Late one Saturday evening on a rugby tour to Bali, two team members of The Taipei Baboons were sitting in the Sari club talking about the possibility of opening a sports bar in Taiwan. The two friends, Peter Chworowsky, successful American entrepreneur and long time resident of Taiwan and Max Murphy a recent Australian arrival to Taiwan from Shanghai, talked into the night over a few Bintangs while the other team members danced and drank around them.
The date was October 12, 2002. Moments later two terrorist bombs ripped through Paddy’s Bar and the Sari Club killing 202 people and wounding hundreds more. Five members of the Taipei Baboons touring squad lost their lives.
Over two months later Max called and asked, “Peter, do you remember what we were talking about in the Sari Club?”
Max: “Well let’s do it”.
Six longtime friends and Taipei residents from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and the USA, joined Max and Peter as partners in the project. They came from various walks of life, bringing different skills and contributions to the venture, and The Brass Monkey came to life on February 28, 2003.
We see the Brass Monkey as a tribute to those friends that lost their lives on that October evening and hope that it provides the people of Taipei and its visitors with a place to enjoy their favourite sports, party hard or just hang out with friends and our great staff.
在巴里島巡迴賽之旅某個星期六夜晚 ，兩名台北猴王橄欖球隊隊員坐在Sari Club裡討論在台灣開一家運動酒吧的可能性。這兩位好友-- Peter Chworowsky，長期居住台灣的成功美籍企業家，以及Max Murphy，才剛從上海搬至台灣的澳洲人，一邊喝著巴里島的當地啤酒Bintang，一邊徹夜長談。（此時其他的同隊隊員們正在旁邊喝酒跳舞。）
這天正好是2002年10月12日，誰也沒想到再過不久，兩名激進恐怖份子會在Paddy’s Bar和Sari Club放置炸彈，這場悲劇奪走了202條人命以及數百人受傷。很不幸地，五名台北猴王隊隊員也在此事件中喪命。