The 15 year standing, Kitsilano hot spot. We are your local sport orientated, music themed gastro pub. We offer delicious local pints and tasty eats prepared in house with fresh ingredients.
Almost every weekend our gang meets for brunch at the beagle. About a month ago they renovated/updated the place, they also re- did the menu. They've made the menu a lot more interesting and flavourful. They've also put more detail into plate presentation and execution.
So far I've tried the Beagle breakfast, aspargus/portobello benny, capicollo benny and the grilled cheese, all have been delcious and very well priced.
The last time I came here for drinks in the evening was last summer but our brunch streak is going strong still.
The servers are always friendly and fast. They make their own drinks and are pretty quick. The value is awesome, for about 10 bucks you can get the beagle breakfast $4 and a ceaser (drink)$4..
The washroom situation was one that I avoided at all costs, since the reno it's been clean and well maintained.
The decor remains roughly the same, music themed. The music can be a bit too loud but they have no problem turning it down.
Love the new beagle.
Well, I have to admit we've returned to this pub multiple times. It has a great feel to the room. Very cozy, neighborhood pub. Sadly, that's where it seems to end. The food is terrible, even if you give it concessions for being a pub, it's still terrible. The chicken is obviously pumped full of water...the water actually squished out of it as I bit into it. The burger, which should be impossible to do poorly, was horrendous. The meat tastes old, full of filler, cheap and frozen. Ontop of that burnt to hell, bitter char. The bun is a cheap Safeway bun. Probably already stale before they even get it.
Service is average, and the drinks are ok.
I would recommend this place to go watch soccer, or hockey next season, but absolutely DO NOT eat ANYTHING here. They obviously dont know how to cook, which means they probably dont know about food safey either.
I know I will return, but I will never eat here again.
Like all of our reviews we have usually many experiences before submitting an opinion. I have been
here a couple of dozen times despite being dissapointed the majority of the time,I return because
of walking convience.
The most consistant thing about the Begal is the worst service of any establishment on W. Broadway.
I do find the seating and ambiance pretty good, but very poor value on food items. For example, twelve
dollars for a tiny ceaser salad,better deal at portions at the Hotel Vancouver.
I have offered my opinions to the servers when they are not socializing with friends, but to no evail.
For our pub option we now walk to Elwoods or the Fringe.
Take a pass for sure.
I am not a picky person and I am not a negative person. I'm from a small town and am very easily impressed. The thing about moving to Vancouver is you realize you don't have to visit the same place twice. There is more than enough quality eateries, pubs, bars and restaurants in this town. Don't even consider dining, drinking, or even dumpster diving at The Regal Beagle.
The Beagle starts out okay, you feel like you've found a sweet funky spot. The black walls are highlighted with red chandeliers and candles, (although a lot of them were out) a huge Hendrix poster on the wall and even The Muppet Hecklers leering at you on the way to the bathrooms. If they could talk I'm sure they'd have a lot of material in this place.
Lets start with the bathrooms, I unfortunately had to go right away and was blown away by the stench. That however was nothing compared to the fruit fly attack that reigned down on me while I squatted. I can forgive a fruit fly infestation as this city is plagued by them, but the bathroom was so badly infested it should have been closed and marked out of order. I was actually swatting at them to get them out of my face. Get it together Beagle. There were two other bathrooms that I popped my head into that weren't nearly as crawling. Gross.
Next I sat down and was greeted by a not-so-friendly-waitress, no smile and gave us a bad vibe. Our tab;e was wabbly and made us feel like we were on a Pirate Ship. We I had the yam fries to start. They were greasy. Really greasy. And I like greasy food!
For my entree, which arrived 45 minutes later, I had the Coriander Beef salad. This was my third choice as The Greasy Beagle was out of the Curry and out of the Cornish Game Hen (two out of four Main Choices.) I can't stand when restaurants are out of things, it's totally unprofessional and a strong sign of weak kitchen management. In what other ways is your kitchen dropping the ball Beagle? And where else are those fruit flies swarming? Blech.
The steak salad was so pathetic looking when it came my friends and I burst out laughing. A nicely cooked steak but it was piled on top of a golf ball sized pile of arugula. That's it, arugula. For a 12 dollar salad I could have used a bit more veggies. Bad Dog Beagle!
My friends meals were no better, the fish and chips were below average, again too greasy and cheap tasting. The beef sliders had dried out buns and so did my friends lamb burger as mentioned in a review below.
Our server was awkward and our drinks took forever. We watched as the bartender chatted for about 5 minutes before sauntering over to make our drinks. Our server was covering both sides of the room and was obviously too busy. Unfortunately she didn't seem to get a lot of support from her bartender or management.
Skip The Beagle. Why have mediocre food in a dirty bar when you could go to The Academic, Earls, Browns The Eatery, or ANYWHERE else in Kits.
"..... where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came." That's what neighbourhood pubs are all about. I have eaten and "hung out" at the Beagle on 2 occasions, once in summer of 2008 and again in summer 2010. The food was more than acceptable on both occasions although the revised menu that came with the new facelife has a definite edge. The new decor is fitting for the establishment, prices are fair and the service is friendly and efficient. I had the opportunity to have a "close" look and I can assure readers and potential patrons that there is no visible reason to question food safety as indicated in another review below. As for the other review, this is afterall a neighbourhood pub. If patrons want a white linen experience, I can recommend a few alternatives. I have to wonder about the reviewer that had no nice thing to say but admittedly keeps going back. What's up with that?
I feel like there's potential; it's got a great atmosphere, and it's busy, but it just misses the mark.
I ordered the lamb burger, and my friends ordered regular burgers, and together we concurred it was easily the worst food we'd ever ordered in a establishment. Even the fries were terrible, and I love fries: they were mealy, chewy, and drenched in pepper.
The beer was good, our waitress was pleasant enough when she wasn't running away in the middle of taking our order. But the food was gross!
this place gets happinin on the weekend, still great service and food is always good. atmnosphere is great lots of action especially on game days.Ask to see Jay the bartenders legs tease him about better ones hanging out of a nest.
The Beagle is a good place to hang out when interested in a laid back, non-pretentious, casual setting. It's got a 'lived in' feel to it, very pub-like.
It's not known for food (as evidenced by the 9.99 menu item for a box of Kraft Dinner - yes, it's true). So don't go there if you're looking for a taste explosion. The menu items are standard and they don't go out of their way to think outside of the box. Layer on top some inconsistency with the food (I LOVE fries that have been cooked in oil that needed to be changed ages ago - NOT) and you are at high risk for disappointment.
But going there for a pint after a sunny day out at the beach, a jog, a game of ball or whatever - the Beagle is a great place.
First & foremost: "Beanboyandbryde" is likely Blaze, whom has a business a relationship with the pub. "Blaze's Beans" are sold at The Regal Beagle. Therefore, the review hasn't come from an objective patron!
Living in the neighbourhood, this pub was once my local, nearby hang-out. After a while, I realized that I was wasting a lot of money in:
* a cliquey establishment. Take a look at their Facebook group; "the gang's all there"!
* received service from SOME nice employees, but others whom needed an attitude adjustment. Those whom were rude: just because you're efficient, and have regular patrons, doesn't mean that you can adopt a cocky, condescending, or dismissive demeanor towards those people.
* eating mediocre, inconsistant fare from their kitchen. Nothing to write home about. One Sunday morning: their kitchen ran-out of basic, essential items for brunch, couldn't get their s**t together, and made the NICE server look like a fool.
* who wants to go to a place where patrons know that the manager/bartender has a habit of being "served" by female bartenders?!
* back section of the original bar smells like rancid pee.
* back door: specially reserved for friends/cliquey patrons to smoke anything but cigarettes in the back, staff parking lot.
* same, Baby-Boomer crew sitting at the barstools, every freakin' day. Oh, and let's not forget Kelly, the gangly, loud-mouth, obnoxious gardener/landscaper whom shoots his mouth off about every subject he thinks he's an authority-on.
* beer: served in warm glasses, fresh out of the dishwasher. Who wants to drink that?!