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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fox and Hound Tavern (Winipeg, Canada)


Fox and Hound Tavern, 1719 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada   www.foxandhound.com.  Situated on Portage Avenue right by Route 90 just west of the Polo Park Mall.  It is in the St. James Hotel or the "Jimmie" as the locals call it. This wonderful place was built in 1928 and I can only imagine the stories these wall could tell.   The hotel check-in is on the main floor and the Hotel is upstairs. But, back to the bar.  It is long and kinda narrow with three entrances.  The main front entrance isn't used any more and is only an exit.  In the front part of the bar is a beautiful rectangular shaped bar that seats 22 people. Great for sitting and visiting over a pint of  beer or glass of wine. Lots of wood and brick adorn the walls and interior, making for a very comfortable setting.  Much improved from what it was 30 years ago.  As you enter from the north side, to the right there is a room with Video Lottery Terminals....gambling machines. There are a 5 TV's around the bar, but I think that it could use a few more!  For lunch I had the Tavern Rueben which was marble rye bread with corned beef, Monterey cheese, thousand islands dressing and sauerkraut with home cut fries.  It was really good and very filling.  My close associate had the Pulled Pork sandwich and fries, which she said was very good.  She could only eat half and took the other half home.  There is one pool table, one foosball table and two dart board.  This place has a great feel to it and I love the bar..  A must try if you are ever in the area, I know you won't be disappointed. A classic old style bar and well worth trying out!

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