By: Emily Summers, Staff Writer
As many know, Regis University’s Student Center has recently undergone major renovations and is on its way to becoming the epicenter of student activity on campus. Adopting a sleek, modern look, the updated building has gone from “drab” to “fab" in a matter of months. Despite the project’s set completion date of 2020, many areas of the Student Center are already up and running, including the new Walker’s Pub.
Walker’s Pub, named after John Brisben Walker, the man who donated the initial 40 acres of farmland that Regis sits on today, was established in 2010. Over the last eight years, Walker’s Pub has been known as a hangout spot for students on campus and the home of RUSGA’s Thursday Thrills.
Formerly located just inside of the Student Center’s main entrance, Walker’s Pub has now moved to the furthermost south end of the building. Equipped with a new bar, fireplace, and pizza oven, this area has become a fan favorite among Regis students. Offering a wide variety of food and beverages, the newly renovated pub has become a campus hotspot for those looking to grab a beer or a quick bite to eat.
The food menu focuses on a selection of pizzas and calzones, made to order in the new fire oven. Also available are various sides, such as salads, breadsticks, and sandwiches. With new specials each week, the menu is ever-evolving and is sure to offer something that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. In addition to dine-in services, students are able to call ahead and order entire pizzas.
There are a variety of beverages sold, including Novo coffee and local brews. With currently six beers on tap and three wines offered, the bar has similarly increased in popularity. It’s a great place to cheers the end of the week.
With a variety of food and beverages, along with frequent entertainment, Walker’s Pub has something for everyone. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. during weekdays and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends, Walker’s Pub holds opportunity for the Regis community to better connect. Grab beer with your friends, or meet with your professor over coffee. The new pub is incredibly versatile and provides the perfect meeting spot on campus.
As for the future of Walker’s Pub, Regis currently has no plans to expand it, but we can bet this isn’t the last of improvements. With the growing student population, additional improvements and renovations are sure to come.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the new and improved Walker’s Pub: You’re missing out.