Our Story

Karaoke Fun!

Serving up Weekday Happy Hour and Nighttime Fun in Jax Beach since 1985!

For more than three decades, thousands of beaches residents and visitors to the Jacksonville beaches have been coming to Monkey’s Uncle Tavern to meet friends, unwind and enjoy themselves.

Once one of only a handful of bar restaurants in south Jacksonville Beach, we relocated in early 2016 to 1728 Third Street North – continuing our tradition of offering our weekday happy hour from opening until 7 p.m. and trivia, live music, our award-winning karaoke and other activities in the evening

With our move, we’ve also introduced a new menu that features the best bar food around the beaches, a new frozen drink menu – and a Sunday Brunch that is sure to leave you satisfied.

Owner Carter Quillen, who has been in the bar and restaurant business since the early 1960’s, invites you to check out our new digs – including a beachy, updated décor, a more family-friendly non-smoking bar and dining area, and a new outside patio area where our previous smoking patrons are still very much welcome!

We invite you to make new memories, and probably some new friends, at our new location on A1A a few blocks north of Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach.

(Monkey's Uncle Tavern in Jacksonville Beach is not affiliated with any other Monkey's Uncle in any other location).

Customer Raves

"I'm happy to say I truly enjoy the new Monkey’s.  A brand new face lift! No smoking inside really makes a huge difference! If you had asked me to eat a meal at the old Monkey’s I’d tell you you're crazy... Not because the food would have been any less tasty, but I wouldn't feel comfortable eating somewhere that was full of smoke. I'm happy to announce the food is top notch, especially their new daily specials! Even the presentation of the food on the plate is something to talk about. They are all picture worthy that's for sure. It's not just slopped on the plate like a lot of other bar foods! They have anything from burgers to the best seared ahi tuna which I highly recommend! I feel the move was for the best. The staff is amazing! Every bartender and server is uniquely different in their own cool way. It's really nice to converse with each of them. They actually try to get to know their customers and they remember your face the next time you drop in. On Mondays they have Bingo and throughout the week they have karaoke! It's a fun hang out that I will continue to enjoy. If you haven't been to the new and improved monkeys I'd say you're missing out and should add it to your beach bar list!"

Victoria C.

"Great place to watch the game, lots of TVs. Pretty good drink specials that change every day. Wouldn't expect a bar to have really good food -- haven't been disappointed yet. Soft pretzels and beer cheese were awesome. Favorite sandwich is the French dip (ask for double meat, it's worth it). Good night life, there's usually a band on the weekends and karaoke a few nights a week".

Lauren M.



1728 North Third Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Open Daily from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.