots of craft beer on tap and in the fridge. Bartender Tim very passionate about his work which I love. Alas didn't stay for a meal but the food looked good at really cheap prices. My new favourite. Pity it's 1200 km from home!"
"A great place to unwind on Friday afternoons after work. Great cocktails, loads of craft beers as well as the normal varieties, and very friendly staff. Tim and Cass have done a great job re-inventing this place. Love your work guys"
"What a fabulous venue! A vast range of craft beers, delicious cocktails and yummy food combined with friendly and attentive staff. It's a nice change to go to a bar where there is good music yet you can still have a conversation with the people at your table. The Monkey Bar is a must for those who enjoy craft beers!"
"Omg! Mouth watering food, great flavours worth the price! Will be back again for sure! Fantastic service! Highly recommend to those who have not visited since under new management!!! Well done Tim and Cass keep up the amazing work!"
"My boyfriend and I visited here last night, being our first time in dubbo and I can not recommend this place highly enough. We were able to taste the different beer on tap to see if we liked it. The food was so so good and the service was excellent! Will definitely go back when we visit Dubbo again. Thank you Monkey Bar for a great experience. Also, the music was good and you could still hear yourself talking etc."
"We had our sons 18th birthday party at the monkey bar on Saturday night....we could not have asked for anything better!!! Cass and Tim and their staff where more than helpful and accomodating!! Food was amazing...we had a variety of ages from mid teenagers to grand parents and all were amazed at the presentation and variety of the food platters that came out. Crowd DJ music was a hit, people could queue the music they wanted. Tim and Cass were also very helpful with the set up of the venue, allowing us to come that afternoon to set up, no time constrictions or demands. They made all,of us feel welcome and special!! Great to see a young couple so passionate and focused on what they want to achieve. Thanks Cass, Tim and team for making our preparations easy, and our night relaxed and fun!!"
"One of the best places to drink in Dubbo, great Cocktails, great service and atmosphere - love it!"