The Regency Athletic ResortAddress: 8068 Mountain Rd - Niagara Falls
Parking: Lots out front
Intersection: Mountain Rd & QEW
Last Reviewed: August 23rd, 2012
Wingage Score: 82%
|BHON - Aug 2012
Overall - Aug 2012:
Until recently, The Regency Athletic Resort (formerly known as the Regency Motel) was a run-down, seemingly abandoned property on Mountain Road at the northern edge of Niagara Falls. Over the last few months, a ton of activity has taken place and transformed this spot into a shiny new sports complex with the intention of returning the Regency to its former glory.
I remember going there back in my late teens. My buddy’s older brother’s softball team played there regularly and we’d stop in for beer and wings. It was a dive, but was certainly a popular spot for area sports teams. I can’t say I recall much else about the Regency back in the day, but the renovations are extensive and impressive! Sporting two regulation ball diamonds, three volleyball courts, two ball-hockey rinks, outdoor patios front and back, along with a large and expansive new dining room, we were keen to try it out as a new wing spot.
The wings were decently sized with a light breading and a unique smokey/BBQ flavour that was both spicy and tasty at the same time - not your traditional ’Franks Hot Sauce’ variety by any means. Sold by the pound, these wings clocked in at $9.99 per pound or $18 for 2 pounds, a little on the high side but pretty typical these days. The also have a 50 cent wing special on wednesday nights.
Beer selection was limited to a fairly standard selection of domestics and premiums. Sadly no Guinness to be had, so we settled for Keiths Red as the closest substitute.
Overall - nice to see someone investing in a piece of area history and bringing the Regency back to life. Niagara Falls seems to be overrun by generic chain restaurants, so we are always excited to see new places spring up that don’t sport a corporate logo. We hope the new owners are able to make this place a success and will likely be returning again. Get some Guinness on tap and you’ll definitely be seeing more of us!