Here we go, the MBIP mobile is headed towards...
West Peoria, home of...
Let's go in and see what's shaking at Mike's Tavern.
Always great to be inside of Mike's and I think I see a couple of familiar faces there at the bar...
It's Michelle and Todd, MBIP pals and semi-regulars here on my Thursday two-beer nights out on the town. Always great to see both of them!
Bartender Matt serves up the first beer of the evening. Matt has been featured here on the first post back in December (see related posts below) and he was the bartender for the last day of the aforementioned 365 day bar crawl.
Always love to see The Little Nut Hut back there behind the bar.
I ordered up a round of nuts for Michelle, Todd and I.
And here's Matt serving them up...
What's a better sight than three cups of overflowing hot nuts? Not too many, i'm here to tell you!
At this point it should be noted that we are halfway through our three cups of hot nuts. Okay, as you were.
As I've noted before, most classic Peoria bars have a Busch Beer sign/clock behind the bar and Mike's is no exception to this rule.
And here's the row of legendary school desks behind the bar, serving as a makeshift coat rack tonight.
Meanwhile, in the back room, Michelle is putting about 379 songs on the jukebox.
Newly brunetted Gavra has just shown up with her friend Josh. Gavra's bartending at The Tartan Inn and you should stop by Saturday afternoons and early evenings and say howdy do and have a beer during her shift.
A shot from the end of the bar.
Here's Todd and Michelle with Bertha in the center. Bertha said she only had two minutes to stay, so I had to snap this photo fast!
Despite her two minute time limit in the bar, Bertha found time to sneak my camera away and take this shot of me speaking with Don at the bar. Once we found out what she was doing...
Hilarity quickly ensued. And nothing's better than when hilarity ensues in a quickly manner, it's just the best thing since distilled vinegar.
And the hilarity continues as I meet these three women at the end of the bar who told me to bill them as "The Mirage Party."
P.S. Cool Halloween Costume Idea
All Smiles Dental Care will make you up your very own set of novelty teeth that fit perfectly onto your teeth for a one-of-a-kind Halloween look. I went (see the picture below) and had a blast! The post will be up next Wednesday, but I thought I’d give them a shoutout today since Halloween is right around the corner. Check it out here. And stay tuned to see how my teeth came out on next Wednesday’s post! Oh and this is the friendliest and most fun dentist office in the world and it’s locally owned and operated. You’ll see this Wednesday. In the meantime, stop by and get some Halloween teeth for yourself!
P.P.S. Random Stan the Man Picture
I stopped in to Stan’s Wines and Spirits shop to get some beer and have a chat with Stan. Always great to see him and have a lively discussion. And of course to buy some beer! Cheers to Stan, he is da man!