Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Osborne Freehouse Restaurant

Your Rating: None
4 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

437 Stradbrook Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0J7

(204) 284-5222

// CLOSED //

No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 05-15-2005

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by trevorwideman:
Photo of trevorwideman
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This is a rather new Restaurant/Bar in the Osborne Village here in Winnipeg, and I'd say I was pretty impressed with the bar. The atmosphere of the place is a bit like walking into an Earl's or something. Good-looking wait staff, etc. I didn't try the food, but the tap selection isn't bad by Winnipeg standards, that's forsure. A few Belgians (Hoegaarden, Leffe) and UK Imports. Bass, Newcastle. 3 Sleeman's beers, Fort Garry Dark. I came for the Bushwakker's Dungarvon Irish Red. Very Enjoyable. The bartender couldn't tell me anything about the beer I was drinking though, which was a bit disappointing. In fact he told me that It was an import, which it isn't, also it was $5.00 a pint, which I thought a bit pricey. Oh well, good beer anyways.

 748 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of francisweizen
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Atmosphere is crap, fake upscale, and just not my thing at all. Quality of my one beer was good, but I was pretty down after the atmosphere and servers just sucked it all out for me. Service was average, but slow, and the bartender was singing backstreet boys. My selection score is relative. For Winnipeg this place is killer. for anywhere else...no! 5 macros, 5 shitty imports, and 5 micros (three of which are bushwakker brews from Regina, SK. The food looked OK, but the atmosphere and service killed this place for me. Still if you want a good micro or two in Winnipeg, this is probably your only shot, and the beer did seem fresh. As for me, won't be back, but I probably wont stop over in winnipeg again either|

 718 characters

Photo of fisherman34
3.2/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I've been here several times, and the only reason I bother going back is to get my fix of Bushwakker beers (Dave... please send more seasonals!!!) . I believe it has the most taps of any restaurant in Winnipeg, so that's a plus. The atmosphere has both good and bad points. The decor is nice, but the place has high ceilings and a metal roof, so it gets very loud even when it's not busy. It gets VERY loud when they have live jazz on Monday nights. The service is hit or miss depending on who's working. The food is not all that great, and a bit overpriced. The appetizers are alright, but none of the entrées I've had have been worthwhile.

 642 characters

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This was a good place to have a pint. An oasis of a decent environment by itself in Winnipeg, as a large modern restaurant run by young people. Ultimately owned as one of the restaurants by Bushwakker in Regina. So most of the taps are there's, which stands up well against Manitoba selection. The senior staff was very friendly, and they were making an effort to use suitable glassware. Very eager to give out good sized samples. The young customers were soakng up the palce and enjoying the food too.

 502 characters

Osborne Freehouse Restaurant in Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Place rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 4 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.