OGC is the collaboration of two Winnipeg boys, Jon Burge and Tim Hudek. Jon and Tim were lucky enough to travel and move around in their 20s which allowed them to experience some amazing food, beer, architecture and style. Missing their home, they both moved back to Winnipeg to share some of their experiences while fusing them with what makes Winnipeg one great city. The result is a combination of style, atmosphere and flavour that are unique to Winnipeg.
The Design – creating something unique in Winnipeg. The restaurant and brewery are separated from each other with over three hundred square feet of glass so that customers can see inside the brewery from every seat. To balance the cold feeling of steel and glass, OGC uses as much local and reclaimed wood as possible. Its owners and managers also performed as much of the design work as they could including grinding and polishing the floors, building the bar and building the chairs, tables, etc.
The Food – a fusion of high end dining with traditional comfort food everyone can appreciate. OGC’s Chef, Jon, takes the same care that is used in fine dining and applies it to pub food for a menu that is adventurous while remaining accessible. Customers will find the menu familiar but with twists that make an old favourite even better. They will also notice a higher caliber of ingredient as OGC uses as many fresh and local inputs as possible.
The Beer – adventurous and accessible. Some beers will be familiar to all beer drinkers while others will be pleasant surprises. However, everyone will appreciate the quality of ingredients and the freshness of OGC’s beer that really sets us apart from the standard lager.