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
WEDNESDAY: 2PM- 11PM
October 14th- October 20th
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, October 14th
Tuesday, October 15th
wednesday, October 16th
Wine Tasting 7-9pm
Joe Jordan 6:30-10pm
Thursday, October 17th
Sams Burgers 5-11pm
Jason Ritchie 6-10pm
Friday, October 18th
Templin Road 7-11pm
Saturday, October 19th
Sea Cuisine 11-10pm
Vinyl Countdown 7-11pm
BG’s Grill 4-10pm
Sunday, October 20th
Sams Burgers 4-11pm
RJ Duo 2-5pm
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
KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL
Award-winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale® is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of well-crafted bourbon.
Aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries, subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, it may also be served as an aperitif or after-dinner drink. Launched in 2006, it has grown to become the flagship beer of the premier name in barrel-aged beers: Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company.
Come to the Monkey Bar and Grille to enjoy our new fall drinks!
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 sweatshirts come in forest green and gray-blue. All sweatshirts are available in sizes Small-2XL!
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!