Steinbach Beer Guide: Your Steinbach guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Steinbach

62 /100 HWY 12 EAST
“Still mostly caters to the macro crowd, but it's open until 2:30 Am so that's convenient, and they do have a few nice beers like Unibroue Trois Pistoles and Little Brown Jug 1919. 2014 rating: A bar and a beer store - just across the line to keep in legal when Steinbach was under prohibition. There are a couple worthwhile mainstream beers here like Hoegaarden, but this mostly caters to the Lab Lite crowd. Re-rate - the selection has improved a bit. Now featuring some nice Unibroue beers.“
northropfrye 454 days ago
48 /100 HWY 12 EAST
“Not a great bar scene. The standard selection of macrobrews and what counts for "premium" and imports at most small-town places and sports bars. However the restaurant side is pretty decent with good food and a nicer atmosphere. As for the beer store - the selection has improved a lot in the past few years. Starting to see a few bombers from larger Canadian craft breweries on the shelf.“
ljthiessen 1189 days ago
62 /100 UNIT A - 118 PTH 12N
“2019 review: Well after an improvement a few years ago, this place is on the decline again. The growler bars have been removed (as in all Manitoba government stores) and the over all selection is not as wide as it once was. Sad. 2015: Beer selection has improved a lot. Still not as good as the best Winnipeg stores but getting closer. Now has a growler bar with limited edition local beers. 2011 review: Given that Steinbach was a dry town until recently,this place has a surprisingly good selection. Occasionally carries Trappists and rotates through a nice, but small, selection of microbrews. 2014 review: Newly renovated and much larger, which has meant a slightly larger selection of craft beers but still not impressive.“
northropfrye 1451 days ago
38 /100 320 MAIN STREET
“This is no place for beer geeks. Only beer on tap is a Budweiser, and 3-4 bottles of different Budweiser versions and a Kokanee. The food is mediocre and atmosphere boring. update: new paint job and food is much improved. Still not a good beer selection“
northropfrye 1550 days ago
62 /100
Sawney Bean’s (Restaurant)
340 MAIN STREET
“Some decent food, some just okay. Not a great beer selection - with the only craft being the new addition of Half Pints - but I appreciate that the rest isn’t just lagers. Guinness, Kilkenny, Newcastle, ciders - at least you’ve got options. I like the ambiance here, and I’ve generally had good service. Being the only real pub choice in town and better than the other lounges and bars, it’s my first choice in Steinbach.“
ljthiessen 1998 days ago
56 /100 UNIT A - 118 PTH 12N
“Definitely one of the poorer selections as far as Liquor Mart locations in Manitoba, but it seems to be improving thanks to the guys buying craft beer in Steinbach. Obviously better than the beer vendor, and most of the local restaurants don’t have much either, so it’s your best bet when in Steinbach.“
ljthiessen 1998 days ago
32 /100
Boston Pizza (Restaurant)
182 PTH 12 NORTH
“It’s a Boston Pizza, what can you really expect? A bunch of lagers, plus Rickards White and Red. Hit-and-miss service (usually miss in my experience). Mediocre food at kind of high prices. One thing that seems unique to this location is the large, very bright projector that shows games in the small lounge - it gives the lounge a very artificial and abrasive lighting after dark.“
ljthiessen 1998 days ago
54 /100 HWY 12 EAST
“Nice improvements to the restaurant, though the bar (Edge) is still a hick nightclub. Perhaps a couple good beers here. Decent food in the restaurant (R-Bistro). This is connected to Frantz Motor Inn which is a hotel and cold beer vendor. Re-rate. The trick here is to ask for the bottle selection from the vendor, in which case I got Trois Pistoles. Anything the vendor sells you can have with your meal. That’s pretty cool. So their actual beer menu is nothing special, but if you look at the vendor list it’s better. Certainly the only restaurant in Steinbach where you can have a Unibroue with your meal.“
northropfrye 2265 days ago
36 /100
Boston Pizza (Restaurant)
182 PTH 12 NORTH
“Not a place for craft beer - the best they have is Rickards White. The only reason it’s worth mentioning on here is that it was the "Boston Pizza Law" that got persuaded Steinbachers to vote for liquor liceneses in the first place. Thanks, Boston Pizza, now stop sucking.“
northropfrye 2304 days ago
28 /100
Boston Pizza (Restaurant)
182 PTH 12 NORTH
“Horrible Macro Lagers. Pretty good sports bar environment, good pizza. Bad beer selection. Too pricey for what they pour and serve.“
cards04 2332 days ago
60 /100
Smitty’s (Lounge) (Restaurant)
145 PARK RD. W.
“Nice looking place. Good sports bar atmosphere. Beer selection is fairly woeful. Fort garry dark being the best of a sorry bunch of beers. Food and value is good though. Steinbach’s best bar. But that’s not saying much. The wings are very good.“
cards04 2522 days ago
60 /100
Smitty’s (Lounge) (Restaurant)
145 PARK RD. W.
“An enjoyable place by Steinbach standards, and although there isn’t anything that technically qualifies as "craft" beer, it still has the best selection of taps in Steinbach. Like to see some Half Pints here, but Fort Garry and Shock Top and Farmery will have to do...which sounds funny, but this is a small town that banned alcohol until recently. The service was very friendly and conscientious.“
northropfrye 2523 days ago
26 /100 320 MAIN STREET
“Nthe people who opened this place are nice...their vision fell way short though. Boring food, not that great. Boring Macro lagers. Service is iffy. It’s cheap...but who cares if it sucks. Sorry All D’s...you need help.“
cards04 2581 days ago
38 /100
Home Wine & Brew (Homebrew Shop)
423 MAIN ST
“Great place to get supplies for home made wines & beer. Samples available.“
tohooly 2597 days ago
56 /100 350 PARK ROAD EAST
“One of my favourite golf courses. Pretty good food too. Nothing that will blow your socks off, but decent food. Nothing very interesting in the way of beer.“
cards04 2706 days ago
54 /100 350 PARK ROAD EAST
“Well, if you’re in Steinbach, and you’re golfing, this is a good place for food, but not a great beer selection. Beautiful restaurant and better than average food. Could do with some taps, and some microbrews. Like to see some Half Pints here. Update: they now have two taps here.“
northropfrye 2707 days ago
46 /100 HWY 12 EAST
“The bar is nothing special, the restaurant has some decent food. Beer selection isn’t great. Very average bar. Restaurant renos are being done this summer though. Looking forward to the changes.“
cards04 2721 days ago
52 /100 37116 PARK HILL ROAD
“Cool bar, good food and atmosphere. Not a great beer selection, but it doesn’t matter, it’s closed for the season anyway. Too bad, it was arguably Steinbachs best restaurant.“
cards04 2721 days ago
58 /100 UNIT A - 118 PTH 12N
“Nice little liquor mart in Steinbach. Small, nice people, ok selection. Their beer selection gets a little better all the time. By steinbach standards...it is a good place.“
cards04 2721 days ago
50 /100
Sawney Bean’s (Restaurant)
340 MAIN STREET
“Food is decent. A fair selection of underwhelming beer. I find service to be hit and miss at times. Don’t order the curry. But I guess for a place like Steinbach, it’s a lot better then some other restaurants we have.“
cards04 2722 days ago
46 /100 HWY 12 EAST
“Well, I don’t go here often, but it’s the only actual bar in Steinbach. The selection is mostly pale lagers and the crowd is redneck, but they do have a few decent beers.“
dreamflower 2847 days ago
66 /100 UNIT A - 118 PTH 12N
“Staff is friendly, but not always very knowledgeable about beer. Selection is okay, the best in Steinbach area, but the Winnipeg stores are better, and even those are not great by world standards.“
dreamflower 2847 days ago
70 /100
Sawney Bean’s (Restaurant)
340 MAIN STREET
“The food isn’t amazing, but it’s makes a good accompaniment for beer. Beer selection is better than you’ll find elsewhere in Steinbach right now, but not stellar. Ambience is pretty good - homey pub feel.“
dreamflower 2847 days ago
54 /100
Euro Store (Beer Store)
267 MAIN STREET
“This is not a beer store, but a store that specializes in Eastern European food. This is the only place to go in the area to get kvas.“
northropfrye 2998 days ago
60 /100 37116 PARK HILL ROAD
“If I was just rating food and atmosphere this would get quite a high rating. The food is improving all the time - some great stuff here. Could use some beers on tap. A lot of generic macrobrews here, but again this is a rural Manitoba clientelle so what do you expect. Still, it’s a nice place to relax, eat and enjoy a beer, even if the best you can get is a bottle of Stella Artois.“
northropfrye 3022 days ago
70 /100
Sawney Bean’s (Restaurant)
340 MAIN STREET
“2019 review: Yes! They're finally bringing in craft beer on tap here. A small step, but a good one! You can get Torque and Half Pints on tap and one rotating local tap. As well, you can get Trans Canada and Barn Hammer cans. Keep on doing this, Sawney Beans. The best place for craft beer in Steinbach. 2011 review: For a small town, and a town that once banned the sale of alcohol, this is a definite step in the right direction. The only place in Steinbach to get beer on tap - Guinness, Harp, Keiths, Kilkenny and usually a cider of some sort. Decent pub food, too. Update: this is now officially the only place in Steinbach to have any real craft beer on tap as they now have Half Pints beer.“
northropfrye 3023 days ago
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