80 Grove St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.733374 -74.002341
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
A fun place with lots of different little niches, Monster has hot go-go dancers, different dj nights varying on electro and house, and even piano singalongs on the main floor. Head to the basement for dancing, or chill with your friends in the lounge on the main floor or at the bar. Strong, cheap drinks for the West Village.
The most fun I have had in years. – Satrted off the night going to Ty's which was horrible. A patron at Ty's told us to go to Monsters. We got there and were met by a friendly staff working the door to the coat check. The drinks were reasonable on a Saturday evening. The crowd was awesome, everyone was friendly gathered around the big plain windows while others were signing show tunes at the piano bar. We ended up going downstairs to find another full service bar and a disco playing awesome music. The dance floor was packed with great guys looking to have a good time and dance. No attitude at all even observed once at Monsters. I went with my sister and we both had the time of our lives. Hook up's were everywhere with hot cool guys. I am already planning my trip back and would highly say check this place out.
FROZEN MARGARITAS RETRO DISCO BROADWAY BELTERS – You'll have a nice view into the Monster before you reach the doorman thanks to the large windows all around the place. You see everything but the downstairs dance floor. Men crowd around the oval bar and stand at pillars and congregate around the baby grand piano. The place is run in a old fashioned way---it's actually well managed! The youngish bartenders are friendly and efficient. The drinks are great, especially the frozen Margaritas. On weeknights there is usually a beer special and a mixed drink special. If you drink for fun, you'll save some money! There is an odd convergence of types----handsome Latin men going down to dance, more mature men and a few women belting out Broadway tunes at the piano and a diverse throng at the main drinking bar. When this place first opened all those years ago, I never went because there were so many other places to go. Lately, I've taken a shine to the place. People talk to one another here and the music level, upstairs at least, allows conversation. On Tuesday night there is a great retro disco night downstairs and you can trick your knees into thinking it's still 1975 by dancing once again to Donna Summer. So go and have a strawberry Margarita and talk to tourists and neighborhood men and dance! Where else in the West Village can you still dance?
Gay Cheers - By no means Homophobic – If there were a comparison to the television show this would be the bar for the gay version. The happy hour crowd is filled with regulars who greet you with a friendly hello and welcome new faces to meet and unwind after a hard days work. It does tend to be a mature crowd but is a mix.
If you are into sitting by a piano and requesting show tunes you would have a crowd to sit with and sing along with.
The service is excellent. Most of the bartenders remember what you are drinking after your first drink. The dirty glasses are picked up constantly.
After 10:00 they open the downstairs for the dancer in us. There is a small sitting area, a pretty large dance floor, and another bar. After 10:00 there typically is a $5 to $10 cover charge.
A West Village gay scene fixture for piano-bar fans. – In Short
This corner bar on Sheridan Square is famous for its seasoned cabaret crooners. Downstairs the disco ball lights up an eclectic, low-attitude crowd, while mature gents sing about "the man that got away" at the street-level piano bar.
WARNING HOMOPHPOBIC – was at Sabor Latino tonight music was great but the staff was highly homophobic NOT rcomended ... make the effort and go to Jackson Heights
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