June 5: We are into Phase 2 of reopening in Manitoba! We can go see our relatives in long term care settings (outdoor visits)!
Patios and indoor spaces are allowed to operate at 50 per cent of site capacity. Bars, beverage rooms, micro-brewers and similar businesses may operate patio service at 50 per cent of seating capacity and may reopen indoor spaces at 50 per cent capacity, as long as tables and seating are arranged so that there is at least a two-metre separation between persons sitting at different tables. These businesses must implement measures to ensure that members of the public are seated at a table, and are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from others, except for brief exchanges. Standing service is not allowed. Dance floors and other common activity areas, such as pool tables, dartboards and video lottery terminals are to remain closed.
And if you are heading to a patio downtown on Friday June 5th, call ahead to check if they are open!
Nonsuch: Closed Friday, June 5th so we can attend the Justice4BlackLives rally. See you there.
The King’s Head Pub will close at 3pm, on Friday, June 5th to express our solidarity with respect to the rally happening at the Winnipeg Legislative Building at 6pm
May 5: Corrientes patio is open!
APRIL 29 2020 UPDATE: May the fourth be with you! The Province of Manitoba has announced a “Phased Approach to Restoring Services“. Restaurant patios are identified as a non-essential (??) service that will be allowed to reopen (with restrictions). The City of Winnipeg is streamlining the license application process. I will guess that a few will try and open. I have reached out to them and will update this site as I find out! So far it appears that Nonsuch won’t be open. And to the patio operators, here are some resources on preparing to reopen and sanitizing your payment equipment, including a handy poster for staff reference.
And if no handy patios open, the good folks at BeerCrank have compiled alist of beer delivery options.
April 20 2020: Its spring 2020. Will we be allowed to sit on a patio this summer? The takeout service at Nonsuch is up and running still. If i get a charcuterie and eat it in Juba park, does that count as a patio????
Cruising down the bike path along Waterfront Drive can be thirsty work.
Prior to 2015 your thirst could not easily have been quenched on a nearby patio. All the good patios were on the other side of Main Street, a couple blocks away!
But now the Exchange District East of Main area has gone from a couple patios to about a dozen great patios. Several feature local craft beers, some have a rooftop patio, and some are breweries themselves.
I sure I am missing some patios in the area. Please leave a comment to let me know which of your favourite patios are missing!