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The Club In The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 3 Means More Than You Know

The third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shows our heroes exploring a new land while on their mission... which brings them to a nightclub with a very important name. Spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ahead!

In the third episode of the Marvel and Disney+ collaboration, "The Power Broker," Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) continue their mission to find the super soldier serum — and the group of Flag Smashers using it for their own gains — and end up meeting some familiar faces along the way. After an unexpected alliance forms with villain Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), the three travel to the lawless island nation of Madripoor, where they learn more about the mysterious Power Broker in charge of the island and even meet up with Sharon Carter (Emily van der Camp), who lives in hiding on Madripoor.

However, you might not realize that the nightclub Zemo, Bucky, and Sam infiltrate — the Brass Monkey, a mainstay from the original comics that was also referred to as the Bronze Monkey — is more significant than you think, based on its name alone. Here's why the club in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3 means more than you know.

The Brass Monkey's name has a lot of history

In case you're not up on your cocktail history, you might not know that not only is this fictional nightclub named The Brass Monkey, but they might also serve Brass Monkeys at the bar inside. The club is named for a classic cocktail invented in the 20th century made up of vodka, dark rum, and orange juice, which was first introduced as a premade cocktail available for purchase — a rarity at the time — by the Heublein Company in the 1970s.

However, the reason that the Falcon and the Winter Soldier writers may have chosen this name has to do with its advertising campaign, which crafted a (apparently fictional) story about a super-spy named H.E. Rasske who "held court" at a bar in Macao at a bar called — you guessed it — the Brass Monkey.

If you're not a big drinker and think the name sounds familiar anyway, it's likely because the Beastie Boys made the drink popular with their song, "Brass Monkey," released in 1986 as an homage to the drink itself. In any case, this is a name packed with references to pop culture and history — and still has a basis in Marvel lore.

The first three episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are available on Disney+, and new episodes drop every Friday at midnight PST.