(Feb. 12/14) Good news for members! Manitoba’s licensed restaurants will get a taste of the province’s new liquor rules during Juno Week, March 24 to 30. During this week, restaurants with dining room and/or cocktail lounge licences can serve liquor until 3 a.m. without permission from the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA). Permission to operate as a cabaret (with two hours of live entertainment required) between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. can be obtained with a special permit from the LGA. This special permit lets licensees:

  • treat dining rooms and cocktail lounges as one performance space;
  • host minors in all spaces; and
  • not have to provide full meal service at a 60-40 ratio, but have food available.

Need more information?
Click here to read the government’s press release.
Click here to read an update from the LGA.
Members: Planning to participate?
Let CRFA know if you’re planning to take advantage of these special rules. We’d like to follow up with you after Juno Week to learn about your experience, and use this feedback in our future lobbying activities. Contact CRFA’s VP Manitoba-Saskatchewan Dwayne Marling at dmarling@restaurantscanada.org.
We applaud this step by the province to reduce red tape and enhance options for our consumers. The opportunity and flexibility to act as small venues for local and national musical talent can only enrich the experience we offer our customers.
– CRFA’s Dwayne Marling in Manitoba government press release, Feb. 6


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