1 The Brickhouse Bar & Grill
This happening spot for dining and nightlife is located in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Fernie, the former Imperial Bank of Canada building.
Its got high brick walls, big wood booths, an open kitchen and live music which gives this old building a modern, hip quality. Owner Matt Brazeau worked with Calgary-based architect Catherine Chernoff to preserve the historical feel of the building and create a great space for locals to come together.
After a day of shredding powder or riding Fernie’s awesome mountain biking trails, locals refuel with homemade Canadian cuisine and classic pub food like crisp calamari, savoury nachos, juicy burgers, sizzling steaks and thin-crust pizzas. Our favourite meal is the BC salmon burger with humus and beets or mussels in tomato sauce with smoked chipotle. For a creative, vegetarian option, the Sweet and Spicy Fun Guy (portobello mushroom sauteed in maple syrup served on foccacia bread with asiago cheese) is also a great choice. They have a different menu and drink special each night of the week and often have live bands or DJ’s providing background music.
The Brickhouse’s wine list reflects some of BC’s best wines. You can’t go wrong with their selection of local and imported beer and they have plenty of premium spirits and quite a few varieties of scotch.