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Mike's Place - Your Grad Student Bar


Mike's offers a wide selection of beer, wine and other drinks, as well as great food! Mike's Place is an excellent alternative to greasy cafeteria fare with a unique, grad student oriented atmosphere.

Location and Hours

Mike's is located on the second floor of the Unicentre.

We're open from 11:00am to after midnight, Monday through Friday.

For Mike's Place information, please contact J. George Koneval at 613.520.2600 x8018 or email mikesplace@gsacarleton.ca.

Regular Nights at Mike's Place


Wednesdays: Trivia Night

Join us from 8-9pm for an evening of friendly competition. Bring a team, or join an existing team to vie for valuable prizes while enjoying your favourite pint.

Interested in showcasing your talents? Email Hospitality and Operations Manager J. George Koneval, at mikesplace@gsacarleton.ca.

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 mikesplace@gsacarleton.ca.

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, however, in 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 seventy-five, and included the construction of a permanent bar.

Recent renovations include a new bar, new sound system, stonework, and more. The renos 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 obide by the House Rules established by managment. Download the PDF below.