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Po’ Monkey’s Lounge

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Address: Take Highway 61 to corner store and get directions, Merigold, MS

This Mississippi Juke Joint is open on Thursday nights at 8:30pm.

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Po Monkey joined us at our table and seemed to really like the Black Seal Rum we brought. He sells beer & set-ups. He stayed with us most of the night except when he ran off to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Melon C
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Po Monkey joined us at our table and seemed to really like the Black Seal Rum we brought. He sells beer & set-ups. He stayed with us most of the night except when he ran off to change into funny costumes. The dancing was great and we loved every minute. Finally had to leave about 1 am. Going back this... More 

Thank Melon C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I spent many great evenings here as a guest of Willie Seaberry--who sadly passed away recently. Not sure what the long-term outlook is, but it's hard to imagine it surviving much longer without him. Willie was Po' Monkey, and Po' Monkey's.

1 Thank photolandscape
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was looking forward to seeing you again on my trip there next week. So sorry to hear of your passing. You were a delight to be with and you will be missed by all those who ever met you.

1 Thank Kevin P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

My daughter and I went to Po Monkey's in 2011.This is a juke joint playing delta blues by a DJ. You will not find it without directions. We had to ask the owner of Abe's BBQ in Clarksdale how to get there. His hand written directions on the back of napkin was our GPS for this shack at the edge... More 

3 Thank thedbaird
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

It was closed, but still an authentic piece of history. It is a functioning juke joint, so probably can't go in with kids. And if you come in the daytime, it's locked up.

Thank Susan G
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

This was fun, certainly an adventure to find, full of locals AND visitors. The owner who told us his name was "Po Monkey" performed humorous skits. He was keeping an eye on everything all the while, making sure all felt welcome. I only wish there was live blues music.

Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

We visited one Thursday in May, it was great trying to find it, my black rental car ended up grey with the dust from the stone roads. Everyone inside really friendly and welcoming, we took a bottle of scotch to break the ice and it worked. It's a fabulous place and a privilege to visit, hope it never changes.

Thank sinesy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. It is an old Delta juke joint and is authentic. So, do not go here expecting liquor or a spotless interior. It is a fun place to go drink a beer with friends and be welcomed by people who do not care about your skin color. Racism dies when you walk through those doors. Can't... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Located down a short dirt road, Po'Monkey's is an authentic juke joint with lots of local flavor. It is just like a house party inside. Be aware that only beer and mixers are sold; people are allowed to BYOB as long as they purchase mixers. The Thursday night I was there there was a DJ, and the place was full.... More 

Thank Jessica H
Shawnee, Kansas
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Po' Monkey's Lounge is a traditional juke joint with a TON of character, from its unique interior decorating (picture a ceiling filled with stuffed monkeys sent from fans across the globe), to its owner, Willie, who welcomes people into his abode. Po'Monkey's is only open on Thursday night - expect a crowd and be ready to sweat. The place is... More 

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