Thursday, March 29, 2007

Running List of Pubs for General Synod

Here's the list so far, check here for updates:

Tap and Grill: Well lit, big tables, good food. A little more expensive than most pubs. I usually get the Warthog on tap - which comes in a frosted glass. Watch out for classical musicians, who've been known to haunt the place after concerts. Don't watch out for them after the concert, but rather after they've had one too many crantinis. 137 Osborne Street.

Toad in the Hole: Irish pub, with Irish music on the weekends. I do remember their ability to pour Guinness well. Watch for the pub dog, who is gentle, with one blue eye and the other brown, and probably multiple cancers from the days when smoking was legal inside. And if he's passed away, RIP, Toad in the Hole pub dog. Wheelchair access is from the back. 112 Osborne Street.

The King's Head: Another great Winnipeg pub. Wheelchair access is around back, though up a very steep ramp. Down is always the harder part, especially after being plied with Boddingtons by a generous churchwarden. You can get stuck mid-wheelie half-way down the ramp, only to find yourself sitting in a puddle with your chair across the parking lot. (I didn't know a wheelchair would bounce so well off a K-Car until that night.) But don't ask me about this story. Ask the churchwarden. He was the one with a soggy carseat after he dropped me off. From the puddle, folks.

The King's Head is members only, but membership only costs $5 at the door. Find a Winnipegger with a membership, and they can sign in as many people as they want. 120 King Street.

From Karen:

Acadamy Bar and Eatery is another option. This one is in River Heights on Academy road and has a good atmosphere and it is within walking distance of Preston's home! They have good beer, but also food, coffee and tea and they often have live music in the evenings! 414 Academy Road.

Julie proposes two:

Let us not forget about Cousins, good ol' faithful Cousins, with their soggy samosas and extensive collection of plants living in the front window. The counter staff is a little forgetful, and the lighting is dismal enough to pass for intimate. Unfortunately, there are only two beers on tap: Fort Garry Dark, and something about Catfish that I usually have. Accessible right thru the front door. No steep hills at the end of the night here. Corner of Wolseley and Sherbrook.

(The Public Parson of Pubs adds: I've been to Cousins, but not for a long time. When I went, though, I occasionally heard the sound of a duck quacking. Then, on my second or third visit, the owner was clearing a table nearby, and I realised that it was him who was quacking. When I asked the Cousins regular if I really did just hear that man quack, he just shrugged.)

Oh! And there is the Fox and the Hound, on Portage near Route 90 overpass. Bring as much change as your pockets will hold...if the slots don't get you, the bikers or the middle aged waitresses with bad breath and too short skirts just might.

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Blogger Catherine said...

we used to go to Cousins every day at lunch in high school. so random. so sketchy.

Monday, April 02, 2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I also have to add that Cousins has an excellent veggie burger. Almost as good as the Underground Cafe's veggie burger, which as far as I know is the best in the city.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:21:00 PM  

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