Local restaurants have game-day fever, serving tasty fare to savour in front of the big screen or naming dishes in honour of Winnipeg’s professional sports teams.
4Play Sports Bar & Grill
Just steps from the MTS Centre, 4Play Sports Bar & Grill has the glitz and glam of a Las Vegas sports bar including a 24 ft.-projection screen. A mountain of red, green and yellow tortilla chips generously covered with roasted vegetables and melted cheese scores a grand slam in flavour.
1405 Portage Ave, 783-6155
Succulent, flame-licked chicken is the specialty at West End eatery Galo Louco. Chow down on subtly seasoned kebobs and fresh house-made potato chips, while watching the action play on TVs in the dining room and lounge.
1075 Notre Dame Ave, 772-4256
The Jets roll at Japanese eatery Meiji salutes the returning NHL team. Local freshwater favourites—fresh pickerel and smoked goldeye—offer a decadent taste of Manitoba inside each piece of this artful roll.
454 River Ave, 284-3996
Two levels of TVs and games at Tavern United‘s downtown location make it a sports fan favourite. Fish and chips are exceptionally well done with a crunchy, beer batter coating.
260 Hargrave St, 944-0022
Ultra-trendy Unburger’s “Blue & Gold” creation is a tribute to the city’s beloved Blue Bombers. Here, a Manitoba lean ground beef patty is topped with gourmet blue cheese, chipotle aïoli, balsamic onion, greens and tomato.
472 Stradbrook Ave, 888-1001