Visit: 22 Apr 2023
Opened April 17th, 2023 in what used to be the Genting Palace Lounge.
The idea, apparently, was that the Genting Palace Restaurant was too formal and intimidating for their lounge to see casual traffic from people not interested in dining, so they separated it from the restaurant and made it a more inviting and slightly more casual space.
There was a very light re-model of the old lounge which already had a bit of an exotic Asian vibe. Tiki masks were added, along with some standing surfboards and an impressively lit wall of mugs that appear to have all been sourced from BarConic or some other inexpensive tiki mug wholesaler.
Beverage Director Will Cahow insists that The Golden Monkey, which takes its name from the golden monkey statue that has sat on the bar since the venue opened in 2021, shares no association with the similarly named Golden Tiki. “We want to be a little different,” he says.
The Golden Monkey lists 50 types of rum behind the bar and 20 cocktails on their menu, which you can check out below.