The Monkey Bar & Grille is a destination spot, keeping the history of Foster alive. We welcome the community to share in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you want to soak in the rays and live music, join the energy of the bar, hang out in the Bourbon Cellar downstairs, or chill on the back patio with your dog, we have a spot for you to enjoy!
We strive to put the customer first with great food, drink selections, and prompt and courteous service. We hope you'll find us a warm and inviting "feel good" place that keeps you coming back for more!
7837 Old 3C Highway
Maineville, Ohio 45039
August 19th - August 25th, 2019
The Monkey Bar & Grille offers live music every night of the week and during the day on weekends! We also have a food truck each night of the week. Check out our band and food truck for tonight! For our special events calendar, click here!
Monday, August 19th
Don’s Food Cart 5-11pm
Boe Davis 6:30-9:30
Tuesday, august 20th
Taste of Mexico 5-10pm
Kyla Mainous 6:30-9:30pm
wednesday, august 21st
Pork Me BBQ 4-11pm
Mama Bear Mac 4-10pm
Southern Savior 7-10pm
Thursday, August 22nd
Golden Goose 11-4pm
Cheese ‘n’ Chong 5-10pm
Jason Ritchie Themed Trivia 7-10pm
Friday, August 23rd
Pork Me BBQ 5-11pm
Ethan Workman Acoustic 4-6pm
Templin Road 7-11pm
Saturday, august 24th
Sea Cuisine 11-11pm
Jessica Merchant 2-5pm
Pit to Plate BBQ 4-11pm
Sunday, august 25th
The community of Foster, Ohio got its start, thanks to James Foster venturing north on the Cincinnati Montgomery Hopkinsville Turnpike in 1841. He settled along the east side of the Little Miami River and built a store, as well as a hotel. The village was originally known as Foster’s Crossing due to James providing a river crossing service to settlers. Thanks to the completion of the Little Miami Railroad, Foster became the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Cincinnatians would travel twenty-two miles north, along the railroad, and stay at the Foster’s Hotel for the weekend. On February 13, 1861, the Presidential train of Abraham Lincoln even made a stop in Foster on his way from Cincinnati to Columbus on his inaugural tour.
By 1868, the population of Foster had grown to 180. There were 47 buildings, of which there were 21 homes, 5 saloons, and the remaining buildings consisted of a variety of stores, mills, a blacksmith, a distillery (the white house), a post office, and a telegraph office.
Foster’s popularity continued into the 20th century with fun summer activities, such as Hoppe’s Island, camping, and canoeing.
In 1987, Foster hit international news with the Sam the Chimp trial. You can learn more about the history of Foster, Sam the Chimp, and The Monkey Bar & Grille building itself by clicking one of the links below.
The Monkey Bar & Grille offers drinks that will cater to anyone’s tastes. We offer an extensive selection of bourbon in The Bourbon Cellar. We also have a variety of local beers on tap. If you are looking for something more tropical, try one of our Monkey Drinks or our Drink of the Month!
OLD WELLER ANTIQUE
A wheated bourbon with a full-bodied flavor and a balanced palate. Old Weller Antique is bottled at 107 proof, offering a complex taste and bold finish. It’s certainly a recognizable member of the Weller label, with its own unique characteristics to compliment the high proof.
NEW ON TAP
WEST SIDE BREWING HEFEWEIZEN
A traditional German-style Hefeweizen loaded with clove, spices, and just the right amount of banana. Our special German yeast is left unfiltered, so expect a softly golden, cloudy appearance
DRINK OF THE WEEK
Frozen Patron Margarita
Made with Patron Reposado and your choice of Patron Cintronge Lime, Pineapple or Mango, this frozen margarita is incredibly refreshing.
Birthdays, Reunions, Anniversaries, Work Parties, etc! The Monkey Bar & Grille is available to rent or reserve for any occasion! Check out our available spaces and stay tuned for our virtual tour! If you are interested in renting or reserving the space, click the button below!
Wear what the Monkey Crew wears! Get your very own Monkey Bar & Grille merchandise here!
Our Monkey shirts come in a variety of colors- green, red, orange, blue, pink, grey and black. We also offer long-sleeve shirts in black and hot pink. All shirts are available in sizes Small-2XL!
Our Monkey hats come in black, grey, blue, and pink with a white front. The hats are adjustable and will fit to any head.
MISCELLANEOUS MONKEY GEAR
Our Monkey Merch also includes koozies, shot glasses, and pint glasses! Grab one for yourself to enjoy your drink in style while keeping your beverage cold!