A Canadian bar in Brooklyn
Harold and Marcel Simoneau, brothers and co-owners of Noorman’s Kil, opened UpNorth in hopes of bringing a taste of their hometown of Rimouski, Québec to New York. They teamed up with partner Thomas Wilson to create a bar that conveys their love of Poutine, the unofficial Canadian national dish, Canadian and American craft beers, and thoughtfully executed cocktails.
Acclaimed chef Tyler Johnson created the food menu featuring flavorful variations of the classic poutine. The menu also offers beef, veggie and chicken burgers, hotdogs, steak, and seasonal salads. Other bar fare include hand-cut and sweet potato fries, tater tots, and dipping sauces made in-house. Daily daytime offerings include Roberta's pastries, and Variety coffee and cold brew. Sweet and savory options, such as a french toast poutine and brisket omelet are available for weekend brunch.
The tasteful and welcoming space, rendered by architect Alex Meyers of Fjord Architecture, is accented with subtle nods to the brothers’ roots, like Canadian maplewood and hand-made blankets from Nova Scotia.
UpNorth hosts weekly special and free events, and is available for large and private parties.