When I got an invitation to try this place out, its catchy name made me immediately say yes and I had been wanting to capture a "The Hungry Coach at The Hungry Monkey" photo since then. Hahaha!
|The Hungry Coach x The Hungry Monkey|
Kidding aside, I already got curious about this pub and been wanting to visit as it was all over Instagram, so the invitation was very timely. And so one Friday night, we found ourselves back at the ever-bustling streets of Al Barsha.
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Situated at the ground floor of Donatello Hotel is this cute cocktail lounge with a quirky name. The Hungry Monkey is quite a small pub but I love its cozy ambience, chilled out vibe, and good music.
They even have card and board games if you're in the mood to play.
The Hungry Monkey takes pride of their cocktails which are carefully concocted by their talented mixologist. Plus, they're on a Buy-One-Get-One Free offer all night long! I got to try three of them, while Mark went for his all-time favorite drink (jaegerbomb).
A complimentary platter of peanuts, cucumber & carrot dipped in lemon juice, and crisps with cheese and salsa was served along with our drinks.
|Flamingo Colada (upper left) - 45 AED|
The Hungry Monkey's take on pinacolada, it's served on a pineapple-shaped glass (very clever!).
It's creamy, refreshing, and summery; made we wanna go to the beach!
|Laguna Flower - 50 AED|
Ketel One and Aperol based drink, with aloe vera and a hint of tang from passion fruit, pineapple, and lime.
This drink woke my senses up! :p
|Blackberry Lychee Martini - 45 AED|
Vodka and Gomme syrup with lychee and lime juice—sweet and subtle, with just the right punch!
My favorite cocktail for the night!
Since Mark is not really a drinker, he took charge of ordering our food. I'm not sure if it's just a Filipino thing, but yeah, we also love a good grub even on drinking sessions. :p
|Pub Grub at The Hungry Monkey|
|Beef Burger - 45 AED|
It was filling, but not something that I'd choose if I'm craving for a burger.
|The Beef Burger was served with a side of fries which Mark wiped up in no time!|
The Hungry Monkey may not be as huge or fancy as other pubs (plus food here is just okay), but it's more than perfect for a chill date night, a nice catch up with friends, a fun ladies' night, or even for intimate parties.
My birthday is in a few days from now and I'm thinking of celebrating it here with friends. What do you think, Mark? :p
THE HUNGRY MONKEY
Ground Floor, Donatello Hotel
Al Barsha, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0)50 707 5307
We were invited to try The Hungry Monkey and our meal and drinks were complimentary, but this post is not influenced nor paid for. Opinions on this blog post are my own.