Joe’s Legendary Famous club The Monster was established in 1970. After 42 years (33 years on the square) and still going strong, The Monster features a piano bar, basement full of entertainment and a packed weekend happy hour that starts on the weekends at 2 p.m.
The Monster is always packed with regulars and out-of-towners, and the happy hour is the hot spot of the West Village. If you are in the mood for a drink and conversation, there is a large 40+-person seating area at the front bar, or you can sit in the back at the piano, where they have a pianist every night of the week. Or head to the “Bassment” where the dance floor opens at 10 p.m. with go-go boys nightly.
In the Bassment, The Monster features the longest-running tea dance in NYC, which goes on from 6 p.m. to midnight with DJ Rich King presenting Sunday Situation. Enjoy $5 Long Island iced teas & Heineken or $4.50 Rolling Rock, plus go-go boys and top 40 dance tracks until 4 a.m.
Mondays is Sabor Latino night hosted by Barbra Herr in the Bassment. Barbra brings a show that only she can for the Latinos and their admirers featuring special guests at 10 p.m. On the last Monday of every month, they also throw in some man candy with DJ Tony Cruz and go-go boys. Drink specials are the flavors of the night, with Coronas and Cuba Libres at $4.50.
Tuesdays feature the return of the turntable with DJ Wilson, when he spins retro classics of the ‘70s through the ‘90s with Bud & Rolling Rock for $4.50 and no cover.
Wednesdays are the newest nights to the lineup with BEATS featuring DJ Mitch Ferrino playing house beats with shows, go-go boys and boys everywhere. Get there early to enjoy a Rokk vodka open bar from 10-11 p.m. and no cover all night, plus Bud & Rolling Rock for $4.50.
Thursdays kick off the weekends early with Bassment Thursdays. With DJs Jools & Mandy Graves the party goes all night long, serving Coronas, Bud & Rolling Rock all night for $4.50 and Long Island iced teas for $5. Again, go-go boys are back with no cover.
Fridays is a diverse mash-up. Union Fridays is a fusion of good friends with DJ Gustavo Motta and friends. Vodka breezers are featured for $5 on Fridays & Saturdays, where you can pick up where you left off the night before. On Super-Sized Saturdays, they keep the dance floor pounding with hard house beats by DJ Cruz.
If you want to come by after work and hang out, this is the place to be, where the long, rectangle bar is full every night with happy hour prices from 4-9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It is a very relaxing spot where you can come and talk and actually hear the conversation – and hang out with hunky, talkative bartenders and meet new people. The Yamaha Piano men, including Phil Kadet, Bill Heller and Martin St. Lawrence are in the back of the bar where you can listen and sing along to piano tunes every evening.
The Monster is also known for its delicious frozen margaritas. Be sure to order one – and tell them Get Out! sent you!
The Monster was a four-category winner in the Get Out! Awards 2012 for Best Door Staff/Service in NYC, Best Club in the West Village, Best Happy Hour in the West Village and Best Club for the Go-Go Boys in the West Village.
80 Grove Street
One block from the A, B, C, D, E, F & M trains
or upstairs from the 1 & 9 trains