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Stormer Aug 12, 2014 5:58 PM

Regina | Pubs and Restaurants
 
With all the activity in and around downtown, I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread for more detailed updates, photos, menus etc. from all the new establishments proposed for downtown. Here is an initial list.

  1. No action in the rumoured Famosa location in Tower 2;
  2. 20Ten City Eatery on 12th looks ready to open and has a stunning, urban décor; http://instagram.com/20teneatery https://twitter.com/20TenEatery,
  3. Fat Badger Pub on the FW Hill Mall appears to be moving slowly. Décor is traditional pub with lots of booths. This has an affiliation with O'Hanlon's, but is intended to be more upscale;
  4. The former Deborah Dees on 11th and Cornwall confirmed it will be a restaurant by the owners of Flip. Little work appears to have been done inside. It is a beautiful space though.
  5. Victoria's Tavern on Hamilton is now open. https://twitter.com/VictoriasTavern
  6. The Loggies building on Hamilton has apparently been sold. It is apparently to house a martini bar/tapas place called The Capitol.
  7. The Keg on Dewdney and Albert is U/C.
  8. The Chopped Leaf on the FW Hill Mall is moving extremely slowly.
  9. The Taste of Mediterranean franchise on 11th is also moving very slowly.
  10. The Lobby Public House on Broad is open.
What am I missing?

ceedub1170 Aug 12, 2014 10:45 PM

Fionn MacCools going into the old Canadian Tire on South albert

Devon Aug 13, 2014 1:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceedub1170 (Post 6688918)
Fionn MacCools going into the old Canadian Tire on South albert

The thread is for downtown's "beer boom."

CCF Aug 13, 2014 1:39 AM

I wonder if 20Ten will have a "patio" in the lobby of Tower III? Would add a little bit more activity to the building.

Udon'tknow Aug 13, 2014 3:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6688498)
With all the activity in and around downtown, I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread for more detailed updates, photos, menus etc. from all the new establishments proposed for downtown. Here is an initial list.

  1. No action in the rumoured Famosa location in Tower 2;
  2. 20Ten City Eatery on 12th looks ready to open and has a stunning, urban décor; http://instagram.com/20teneatery https://twitter.com/20TenEatery,
  3. Fat Badger Pub on the FW Hill Mall appears to be moving slowly. Décor is traditional pub with lots of booths. This has an affiliation with O'Hanlon's, but is intended to be more upscale;
  4. The former Deborah Dees on 11th and Cornwall confirmed it will be a restaurant by the owners of Flip. Little work appears to have been done inside. It is a beautiful space though.
  5. Victoria's Tavern on Hamilton is now open. https://twitter.com/VictoriasTavern
  6. The Loggies building on Hamilton has apparently been sold. It is apparently to house a martini bar/tapas place called The Capitol.
  7. The Keg on Dewdney and Albert is U/C.
  8. The Chopped Leaf on the FW Hill Mall is moving extremely slowly.
  9. The Taste of Mediterranean franchise on 11th is also moving very slowly.
  10. The Lobby Public House on Broad is open.
What am I missing?

Famosa is not a rumour but a fact, I know the owner and it is definitely a go with opening targeted for next Spring or Summer. I did notice they've recently covered the windows in the old Western Bank so assume this means demolition to start soon, with construction to follow shortly thereafter. The last update I got from my friend was that they were working on the design, expect high ceilings and modern deco! The plan is also to have a patio out front.

Anyone know if Fat Badger will have a patio?

CCF Aug 13, 2014 5:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Udon'tknow (Post 6689182)
Famosa is not a rumour but a fact, I know the owner and it is definitely a go with opening targeted for next Spring or Summer. I did notice they've recently covered the windows in the old Western Bank so assume this means demolition to start soon, with construction to follow shortly thereafter. The last update I got from my friend was that they were working on the design, expect high ceilings and modern deco! The plan is also to have a patio out front.

Anyone know if Fat Badger will have a patio?

Was there this weekend and there were a lot of people gathering informally out front on the planters/benches. You would think a patio might be in the plans - but overall there still seems like a bit of work to go in the place. Enjoyed it though - it will no doubt be a welcome addition to the scene downtown.

northern_hoser Aug 13, 2014 1:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6688498)
With all the activity in and around downtown, I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread for more detailed updates, photos, menus etc. from all the new establishments proposed for downtown. Here is an initial list.

  1. No action in the rumoured Famosa location in Tower 2;
  2. 20Ten City Eatery on 12th looks ready to open and has a stunning, urban décor; http://instagram.com/20teneatery https://twitter.com/20TenEatery,
  3. Fat Badger Pub on the FW Hill Mall appears to be moving slowly. Décor is traditional pub with lots of booths. This has an affiliation with O'Hanlon's, but is intended to be more upscale;
  4. The former Deborah Dees on 11th and Cornwall confirmed it will be a restaurant by the owners of Flip. Little work appears to have been done inside. It is a beautiful space though.
  5. Victoria's Tavern on Hamilton is now open. https://twitter.com/VictoriasTavern
  6. The Loggies building on Hamilton has apparently been sold. It is apparently to house a martini bar/tapas place called The Capitol.
  7. The Keg on Dewdney and Albert is U/C.
  8. The Chopped Leaf on the FW Hill Mall is moving extremely slowly.
  9. The Taste of Mediterranean franchise on 11th is also moving very slowly.
  10. The Lobby Public House on Broad is open.
What am I missing?

I know it's just outside of downtown, but what about the Bushwakker? I'll make special trips to Regina to drink there and get friends to bring some back when they're going thru.

Stormer Aug 13, 2014 2:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by northern_hoser (Post 6689435)
I know it's just outside of downtown, but what about the Bushwakker? I'll make special trips to Regina to drink there and get friends to bring some back when they're going thru.

This was intended for new places, but I agree Bushwakker is a classic.

Stormer Aug 13, 2014 2:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCF (Post 6689258)
Was there this weekend and there were a lot of people gathering informally out front on the planters/benches. You would think a patio might be in the plans - but overall there still seems like a bit of work to go in the place. Enjoyed it though - it will no doubt be a welcome addition to the scene downtown.

So they opened it is a pop-up again for the Folk Fest?

Draftsman Aug 13, 2014 2:47 PM

Can someone please correct the typo on our city's name in this thread's title, please? It's not Regnia!

Stormer Aug 13, 2014 3:39 PM

It sounds like 20Ten is ready to go but they are waiting on their liquor licence. Love the Twin Towers glass sculpture.

https://twitter.com/20TenEatery

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu7X_xmIAAEMK0T.jpg:large

TechnicalRecession Aug 13, 2014 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCF (Post 6689258)
Was there this weekend and there were a lot of people gathering informally out front on the planters/benches. You would think a patio might be in the plans - but overall there still seems like a bit of work to go in the place. Enjoyed it though - it will no doubt be a welcome addition to the scene downtown.

Not sure if anyone has noticed but Victoria's Tavern just finished their patio, it is fenced off and small (on the north side of the building). I assume it is for the public and not a staff room kind of thing..

Stormer Aug 14, 2014 1:16 AM

20TEN has had a soft opening. Their menu is now posted. http://20ten.ca/
Yes they will have an indoor patio in the lobby.

Stormer Aug 14, 2014 1:19 AM

The windows of the Famosa location are now papered over, so maybe construction is starting.

northern_hoser Aug 14, 2014 2:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6689484)
This was intended for new places, but I agree Bushwakker is a classic.

I should probably read the whole title and not just the pubs part. Got a little excited there.

Regina is definitely miles ahead of Winnipeg with the brewpub industry. It's slowly starting to happen here, but there are a lot of city and provincial regulations that were a hindrance. Something along the lines of Bushwakker would make ridiculous amounts of $$ here.

sk187 Aug 15, 2014 5:27 PM

Flip Pub
 
The brew pub that is being opened in the Debra Dee location is going to be fantastic. They are still waiting on architectural drawings, and it is delaying the process a bit. Still hoping for a christmas opening. Super high ceilings and a round, central bar will look amazing in that space. The interior will be done by a designer, but the concept will be dark wood, simple and elegant.

Stormer Aug 15, 2014 7:37 PM

PCL has their construction signs up in the Famosa space in Tower 2.

Had lunch at 20TEN in Tower 3. It was good. It has a very small bar and will not compete with all the new pubs.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvFTzk4IYAAYpJm.jpg:large

Stormer Sep 3, 2014 7:26 PM

CJ Katz says in the LP that the Chopped Leaf on Scarth will be open in a week or so.

Udon'tknow Sep 4, 2014 3:57 AM

Fat Badger
 
The Fat Badger is also open, haven't been but looking forward to having a pint there. Rumour has it they have a pool table!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...5c20d83014186d

In other news, I checked out Twenty10 and had a decent experience, would go back. We were chatting to the waitress about their other restaurant, Monterey Bistro. It has been sold to the lady who owned Table 10 and apparently that new owner is re-opening Table 10 in the Monterey Bistro location.

Stormer Sep 19, 2014 7:47 PM

Last night (Thursday) there was a nice vibe downtown centred around Hamilton and Vic. With Victoria's, Flip, Crave, Atlantis and the beautiful weather, there were people and action everywhere.

It was also salsa dancing night on the Plaza which is always great to hear and see.

Chopped Leaf appears to be having a soft opening today.

BrannyMuffin Sep 20, 2014 2:28 AM

I'm disappointed with Table 10's new location. I loved going there but I go to the east end almost never (occasionally to visit friends or family, but I do my best to avoid Quance.) I'll probably visit there from time to time and I'm sure they'll do ok in that location, but I'll miss having them in Cathedral. It was such a great fit for that neighbourhood. It's too bad they couldn't find a location there that would work for them.

The Chopped Leaf Facebook page has a few pictures of the interior. Looks pretty good!

Rodo Regina Lover Sep 22, 2014 11:04 PM

I see they have done quite a bit of work on that Bar/ lounge/ club on the 2100 hundred Blk. Albert St.( on the east side of the street ). This was announced a few months back, and then we hadn't heard of any updates since. They have put a whole new face on the exterior of the building, don't know about the interior. I think it's doing to look alright!

BrannyMuffin Sep 30, 2014 1:04 AM

Regina Restaurants
 
I'm always looking for new places to try. Any interesting suggestions? What are your favourites? Restaurants/coffee shops/lounges...I'm particularly interested in relative unknowns or hole-in-the-wall type places, but I'll try anything. One place I try to go to now and then is Daisy's Pantry on 15th Ave (between Toronto and Montreal.) Everything is homemade down to the noodles in their soup.

Festivus Sep 30, 2014 4:23 PM

One of my favourites is Teppanyaki on Victoria Ave. It's a Japanese steak house where you sit down (on chairs, not floor) and the chef makes everything in front of you on a flat grill. Great atmosphere and fantastic food.

Rodo Regina Lover Sep 30, 2014 4:52 PM

Try the Creek Bistro on 13th Ave., small 40 seat Bistro with great food!!

Stormer Sep 30, 2014 5:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rodo Regina Lover (Post 6749322)
Try the Creek Bistro on 13th Ave., small 40 seat Bistro with great food!!

This is my favourite restaurant in Regina.

Dan0myte Sep 30, 2014 8:24 PM

A couple of hole in the walls that get my approval are Sparky's and Orange Izakaya. Sparky's makes a really solid pizza that's almost as good as Houston or Tumblers and costs way less ($20 for an extra large). Orange is a little place next to the 13th Ave Safeway that makes really authentic Japanese dishes in a cool, modern bar atmosphere. They also have a cappuccino machine if you just want to have a mocha latte and sit on their cozy deck.

Stormer Sep 30, 2014 10:01 PM

Somebody drove a car into the front of 20Ten today. Apparently lost control backing out of the alley and did a 180. Wow.
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/se...y-emoticon.gif

Udon'tknow Oct 1, 2014 4:36 AM

For the best Indian food in the city, and meets the hole in the wall criteria, try Caraway Grill. Best to make reservations or else you won't get in!

Udon'tknow Oct 1, 2014 4:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6749914)
Somebody drove a car into the front of 20Ten today. Apparently lost control backing out of the alley and did a 180. Wow.
http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/se...y-emoticon.gif

It's a fact!

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/regin...?size=620x400s

Festivus Oct 1, 2014 6:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Udon'tknow (Post 6750444)
For the best Indian food in the city, and meets the hole in the wall criteria, try Caraway Grill. Best to make reservations or else you won't get in!

I agree with this. Great food there. It's really small, so you can always do take out as well.

Nathan Oct 1, 2014 7:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Festivus (Post 6750535)
I agree with this. Great food there. It's really small, so you can always do take out as well.

Speaking of other really small places... Siam on Hamilton. Delicious as well. And you can do a take-out buffet at lunch if it's too busy.

HomeInMyShoes Oct 1, 2014 3:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Festivus (Post 6750535)
I agree with this. Great food there. It's really small, so you can always do take out as well.

Completely agree. I order the lunch special for pick up every now and then. Enough food for two lunches.

UPP Oct 1, 2014 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Udon'tknow (Post 6750444)
For the best Indian food in the city, and meets the hole in the wall criteria, try Caraway Grill. Best to make reservations or else you won't get in!

Interesting because I really like Flavours of India on Vic East. I might have to try this Caraway Grill.

Really like Fireside Bistro. Their risotto is outstanding.

micheal Oct 6, 2014 3:14 PM

Malt city wisky &beer opening up in old canada life building on 11avenue and cornwall. They got tge signage up on the windows.

Stormer Oct 6, 2014 3:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micheal (Post 6757432)
Malt city wisky &beer opening up in old canada life building on 11avenue and cornwall. They got tge signage up on the windows.

Not much online yet other than this:

09.21.2014
Malt City


Malt City is a whisky bar that will be opening soon in a gorgeous heritage building in downtown Regina.

http://www.bravotango.ca/

Chadillaccc Oct 6, 2014 3:36 PM

What are some cool pubs/bars you'd suggest I check out while in Regina? Preferably downtown, new or old :)

HomeInMyShoes Oct 6, 2014 5:44 PM

Victoria's Tavern is a nice new one. I like it. Food service was slow when I was there though. On the plus side they have chicken and waffles on the menu for lunch.

The other place to go, is Bushwakker's. A Regina institution and a place to have locally brewed beer you won't find in other cities.

I like Beer Brothers too, but it's not like something you can't get in other large cities, although their pulled pork poutine is awesome. If its nice out, get it to go from the take out place as it is much cheaper and you can go eat in the park in the sun.

micheal Oct 6, 2014 8:52 PM

Construction has commenced at the loggies building. Its going to be called the capitol.

Devon Oct 7, 2014 4:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micheal (Post 6758061)
Construction has commenced at the loggies building. Its going to be called the capitol.

Interesting name. I wonder if they are aware of the recently opened bar of the same name in Saskatoon? I wonder if they chose the name because of the old Capitol Theatre in Regina? Now that would be funny.

aberrant Oct 8, 2014 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rodo Regina Lover (Post 6739532)
I see they have done quite a bit of work on that Bar/ lounge/ club on the 2100 hundred Blk. Albert St.( on the east side of the street ). This was announced a few months back, and then we hadn't heard of any updates since. They have put a whole new face on the exterior of the building, don't know about the interior. I think it's doing to look alright!

I forgot about that place. The owner stopped by the brewery a few months ago to talk about it.

Stormer Oct 8, 2014 9:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aberrant (Post 6761175)
I forgot about that place. The owner stopped by the brewery a few months ago to talk about it.

Does it have a name?

Chadillaccc Oct 9, 2014 7:54 PM

What is the best pizza place(s) in Regina? I have always heard Regina has some of the best pizza.

jigglysquishy Oct 9, 2014 9:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chadillaccc (Post 6762830)
What is the best pizza place(s) in Regina? I have always heard Regina has some of the best pizza.

Regina has lots of what I like to call "deli-pizza" which is thick pizza with deli-style cold cuts. If you're looking for that I suggest Western Pizza, Houston Pizza, Sparky's, or Tumblers.

The Copper Kettle downtown is a bit unique and is my favorite pizza place in the city. The Cathedral Freehouse also has some good pizza.

Chadillaccc Oct 9, 2014 9:21 PM

:haha: I'm not gonna lie, but cold-cut pizza sounds disgusting, but also intriguing. Never even heard of it. Is it cold when you eat it?

scotty c Oct 9, 2014 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chadillaccc (Post 6762976)
:haha: I'm not gonna lie, but cold-cut pizza sounds disgusting, but also intriguing. Never even heard of it. Is it cold when you eat it?

I think your getting a wrong picture of what it would be like. It's not like they take bologna and throw it on a pizza. They are just quite heavy handed with the toppings. If you go to any of their websites you can see pictures of what the pizza will look like. They are all served hot, just a little more hearty than what you'd get from say Pizza Hut. They are all quite delicious.

Draftsman Oct 9, 2014 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chadillaccc (Post 6762976)
:haha: I'm not gonna lie, but cold-cut pizza sounds disgusting, but also intriguing. Never even heard of it. Is it cold when you eat it?

'Cold cut pizza' is what you get just about anywhere in North America. Think slices of pepperoni, salami, ham, etc. No different than what you would get in Calgary. It's the first time I have heard anyone refer to pizza toppings as such. I guess this is the old-fashion type toppings when compared to newer style gourmet toppings!

Stormer Oct 9, 2014 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Draftsman (Post 6763055)
'Cold cut pizza' is what you get just about anywhere in North America. Think slices of pepperoni, salami, ham, etc. No different than what you would get in Calgary. It's the first time I have heard anyone refer to pizza toppings as such. I guess this is the old-fashion type toppings when compared to newer style gourmet toppings!

Tumblers:http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/ea...y-emoticon.gif

http://a3.urbancdn.com/w/s/Wq/VOeOXIMmB3VdFS-640m.jpg

Stormer Oct 10, 2014 12:59 AM

The Malt City space is ideal for a resto-pub, but they have a ton of renos to do. Work is well underway on the Capitol in the former Loggies space. That is also a beautiful historic building but the space is much smaller and less conspicuous.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse8238d6c.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf8149160.jpghttp://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps2f7226ff.jpg

SkydivePilot Oct 14, 2014 8:10 PM

There is a new and wonderful place on the east side of town, it is called: I Love Sushi, located just north of the Husky House.

There is another new Chinese restaurant near there as well, on the North Service Road: the old Bonanza. Pretty good stuff too!


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