Savory classic bar food with a unique twist and 40 select beers on tap. Lively atmosphere, great craft beer selection and one of the state's best burgers.
Collins and Pancoast Hall was built in the spring of 1893. The first entertainment there was by the St. Agnes Guild of the Grace Episcopal Church. It was largely used for fashionable entertainment around the beginning of the 20th century. The Merchantville Lodge of Free Masons No. 119 held its first meeting the second Friday of every month. J. Collins & Sons sold coal, lumber, paints, and varnishes on the first floor of the hall. The post office was also located here for a short period of time. (Merchantville Historical Society).
This historic landmark received a complete renovation in the summer of 2008.
The Blue Monkey Tavern (first floor) now occupies the space where the Collins House Restaurant used to be. The tavern features a 20 foot square mahogany bar as the room's centerpiece and a variety of seating types throughout for groups big and small, and larger more private areas to accommodate small gatherings.
“The Collins House” has relocated to the second floor and serves as a catering hall. The stately decor and high ceilings make it one of the most grand facilities in Southern New Jersey. The second floor can seat up to 100 people, and offers a full-service bar and catering packages from full-service dining to sit-down dinners.
Twice annually the Blue Monkey Tavern holds a Beer Festival. We close down Chestnut street and invite 70+ beer vendors and multiple food trucks. Craft beer enthusiasts gather from 5pm-9pm and get the chance to sample whatever they wish. Proceeds benefit Merchantville’s Fire Co.