It’s unclear whether Abbey Road is supposed to be following a London theme or a Beatles theme or both (or, indeed, neither). Beyond the street sign hanging outside, little in the neutral decor suggests the Swinging Sixties, though you'll often hear John and Paul issuing out of the sound system. In any case, it's one of the most popular joints in Mar Mikhael – in no small part due to the epic Happy Hour, which runs for five hours. The bar is a bit cramped, verging on divey, but the atmosphere is always convivial and the young crowds routinely spill out onto the pavement outside. Highly recommended.
As the tide of gentrification pushes inexorably eastward, the vanguard of trendy lounges and hipster cafés has finally reached the formerly shabby industrial district of Mar Mikhael. The bars in Mar Mikhael, most of which line the busy thoroughfare of Armenia Street, now rank among the city’s most fashionable: this is where the city’s creative types and hip young things come to quaff cocktails to the strains of Nicolas Jaar on the sound system. From the deliberately old-school Americana decor of Internazionale to the classic rock vibes at Woodstock, retro cool pervades the air in Mar Mikhael – so don your most ostentatious shutter shades and come breathe it in.