10 Spots in Manitoba to Grab Grub and Watch the Game

Posted November 17, 2023 | Author Desiree Rantala

What better way to enjoy the play-by-play on the big screen than with great grub and good company. We know there is no food quite like game day food. You've got the crunchy, the crispy, the hearty, the zesty, and oh, don't forget the heat! Soccer, hockey, football, we have it all here in Manitoba. There's nothing like the rush of sitting on the edge of your seat with friends, cheering on your favourite team. Here are 10 spots in Manitoba to grab grub and watch the big game.

1. king's head pub & eatery


A Winnipeg classic. King's Head Pub is one of the longest running businesses in the Exchange District. Known for their entertainment, live music, wide array of beers on tap, great grub, and who can forget their iconic atmosphere. Choose from domestic and import drafts, curb your craving for curry and order one of their many delicious dishes or try their classic bangers 'n' mash.

2. brazen hall


Get ready to bust out the beers and burgers at Brazen Hall. Boldly going where no beer has gone before, Brazen Hall is not only home to a local brewery but also home to honest hosting and hearty food. It's game day - go for the brazen bacon or brewer's pretzel. Still hungry? Satisfy that sweet tooth with their english bread pudding.

3. blackwheat brewing


Pints, flights, and growlers oh my! Try a different approach to life on the beach with Blackwheat Brewing’s Berry Kettle Sour. This cool and casual atmosphere offers an array of seating for those looking to sit back and socialize, or set their sights on behind-the-scenes action with views of the production area. Candid conversation coupled with chic decor is the perfect pairing for an 1882 New England IPA. On the run? Grab a brew to go with their large selection of canned beers.

4. pre-game sports bar & lounge


Best place to pre-game? You got it! Pre-Game Sports Bar & Lounge is Winnipeg's newest sports spot, located in St. Boniface. With 15 different screens, two pool tables, a strong roster of brews on taps, and an impressive menu full of family recipes and pub food favourites! Their kabobs are worth every bite, and if you're feeling ambitious, hit a home run with their grand slam nachos...and we recommend sharing. With a friend. Or two...

5. joe beeverz


Get ready for poutine paradise at Joe Beeverz. Home to 12 different types of poutines and the world record for the largest poutine at 1,949 pounds! Sorry, this one isn't available on the menu. The Joe Beeverz starting line-up is waiting for you. Try their rocky mountain rollups, Joe's pickle spears, mushroom bombs, chili shrimp, or buffalo perogies. Still feeling hungry? Dive into their double dusted wings or dessert. You'll be munchin' and crunchin' for awhile.

6. leopold's tavern


Leave it to Leopold's Tavern to serve up more than great tasting food. A culture of community, craft beer, and cool atmosphere leave visitors coming back for more. With 5 locations to choose from in Winnipeg, Leopold's is only a leap away. Find them on Academy, Osborne Village, South Osborne, Bridgwater, and coming soon to Henderson highway. Try the new plant based menu, the anytime breakfast, or a scotch egg. Yes, you can order one egg.

7. Hat Tricks Sports Bar & Grill


Hat Tricks Sports Bar & Grill is a local favourite in Winnipeg located at 3740 Portage Ave. Stop in for some savoury suds, delicious wings n' dip, and even catch a draw or food special! Us Manitobans love a good deal. See what's on tap and maybe you'll even catch a hat trick in action on the big screen.

8. ship & plough


Take your tastebuds and travel to the Interlake. There's nothing fishy about a great and tasty experience at Gimli's Ship & Plough, or is there? Go for the cheesy pickles and baked brie...or keep it iconically Interlake with their pickerel fish and chips. Tasty panko-breaded Lake Winnipeg pickerel with fries and house tartar sauce. You'll leave saying mmmmmmmore, please!

9. eagle's nest bar & grill


Good vibes, good music, and good food; everything you need for a good time. Nestled along the river is Eagles Nest Bar and Grill at the Wheat City Golf Course. Grab a spot in the restaurant or lounge! Breakfast, appetizers, lunch, dinner, drinks with the crew, or a pit stop with the kids. Comfort food that is delicious and definitely photo-worthy. Do you like chicken? Have you ever thought of chicken as a topper? Salad, macaroni and cheese, nachos, quesadillas, waffles...they put chicken on it! Let the friendly staff at Eagles Nest Bar and Grill serve you a flight of chicken waffles that is sure to satisfy.

10. grumpy's bar & grill


You'll feel anything but grumpy while watching the game at Grumpy's Bar & Grill in Altona. This local hot spot is home to great times, great food, great people and of course, great beer! Enjoy the game, a wide menu selection, and try out a game of darts or pool. Psst...go for the pizza or double cheese nachos!

Tundra Inn, Churchill

11. Game Day in the North (Bonus)

If you find yourself in Manitoba's most northern hot spot, Churchill, consider stopping in at The Tundra Pub or the bar at the Seaport Hotel for good grub and game day action.

Always call ahead to your point of interest to ensure game play availability and hours of operation. Check in with your local legion and community centre to inquire about game day viewing parties.

About The Author

Hey there, I'm Desiree! I've lived in Manitoba my whole life. I love a great slice of pizza, photography and exploring our beautiful province. I'm passionate about storytelling. Have an idea for adventure? Let me know! drantala@travelmanitoba.com

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