It's been a while since I wrote a review. So here comes another one.
I used to not like going up to Niko's back when it was Michaels. Well in the past 5 years the name isn't the only thing that's changed. The place has been revamped. Walls taken out...it's more open, more colorful. The tv's have all been updated. They have 8 or 9 flat screens all 36" or larger. The food is an eagle in my book. Better than average bar food.
Bathrooms are clean and kept up. No insects or vermin of any kind running or flying around. The bartender knows your drink on your 3rd of 4th visit. It's really a "Cheers" like atmosphere. And, it's catching on. It has gotten busier and busier over the past few years.
Niko's is definitely a regulars bar. People who go there, go there almost every night. They live within walking distance. Most of which are service industry folks, so needless to say, this is a late busy bar. It gets busy after 12.
Now for the important stuff:
My experience at Cafe Niko's is always good.
Drinks are always awesome. They do have frosty mugs too.
Food is awesome!
Dena, Jimmy, Vicki and Cathy are all great bartenders.
Once in a while the bartenders get sucked into a conversation and you may have to wait an extra 30 seconds, but this is a regulars bar so you either get used to it or get out. Don't be a newbe and think you're gonna walk in and own the place, because it ain't happening. You have to earn your place here. ;)
I suggest this place to everyone. Like I said, when I used to go there 10 years ago, I didn't like it. When I started djing there 3 years ago, I did it as a favor and really didn't want to do it. But in the past 3 years, not only have I learned to like the place...it is my favorite bar now. I love the people who come there. It's a great bar. I suggest you become a regular now. Memberships are limited(jk). ;0)