If you look back through my blog you will find a post about Maw’s. I visited the bar because it is right across the street form my school and I had to keep walking by it waiting for it to open. Once it opened I paid it a visit, expecting big things. Unfortunately, due to the inexperienced staff, My experience was not what I expected it to be.
I decided not to review it because it didn’t seem fair for me to be harsh to a bar that just opened, and hasn’t established roots. Upon my return I am pleased to announce that Maw’s is a must-visit-destination for all you beer drinkers out there. The super open concept is warm and inviting, and the service has improved a ton.
Next time I go there I am going on a live music night. The stage room looks like it would be a great time. Large tables and room for dancing. What else do you need?
Check out their site http://mawsgarage.ca
This is the last week before Spring Break, which means I had about 7 assignments due and no time to go out. So, instead of a review, I want to give a shout out to the beer I plan on drinking copious amounts of over Reading Week.
Coors Light has always been a favourite beer of mine. I would drink on those summer days because it is a refreshing, smooth, and easy drinking beer. When Coors Banquet made it to the shelves in Winnipeg, of course I had to try it. I am extremely happy I did.
Adolph Coors immigrated to Colorado in 1868, and discovered the fresh water from the Rocky Mountains makes a pretty mean tasting brew. Coors was called the “Banquet Beer” in 1936 because miners would throw parties and start slamming down Coors. They called the parties “Banquets”. Hence “Banquet Beer”. Creative !
Only in 2014 did Canada gain the rights to sell the coveted beverage above the border. I’m not kidding when I say that this beer is delicious, smooth, and refreshing. It has the taste of a light beer with the alcohol percentage of a regular brew.
I encourage you to go pick up a case and give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
Comment and let me know if you agree or disagree!
When it comes to the best creation of all time there is only one thing that competes with beer… pizza. The Good Will (TGW) has both! Located right next to the University of Winnipeg, The Good Will and Little Pizza Heaven have teamed up to create the ideal dining experience.
From the outside, TGW looks tiny. When I walked in, the open concept of the bar surprised me. There is one bar near the door and the rest of the space is seating. A lot of tall tables in the middle and about six booths along the sides. At the end of the space is a small dance floor and a massive stage. The lighting is pretty dim and the walls are black and bare. I’m not sure if the lack of decor is purposeful or not, but the bar has an unfinished vibe.
TGW is local as local gets. Every single day there is an event, activity, or band playing. When I went on Wednesday it was karaoke night. Lots of fun and lots of laughs. The staff and the patrons of the bar were super friendly and approachable. TGW provides a comfortable environment.
Sticking to the local theme, their beer choices are all homegrown. They have choices form all over Canada, Half Pints, Fort Garry, and even some house beer. I tried The ‘Good Pil’ Pilsner, which is a house beer from TGW. It was delicious! Super smooth and easy to drink. I recommend you try it. Here is the full beer list http://thegoodwill.ca/beer/
Overall, I was super impressed with TGW. Before I went I was told it is a “hipster” bar that I wouldn’t like. However, I think that TGW is a bar worth checking out. Good people, good vibes, and good times. Because of the lack of decor and the unfinished vibe I can’t give TGW the perfect score, but I will give them well deserved 4 out of 5.
Thanks for reading!