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Mike's expands next door, adding beer, evening hours

Mike's on Main has expanded into the old Flat Rock Ciderworks space and now serves beer along Mike's menu at night. Mike's on Main has expanded into the old Flat Rock Ciderworks space and now serves beer along Mike's menu at night.

At Mike’s on Main, where you get a hefty side of nostalgia with your burger and fries, diners sometimes want to order a beer.

“I say, ‘I’ve got root beer,’” said Aubrey Hollar, a partner in the old Justus Pharmacy space at 303 N. Main St. “Now I can say I got it.”
Mike’s on Main has expanded next door, into the space that Flat Rock Ciderworks had occupied since 2016, and is now serving hard cider, craft beer and wine along with the entire Mike’s on Main menu, plus chicken wings.
“We’re leaving same atmosphere there,” said Hollar, a retired State Highway Patrol trooper who was stationed in Hendersonville and Asheville. “We’ve added several different craft beers and more premium wine and the main thing is you can get Mike’s on Main food over there.”
A new sign is scheduled to go up soon and a new awning is on order.
“Patty’s been looking to get that building since she gave it up with the arcade,” he said of co-owner Patty Adamic. “When I joined as her partner in April we discussed opening something like that upstairs. When we heard Jim (Sparks) was going to be giving up his lease, we contacted Stuart Rubin, the owner of the building, and of course he was excited to lease us the building.”
The two restaurants will share a kitchen and patrons can order off the same menu except that Mike’s 305 will offer cold deli plates after 8 p.m. The new space also has added chicken wings. This week it’s advertising barbecue, mango habanero, Buffalo, Hawaiian spicy mango and Carolina reaper (hot!) — at 10 for $8.95. Hollar plans to upgrade the wine selection with premium selections in addition to a house wine, priced at $6.50 a glass.
The owners also plan to add a 100-inch TV screen for ballgames. Otherwise, they plan to keep the décor of old wood, historic apple crates and vintage signs. They plan to add more taps to the 12 existing ones and will stock bottles and cans for an even greater variety of porters, IPAs, ales and other craft beers. Mike's 305 will still serve as the taproom for Flat Rock Ciderworks' hard cider.
“We already had a good Saturday,” Hollar said this week. They plan live music on weekends.
His son, Dean, will manage Mike’s 305.
Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.