We’ve all gone to a Jets game or a concert downtown and come out feeling elated after it ended. We looked at our friends, standing in the entrance of Bell MTS Place or shivering outside, and debated where to go for a nightcap. We didn’t want the night to end just yet, and we wanted to gush over what we’d just experienced. Should we go to Tavern? The Pint? Browns Social House? We could, but those spots tend to get crowded as fans flow out of Bell MTS Place, and they don’t offer much more than your basic pint of beer and your standard Caesar. If you’re looking for something a little bit different and much more intimate, here’s a list of places downtown and in the Exchange that aren’t your typical pub.
Winnipeggers know the best boutique shopping is on Academy Road or in Osborne Village. But as the gentrification of downtown Winnipeg and the Exchange District gains momentum, more and more small businesses are popping up. Quaintly nestled within the large historic buildings of the downtown area, some of these shops are easy to miss if you don’t know where to look. Those with an eye for fashion might want to keep an eye out for these hidden fashion boutiques downtown and in the Exchange District.