about  

Monkey Town was conceived and founded in May 2003 by Montgomery Knott. He was assisted by Meghan Czerwinski, Josh Cross, and Coleman Lee Foster.

And a big shout to the two architects who gave us the bones and the DNA (and the blueprints) to build our new location -- Christina Hansen and Jake LaChapelle.

Our first location was at 222 Leonard St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From May 2003 until Winter 2004, we operated as a seasonal dining and video performance space.

Our present location at 58 N 3rd St adds a Front Dining Room and Bar, while our back dining room maintains our original configuration:
- 4 screens
- communal seating
- 6.1 surround sound
- intimate capacity: 50

We have created a permanent space that privileges video art, short films, feature-length films and documentaries, outside traditional galleries, movie theaters, museums, or clubs. We also host live music, dance and other original performance. As always, forever, we continue with our 'Bathroom Sound Series'.

We serve experimental cuisine and classic dishes from a country that doesn't exist. Every cuisine and every ingredient are in play. The laboratory is open.

We accept AMEX, Visa, and Master Card.

Our regular hours are:
7 Days a Week | 6pm - 1am
(til 4am Friday and Saturday)