There are many bars and clubs in Meatpacking, but finding one that’s “normal” very hard. Meet Brass Monkey, a classic watch-the-game-on-big-screens-beer-and-shots type of place. Picture Brass Monkey

Since opening in the trendy district in 2004 (a lifetime in Meatpacking years), the bar has become a neighborhood favorite. Its open brick walls and rich wood interior creates a friendly and warm atmosphere to watch sports or just hang out. It has one of the most extensive beer lists in the city, with more than fifteen draught beers on tap and over 75 imported beers, ranging from Chimay to Stella Artois to Hoegaarden.

Despite its laid back vibe, that doesn’t mean Brass Monkey falls through the cracks. It has received rave reviews from the likes of the New York Times and celebrity appearances from A-listers Glenn Close to MTV’s The City cameos. In the summer, make sure to check out the killer rooftop deck with incredible views of the Hudson and the Highline.

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