The Brew Shop / Platypus Pub
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev -3.9%
Stopped in here on a Saturday morning to grab some hops I needed to dry hop my home brew. I couldn't find them at home, and was hoping they would have them here.
Atmosphere is kind of cool. The building looks like it used to be a church. Now the front of the building is a pretty large shop with brew supplies, and quite a few beers in coolers along the back of the store.
Quality and selection was excellent. Pretty much any quality micro from OR was here. Plus there were tons of great beers from WA, CA, and other places as well.
Serivce was fine. The guy was quiet, but he came over to help when I saw that the hops I wanted to get was sold out. (bummer)
I didn't make it to the pub, (they weren't open yet) so I don't know what the food is like. But I saw the draft list and it looked really solid.
Prices were fair.
Overall, a very nice homebrew/bottle shop. Well worth checking out. And I'm sure this is a great place for locals because it looks like they hold tastings and other events often.
08-20-2013 16:21:19 | More by flexabull
4.88/5 rDev +10.9%
As someone who likes to sit in a dimly lit bar without many distractions from my beer, this place is PERFECT. Platypus Pub has become my most frequented establishment in Bend. The staff is superb and the beer selection far surpasses anything else Bend has to offer. Platypus also offers several "Meet the Brewer" events throughout the year. This is where a brewer from any of they great breweries in the Northwest brings some beers and allows the patrons to sample and talk about current and upcoming projects. GREAT idea.
As for the Brew Shop, their pricing and selection is the first stop for beer heads looking for the perfect bottle. A home brewers mecca, Brew Shop offers anything a backyard-chemist may want to craft a unique brew.
If you're in Bend, and love beer, go to The Brew Shop first.
01-23-2013 14:58:27 | More by MattyPrize
5/5 rDev +13.6%
I'm going to give these guys praise that seems to be missing on here compared to other places. Half the beer was in coolers, the other half warm, selection impressive and spent well over $100. Staff seemed to really to have a knowledgable appreciation about beer and I found beers that seem to vanish quickly in the Midwest, such as Firestone Walker 14, Parabola and Abacus. Place had a wholesome vibe to it, and I was never rushed in any way. Reminded me of my favorite beer store in Green Bay, and while selection due to silly distribution laws could always be better no matter what the place, everything else here was exactly how it should be.
11-13-2011 08:54:46 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
The Brew Shop / Platypus Pub in Bend, OR
95 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.