Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Winnipeg. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best breweries and beer bars, and a list of Winnipeg wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find a map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. You are all welcome to check out some of our other blogs on alcohol around Canada.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Winnipeg
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Winnipeg to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Grant Park Liquor Mart at 1120 Grant Ave
- Madison Square Liquor Mart at 1600 Ness Ave P
- De Luca Fine Wines at 942 Portage Ave
- Jones & Company Wine at 1616 St Mary’s Rd
- The Winehouse at 1600 Kenaston Blvd
- Calabria Market & Wine Store at 139 Scurfield Blvd
In the glass-walled chamber of Grant Park Liquor Mart you will find an excellent collection of Distinctions products which are wines and spirits that are rare and highly sought after. They also have taste and learn courses from 7pm to 9pm for ages 18 and up learning about the latest goods and the most exciting recipes and pairings.
The Madison Square Liquor Mart has a huge selection of wine, spirits, local craft brews, refreshments, and accessories as well as a wine cellar and an education center with taste and learn sessions. You can try a new flavor product before making a decision at the tasting bar.
If you’re looking for wines made from Portuguese grapes to pair with seafood, salads, or any type of fish go to De Luca Fine Wines where you can also participate in tasting events or join a club. Jones & Company Wine is one of the largest private local wine shops in your area supplying about 1,500 varieties from around the world most of which are not available at the provincial liquor council or other private shops. They also host specialty tastings and educational programs for both novices and experts.
The Winehouse is a full-service wine supplier for everything from retail shopping, weddings, and restaurant needs to a fun night out with friends plus a space to host a small gathering of up to 14 people. Home delivery and store pick-up are all available.
As one of only two private food and wine stores near you Calabria Market & Fine Wines sells a limited, new-release, and unlisted selection of unique wines from across the world. They are known for delivering Italian specialties prepared with fresh ingredients, cheeses, and sandwiches that will make you feel right at home.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in your area like:
- Nonsuch Brewing at 125 Pacific Ave
- Kilter Brewing at 450 Rue Deschambault
- Sookram’s Brewing at 479-B Warsaw Ave
- Barn Hammer Brewing at 595 Wall St
- Lake of the Woods Brewing at True North Square
- Torque Brewing at 330-830 King Edward St
- Stone Angel Brewing at 1875 Pembina Hwy #9
Enjoy craft beers near you at the taproom and patio of Nonsuch Brewing on Tuesday through Saturday from 4pm to 11pm or order home delivery on Tuesday and Friday from 3pm to 9pm. Sookram’s Brewing features flagship modern craft beers in a family-friendly taproom and brewery in addition to providing shipment within the city limits Wednesday to Friday from 2pm to 8pm.
Rent a favorite keg from Barn Hammer Brewing for your event, party, or home kegerator. Lake of the Woods Brewing hosts a variety of events like beer festivals, live bands, cruises, release parties, and holiday celebrations. Book a tour to learn more about the brewery’s history and the unique techniques it uses while sipping a pint.
Torque is an award-winning craft brewery with a taproom that is open for sit-down service, off-sale, and merchandise or hosting private parties and corporate events. Food trucks, home delivery, and store pick up are among their services.
Stone Angel Brewing has an airy and spacious taproom with a diverse range of beers, ciders, and cocktails that can be delivered to your door. In addition to beer releases they open pop-up kitchens and food trucks in the taproom on occasion.
Wine Bars In Winnipeg
Winnipeg wine bars are a great place to relax with friends as well as being good options for a date night:
- The Oxbow Natural Wine Bar & Restaurant at 557 Osborne St
- Harth Mozza & Wine Bar at 1-980 St Anne’s Rd
- Preservation Hall Eatery + Wine Bar at 655 Empress St
- The Common at 1 Forks Market Rd
- The Winehouse at 1600 Kenaston Blvd
- Promenade Cafe and Wine at 130 Provencher Blvd
Reservations are accepted at the Oxbow Natural Wine Bar which is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5pm to 10pm and they give half-price oysters on Thursday and half-price wine on Sunday. For a selection of wines paired with Italian cuisine head to the Harth Mozza Wine Bar.
The Common is open every day offering 20 craft beers, 20 wines on tap, and numerous non-alcoholic alternatives so you can choose the ideal pour to go with your favorite dish. Whether you want to experience wines paired with French cuisine on the patio or indoor seating and host private events like weddings, business lunches, dinners, and cocktail receptions Promenade Cafe and Wine is an ideal place to go.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Winnipeg happy hours are:
- Local Garry Street at 274 Garry St
- Browns Socialhouse Portage at 311 Portage Ave
- Carlos & Murphy’s at 129 Osborne St
- Frankie’s Italian at 505 Sterling Lyon Pkwy
- Earls Kitchen + Bar at 1215 St Mary’s Rd
- King’s Head Pub at 120 King St
Come for happy hour at Local Garry Street from 2pm to 5pm Monday through Friday and 11am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Browns Socialhouse Portage serves a wide choice of great wines and tasty recipes with daily special deals including discounted bottled wine on Saturday, mimosas and salads on Sunday, or mojitos on Monday and their happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm.
You may enjoy delectable Mexican food in a cozy and relaxing ambiance at Carlos & Murphy’s along with happy hour from 4pm to 7pm every day. Frankie’s takes pride in its vast and unpretentious wine list that contains fantastic Italian picks, new world winners, and old-world classics with daily happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm and again from 9 pm to close.
You can read more of our posts on:
- Local Happy Hours in Calgary
- Local Happy Hours in Edmonton
- Local Happy Hours in Ottawa & Gatineau
- Local Happy Hours in Minneapolis & St Paul
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Winnipeg
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Winnipeg.