NEW OPENING: The Monkey Bar—coming soon to downtown Fairhope

Outdoor Seating And Main Seating Area Of The Monkey Bar In Downtown Fairhope.
Beautiful outdoor space at The Monkey Bar. (Dakota Keyser / Bham Now)

Fairhope, you will want to check out this new outdoor bar and event space downtown. It’s a fun and exciting new location to grab a cocktail after work or enjoy an ice-cold beer with friends during the day. Keep reading to learn more about this new opening.

A look into the bar

Cute And Cozy Corner Of The Monkey Bar In Downtown Farihope
What is your cocktail of choice? (Dakota Keyser / Bham Now)

The Monkey Bar is set to open in early August and is located in the building of an old bank in the heart of downtown Fairhope. There are three small businesses: Five Gold Monkeys, Dukes Clothier and the newest addition, The Monkey Bar. The owner of Five Gold Monkeys, Ellen Waller Semple, is a designer by trade and saw the potential in the building from the very start.

The back of the building was home to the old bank’s drive-thru and Semple thought of the amazing idea of creating an outdoor bar and event space. She envisioned a walk-up bar, relaxing ambiance, comfortable seating and an inviting atmosphere for conversation. This once drive-thru has been transformed into her exact vision.

A twist on the bar scene

View From Front Entrance At The Monkey Bar In Downtown Fairhope
Great place to bring a friend and grab a drink. (Dakota Keyser / Bham Now)

Upon opening, the bar will be serving up craft beer and unique cocktails and in the near future hopes to offer food options such as tapas. They plan to make sports season even more exciting by hosting watch parties with mimosa bars, bloody mary bars, live music and possibly even food trucks.

“The Monkey Bar is meant to be a tropical inspired venue to mentally take you away from being in the middle of downtown with a laid back casual feel. We are hoping to lean more towards being a fun and easy spot for day drinking and be your first stop instead of your last.”

Ellen Waller Semple, Owner, The Monkey Bar

You can join the fun

Seats At The Main Bar Area At The Monkey Bar In Downtown Fairhope.
Imagine yourself here relaxing after work. (Dakota Keyser / Bham Now)

The Monkey Bar is hiring full and part-time employees to fill positions of servers and hosts. The working positions have a minimum pay rate of $10 per hour plus tips. To join the fun and work with the team, apply by texting 251-656-4141 or stop by The Monkey Bar.

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