Named in the top 10 best venues in regional Australia by Beer and Brewer Magazine in 2019 and 2020, 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.

what we do

Independent Beer – Unique Cocktail Menu – Local Produce

local produce

locals supporting socals

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.

made in-house

our food

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.


ask for indie beer

independent brewers

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).


12 taps

constantly rotating

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 menu


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.

fine spirits

gin, whisky, rum

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.

where to find us