Thomas Hinds Tobacconist has been operating across from the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on Carlton St. for 32 years–but in 2022 a mysterious blue door appeared next door.
Step inside this unmarked blue door and you’ll be transported back in time to the roaring 20s with a dark, moody art deco interior and a chic sophisticated vibe. Thomas Hinds Sampling Room offers a fully licensed smoking room where guests can test and enjoy cigars and pipes with elegant drinks and light snacks.
You certainly don’t have to smoke cigars to enjoy the swish ambience and nightly live jazz performances, as the Sampling Room happily accepts guests visiting solely for food and beverage.
With state-of-the-art ventilation systems, the air quality is maintained, making it a comfortable experience for all guests. Cigar aficionados will be delighted with Thomas Hinds' extensive collection of over 300 cigars from Cuba, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras, with prices ranging from $5 to $400.
Knowledgeable staff will help guide you to the perfect drink or food pairing, and the menu features cheese boards, charcuterie from Mona Lisa Restorante, mixed nuts and pepperettes from Winnipeg Specialty Meats.
Whether you're looking for a romantic after-dinner spot, a night out with friends, or a corporate event or meeting space, this smoky speakeasy is sure to impress.
The Thomas Hinds Sampling Room is open currently 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.