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The Planit Restaurant & Lounge

Culture ~ Diversity ~ Community

Welcome to The Planit Restaurant, Lounge & Event Centre!

Recipient of The Best New Business of 2015 award from the LGBTQ* Chamber of Commerence, & nominated Top 5 for Best New Venue and Best New Restaurant with Winnipeg Nightlife Awards.

Unfortunately we are now permanently closed.

The Planit Restaurant & Lounge is proudly gay owned and operated and we are all about culture, diversity and supporting our community. We are located at 285 Portage Ave. We believe in local sustainability and have built our contemporary menu using local ingredients where possible.  We support our local artists by hanging their art on our walls rent and commission free!  All art is for sale.  Take a peek on our Gallery Page.  In staying true with our community support efforts, The Planit is offering a culinary training program for those transitioning from the streets back into the workforce.  

Our casual atmosphere is there to feel like home away from home, where your enjoyment and safety is our number one concern.  We offer extended hours on the weekends and local entertainment.  For more info on our upcoming events please visit the Event Page.

Please note we are proud to offer gender neutral washrooms.


WE HOST EVENTS!  Thinking of booking a Fundraiser?  Private Birthday?  We do it all at very reasonable rates.  Book now as we fill up fast!


We now have gift certificates!  Any numeration! 


C.O.R.E Training Program

The Planit Restaurant & Lounge is looking for participants for a new training program. C.O.R.E stands for Creating Opportunities & Rewarding Experiences.

We are looking for 10 Participants for a 3month training program starting Summer 2016. Training will occur Sundays from 9:00am to 5:00pm with an hour lunch break.

Topics covered include but aren’t limited to:

  • Fundamentals of the kitchen
  • Proper food storage
  • Food safe handling
  • Preparation of food
  • Line preparation
  • Work ethic & punctuality
  • Sanitization & proper hygiene

The purpose of this training is to provide the skills necessary to obtain an entry level position in culinary arts. The Planit Restaurant & Lounge will act as a reference to your skills and assist in preparing you for a job. We will assist with resume writing, seeking a job, interview skills, haircuts and clothing.

If you are interested and to see if you qualify, want to help fund our program or to volunteer please call 204-509-1557 or email


285 Portage Avenue