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Special Blues Stop

This is the first time I've stopped here & Mr Willie wasn't there...RIP Sir. Just passing by... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Mandeville, Louisiana
Great place to check out

This place was part of our blues field trip and interesting to read about it. Don’t know if it is... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
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This Mississippi Juke Joint is open on Thursday nights at 8:30pm.
Po Monkey S Lounge, Merigold, MS
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is the first time I've stopped here & Mr Willie wasn't there...RIP Sir. Just passing by & stopped to get a photo with my son.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank captbilly164
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This place was part of our blues field trip and interesting to read about it. Don’t know if it is still open or not but a great place to check out.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank RyGold21
Reviewed 14 October 2017

As might be deciphered from earlier posts, Po' Monkey's is (or was) a quintessential Delta blues juke joint that shuttered after its owner passed away about a year ago. We heard stories and rumors about plans to reopen it, but we have no idea if...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank jakester88
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped just to take pix and had to ask for directions. Super cool. A must see in the tamale trail

Date of experience: August 2017
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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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Melon C
Reviewed 6 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.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank photolandscape
Reviewed 4 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 16 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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank thedbaird
Reviewed 1 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank C8448QCsusang
Reviewed 18 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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Janet B
5 March 2016|
Response from sinesy | Reviewed this property |
You can take your own spirits/liqour we took a bottle of whisky. you can buy tins of beer there. Thursday is the only night it opens. Wine ha ha ha
19 August 2015|
Response from Jessica H | Reviewed this property |
I got there around 9 and everything was in full swing. You could go probably as early as 8. It seems like things shut down around 1.