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Things to do in Winnipeg: The Best Nightlife Activities

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

So you've just had dinner at Sals, one of the old restaurants in Winnipeg. Now what? Winnipeg has a varied and vibrant nightlife scene. No matter what you're into, you'll find the perfect place to hang out and have some fun at. Whether you prefer bars and clubs or something more laid back, we've got a list of ideas for you!

Axe Throwing

Axe throwing has become more and more popular over the years! It's gone from a sport to a fun experience that even you can try your hand at now. All you have to do is throw an axe at a target and attempt to hit the bullseye. Similar to darts but with an axe!

In Winnipeg, we have two axe throwing places to check out.

Two men participating in an axe throwing game.

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are so much fun! If you haven't tried one out yet, get some friends and family together one night and head down to one of the few escape rooms we have here in Winnipeg. You and your party are put in a room where you have to solve puzzles and discover clues, to eventually find your way out of the room.

There are a few different places in Winnipeg where you can do this, but here are the ones we recommend:

Gold combination lock on a red door.

Pool Lounges

Pool is a classic choice for some late-night fun after grabbing food! Almost everyone knows how to play and if you don't, it's easy enough to teach. Another good thing about pool, is that no matter where you are in Winnipeg, you're bound to find a place near you with a table!

Two couples enjoying beers and a sandwich in a pool hall.

Things to do in Winnipeg

The great thing about Winnipeg is that there's almost always some sort of show going on somewhere the city: concert, play, or a sports game.

One of Canada's most acclaimed live music and entertainment venues is the Burton Cummings Theatre. Their upcoming 2022 events include Darcy Oake, Three Days Grace, and The Sheepdogs.

If you're looking to catch a hockey game, there's the Canada Life Centre (also known as the Bell MTS centre) downtown, on Portage Avenue!

On Tuesdays you can listen to jazz music at the the Centre Cuturel Cranco-Manitobain in the heart of Saint-Boniface. French movies with English subtitles play on the second Saturday of each month.

Concert setting with audience member making the peace-sign gesture. Purple lights.

Sports Bars

After enjoying a meal at Sals, one of the few old restaurants in Winnipeg, consider heading down to one of Winnipeg's classic Sports Bars. Nothing goes together like beer and sports, right? Right!

Here are some of our favourite sport bars in Winnipeg:

The last place we'll recommend is our Salisbury House Pembina & Stafford location. While we don't consider it a sports bar, we do serve the world's largest selection of Manitoba Craft Beer at that location and we do have TV's!

5 friends in a restaurant lounge looking at the tv and drinking beers.

So there you have it! There are some of the best nightlife activities you can find here in Winnipeg. There's plenty more but those are our personal favourites.

Remember to have fun and of course, stay safe. If you're going to drink, drink responsibly. That means eating beforehand so consider eating at one of the old restaurants in Winnipeg, first!


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