Alright, today is not patio weather. But I’m an optimist! The sun will come out, tomorrow!
I saved my favourite reason to visit patios for last – people watching! Patios are just about food & fun drinks – I think the best reason to get outside to eat is getting to see and meeting all the other Winnipeggers who are out on the town!
The Beachcomber has a beautiful view of the whole centre plaza at the Forks. Sit in the sun and watch people flow past you on foot, by bike, on rollerblades, and even by boat! Earl’s on Main is one the prime people-watching patios in the city. It’s always packed, and with a location between Portage & Main, Broadway, and the Forks, there are always people coming and going!
Finally, I have a feeling that my favourite two Portage Ave people-watching spots are about to get busier! Moxie’s on Portage and 4Play Sports Bar are already busy at lunch and during events at the MTS Centre. I can’t help imagining what things will be like (if &) when there’s an NHL team there again!
There are so many great places, I coudn’t possibly list them all, even in four posts – and you guys had fabulous ideas of your own! So to wrap up, here are a few reader picks:
Sydney’s Pick: Café 22 on Broadway, for the quaint European feel. David also picked it for people-watching!
Joanna’s pick: The Keg on Garry, because white petunias, white lights, and a water feature = fantastic ambiance
@stephenborys: Storm Restaurant at the WAG for its stellar views and cool breezes!