Michael’s Bistro & Taphouse

One of the East Coast’s first true craft beer tap houses, Michael’s Bistro has been serving up chef-driven, locally sourced New American cuisine alongside carefully curated draught and bottled beer selections since 1994. Located across the street from the historic University of Virginia campus, Michael’s offers a cozy bistro ambiance in the heart of the bustling Corner. Boasting the best balcony in Charlottesville, Michael’s is the perfect place for a quick lunch, leisurely dinner, or a fantastic beer or craft cocktail any time of the day or night.

Michael’s Bistro & Taphouse features globally influenced comfort foods pair with craft beers. Located above Littlejohn’s Deli on the historic UVA Corner, this classic pub provides customers with simple tavern decor and flavor. With daily specials and a balcony overlooking the University of Virginia, Michael’s Bistro is the perfect spot to dine any day of the week.

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Reservations for parties of 6 or more available over the phone at 434-977-3697


Monday – Saturday: 11:30AM-2AM

Sunday: Closed

Parking is available directly behind the restaurant ($2/hour). Parking near the Corner is also available at the Corner Parking Lot (1501 University Ave) and the Piedmont Virginia Parking Company (104 14th St NW).

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1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

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