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Big Mike's

Plot 19, Acacia Avenue, Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
+256 705 360001
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“diverse crowd” (2 reviews)
“live band” (4 reviews)
“acacia avenue” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
Plot 19, Acacia Avenue, Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

A very nice place for some after work drinks. Good that music is kept on a level so one can have a dialogue without shouting. Good parking. Good service. Could beers.

Thank Hans L
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I came here on three separate occasions and each time was amazing. Such a great night out! It caters for every occasion: after work drinks, girlie catch-ups and Saturday night turn ups:) it’s got a great crowd ranging from locals to expats/tourists.

Thank Wondetluster_Amanda
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We were here at the evening. Reserved a table in front of the musicians. They were very good, and the atmosphere was good. The food was ok. Come here to dance, sing and have a good time!

Thank Silje K
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The live band is really good. And when we went upstairs later to the lounge it was packed with all kinds of people from different races. It’s really a diverse crowd and the music is good .

Thank Funmi O
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I always drive to Big Mikes for the Band every Thursday, i make sure i visit this place just to have the best of my week. When you visit ask for John, he is the best bar attender at this bar. He know my favorite...More

Thank valerieeugenia2
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I recommend going on Thursday's when Zaandi Band are playing live, it's a night not to miss! Such great tunes, bustling atmosphere, everyone letting their hair down after work! Double vodka and cranberry = 20,000, Club = 8,000 so not the cheapest but that doesn't...More

Thank AmbsMartin
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

There is a karaoke competition on Mondays that you can partake in if that's your thang. Big mike's is not bad

Thank Find Yourself F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Good place to have few drinks with friends. Found it extremely crowded during Thursday's concerts. Helpful and friendly members of staff. (Not enough toilets though for that many people!)

Thank Dora H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lots of expats. Some locals. Shame about the prostitutes. The place can sometimes feel empty before midnight. The music is so-so. The small outdoor area can get crowded and the smokers rule.

Thank Koritsaki
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A little more in the pricy side doesn't deter a regular visit to Mike's. I love the consistent service and the open air atmosphere. Be sure to give a visit on Thursday evenings. The live band performances and crowd is amazing.

Thank Heddwyn K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, International
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 19, Acacia Avenue, Kololo, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 705 360001
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Kampalas best Cocktailbar & Nightclub. Located in Kololo, on Acacia Avenue, you can choose from more than 70 international cocktails "as they should be"
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