Downtown Fargo is getting its first fish and chip shop. BeerFish is a new casual dining destination coming to the heart of Downtown Fargo in the Fall of 2019. BeerFish will offer the freshest fish and chips, fine seafood dishes, an oyster bar, and a huge selection of tap beers in a unique downtown Fargo urban setting.
The family team behind local favorites Dempsey’s Public House and Wurst Bier Hall are developing the new restaurant that is sure to become a favorite downtown Fargo hangout. Fargo famous entrepreneurs Bert and Lisa Meyers and Klaus Meyers describe BeerFish as a casual local restaurant, perfect for spending time with friends and family, while enjoying a menu designed to fill the holes in Downtown Fargo’s dining options.
“Our beer-battered and fried fish is the legendary recipe of our mother, Rosa Bischoff, who for years served up the best fried fish the Iron Range of Minnesota had ever seen at her own family restaurant,” says Bert Meyers. “Pick your tarter from a long list of flavors, and enjoy it with fries or chips served with the classic French Onion dip you loved when you were a kid.”
Looking for something a bit finer? The team is developing a menu to feature oysters on the half shell, fresh seafood appetizers and pastas, including lobster mac and cheese, and clam chowder. There are also vegetarian and vegan options, with a dedicated gluten-free fryer, along with the international flavor of chicken tikka masala, great burgers, and more.
The centerpiece of BeerFish will be the handcrafted bar offering extensive tap options, wine kegs, and Downtown Fargo’s first Tiki drink menu.
Designed by Chris Hawley Architects, the setting of Beerfish will be as unique and exceptional as its menu. BeerFish will feature an open-air dining room for enjoying your fish and brew in the warm weather. The front door, surrounded by an outdoor patio, will be directly across Roberts Alley from the entrance of Dempsey’s.
Roberts Alley is in the midst of a revitalization with brand new storefronts opening to the alley and infrastructure upgrades occurring. Long a draw to local artists, whimsical new public artwork continues to surprise those exploring Roberts Alley. The open-air dining of BeerFish is bordered by a private alley to the North, allowing for mood lighting, greenery, and flowers. It will be unlike any dining experience in Fargo.
The Meyers’ extensive restaurant experience creating unique environments reflecting Fargo’s culture is the basis for creating this new pub atmosphere filled with their own handmade furniture and community seating options. BeerFish will mesh the feeling of a North Pacific eatery with the urban alley of the lively Downtown Fargo neighborhood.
“We want to create a place for people who want to have great conversation with their favorite food and drink,” says Meyers. “It’s all the things we love.”