Regal Beagle Lake Charles
Bars, also known as saloons, taverns, and pubs, have been an essential part of nearly every culture for centuries. Descending from the ancient “public houses” of Rome and Asia, further blending with a variety of civilizations from around the globe, this consumer/provider relationship has led to the creation of a plethora of drinking spaces throughout history.
The consumption of beer, wine, and spirits is not a practice that is unique to any one people. Rich and poor, full and hungry, sick and healthy alike all maintained a lustful desire for the tastes served at these establishments, though no one seemed to question anyone else’s presence.
The opening of the doors is almost symbolic to the very nature of being inside; it is a place that allows you to open up. Whether you drink to forget, drink to remember, drink to celebrate, drink to console, drink just because you love the taste; everyone is inside for the same purpose. Relationships that last lifetimes are often built on the space between two stools, marriages foreshadowed under the dim lights, alliances formed between enemies over a round of drinks. Bars have even served as the central hub for dozens of political rallies, secret societies, and royal gatherings, ultimately establishing a timeless bond that would evolve into the beloved establishments that we all frequent today.
Here in Louisiana, we have become internationally known for our intoxicating prowess as citizens and our government’s lush “laissez faire” attitude to our consumption. As a result, we have raised the “bar” when it comes to creating the perfect universal after-hours atmosphere.
Last year, the Lake City was introduced to an instant classic that has not only met that “bar,” but is exceeding at a rapid pace. Regal Beagle Lake Charles first tapped their way into the local bar scene in March 2014. Defying the first-year bar blues, they have become one of the area’s latest and greatest hot spots. Pouring everything from cocktails and crafts to wells and domestics, Regal has just about anything your thirst can crave, though owners Craig Dugas and JR Vasquez attribute the majority of the bar’s success to its bartenders.
“We hired the perfect crew and their experience and attitude are what keep people coming back day after day,” Dugas explains. Growing up in Lake Charles, Dugas says opening a bar in that Ryan St. location has always bit a bit of a life-long dream, and once the opportunity presented itself, he jumped in head first. Naming the bar after the iconic night spot from TV’s Three’s Company and designing a unique calendar of drink specials, the bar filled and its popularity spilled over into an overnight success.
Pool tables, lounge seating, and an eclectic jukebox of background music make the Beagle the ideal hangout for anyone who walks through the door. And there are specialty nights such as “Services Industry Monday” offering half-off drinks to patrons who present their service industry IDs, and “Wine Down Wednesday” where the prices on wine are some of the best in the city. The Beagle has also been host to a number of private and public events, ranging from bachelor/bachelorette parties, to birthdays, anniversaries and much more.
Striking while the iron of their success is still hot, the Beagle is scheduled to open a second location by the end of summer inside Lake Charles Regional Airport, bringing the same level of dynamite service and good vibes of their Ryan St. location to patrons visiting our city.
The Beagle also has plans to expand their current location, adding on a covered pavilion for patio seating and outdoor events. If you’re looking for a great spot for cold beer and hot dancing, stiff shots and trick shots, do yourself a favor and visit the Regal Beagle, and make sure you HashTag Dat! As always, Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Support Local!
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Regal Beagle Lake Charles – Ryan St.
2200 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Regal Beagle Lake Charles – Airport
500 Airport Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601