Miami Monkey: Big Ang's Boob-a-Licious Bar Opens on Ocean Drive

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All photos by Laine Doss
Big Ang and her large... cocktail.
Miami Monkey opened this past Sunday, bringing a whole lot of pink lipstick and sweet, sweet cocktails to South Beach.

It's the Miami outpost of the Drunken Monkey, a Staten Island bar owned by Angela "Big Ang" Raiola. The primate-themed pub features karaoke, Tuesgays (self-explanatory), and cocktails, but most people come for the main draw, Big Ang, a women with a personality as substantial as her bra size (both quite formidable).

The Miami Monkey is on the second floor of the Netherland on Ocean Drive, which means it's nearly invisible to the thousands of people who flock the area in search of an après-beach cocktail. To make up for that, girls in black bikini tops and Bettie Page-type bottoms walk the beach, "tagging" people with stickers. Trade in the sticker for a free shot at the bar.

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Serving shots at Miami Monkey.
You're going to want that free drink, because the prices are strictly South Beach. Standard libations like Stoli and soda and rum runners range in the $10-15 area (with tax and 18% tip included in the bill), and there's a two-for-one happy hour daily from 4 to 9 p.m.

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We ordered a signature mango monkey martini. The frozen concoction was sweet, frothy, and twenty bucks (though it was presented in one of those insanely large glasses you only seem to find in beach towns).

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A DJ spins tunes ranging from classic disco to hip-hop, but the main draws at Miami Monkey are the drinks... and the bodies.

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Miami Monkey - CLOSED

1330 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

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drummer33
drummer33

For my 21st birthday, a group of us went to Miami. We wanted to see what the hype was about the "Miami Monkey Bar". To my surprise, it was horrid. The worse bar I've ever been to!!!! The drinks were overly sugary, had too much alcohol, or were warm. None of our drinks were good. My friend, who is only 20, looks about 25 and demanded he come. Surprisingly enough, one of the Miami Monkey bartenders didn't even card him! The music was good, though. The worse part of the night was when my third or fourth shot glass had lipstick stains! At that point, we left and went to a nearby bar that was far better and far cheaper. 1 star out of 5

forkellseyesonly
forkellseyesonly

Luv it just like ang would want girls work 2getha as a team the business will b a huge success if u work 2getha rememba its u guys against everybody else there is no I in team now work it

forkellseyesonly
forkellseyesonly

Hey was not there personaly but so far looks awesome the only thing is I know ang would agree u r a team work 2getha its u guys against the beach play as a team n u will win hands up also my brother has business 4 many years n knows lots of club people get in touch with him capt. Bob from miami mermaid he definately knows lots of people especially cuz he is in miami business as well ang call him capt. ! Robert hamilton 954-649-9611 listen he is inwhat

U would call a party type of business n deals with all walks of people the higher type of clients as well as the everyday type of clients all whom r seeking the same thing "A GoOD TIME" GOOD LUCK N CALL BOB HE CAN PROMOTE!!!!!!!!

JackJ78
JackJ78

BIg Ang thinks she is a star. SHE IS NOT!! YOU ARE ON A REALITY SHOW AND WILL FIZZLE OUT SHORTLY. NO ONE WANTS TO SEE A HUGE AMAZON LOOKING MAN WITH DISGUSTING FAT FAKE LIPS AND UR LEATHER LOOKING SKIN FOR LONG!

bella83168
bella83168

RONNIES WIFE IS A FREAKING BULL DOG GET A GRIP YOUR NOT ALL THAT YOUR ACTING LIKE IT CAUSE YOUR SO INSEACURE ....SHOULD OF STAYED HOME WITH YOUR 2 KIDS WHERE YOU BELONG.

bella83168
bella83168

IM FROM STATEN ISLAND AND KNOW THE SI GRLS VERY VERY WELL BUT HAVE TO SAY RYAN YOU HAD YOUR ASS HANDED TO YOU BY MORGAN ITS SAID HOW ITS ALL OVER YOUR FACE THE LITTLE GREEN MONSTER , OMG  GOT TO GIVE IT TO MAIMI THOSE GRLS BLOW YOU AWAY RYAN AND YOU KNOW IT .....LOL DAM GRLS ARE SO PETTY

evanvorous
evanvorous

Congrats Ang!! This is so awesome!! :):)

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Ok...this is a tilt shift facial pic. Right?

Denise Diaz
Denise Diaz

i wish i would've known, we would've met her! Conroy Boss Nicholas lol

gorelickdesign
gorelickdesign

@George Hoover If you can't spell it, don't post it.

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