OT: Winnipeg, I'm coming in hot!

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  1. Kinjero

    Kinjero Friends... for-ev-er

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    So I signed up for the random draw and actually managed to get myself a pair of tix for the Jets/Devils game! So friggin' pumped! I was hoping you guys could give me a few ideas of things to do/see around downtown? I used to live in the Peg, but my family moved away in 94', and I haven't been back since, so I'm way out of touch with what's going on.

    The gf and I are flying in Saturday afternoon, and leaving Monday morning, so it's just a quick visit. We're staying at the Radission right by the MTS centre so we can stumble back after the game. We're going to be on foot, so I've got the Forks and Portage place in mind, but not much beyond that. We're not really looking for any big adventures as there isn't too much time, but maybe some hidden gems for eats and sights. Someone mentioned Gondola Pizza, and there looks to be one not too far from where we are, I think..

    I was disappointed to hear Fuddruckers is gone, *** loved that place as a kid. My parents loved going to Grapes, but they are gone too....

    Thanks for any help! :nod::help::yo:
     
  2. bazaaa*

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    Shark Club is right down there somewhere. I've never been, but I heard it's pretty decent.
     
  3. BigZ65

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    Bring your loose change, you're only steps away from our retail mecca, Dollarama!
     
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    OK - the possibilities are endless. Lots of drink and food around MTSC. I like the smaller establishments for food and drink. Yes Moxies, Shark club. Met etc.. are fun but for local flavour the Yellow dog and La Bamba can't be beat. Both a mere stumble away.
     
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    Psssh. Dollarama is for poor people. Go to Giant Tiger or Bargain Shop for some quality merchandise.
     
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    Was thinking I'd like to have a beer at the Shark Club, just to see what's going on in there. Just noticed the Dollarama right across the street :laugh: F.

    La Bamba Cafe right across from the hotel? Will give it a try for sure, it's right there.

    Also noticed the ****** kitty around the corner from city place :laugh:
     
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    I'd say check out the new Metropolitan. What used to be the old theatre, unused for like 20 years, is now a kind of posh entertainment venue.

    Shark Club is a nice dark loungy sports bar/casino operated by True North, which turns into a dance club at night. Pretty popular with the young crowd right now.

    For grub downtown I like Rudy's Eat and Drink. I'd call it a 'gastropub'. Love their fresh made potato chips, and their charcuterie platter.

    I'd say the above places aren't exactly cheap, but not incredibly expensive. Think 'upscale casual'.
     
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    Skip Portage Place unless you're in the market for a cell phone, that's (almost) all that's left in there these days (unless you count the streetwalkers in the womens washroom getting ready for their "shift").

    Head to Osborne Village instead, not much further (15 min walk from the Radisson) and much much cooler shops and restaurants.
     
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    Yeah, definitely skip Portage Place. I haven't spent much time downtown over the years, but Osborne Village is still a great place to get food or just hang out. The Toad is still one of my favourite bars.
     
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    Game's at 7 on Sunday; I'll be there too. I usually grab a bite and beer at the Elephant and Castle at the Delta Hotel on St Mary's, kitty corner to Boston Pizza a block directly south from the west side of the MTS, corner of Hargrave and St Mary. Just stay inside City Place to the Boston Pizza exit and cross the street. Shark Club is in City Center also on the second floor, west side. If you're going to the Elephant Castle, 430 shouldn't be too busy yet; doors at the MTS open at 600 for a 700 game so you'll have plenty of time for a bite and a beer before going over to the rink for a follow up beer during warm up. Be in your seats for "O Canada"- the belt out of "True North" is kinda neat if its your first time.
     
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    It's an actual night club at night so if you're not into that, don't go. It would be pretty nice before the game, I would imagine, as it's a sports bar by day, but I've never been myself.

    I think on game day there's a few places downtown that are pretty full, so I like just going from place to place and getting the atmosphere there.

    There's not many places to go wrong downtown when there's a game going on. Saturday night will depend on what you like to do.
     
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    don't go to portage place.


    go into the exchange (3 blocks norther on Princess/King)

    kingsheads a rad pub.

    good restraunts in the exchange east of main as well.
     
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    Yep, exchange is nice. Kings Head is a great pub. For some fine dining I'd recommend Peasant Cookery. Also a nice lounge in the area is Fox and Fiddle...great wings there and import beers on tap!
     
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    I third skipping Portage Place. It's a dump these days. I work right beside it and I'm there a lot. Although, if you're interested in people watching, a lot of weird **** happens there daily. :laugh:
     
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    Everything mentioned so far is a $5-10 cab ride away, so don't limit yourself places within a short walk. I's suggest a cab becuase things can be unpredictable downtown.

    My List
    Pub: King's Head, The Toad, Fox and Fiddle
    Club: Shark Club
    Restaurant: Deer and Almond
    Cheap Eats: Shawarma Khan
    Pregame: Elephant and Castle or BP
     
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    like others said skip portage place its a huge eye sore, Elephant Castle isnt that bad which is close to the MTS Centre. Osborne Village is also a good place to checkout after the game!
     
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    Awesome guys, thanks for the ideas! Haha, so avoid Portage Place, check. Definitely looking for something more on the pub side rather than club side. I'm not even bringing my best pair of jeans. :D

    Is it worth going to the Forks? Only thing I remember as a kid is trading hockey cards with old dudes, haha.. I thought there was some nice trails though..

    Anyone siting in section 119 for this one?
     
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    I like Elephant and Castle myself actually, I'll probably be there before the game. Some decent beers on tap now too.
     
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    Perhaps during the day the Forks would be not bad but certainly wouldn't go there at night. All the patios are closed obviously so it's essentially a ghost town. Unless you want your bike stolen, then definitely go there :naughty:
     
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    Wondering now if i should stop by crappy tire and grab some dog spray.. :laugh:
     
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    Osborne Village/Corydon is worth checking out. Closer to the date of the game, check out the listings for the Windsor Hotel. They normally have good live music, most of it local. I see La Bamba has been recommended. I agree with this; good stuff. Kings Head is good for pub food/pre game libations, plus they have a shuttle to the arena if it's cold.
     
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    Really good set of recommendations.

    One thing to clarify though is Shark Club pre game is 100% a "jeans and Jets Jerseys" sports bar and pretty fun. Post game on weekend nights it is more of a nightclub but even then half the place is still filled with Jets Jersey's (if they just finished a home game).

    That being said all the places around the MTS centre are fun pre game BUT BE EARLY
     
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    All solid suggestions. Whenever I'm back in the Peg, Deer + Almond is a great spot for lunch and dinner.

    Also, if you want to grab a cocktail go to Rae + Jerry's lounge. It's a blast from the past - one of my favourite spots in the city.
     
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    Visiting Osbourne & The Exchange are a must while you're in. Check out Jose-Markham for some unique shoes as a souvenir!

    And St Boniface is great to, I love the french restaurants and culture there...but you're from NB so shouldn't be new to you
     
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    Are their deer almonds like chocolate covered almonds?
     

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