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Beavski24 01-26-2013 03:00 PM

Road Trip To Winnipeg
 
Hey guys my two friends and I are die hard jets fans just bought ourselves two nice tickets located in the 326th level for 180 a piece and were traveling from brockville ontario anyway the point of this thread...

where should we party/bars to hit/sights we should see along our way what are the must dos in winnipeg! we got 600$ for gas but what should we hit! :yo:

sully1410 01-26-2013 03:15 PM

Dinner...Case Grande corner of Sargent and Wall. It is the best Italian joint in town. Amazing.

The Forks is always worth a look as well.

It depends on what your looking for in a bar. I happen to like country bars, so I like the Downs in the Howard Johnson on Portage Ave. they have pretty good live bands. The Pal is ok...if your looking for a meat market, go there. That's also on Portage, and Wall Street, I believe.

I haven't been to alot of them, but I also like Cowboys out on Lagimodiere.

In terms of Pubs there's Shannon's(down town by the convention centre), the Toad in the Hole on Osbourne, there's also the Tavern, right by the arena. I like the Toad personally.

You should definitely check out the Sals on stafford(?) I think. It's all done up with a bunch of rock memorabilia.

vBurmi 01-26-2013 03:51 PM

I'll skip the poutine and river skating recommendations I'd make for an American visitor, especially since Ottawa has a pretty good trail IIRC.

Best pub: King's Head - close to the MTS center in the historic Exchange district, awesome architecture in that area, pretty packed on the weekends

Best burger (in the winter): Daly or Original George's - try to get a Winnipeg style burger while you're here

PaperRockChamp 01-26-2013 03:56 PM

There are no sights. It's -30 to -40. Just the game. Go to Tavern United beside the rink, and you're set!

Also, what game do you have tickets for?

SCP Guy 01-26-2013 04:15 PM

Moxies on the ground floor of the MTS Center for some drinks and food.....the talent there is worth the extra few bucks over the other locations mentioned so far IMHO!!!!!!

mzappa 01-26-2013 04:44 PM

Kingshead as previously mentioned, but hit up Osborne Village after to party - plenty of choices from pubs to lounges to martini bar. Lots of restaurants too.

sully1410 01-26-2013 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by vBurmi (Post 58394197)
I'll skip the poutine and river skating recommendations I'd make for an American visitor, especially since Ottawa has a pretty good trail IIRC.

Best pub: King's Head - close to the MTS center in the historic Exchange district, awesome architecture in that area, pretty packed on the weekends

Best burger (in the winter): Daly or Original George's - try to get a Winnipeg style burger while you're here

The one on St. Mary's or Arlington really. Both are pretty good.

Jet 01-26-2013 05:01 PM

Depending on when you are coming you should definitely check out the Festival Du Voyageur.

sully1410 01-26-2013 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Jet (Post 58399345)
Depending on when you are coming you should definitely check out the Festival Du Voyageur.

In all the years I lived in the Peg...I have never once been. Crazy eh?

Jet 01-26-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sully1410 (Post 58399441)
In all the years I lived in the Peg...I have never once been. Crazy eh?

Haha not really. It's usually so damned cold. They should have it in March :laugh:

sully1410 01-26-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jet (Post 58399537)
Haha not really. It's usually so damned cold. They should have it in March :laugh:

I lived in the city until I was 21. So like all of my youth...an my parents never took me. ****ers.

SCP Guy 01-26-2013 05:08 PM

Didn't everyone who grew up here go with their school? If not your schools should be ashamed of themselves

gholas 01-26-2013 05:13 PM

Never went either, was told to go but didn't, I just went and played hockey all the time.

civic204 01-26-2013 05:17 PM

tell us your age and what you like to do...

Otherwise you'll get pretty random suggestions for oddball restaurants and places to have a drink:)

HannuJ 01-26-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by civic204 (Post 58400303)
tell us your age and what you like to do...

Otherwise you'll get pretty random suggestions for oddball restaurants and places to have a drink:)

such as "go to Moxies" because it's not like they don't have crappy chain restaurants in Ontario :)

and telling someone to go eat on Sargent...dudes, don't. it isn't wpg's most flattering side.

King's Head is a fun pub. not a horrible choice.

sully1410 01-26-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by yogistewart (Post 58401653)
such as "go to Moxies" because it's not like they don't have crappy chain restaurants in Ontario :)

and telling someone to go eat on Sargent...dudes, don't. it isn't wpg's most flattering side.

King's Head is a fun pub. not a horrible choice.

It isn't like it's terrible either. Either way the food is totally worth it.

sully1410 01-26-2013 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SCP Guy (Post 58399851)
Didn't everyone who grew up here go with their school? If not your schools should be ashamed of themselves

Honestly...no. I lived out of town.

Holden Caulfield 01-26-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by SCP Guy (Post 58399851)
Didn't everyone who grew up here go with their school? If not your schools should be ashamed of themselves

I think it depends. I went to French Immersion so we went every year, but not sure if schools outside of St. Boniface and not french would go.

Honestly lots and lots of people I know always go to Festival, but I rarely go since it's too damn cold. And the parties are just meh, hard to get drinks, etc. Not a huge fan myself.

WpgBoy84 01-26-2013 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 58403175)
I think it depends. I went to French Immersion so we went every year, but not sure if schools outside of St. Boniface and not french would go.

Honestly lots and lots of people I know always go to Festival, but I rarely go since it's too damn cold. And the parties are just meh, hard to get drinks, etc. Not a huge fan myself.

Out of curiosity, what school?

Tom ServoMST3K 01-26-2013 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Beavski24 (Post 58390563)
Hey guys my two friends and I are die hard jets fans just bought ourselves two nice tickets located in the 326th level for 180 a piece and were traveling from brockville ontario anyway the point of this thread...

where should we party/bars to hit/sights we should see along our way what are the must dos in winnipeg! we got 600$ for gas but what should we hit! :yo:

If im at the game your at, Ill buy you a beer, SECTION 326 REPRESENT

Tom ServoMST3K 01-26-2013 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sully1410 (Post 58402849)
Honestly...no. I lived out of town.

So did I, but ill still went

Holden Caulfield 01-26-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by WpgBoy84 (Post 58404287)
Out of curiosity, what school?

Ecole St. Germain was my elementary school that always went. South St. Vital represent :D

WpgBoy84 01-26-2013 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 58405325)
Ecole St. Germain was my elementary school that always went. South St. Vital represent :D

Did you go to CJS by chance?

Puckschmuck* 01-26-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield (Post 58403175)
Honestly lots and lots of people I know always go to Festival, but I rarely go since it's too damn cold.

I remember, back in the 80s and 90s, many times it was well above freezing during festivale that the ice sculptures were melting. There were cold times, but there were also warm times too. Either way, it was a good time when I was a kid, and I would like to go again someday when I get a chance.

Holden Caulfield 01-26-2013 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by WpgBoy84 (Post 58406225)
Did you go to CJS by chance?

Only one year. Ending up changing schools for another, then finished high school out in Edmonton.


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