The Brass Monkey was a bar in the black quarter of Covington, Kentucky. Cincinnatus Driver had not frequented the place before and during the Great War since he was a striver but when he was trapped in Kentucky during the Second Great War he did since he was too crippled to work. Driver visited the Brass Monkey on his way back to Des Moines at the end of the Second Great War. He discovered that the bartender, Cambyses, was still alive, and that he'd saved his life by working with the Freedom Party, as did another patron. Driver left rather than buy a drink.