Nearly one year in to the day, traditional a la carte diners and drinkers can no longer go to the seventies-themed The Brass Monkey. Ownership closed the Untitled sister spot on Morgan Street after service on Saturday night, choosing to make it private events-only, according to a press release. The restaurant and bar is attached to the popular event space Morgan Manufacturing, which has attracted much more business than the public space.
In addition to parties, for which it can accommodate up to 250 people, owner Marc Bushala says he's planning to have chefs and restaurants take over the Brass Monkey for extended pop-ups. "We are already in discussions with several known chefs that would like to take over the venue for 1-2 months as a pop-up restaurant," Bushala says in the release.
The Brass Monkey opened on Feb. 5, 2015 with a front room full of records and headphones as well as a menu with kitschy items such as TV dinners, Tang cocktails, and French bread pizzas. It garnered mixed reviews from critics, changed chefs in July, when former Leopold and Bread & Wine chef Michael Dean Reynolds, who came aboard as a sous, took over the kitchen and changed the menu.