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Alternative bar and performance venue that sells all-vegan pub food by Sailin' on food truck (as of Jul 2015). NOTE: Serves some non-vegan alcoholic beverages. Est. 2013. Open Mon-Sun 3:00pm-2:00am.

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41 Reviews

First Review by the_vegbrarian


Points +18

25 Jul 2023

Unfortunate Experience

Took out my non-vegan family to this restaurant hoping it was “meaty” enough that they’d enjoy it because I saw the great reviews. Burgers were left uneaten, there’s hardly any potato in the fries, food came out semi-cold, nachos were pretty bland and disappointing, old lettuce, flat coke, probably understaffed, with a poorly working toilet cubicle in the men’s (I won’t give you imagery). Staff were kind, but hard to find. It was a mostly empty restaurant but there was a 45 minute wait for the food and another 25 minutes after asking for the bill. Forgot to add the stomach ache I got while eating my dinner - it was way too greasy.
The sweet potato fries and the deep fried pickles were great! Not good enough to increase the stars unfortunately. Unfortunately it was their first experience of a vegan restaurant too, so it adds to the sourness of the experience.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-25

Pros: Great vibe, Great interior, Nice staff

Cons: Large quantity of poor quality food, Long waits, Bad toilet!



Points +33

02 Nov 2022

Great comfort food!

Honest one of the best places in edmonton for comfort vegan food. Definitely doesn’t go for the health route, but if you are looking for a good burger, wings, or donair! It’s the place to go.

Pros: Full vegan menu, Good pub vibes


Points +251

16 Oct 2022

Plant Pub Grub for the win

Sometimes you just have a pub grub craving. This hits the spot! Delicious food, unique atmosphere, a place to just be.

Pros: Unique option, Surprising flavour bombs, Very chill

Cons: Band nights can be loud


Points +904

10 Sep 2022

A classic!

A must-visit in Edmonton. Punk rock feel bar with greasy vegan food…so good!


Points +210

08 Jun 2022

Great food and service

Got the buffalo wings with sweet chili thai and the jumbo with cheese that is a donair. The wings were the best vegan wings ive had and its the best donair in Western Canada.. thats coming from a east coaster!


Points +1509

07 Jun 2022

Classic Bar Food

The food is just like any other classic greasy pub, except it's vegan. Good option if your getting drunk on Whyte Ave.

Update: went here with 3 omni's recently and they all gave it a solid 4/5. The food has improved since I was here last, I would recommend checking it out.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-07


Points +27

16 May 2022

Frequent visit for me!

Great place - their Buck Burger is a classic and their popeyes chicken sandwich dupe is brilliant.

Pros: Buck Burger, generally good food, Great location on Whyte Avenue

Cons: Sometimes a little inconsistent with their chicken


Points +20

18 Apr 2022

Amazing food

So good we went two nights in a row!

Pros: Amazing food, Fun atmosphere, Excellent customer service


Points +192

04 Apr 2022

Delicious vegan grub

Have been coming here for years!

Sweet Chili wings, >>poutine


Points +42

16 Feb 2022

Delicious as always

Food was great! The burger patty was juicy and not oily. Happy with the experience #Veganuary


Points +389

15 Jan 2022

A vegan utopia

Every time I’m in Edmonton, we head to the buckingham. Never disappoints!


Points +65

04 Jan 2022

So good!

Definitely a go-to junk food place, everything on the menu is good!

Pros: All vegan, Cool atmosphere, People-watching in the summer

Cons: Non-vegan alcohol, Can be loud on Whyte Ave


Points +284

12 Nov 2021

Love the donairs!

All the vegan food here is awesome! Non vegan friends can’t tell the difference, everyone wins!

Pros: Fully vegan bar


Points +183

08 Oct 2021

Great Corn Dogs and Fried Chicken Basket

It was amazing to have a vegan Corn Dog, the taste, smell and structure of this dish was just great. The Fried Chicken Basket was also fantastic, two big "chickens" with a awesome taste and a perfect matching gravy. Both dishes came with fries and we had enough on our plate for a quick dinner.
The service was great and the music was good.

Pros: All Vegan , Great Menu


Points +78

30 Jan 2021

Love This Vegan Place

Great atmosphere, great food. The music can be a bit loud especially with live music.


Points +359

15 Sep 2020

Great vegan pub grub, beers and music

All vegan all the time is the saying on the menu. The folks who operate this Edmonton institution give a damn and have fun doing it. Sit down and grab a sea change lager and a sinfully delicious bar favourite. Catch great rock music or dance the night away. This is my favourite bar in Edmonton.

Pros: All vegan all the time, Vegan Pub fair, Socially responsible folks


Points +34

28 May 2020

Love it!

You have to eat here! So much fun to have pub food in a pub.


Points +246

28 Aug 2019

Excellent! All the greasy pub food you'll ever want.

I ate here twice during my visit of the Edmonton Fringe. I kind of love the irreverence of not renaming anything that is traditionally made with animal products. I also didn't think I'd ever hear the sentence: "What would you recommend for a non-vegan." at a bar.

The chicken and waffles were absolutely amazing. The chicken was more meatball like than fried chicken but it was very tasty nonetheless. The Buffalo chicken wings could've been a little crisper and less greasy but I still enjoyed them. The BBQ burger was a bit of a flop, the patty was way to soggy. I tried the greek wrap without cheese the next day and this was definitely a great choice if you are looking for something less greasy but still delicious. Loved the Mexi-fries. A non-vegan friend ordered the mac-and-cheese but without the hot-sauce and he was quite delighted as he hadn't enjoyed proper mac-and-cheese since becoming lactose intolerant.

Cons: Benches are a bit of a ripped clothing hazard


Points +737

09 Aug 2019

Typical Greasy Bar Food

MY last meal in Edmonton and it was good, but not great. Typical greasy bar food, and hot overpowered flavor. Not too spicy that I did not like it. But everything had some hot sauce or simple spices that overpowered the rest.

Pros: Great wings


Points +17

06 Aug 2019

Good Vegan Pub Fair

On a visit to Edmonton, a friend took me to The Buckingham. We ordered the wings as an appetizer, I ordered the BBQ burger (with poutine fries) and my friend ordered the donair. The wings were so-so but we both enjoyed our entrees and the poutine was pretty good!

Pros: Poutine , BBQ Burger

Cons: Wings


Points +272

30 Jun 2019

Can’t believe there is a vegan bar

Was so happy and surprised there is a vegan bar/pub in town. Service and food was good. We went on ‘wing’ night and it was such a good deal! Tables where very sticky but it is more of a bar so that’s kinda expected but not fun. Music was very very loud even though we went early just for eats.

Pros: All vegan, Affordable , Yummy

Cons: Too loud, Too sticky


Points +58

18 Jun 2019


The Buck is our go-to place for laid back hangs. Amazing staff, vvings, great fries, and the Crunchwrap is to DIE for! I love that I live near this place.

Just a note that this bar is fully vegan, don’t know why HappyCow characterizes it as vegetarian?

Pros: Lots of food. LOTS!, Good price point, Hip!

Cons: A little dirty but that adds to the atmosphere.


Points +40

17 Mar 2019

Best comfort food

I had the Crunchwrap OMG... soooo good. Great serving,great prices. I can’t wait to try everything . What a beautiful hidden gem. If you miss those chicken wing ,nachos , jalapeño popper ,corn dogs... you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to go back


Points +28

12 Feb 2019

Vegan pub food for the win!

Food is always tasty! Love that they’ve decided to do a lot of standard pub style dishes but veganize them. Staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is so chill. Almost always order too much food so I can take some home to my teenagers because they love it too.


Points +557

10 Sep 2018

Tasty greasy bar food

Many options. All your favourite bar food and some healthier options. The jalapeño poppers are great and so it the jumbo wrap.

Pros: All vegan options, They got iced tea


Points +1224

26 Aug 2018

Awesome unhealthy vegan food

When you are in the mood to sit in the sunshine, eat too much grease and gluten, and drink too much booze, The Buck should be your destination. I haven’t been there since the menu revamp and I am happy to report that the jalapeño poppers didn’t disappoint. The poutine was salty (in a good way) the wraps were wrappy and the corn dogs were corny. Ahhhh one of the places that makes Edmonton summers great.

Updated from previous review on 2018-07-28

Pros: Grease, Gluten, Booze


Points +53

13 Jul 2018

love this place!

i had my first vegan poutine and it was spot on! a great pint to wash it down with too! atmosphere just like a pub should be without the meat ;)
great vegan happy hour deals!
visited twice more on my vacation

Pros: really good vegan pub food!

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