Can’t get tickets, but still want to be in on the action? Need a place to go pre-Jets game to get all pumped up? Find out which downtown pubs and restaurants are airing the game, the special deals they’ve got on, and more!
Watching the game:
No ticket? These pubs and restaurants all have the Jets channel and they’re not afraid to use it – if you can’t get a seat at the MTS Centre, throw on your jersey and grab a seat at one of their tables.
Pubs, Taverns, & Bars
Elephant & Castle, 350 St. Mary Avenue
Just one block south of the MTS Centre, stay warm in their cozy pub and take in the game on 3 big screens. Sink your teeth into a variety of classic favorites while pairing it up with a perfect pint from one of their 15 draught taps.
Finn’s Pub, 2nd floor, Johnston Terminal, The Forks
Over some classic pub grub like nachos, wings, burgers, and pizza, you can take in the game on 5 regular TVs, one big screen, and surround sound.
King’s Head Pub, 120 King Street
Indulge in savory classic and Indian cuisine as you watch the game on 6 large plasmas and on their 100 inch screen over the weekend. Pick your drink of choice from their extensive drink menu and sample beers from around the world with 27 choices on tap!
The Regal Beagle, 331 Smith Street (The Marlborough Hotel)
Show your game day ticket before and after the game, buy a beverage and get a reduced price on wings! (No ticket? I hear asking nicely can get you the deal too!)
Shannon’s Irish Pub, 175 Carlton Street
Get in on the action of the game on 3 large flat screens and their large pull down projector while enjoying a selection of beers on tap, wines, fine scotch, Irish Whisky, and a wide array of delicious food. Other game day features include not only their daily food and drinks specials but also a burger and draft beer special which was designed specifically for Jets home games.
The Shark Club, cityplace
Billed as a premium sports bar, the club has extensive food and drink menus with great daily specials and features a Las Vegas style casino. Plus – the biggest TVs I’ve ever seen in my LIFE.
Tavern United, MTS Centre, 345 Graham Avenue
So close to the game you don’t even have to step outside to get the MTS Centre – the buildings are attached. There’s no better place to enjoy the hype – and a chance to win prizes like hockey gear, sticks, and tickets!
Yellow Dog Tavern, 386 Donald Street (Behind the Burton Cummings Theatre)
Fans who want to beat the traffic have figured out Yellow Dog is the place to go – they open early on most game days to let the fans pour in for perogy pizza and beef & Guinness stew. Follow them on twitter @theYellowdogTavern or check their Facebook page for specials and opening times.
The Pint, 274 Garry Street
Good times, cold refreshing pints, quality spirits, great pub fare and a dedicated staff await to ensure your home or away-game experience is always amazing!
Carbone Coal Fired Pizza, 260 St. Mary Avenue
Catch the sweet aroma of garlic roasting in the coal ovens or tap into your favourite draft with daily specials and a “pour your own beer” system.
Boston Pizza, cityplace
Just steps away from the rink in cityplace, BP airs all the games and for every game you are at BP, your name will be automatically entered in their “Pass to the glass” draw to win front row seats to an upcoming Jets game, Jets merchandise or a free large pizza. Check them out on their Facebook page for more great chances to win jets gear and tickets!
Charterhouse Cafe, Best Western Charterhouse Hotel, 330 York Avenue
Enjoy a personalized two topping pizza and Bud for $14.99 exclusively on game days. Take advantage of ample parking two blocks from the arena or enjoy the game at the Cafe while chowing down on some delicious options.
Earl’s, 191 Main Street
Take advantage of their nightly bar features while catching the game on their large projector screen or on one of their 7 large flat screen TVs located throughout the restaurant.
Free Press News Café, 237 McDermot
The café is licensed and serves up game-appropriate meaty sandwiches like Philly steak and pulled pork.
Johnny G’s, 177 McDermot
Open late (until 4am), Johnny G’s gives you the perfect spot to dissect the game play-by-play over poutine and their Howlin’ Good Nachos.
The Keg, 115 Garry Street
Open early at 11:30am on Saturday with food and drinks available before the game. The lounge and dining room will be open and ready for you for pre game meals and post game celebrations.
The Planit, 285 Portage Avenue
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere featuring hearty dishes made fresh with local ingredients, alongside local and commercial beers. The Planit offers local talent, including but not limited to, art shows, local bands, DJs and poetry readings.
The Met, 281 Donald St
It might be the new next best thing to being at the game – they’re showing the games in their new Grand Hall on their 36′ x 25′ screen, and a new menu of casual/contemporary eats!
Moxie’s, 300 Portage Avenue
You may have to fight the crowds to get in here. Right in the MTS Centre itself, Moxie’s packs the fans into its spacious lounge for combo appetizer platters and cocktails.
Muddy Waters Smokehouse, 15 Forks Market Road
For a meal before or after the game, no one does BBQ better than Muddy Waters. Try racks of ribs or take a shot at getting on the Muddy Waters hall of fame wall by finishing the Double Muddy burger.
Pony Corral Restaurant & Bar, 444 St. Mary Avenue
Park for free at the Pony Corral Downtown and catch the VIP shuttle service to and from every game! Relax and enjoy dinner before and after the game in their theatre-style HDTV lounge with $0.49 ribees and wings during the game, and buckets of Bud specials – plus enter to win hockey tickets!
Rudy’s Eat & Drink, Manitoba Hydro Place, 375 Graham Avenue
Minutes away from the action, dine in and enjoy their famous steak bites and their succulent French fries.
Pre & Post Game
Just looking for something to eat and a drink while you do your pre- and post-game analysis? Try one of these nearby spots:
Bar Red Sea, 268 Portage Avenue
Minutes away from the excitement, experience a classy dinner before the game as you step into a world of flavours from Eritrea and North American favourites.
Dessert Sinsations, 505 B St. Mary Avenue
Enjoy a proper sit down dinner and enjoy to-die-for desserts minutes away from the MTS Centre.
The Keg, 115 Garry Street
Dig your teeth into their succulent prime rib sliders or take a bit into their keg mini dogs before or after the game! Also open at 11:30am on any afternoon weekend home games.
Lobby on York, 295 York Avenue
If you’re looking for a more upscale night on the town before heading over, Lobby has a happy hour from 5-7, and their lounge menu features crispy calamari, and wings by the pound in Chipotle BBQ, House Hot Sauce, and Chili Maple Garlic.
Modern Restaurant & Lounge, 354 Portage Avenue
Modern serves up East African tapas just down the street from the game – perfect for those looking to break out of the nacho routine.
Samurai Sushi, 330 Portage Avenue
You may not always think to put hockey and sushi together, but maybe you should – Samurai is right across the street from the MTS Centre, with delicious Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo beers.
The Velvet Glove, The Fairmont, 2 Lombard Place
Enjoy a rich array of seasonal flavors in one of Downtown Winnipeg’s award winning restaurants. Take in the elegant atmosphere before the game and choose from a selection of their menu items that includes vegetarian and gluten free dishes.
- Nick’s on Broadway, 287 Broadway
- Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 189 Carlton Street
- Dhoom Restaurant & Lounge, 141 Donald Street
- Clay Oven Express, 247 Edmonton Street
- Affinity Vegetarian Garden, 100-208 Edmonton Street
- Ming Court Chinese Food Services, 236 Edmonton Street
- Kokeb Restaurant, 266 Edmonton Street
- East India Company Pub & Eatery, 349 York Avenue
- Blaze Bistro, 350 St. Mary Avenue
- Bodegoes, cityplace
- Oscar’s Deli, 175 Hargrave Street
- 12 Resto Bar, 288 Portage Avenue