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For over 40 years, Mike’s Place Pub has been your grad owned and operated pub on campus. Come enjoy our great selection of drafts, food, and our welcoming atmosphere. Mike’s Place is an excellent alternative to greasy cafeteria fare with a unique, grad student oriented atmosphere. For Mike’s Place information, please contact J. George Koneval at 613.520.2600 x8018 or at

Location and Hours

Mike’s is located at 209 UC at Carleton University.

During the school year, we are open from 11:00am to after 12 midnight, Monday through Friday.

During the summer, we are open from 11:30am until at least 11pm, Monday through Friday.


One of the best parts about Mike’s Place is our food. Download our menus:

Curry Card

Get your Curry Card stamped with each purchase of a yummy Mike’s Place Pub Curry. Buy nine curry meals and get the tenth one free!

Some terms and conditions apply

Mike’s Place Pub reserves the right to cancel or alter the Curry Card promotion at it’s sole discretion with or without notice or warning, at any time.

Wednesdays: Trivia Night

Join us from 8-10pm for an evening of friendly competition. Bring a team, or join an existing one to vie for valuable prizes while enjoying your favourite pint.

Book your event!

Looking for a great place to have a party or a society meeting? For a relaxed atmosphere with great food and drink, come to Mike’s! To book a large group, contact J. George Koneval at 613.520.6681 or

Who’s Mike?

Mike’s Place was named in 1973 in honour of Lester B. Pearson. Pearson, whose nickname was Mike, was Chancellor of Carleton University until his death in 1972. He served as Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. During this time, his government introduced student loans, universal healthcare, the Canadian Pension Plan, the Order of Canada, and the contemporary Canadian flag. He was also the winner of the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for the creation of the UN peacekeeping force to ease the Suez Crisis in 1956. An official portrait hangs in the pub to this day.

Mike’s Place History

During the 1970s, the GSA was preoccupied with finding a permanent home for Mike’s Place, which had been moved numerous times by the university administration. This did not stop them from officially naming the pub during the 1972-73 school year.

In the 1980s, Mike’s Place found a permanent home in its present location. Renovations in 1986 expanded the grad pub from approximately thirty seats to 75, and included the construction of a permanent bar.

Recent renovations include a new bar, new sound system, stonework, and more. The renovations have greatly improved the atmosphere of the bar to the relaxed and welcoming place it is now.

Mike’s Place House Rules

Everyone in Mike’s Place must abide by the house rules established by management.

Job Posting: Mike’s Place Bar Staff

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Jobs, Mike's Place, News

Job Posting: Mike’s Place Bar Staff

Are you an outgoing people-person? Do you appreciate the atmosphere at Mike’s Place? The GSA is seeking enthusiastic, responsible people to join our bar staff to work day and evening shifts. Position Term: start August 2014, continuing Remuneration: $9.93/hour + tips Shifts: Minimum of one 7 hour shift per week Number of Positions: 2-4 Job Description: serving customers preparing food general maintenance balancing daily cash inventory count Qualifications: student at the Graduate level at Carleton enjoys working with people easy going...

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Have your art featured in Mike’s Place!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Mike's Place, News

Have your art featured in Mike’s Place!

Mike’s Place is currently seeking art submissions for display on its walls. This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students and other members of the Carleton community to display their talents in the visual arts (photography, drawings, paintings, etc). If you would like your art showcased, please email photographs of your art pieces to with the subject line “Mike’s Art.”

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Mike’s Place Trivia 2013-14 Season Winners

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Mike's Place, News

Mike’s Place Trivia 2013-14 Season Winners

Congrats to the winning trivia team for this season the Herzbergers! Competition for the Mike’s Place Trivia Tap will resume for another season in September.

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