Mike's Place is the only kosher sports/bar/restaurant in Tel Aviv. You will enjoy tasty American style foods, a great selection of drinks from the bar while you watch the game with your friends, on any of the big screens.
In fact you can watch several games at once. The schedule of games is posted on the Mike's Place website. So plan in advance.
Note that only two branches of Mike's Place have a teudat kashrut: Tel Aviv (Sarona) and Jerusalem. The other branch restaurants do not have kosher supervision.
Mike's Place is a happening. During the day you will enjoy the reasonably priced food and 1+1 on drinks during Happy Hour, from mid-afternoon until 7 p.m. In the evening Mike's place is hopping with live music, televised sports events, and more. Some nights have themes, like Sports Night on Sundays (they have special satellite feeds you won’t have at home), and Open Mike nights on Wednesdays, where surprise musicians and comedians try their luck. See the up to date calendar of events. The action goes on till late at night. So come on over. For extra fun, come with a group of friends.
Whether you are in it for the food or the fun, you must get a drink from the bar. Mike's has 8 different beers on tap. There are also a great number of mixed drinks including classic cocktails and Mike's Special Cocktails. On the list of Mike's Special, "Charley" caught my eye. Vodka, peach liquor, coconut liquor, sour mix, pineapple juice and grenadine, This is just the kind of alcoholic fruity drink that I like. "Mike's Favorite shots" include drinks like the Baby Guiness, which is Kalua and Baley's Irish Cream. Some of the favorite shots are discounted for 2. The bar is open throughout the day so don't miss it.
We shared a Mai Tai, one of my favorite rum drinks because it is so sweet. And I had a half pint of Stella Artois, one of my favorite beers, which is on tap at Mike’s Place. Usually, I can only get it bottled.
You'll want to have some food with your drinks, so take a look at the menu. We were impressed with the variety of the menu.
Starting from the light foods/nash. Our favorite is Chips and Dips. But there are also Nachos with Vegan Cheese. This is served with guacamole, salsa and vegan sour cream with chives. The menu offers a basket of fries or onion rings. More substantial starters include salads and chicken wings with different sauces.
For your main course you can have a meat platter or a sandwich. Burgers are a popular choice, and the meat is ground in-house for freshness and quality. On the low end try the P.L.T., goose pastrami on a bun, with condiments. Mike's Classics include the basic Mega Burger with 200 and 300 gr. of meat. The New York Style burgers come in the same two sizes, but are topped with vegan cheese and corned beef in a sesame seed bun. Banger with a Pop are top quality veal sausages that are grilled till they pop. There is a veggie burger but it is grilled together with the meat burgers, as are the chips and onion rings.
Tex Mex at Mike's Place
Mike's Place is the only kosher restaurant in Tel Aviv with a Mexican menu.
Tex Mex is a full menu with chili and all the Mexican favorites.
I had to try something from the Tex-Mex menu, as this is a style of cuisine that I never ran into before. Tex-Mex mixes cheese and meat, but kosher Mike’s Place Sarona uses a pretty good immitation soy cheese.
|Tex Mex Mexican Menu
I began with their small portion of “only” 8 HOT chicken wings from the Starters menu. These were really quite spicy. I like spicy food, but in my opinion, the hot sauce overwhelmed the flavor of the chicken. The wings were nice and crispy, so I will probably choose the BBQ wings next time. For my main course, I chose the Fajita wrap with Texas Style Beef Chili, a sort of complex dish, where the chili is layered on a stir fry of onions, peppers, and white rice, rolled into a tortilla. The wrap comes with a side of red Mexican rice and three spreads to vary the flavor: fresh guacamole, salsa, vegan sour cream, which could have fooled me.
Choosing the Tex Mex, I missed the burger – something for next time. Maybe the “cheese” burger.