Yep, it's true...the ever-popular, often-imitated Original Schooner Night beer special started right here at Sgt. Preston's.
"Well, King...the bar is open!"
Sgt. Preston's of the North was the gregarious brother of the famous 1938 radio/television series, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon; a Royal Canadian Mountie and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, who fought crime in the Northern wilderness.
Legend says Sgt. Preston of the North was more into having a good time and looking for adventure than he was tracking down evil-doers.
In 1980, while canoeing down the Wabash River, Preston landed in downtown Lafayette and built the ever-popular establishment with a Canadian flare. Here he could belly up to the bar with a schooner and his famous Preston Burger and laugh with his friends.
Sgt. Preston's of the North Bar & Restaurant continues to be a local favorite hang-out that attracts tourists, Boilermakers, and new friends while enjoying his fun-loving traditions.
To this day, his canoe hangs from the rafters to remind us that enjoying great food and drink, having fun, and being adventurous are what life is all about!
Fun and food in an historic building
Located in the historic John Purdue Block, Sgt. Preston's occupies a unique piece of Lafayette history.
Businesses that rented from John Purdue in the late 1800's included a mattress manufacturer and agriculture warehouse. A thrift store occupied the southern two buildings from 1968 to 1980 before it became Sgt. Preston's of the North.
Come join us at Sgt. Preston's and experience a genuine piece of history while you enjoy great food, great drinks, and a great time.