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6 reviews in English
Review from Victoria W.
- 5 friends
The Munky is a definite Camberwell institution alongside the Hermits, which it sits opposite. It has a more "young" feel than its neighbour and there are discounts on food and drinks for students, mostly from the local art college.
The bar has just come under new management and looks much better for it. Adding candles to each table has brought together all the other ingredients - the brightly coloured walls, artwork and fairy lights - that make the Munky a laid-back bar with a distinctly "traveller" feel.
I was recently in there on a Sunday night and was charmed by the community atmosphere in the place: there was a game of giant Jenga taking place and if you rolled a double six on a pair of dice you had your drinks bill refunded. The later game was run with wonderful game-show excess by a man with a head mic who announced to the entire bar when someone won. I got a double six and had my £12 bill for two Caiprinhas refunded - happy days!
On a Friday and Saturday night the upstairs bar opens and the whole place jumps to funk music. It gets pretty packed these nights and there's an entrance charge so don't go expecting the chilledness you get on a weekday.
You can also rent the upstairs for parties. I had my 22nd birthday there and it proved an excellent venue. Overall the Munky is a brilliant place for a relaxed drink. It used to feel a little forgotten and sparse, but the new management seem to have injected a bit of soul back into the place, making it much more inviting and enjoyable.
Review from Aleksandra B.
- 4 friends
Funky Munky is in a wicked setting - comfy, freindly, creative, original. Reflects the fact that it is right by Camberwell College, with all its artsy creative folk taking the lead and matters into their own hands.
For me, Funky Munky is a 'south of the river' answer to all the trendy "in" spots that are north. I hate the idea that the south of the river should be any less appreciated than the north. It has so much less invested into it, but still manages to churn out fun places such as this, with a lot more soul. Food is good as well as the atmosphere.
As far as I've seen in Camberwell, Funky Munky is the most forward thinking and on the ball venue, in terms of music. The DJs I've seen there have all been really good. Weekends seem to be good for a cozy beer or a night of dancing. The mix up of people in there is great too, anyone is welcome.
Review from Carolina G.
- 7 friends
I am not a huge fan of south of the river, don't get me wrong there are good places I just don't know the area very well.
Anyhow, the munky became an option after a long night at the student bar at Chelsea College of Art, just a bus ride away, near the green. I never went there on a weekend as I have heard it is always rammed, but wednesdays was a good night. On one occasion, they were closing up and suddenly a group of guys started break dancing to the last songs of the dj that night. It was really great how the crowd cheered and we had all made a stage for them in the form of a circle.
That was the only night that was truly memorable, besides that was an average bar with surprisingly good music. Their cocktails aren't very good, but thankfully they have is choice.
Review from Karl B.
- 3 friends
I remember having just move to Southwark, and finding a promising little pub called the Funky Munky. Although from appearances it wasn't a bar that would appeal to my tastes specifically, I had yet to find somewhere locally that would provide a little more entertainment than the handsome choice of pubs in the area; a place that could service the exciting needs of young people in London on a local to Southwark scale. However, entering the Funky Munky did anything but resolve my search, and I have long since avoided it.
Funky Munky, to me, epitomises the depressing, "trendy" student "hang-outs" that seem more accustomed to an episode of Holyoaks, rather than catering the needs of young Londoners trying to get to the heart of the city. Although furnished moderately well, any chance of relaxing is broken around every five minutes by some delinquent who decide to take up the offer of the giant Jenga game in the centre of the room (and evidently lost). The range of drinks and cocktails isn't too bad, although a touch too expensive for remaining neutral attributes of the bar, although having said this, you do get quite good deals with happy hours... etc.
The service is friendly which is a good point, but perhaps that's because whenever I've been in there it always seems to have been on the emptier side of things. For me, Funky Munky is only just above annoying (partially because of the misspelling of the word Monkey), but at the same time it's not really the end of the world if you end up going there.
Review from Qype User (eliseb…)
- 4 friends
- Qype User eliseb…
This is a brilliant pub, typical of Camberwell for its large mix of clientele. Very popular with students, this attracts both those at the art college and the workers from Kings College Hospital after 5pm as well. Cocktails are 241 between 5pm and 7pm, which draws a large crowd, and student discount will get you a pint or spirit and mixer for £2.50.
The landlord, Shaun, is very sweet and will always look out for people. There is rarely any trouble in this pub as it has a nice community feeling. The club nights on Fri and Sat are incredibly popular, and the Munky does start charging for entry after 11pm on these nights, (usually £3).
All the bar staff are wonderful, though not all are trained in cocktail making, so sometimes you have to wait a while. Staff are usually happy to serve you at your table in these cases.
Food is excellent and cheap with nachos, pizzas and burgers always on offer. However, the times for serving can be slightly erratic and sometimes the chef just isn't there, so call ahead if you specifically want to eat there.
San Miguel £3.10; Burger £5.50; Cocktail £6 or 241 between 5-7pm.
Review from Beth P.