The Regal Beagle

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Coolidge Corner's New Neighborhood Joint

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Up until now, your options for boozing on Coolidge Corner were limited to a lone sports pub and the back of the Corner Theatre, assuming you were skilled with a brown bag.

But all that is about to change tomorrow night, when a new watering hole and comfort-food den comes and knocks on your door…introducing The Regal Beagle.

Named after the tavern in the immortal '70s sitcom Three's Company, this breed of Beagle is a cozy bistro featuring banquette table seating and red velvety wallpaper stretching the length of the space, making it more inviting than a pre-ThighMaster Suzanne Somers for Crab Rangoon Empanadas, Bacon Wrapped Dates With Gorgonzola and a Mac 'n' Cheese served under a buttery protective crust of Ritz crackers. (Check out the rest of the menu here.)

But in its soul it's a drinking palace—the perfect spot for a couple of after-work beers (like the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout) before braving the T, or to burn an entire night via bottled brews and an impressive little list of specialty cocktails. In early tastings, our favorite was The Old Landlord, a wily blend made with Old Overholt Whiskey, Angostura bitters and muddled fruit.

Feel free to call it the Mr. Roper.

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