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the northern

where it all began



From day one, we wanted to open a venue that would make history in our scenic town. A place that people could call home and create nights they would never forget. And what better place make history than the historic Northern Hotel (est. 1898) in downtown Fernie? In 2011, we gave this storied room a grand face-lift, boasting a brand new sound system, an open room with a modern stage, several flat screens and a new kitchen; all while maintaining it’s original exposed brick walls and historic architectural features.

With all the new toys we put in, it made The Northern a perfect venue for great food, live music, watching sports and just flat out having a party. After that, we stocked the place with friendly service, original menus, a large selection of craft beer & cocktails, talented DJs and live bands. Since opening the doors, our place has become a long-time favorite for locals and the spot to be for tourists passing through. All this is what has given the legendary Northern Bar & Stage its famed atmosphere and has made it the most popular venue in the city.



Daily food and drink specials


moules & Frites,
½ price wine +
$4 domestics

Enjoy a full pound of BC Salt Spring Mussels and fries for $14 dollars. With new sauces and broths each week this deal goes great with our other monday features; half price bottles of wine and bottles of domestic beer for $4.


$10 Beer & burger

The math speaks for itself here! Ten bucks gets you a pint of our great Northern Red or Northern Pale and one the best burgers in town. Simply put...why would you consider going anywhere else for dinner? Don't feel like beer...we also have double greyhounds for $7.


wing night

Every Wednesday, we celebrate the the most pub friendly part of the chicken... the wing! Come in and enjoy our wings at the smokin' deal of $7 per pound. What goes great with wings? You guessed it, beer does!! So, to honour the glorious fried appendage, we also have jugs of Kokanne and Fernie beer for $13.


Salt lick Thursday

OLÉ, it's Salt Lick Thursday! The day of the week that we relive our glory days at Spring Break and dream of the day we retire. We've got carné, cornita or baja tacos on for $11. Even better, you can wash that down with buckets of Corona for $20, or 2 oz shaker Margaritas for $7.


kegs & Eggs
weekend brunch

Join us for Kegs & Eggs Brunch every Saturday and Sunday. A hearty breakfast menu designed to remedy what ails you from the night before. If it's the hair of the dog you seek, our weekends boast a number of great drink specials to help out a little with the day after shakes.

Daily Drink Specials

½ PRICE WINE, SHAKER MARG’S $7, domestic btls $4


our menus

Have a look at what our menu offers or download it to your desktop


Northern nachos

hand cut corn chips, monterey jack, cheddar, onions, tomatoes, house pickled jalapenos, braised black beans, sour cream and salsa.
add guacamole, spicy beef, cajun chicken

sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna

seared and served with citrus scallion
soya sauce and radish cucumber salad

454 wings

hot, teriyaki, salt & pepper, sweet soy or bbq,
with blue cheese or creamy parm dip

Beef Dip Sliders

braised short rib, swiss cheese,
caramelized onions and horseradish aioli
on a rosemary ciabatta with jus

Handmade Wontons

steamed chicken and bok choy wontons, garlic chili oil, citrus scallion soya sauce and cilantro


Asian lettuce wraps

lemongrass chicken, asian vegetables, cashews, crispy noodles, spicy hoisin, lettuce cups

fish tacos

blackened halibut, honey slaw,
pico de gallo, guacamole, fresh corn tortilla

west coast salmon pockets

sweet tofu pocket, sticky rice,
smoked salmon, avocado, wasabi aioli

salt spring mussels

chirozo, garlic, white wine, tomato,
cream cilantro lime aioli served with fries

sweet potato hummus

cumin, cinnamon, chirozo, olive oil and naan bread

Soups and Salads

One great soup

A daily feature

Northern Bowl

Steak, bok choy, carrots, mushrooms,
onions, snowpeas, bean sprouts
and rice vermicelli in a spicy broth
add prawns or chicken $5

salt roasted beet & goat cheese Salad

roasted beets, arugula, fried goat cheese,
candied pecans, craisins, pumpkin vinagrette


thai noodle salad

asian vegetables, sprouts, cashews, snow peas, vermicelli, marinated prawns, thai citrus dressing

crisp wedge salad

iceburg lettuce, bacon, tomato and egg
with blue cheese dressing, balsamic reduction
add steak

Grilled Salmon

mixed greens, apple, avocado,
pecans and maple dressing

Burgers and Sandwiches

all our burgers and sandwiches come with your choice of any 2 of the following sides:

fries + dill dip
garlic mashed potatoes

caesar salad
green salad

veggies + dip

sweet potato fries $3
add gravy $1

Two handed burger

our classic hand-packed 8 oz chuck patty
with our signature sauce

growler five-o

8 oz chuck patty, pepper jack cheese,
banana pepper relish, coleslaw and spicy aioli

Green chili cheese burger

8 oz chuck patty, green chili,
pepper jack cheese and our signature sauce

big kahuna

8 oz teriyaki chuck patty, cheddar,
grilled pineapple and signature sauce

go chuck yourself

8 oz chuck patty, braised short rib,
caramelized onions, arugula, swiss cheese
and horseradish aioli

wake and bacon

8 oz chuck patty, hemp hearts, cheddar,
bacon, fried eggs and guacamole

the legend

8 oz chuck patty, arugula, blue cheese,
onion strings and bacon relish

vegetarian burger

hand made patty and cucumber yogurt


pulled pork

house smoked, hand-pulled pork shoulder,
golden mustard sauce and honeyslaw

Sirloin Steak sandwich

6 oz sirloin, garlic ciabatta, grilled tomatoes, crispy onions and crumbled blue cheese

double dog

2 charbroiled european wieners,
bacon relish, tomatoes and mustard aioli
add cheddar, sauerkraut, banana peppers $1.50

open face ahi tuna

peppercorn rubbed tuna, asian slaw, radish,
green onion relish, sriracha aioli, crostini

smoked chicken club wrap

tomato, avocado, cheddar, peppered bacon,
arugula and cherry pepper aioli




Add any of the following to your burger:
swiss, blue cheese, white cheddar, pepper jack cheese, bacon, beets, guacamole, onion strings, green chilis, grilled pineapple, fried egg, jalapenos


Halibut Fish & Chips

northern pale ale batter, home-cut fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce

New york steak

hand cut 10 oz Alberta beef, rosemary butter, garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
add lemon garlic butter prawns
or sauteed mushrooms


Rack of ribs

slow smoked, house bbq sauce,
home-cut fries and slaw

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

house recipe, smoked bacon,
cheddar jalapeno gravy, garlic mashed potatoes
and season vegetables


Weekend Brunch

All brunch items come served with a side of golden hashbrowns

the northern

2 eggs any style with toast and choice of meat:
bacon, ham or sausage

eggs benny

your choice of ham, steak, veggie
or wild west coast salmon on an english muffin with house-made hollandaise and chive oil

pulled pork hemp & Hash

slow smoked pork, hemp hearts, peppers,
onions, potatoes, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise
and roasted pepper aioli

the degreaser

a blend of nuts, steel cut oats, dried cranberries with your choice of yogurt or warm cream

the "rock pile"

house-made bacon waffles, crispy fried chicken and ancho maple syrup

steak & eggs

6 oz sirloin served with 2 eggs your way,
sriracha aioli and chive oil


jerk vegan scramble

jerk marinated tofu, onions, peppers,
banana peppers and black bean salsa

breakfast burrito

scrambled eggs, banana peppers,
black bean salsa, sausage, cheese and avocado

northern sunrise

chuck burger, grilled ham,
fried egg and sriracha aioli

bed & Breakfast

vodka, kaluha, milk and cheerios

the coal miner

an old milwaukee tall boy with a bucket of bacon

cornflakes & baileys


brunch served
Saturday and Sunday
from 10 am to 2 pm.

Say Hello

Drop by or give us a call. we're here all week!!

561 2nd Ave
Fernie Bc

mon - thur: 4 pm - late
friday: 12 pm - 2 am
saturday: 10 am - 2 am
sunday: 10 am - late

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Lost & Found

Lost your coat? Your wallet? Your friends? We get it. This happens a lot when you hang out with us. Don't worry, there's a good chance we found whatever material objects you lost last night. Get in touch with us, let us know what you lost and we'll let you know if we've got it. We hang on to everything we find for 30 days. As for the whole friend thing, well...that's on you. But, if you come back down, you can probably just make some new ones.
Please note: Any tabs left unpaid with a credit card will be closed at the end of every night. An automatic 18% gratuity is added to any outstanding tabs. All credit cards are held for 30 days for you to pick up, after which they will be destroyed.