Junkyard West Fargo

A First Look at the Upcoming Junkyard Brewing West Fargo


Junkyard Brewing Company says it will open the doors on a new West Fargo location later in 2023. Junkyard West Fargo will be located in the former Bell Bank building at 409 Sheyenne Street. Renovations on the building are scheduled to begin in March.

Before and After Renovations of the 409 Sheyenne Street location. Slide left/right to compare.

The new taproom is designed with outdoor patio seating, including a rooftop patio that will offer panoramic views of the historic neighborhood. The main floor will feature a bar with taproom seating, and there will be another bar on the second story serving second-floor seating and the rooftop patio. The second-floor seating inside the building will overlook a two-story central atrium with the main bar and seating visible below. In a unique twist, the main bar will wrap around the old bank vault that will soon become the beer keg cooler.

“We’re excited to be joining the West Fargo business community,” says Michelle Juhnke, owner of the company. “Our goal is to be more than just a place to grab a cold one. We want to work with local businesses and artists, host food trucks, charitable events, and fundraisers, and create a welcoming, community-friendly atmosphere where everyone feels at home. We’ve got a number of supportive messages from businesses and business owners in the Sheyenne neighborhood, so that’s encouraging and it makes us feel like we’ll be welcomed by the neighborhood.”

The building, which was constructed in 1979 and previously housed banks inspired Junkyard to create a “retro modern” look for the taproom. Renovations will pay homage to the sturdy construction and geometric Mid Century design of the building while incorporating Junkyard’s unique character.

Junkyard Brewing says they are dedicated to growing its team with people who share its values and passion for great beer and community. The company says they look forward to opening its doors and welcoming the community to its new location soon.