On Sunday Dave and I decided to do a training run for the cycling trip we are taking at the end of this month. After our ride we thought we needed to reward ourselves.
I’d always wanted to go to The Beer Can an outdoor venue that sprang up during COVID and has become very popular. So we stopped in for a beverage and a snack on our way home.
I’ve been impressed with The Beer Can ever since I read about the progressive and proactive way they handled having a camp of homeless people located right near their establishment and how they hosted a community Thanksgiving dinner last fall to raise money for local charities.
I also like the welcoming statement on their website.
The Beer Can strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and accessible space that is welcoming to all.
Their location on the river beside the historic Granite Curling Club built in 1912 creates a unique ambience for The Beer Can.
We found a nice table under some trees and parked our bicycles nearby.
We were there at three o’clock on a Sunday afternoon and so it wasn’t terribly busy ….
But the fact that there are two fully equipped kiosks serving food and beverages on the site is evidence that at times The Beer Can is a very busy place indeed.
I enjoyed a strawberry-rhubarb cider
and Dave had a Hazy IPA.
I noticed on their events calendar that they offer musical entertainment on Wednesday evenings and local DJ Hunnicutt spins tunes for them on Sunday nights. I’d like to go back for that.
The pandemic certainly wasn’t a good thing for Winnipeg but the fact that it inspired cool places like The Beer Can to open as safe spots to gather for food, drink, friendship and fun is definitely a silver lining legacy of COVID.
Note: Proof that The Beer Can is the place to meet folks was that sitting at a table near us was Manitoba Moose Coach Mark Morrison and we ended up having a nice chat with him and his table companion.