Basket of chips at Mike's place 311.
(photo credit: ITRAVELJERUSALEM TEAM)
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Mike's Place is good food,
free live music, great beer and an "international" atmosphere. Mike's
Place is that non-stop hangout we've all come to love over the years. It
seems that Mike's Place has been around forever, and the story of its
humble beginnings back in 1993 plays a big part in what makes this place
such a success in Israel.
Today, Mike's Place has three locations in Israel: Jerusalem,
Tel Aviv, and Ramat Hayal. It all started in Jerusalem when Mike, a
retired photo-journalist opened a cozy little bar in downtown Jerusalem.
The pub had such a laid-back setting that people often mistook Mike's
Place for a private living room.
From its early days, Mike's Place
attracted all sorts of individuals from locals, travelers, foreign
students, immigrants, diplomats, soldiers, UN personnel, Arabs, Jews,
and Christians. There was something about Mike's Place
that was the perfect setting for a fun, laid-back atmosphere where
people came together to talk, mingle, and watch sports over a cup of
Mike's Place was one of Jerusalem's best kept secrets, and was one of
the first bars in Israel to serve Guinness on tap creating much hype and
had customers lining up each night. Throughout the years, Mike's Place
has stayed true to its roots with a mix of live blues and
rock-and-roll, with no cover charge. The pub is open from the early
morning hours until the last customer, and offers a rich kosher menu
with a variety of American, Mexican and Italian dishes. Mike's Place
lives up to all international standards, with a selection of beers from
around the world, both on tap and in bottles, and a cocktail menu that
has a variety of drinks for everyone. If you're up until
later-than-usual-hours then stop on by at Mike's Place for Happy Hour; who knows you might meet some friendly new faces.
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