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10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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10 Barrel Brewing Co.10 Barrel Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.72/5
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81 Beers
1,691 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1135 NW Galveston Ave
Bldg A
Bend, Oregon, 97701-2431
United States
phone: (541) 585-1007

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @10barrelbrewing

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Place added by: deepsouth on 04-26-2008

Owned by AB-Inbev.
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by BenHesk12:
Photo of BenHesk12
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Passing through Bend, OR for only two days, it was hard to refuse going to the Deschutes brewpub for a second time, however after spending some time at 10 Barrel, I am glad I did. 10 Barrel is in my view an ideal local brewpub. I tried the apocalypse IPA and the sinister black, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and flavor of both. The service here is quick, especially if you don't mind sharing a table with a friendly stranger. The food is above average for a brewpub, and was reasonably priced. After a long day of mountain biking or skiiing in the forests, this is the place to be for hearty food and great ales.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brushkanna
4.05/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

its a great place with a good vibe, i want to go back

Photo of TheBungyo
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Beers here are ok ... just ok. The atmosphere is kind of letdown. It feels more like a family restaurant in here than a place to get a good beer. I tried a pizza here and it looked awesome but tasted just ok. WIth places like Crux around, I can't think of any reason to stop here. Especially now that they sold out to AB-Inbev.

Photo of stouts4me
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Loved this place, food and beer both on par, atmosphere is also very good.Get here.

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This was stop #29 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here on a Monday afternoon to enjoy their beers and to have dinner. The pub is located in a stand-alone, rustic-looking building along a busy commercial street with a residential area to the rear. A beer garden with a fireplace is located next to the entrance, and inside is what we felt is a near-perfect arrangement for a brewpub setting. A garage door that opens to the beer garden was a nice touch (until the sun started setting and a cool breeze was felt where we were sitting).

We ordered a 10-beer sampler (14 were available) to have with our food. We later got curious to try the two sours that were on the beer menu, so we added them (and we were glad that we did). Each of the beers was brewed very well to style, and some had characteristics that went beyond the style definitions, so that the overall grade was a B minus. The Paramount Strong Pale Ale was the most notable. Our dinner was equally as good.

We really enjoyed our experience and would enjoy returning to this brewpub.

Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

While the Deschutes Brewery has the commercial stronghold coming out of the Bend, OR region, this establishment holds the quality card hands down. The beer is original, the food is completely worthwhile, the atmosphere a semi-low key while go-to destination, and it overall is a mainstay on what is called the "Bend Ale Trail". . . My family frequents the area for an annual vacation, and I can't imagine my stay being fulfilled without visiting the 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Photo of elcrawl
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

this was my second visit here. last time i was really hammered and don't remember too much of it.

came for dinner on a thursday night and the place was BUSY. on a thursday. i was by myself so sat at the bar. definitely a mixture of people here; families with kids, old guys, business people, young people, and some hot girls too. the bar is kind of weird; you sit inside facing another bar that is outside, which is fine except if you're by yourself it seems like you're staring at people across the bar. luckily there are tv's all over to fix this.

for as busy as they were, the 2 bartenders that helped me were on their a-game, kept my beer full. i ordered a lamb burger and it was AWESOME. one of the best burgers i've ever had, and that's saying a lot because i'm critical when it comes to food. a couple of the workers there also said that was their favorite item on the menu (my bro insists the fish and chips is the best he's had), although the pizza is supposed to be really good too.

i stuck with the ipa, they didn't really have anything else on tap that piqued my interest.

overall, this place is awesome, but be prepared to wait for a table if you're with a group. worth the wait for sure. and...make sure to check out growler phil's across the street, they have 30-some taps and its only about $10 a fill.

Photo of John_M
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

My first time visit to this brewpub. This place is the polar opposite of the Silver Moon pub.

From the outside, everything about this place looks impressive. Granted, it was a beautiful day in Bend, but on this day I just loved the indoor/outdoor bar arrangement they have here. This place is undeniably popular; at 3:00 on a Saturday both the dining room area to the right and the bar area to the left were virtually packed, with a lot patons standing near the bar with their drinks. There is also a sizeable patio area, which is also terrific, and was also very full on the afternoon I stopped by. There's something of an upscable vibe to this place (lots of good looking, young, athletic types in the bar area), plus they had several TV's in the bar area (all turned to college football games). Anyway, I quite liked the atmosphere/vibe here, and thought the bar area a great place to hang out with a beer.

As for the selection, I think they had 13 or 14 different beers on tap the day I was there. They run a lot of specials here, which made the menu a bit confusing, but I think they also offer cask beer here, as well as at least one offering from the sister pub in Idaho (if I understood the menu correctly). The servers were pretty harried on this day, but were pleasant and quick enough otherwise. 10 barrel has a pretty good size liquor selection, and a lot folks were ordering cocktails and the like. Anyway, I wanted to try something unique to the brewpub (the menu lists what beers are only available at the pub), so I asked for a sample pour of Pray for Snow and the Zam IPA. I didn't care for either, and wasn't impressed by them. So I ordered a glass of the Falconator RIS (served in a 12 ounce snifter for $6), which I liked a lot more. It still didn't wow me, but it was enjoyable.

Didn't order any food, but what I saw on the menu looked pretty decent. Prices struck me as a bit high, but given the trendy, upscale vibe to this place, that didn't surprise me.

If the beer was better, I'd probably come here a lot. However, I really wasn't thrilled with anything I tried here, so I'm not sure this is a place I need to come back to any time soon. There are plenty of good alternatives in Bend, so will probably seek them out the next time I'm in town.

Photo of loren01
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We went here 3 different times in a long weekend in Bend. This was by far my favorite brewery in town. They have a nice outdoor patio area as well as a cool bar that is open seating on both sides. The beer is outstanding, besides Boneyard maybe its the best Bend has to offer. The food is also great, we had the steak/Gorganzola nachos and the shrimp tacos as well as the proscuttio/chicken pesto pizza. The only bad thing for me was it it a little too kid friendly their were tons of kids running around like it was a goddamn playground on a Monday night and behind us there was a table with 6 kids and 2 adults that were not paying attention to them at all....thats not the fault of the brewery but I'm just saying next time I wont sit in the family friendly area I'll wait for a spot at the bar.

Photo of colonelforbin
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

10 Barrel has a really nice space, wide open with lots of outdoor seating options. The outside bar is unique and quite an interesting design concept. Otherwise, there are nice tables outside and inside, as well as a long open raised table in the middle of the main room. Was a bit crowded both times I was there, a weekday evening and a weekend day, but not too bad.

Beer selection was pretty solid. They had 11 or 12 beers on tap when I was there. Lots of hoppy offerings and some unusual brews as well, such as Swill, their radler. The stout was probably my favorite but I also enjoyed all the hoppy beers they made, and there were quite a few.

Service was pretty good, considering how crowded they were, was easily able to order a sampler from the bar and take it to a bench outside.

Definitely worth checking out, for the beer and for the general ambiance of the brewpub.

Photo of D-Stylz
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This place rocks! Great beer as expected, but the food is out of this world and for what I think is a cheap price. Service was fantastic and the outdoor patio in the summer was superb! This is on my must-hit list every time I'm in Bend! If you've not been here before I recommend getting the beer sampler and plan on sitting for a bit to take it all in!

Photo of LornaLee
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I really wanted to love 10 Barrel, but I just wasn't bowled over by the beers. Perhaps it was the three (THREE!?) pumpkin beers in our sampler, or the not-so-fresh-tasting Kolsch, or the fact that I was already wowed by my prior two stops, but I just wasn't feeling it, and actually found myself envying my gluten-free guest's Moscow Mule.

We did eat fish and chips, which filled the hole, no real complaints or raves from myself or the boyfriend.

What we did really enjoy was that we were there for the Pray For Snow release party. The atmosphere outdoors with the fire barrels, live music, and a friendly crowd made up for any transgressions that were felt inside. As a highlight, myself and my guests thought the Pray For Snow was the best beer of that stop and we enjoyed several in the great outdoors. I was further warmed by running into a long-lost family friend, so I do have warm and fuzzy feelings overall for this stop.

If I lived in Bend, I could certainly see becoming a regular, but maybe not every weekend. The beer is more than adequate, it's in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the service was appropriate for them being so busy. Worth a stop, but I wouldn't necessarily make it a destination.

Photo of slander
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

On the heels of the XXIV and Boneyard sampler. You know, we’ll need to leave Bend at some point, just not yet, certainly not before lunch has been had. Navigated out fairly easily now that I’ve come to understand I Phone maps (I’ve been riding shotgun for 5 days now), call Portland, we’re gonna be late…

Low vertical plank wood house looking thing. We parked lotside, and opted for inside as it is, kind of, unpleasantly warm outside. Pushed past the crowd and set up at the end of the bar; gray bumpy concrete topped, panel front, piping foot rail, & seating for 9 on hightop steel frame wood backed chairs. 10 stand up individual bending handles (9 + a nitro) on the bar, a large handle affixed to the cold room wall on the end, aaand, today’s cask (‘cause Wednesday is cask day) on the bar next to the taps.

The barback is light counter space with some fuckin’ guy looking at me (I am most handsome), because it’s actually far side seating (below a pair of garage doors open there) for about a half dozen; 3 to each side of a center post. Corner shelving holds booze below growlers and shirts for sale, flatscreens on all walls, and drop pork pie hat lamps over the bar.

3 raised wood roundies adjacent to the bar, and then the main room; slab concrete floorings, and beige walls with a wood trim & ceiling with sound reducing boards for who’s kidding who? And into the main room, with its prep space up front & full kitchenings behind it. And seating; 3 picnic tables on the inside wall below a large horizontal blackboard listing tap selections with tap selections color chalked, 5 picnics on the far wall (some of them up against the roll up garage doors), and a raised banquet hall table for the share of a dozen plus down the center of the room. And one more picnic to the rear hugging the cold room; glass fronted with kegs, wood barrels racked, & 22’s.

4 tables outside to the rear of the bar in a space penned by alt vertical wood fencing of various heights, and 8 tables around the side running a ‘U’ around a fire pit stove with brickplay, umbrellas, & strung lighting.

Sampler of 10 (which was everything but their nitro & cask offering) on a steel stave type piece; slotted & numbered (“Mike Saw a Sasquatch” Session Ale, 4.7%, a Summer ale with a bit of honey, very easy drinking; ISA. 5.5%, their ‘India Session Ale’, dry hopped citrus, grapefruit, and floral; Apocalypse IPA, 6.8%, northwest style IPA, fruity, pine resiny, Horizon, Centennial, Amarillo, & Cascade; S1nist0r Black Ale, 5.4%, light body, and a bit of roast; Oregon Brown Ale, 6.7%, one hoppy fucking brown ale, pine & citrus; Jean Claude Van Strawberry, 6.2%, Belgian Golden, strawberry & Belgian spiciness; Smokestack Brown Porter, 5.2%, chocolatey roasty; The Blueprint Kolsch, 5.4%, a clean, easy drinking Kolsch; Double Barrel Northwest Red, 6.7%, a big sweety, citrusy, fruity, hoppy; Cynical, 8%, a Cascadian dark ale, Magnum, Chinook, & Cascade, a nice goddamn black IPA, say it! BLACK IPA!)

And what I meant by “Can I get a shorty of the (nitro) Oatmeal Stout?” was “Not a pint, please”, but I won’t embarrass the East by cowering, no. So, I’ve got a pint of the Oatmeal Stout, 5%, wow, it’s of the good; oaty, roasty, & smoooth. The only thing I didn’t get to try was the cask ISA. Beers in general were very good. Mike-Saw-A-Sasquatch, India Session Ale, Apocalypse IPA, Oregon Brown Ale, Cynical, & the nitro Oyster Stout were the best of ‘em.

And the aforementioned lunch. We split the sesame chicken lettuce wraps (sesame & sweet chili marinaded chicken, red cabbage slaw, ground pistachio, chopped cilantro & mint, sesame, soy vinaigrette, and unmanageable, wild & unruly fried rice noodles). The surprise was that they were ‘all assembly required’, as in, “here’s a lettuce shell, make your own goddamn lettuce wraps!” Interesting. Who knew iceberg lettuce held so sturdy. Very tasty, and then I took in the seared tiger prawn salad (mixed greens, mandarin oranges, snow peas, red onions, sesame soy ginger vinaigrette, with wonton noodles). Excellent salad, something in there was delivering some serious heat).

They don’t brew here, but do somewhere nearby. And then they, you know, bring it here. Service was accommodating as things they go. Cool, comfortable house (literally). Food was real good (gone fixed my head), and the beers were very much so up to snuff. I could have another, but we need to move if we’ve ever going to leave Bend…

Photo of flexabull
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Very cool and busy place on the west side of the Deschutes. Really open, with lots of outdoor seating.

Quality is above average, but nothing special. I've never been a huge fan of their beers, but they are drinkable and worth trying.

Service was good, pretty fast considering how busy they were, and helpful when we asked for suggestions.

Selection is good, they had about 10 different house beers on tap, good variety too.

Food was quite good, we loved our hummus plate (2 different types) and our pizza was really tasty.

Prices were comparable.

Overall, this is a really cool spot with tasty food, and decent beers.

Photo of HochFliegen
3.68/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere is great. It's always packed due to a great location and solid reputation in town. Food is great. Not your typical pub-grub. Great pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers are good as well. Portions are good and price is reasonable. Can be slow to get seating but this should be expected at any good resturant. Service is good as everyone is nice and I have not had a bad experience. Beer is good but not exceptional. I go at least once a month for the hippie pie a pint and some good people.

Photo of jtmartino
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This is a solid little brewpub with the most overrated beer in Bend.

Location - excellent location on Galveston. Walking distance to other breweries like Deschutes and BBC.

Ambience - This is a really nice looking brewery with a great outdoor fire pit/patio area. Unfortunately it attracts all the wrong kinds of people IMO - the pretentious, wannabe socialites that seem to frequent Bend's "hip" spots. People that are there more to be seen than to actually drink beer. This place would probably fit right in down at the Old Mill.

Service - Service is average. It's hard to have excellent service because the place is always full of people.

Food - Excellent food. I think their food is the best part about 10 Barrel, and I think they forced Deschutes to redesign its menu to compete. Their Steamed Clams are excellent, as is the Pubhouse Burger.

Beer - I don't know why, but I just can't get into their beer. I've tried it multiple times, both on tap at the brewpub and in bottles at home. Their S1nist0r is a pretty solid brown ale that's easily drinkable. Their Apocalypse IPA is a mid-pack IPA that doesn't compare to Hop Trip or Hop Henge from Deschutes, or really any of the top tier IPAs from California. Their Belgian strong pale was a truly mediocre beer, as are the rest of their beers.

10 Barrel's beer is truly average. Not just for Bend, but for anywhere on the West Coast. There is far too much excellent beer out there to be raving about 10 Barrel's Beer.

Go there for the food and to chill outside. Get a beer while you're at it. Then go over to Deschutes to have great beer.

Photo of bradybeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Located over Mirror Pond from downtown Bend. Interesting layout with a bar seperate from another seating area. We got a seat and ordered some beers. Our server Nichol was great she suggested the Lemon Kolsch and the Duke 2-outstanding beers. We followed up with a Irish Red (?)Ale and a Belgian Golden. Also very drinkable. Also we had a sample of a PB&J beer and it tasted exactly ike a PB&J. If we could have we would have stayed and had mutliple pints.

We had an antipasti platter with house smoked/cured salmon which was very good.

Service outstanding-Nichol even pointed us to the last brewery stop Goodlife.

Our top brewery visited during this trip whichincludes Deschutes and Sierra Neveda.

Photo of beerguru14
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Location, Location, Location!
10 Barrel Brewing Company is located in an epic location for beer, Bend, OR. That brings a lot of pressure to an up and coming brewery in an already thriving area for craft beer. If you are unfamiliar with the layout of Bend, 10 Barrel is located about a mile east of Highway 97. Big picture, you are looking at a beautiful, scenic drive of about 3 hours from Portland to get to Bend.

As far as the getting to the brewery, we walked from a different brewery, and it was very easy to find. If you are driving, it is pretty much on one of the major streets and would be hard to miss.

Another advantage I learned (unfortunately it was at the end of my time in Bend) is that there is a company called Bend Ale Trail that actually put a map together of Bend and all the breweries in the area. Having the map will help you find the brewery very easily and on top of that, if you make it to all the breweries listed on the map, you get a very cool prize showing you completed the trail.

Brewery:
We arrived on a Saturday night and expected to see somewhat of a crowd. As we approached, we noticed the brewery is in an extremely nice building. It had a different feel to it than any of the other breweries that I had been to in Bend, and for that matter, all of Oregon. The feeling was that of an established brew pub, not one that has been around for only a few years.

As we walked in, we noticed the place was absolutely packed. The crowd inside was as diverse as I have seen in a brewery with both the younger and older generations represented there. It was busy enough that we had to get our names on the waiting list. Since we had to wait, we approached the bar to start sampling the beer. As we waited, we began chatting with a few people around us about their thoughts of

the brewery. Each person told us how fantastic the place was. We were told they don't only make great beer, but they have a welcoming ambiance that seems to draw people in and keep them there. One lady actually pointed me in the direction of one of the partners, who was sitting out at one of the tables, and asked if I would like her to introduce him to me. Of course, I said yes, but I thought about how cool it was that a patron felt comfortable enough with the owner to introduce me to him. That was pretty awesome. I will get more into that in a minute.

Finally, our table was ready. Beers in tow, we sat down and ordered a pizza for all of us to share. The pizza we chose was the Hippy Pie. As you can see in the picture, it was a very creative style of pizza. All of us enjoyed the pizza immensely and recommend this style if you enjoy artichokes and olives. Unfortunately, that was all we had the appetite for since we had been eating all day at other pubs, however, everything we saw coming out of the kitchen looked wonderful.

Beer:
The beer at the brewery was hands down the best beer I had tasted in Oregon. Sure, there were some sours I had in Portland that were fantastic; however, the beer I enjoyed at 10 Barrel was balanced and each had solid characteristics in them that stood out above the rest in "Beervana". My one disappointment was that the S1nist0r Black Ale, their award winning brew, was sold out! A few notes on some of the brews I had:

"Mike Saw A Sasquatch" Session Ale- A refreshing golden ale, with a honey like sweetness and balanced with a slight earthy hoppiness.
ISA- Probably my favorite of my entire trip. This brew was very easy to drink with the significant hop flavors I love in IPA's. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and sweet ripe oranges, on the nose and palate. This is a beer I wish I could get regularly in Arizona, especially in the summertime. A fantastic warm weather ale.
Northwest Red- Although I am not a huge follower of malty reds, I enjoyed this beer more than I thought. It still had a significant malty backbone, what really came through was the hops the pacific northwest is known for.
Apocalypse IPA- Another award winning beer. Darker than most IPA's, I was slightly expecting less of the hop profile to reveal itself. I was dead wrong. The hop profile was built perfectly, allowing the bitterness to balance with the great caramel and roasted characteristics of the grain bill.
After going through my flight, I settled on the ISA because I knew I would not have access to it in AZ and I wanted to guzzle as many as I could.

Final Impression:
My opinion on the brewery was extremely positive. As I mentioned above, one of the partners, Garrett, knew his customers and spent time chatting with them. Furthering my excellent experience, Garrett sat down with me for a good 20 minutes to chat with me about the brewery and the beer. There is nothing better in the community of craft beer than hearing from someone that has done it right. I hope to run into their beers in the future, and if you are ever in the Pacific Northwest, 10 Barrel is one place that is not to be missed. Prost!

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This was the fourth brewpub we visited on our pilgrimage to central Oregon. After visiting other brewpubs in Bend 10 Barrel had the most polished feel, not bad, just a different experience. It is located along Galveston Ave in a residential neighborhood just west of downtown Bend.

We visited midweek and the place was packed with a fairly long wait for tables. There is virtually no parking on site so you have to find a spot along one of the adjacent streets.

The atmosphere definitely seemed toward the trendy side with lots of families, but they did a great job with the large outdoor seating area with firepit and the roll-up doors that create a nice indoor-outdoor space.

The food was good though a little pricey and the beer was decent. They had 5-6 brews on tap, nothing that was remarkable and definitely a smaller selection than Bend or Deschutes. My personal preference is Bend or Deschutes but if you have time it is worth a visit.

Photo of Elimination
2.98/5  rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Honestly, I dont understand the allure of this place. It is always full of people no matter what time of day, people willing to pay 4+ bucks for a pint of beer they can get at other venues in town for around 3, let alone pay a pretty penny for food that is, well good yes, but thats not the point

The service is lacking, the atmosphere seems to be, well upper class outdoorsy, beer isnt really anything amazing. I would rather go to JC's which is also owned by 10 barrel to get my pints, that feels a lot more right.

Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Bend Beer Sortie Summer 2010.

Located just west of downtown, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. is certainly one of the locals watering holes of choice. A pretty cool environment, they have a garage-type door next to the bar area that they open up in nice weather, and a good sized outside table area. When I stopped during a late midweek afternoon, this place was packed, bustling and loud. While I haven't been overly impressed by their beers, nor by the selection available at the pub, the beer is of above average quality. Service was attentive without being pushy. The Black IPA is the best of the lot, the others are pretty quaff-able but nothing exceptional. I didn't try any of the food, but a number of patrons were consuming the usual pub fare which came in above average size portions. This is an essential part of the thriving Bend beer scene, and worth a stop for the traveling BA.

EDIT- Visited March 2011, and the food is very good. I had a burger and we shared a jalapeno cheese dip that was good. However, they were out of one of their signature beers. Looking forward to seeing what the Dynamic Trio will brew...

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

So 10 Barrel (formerly Wildfire) just opened up shop in a great west-side location. I drove past the place regularly for months, just waiting for the day! We hit them up on their grand opening, then again this week when things were more sane.

Nice architecture and a decent atmosphere. It's loud though, and the bar is surprisingly tiny, tucked in the back corner with only 3 talltop tables. Their barstools are massive (bonus points for style) but take up so much room that no more than a dozen people can comfortably be near the bar. Bleh, bad design. I also can see guys pee when walking past the bathroom doors, so another bad architectural design. I'm sure the ample outdoor space will make up for this all, though, sucks that winter is relatively long in Bend in this respect.

Food exceeded my expectations in quality and portions. Prices aren't great though. The steak fingers were my favorite (breaded strips of tasty steak).

The beer is lackluster. I'd rate Silvermoon and Bend Brewing above it (deschutes way above it) and tie their beer with Cascade Lakes or McMenamins.

Local's advise to fellow BA's: If you're visiting Bend and it's a nice summer night or afternoon, hit this place up! If it's not good weather, consider another one of our awesome brewpubs.

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

These guys have been brewing in Bend for the last few years and finally opened a pub on the westside. From the outside 10 Barrel just looks like a great pub, lots of rustic wood and railroad ties act as a "fence" framing in the property and it gives off a very rustic urban feel. There is also a fire pit and huge patio that will be killer during the summer months. Inside the pub has a little bit more of an upscale feel, but still lots of rough rustic wood showing and a very cool "tap room" which is a large glass room housing all of their kegs that is visible from anywhere inside. Not really necessary but very cool to look at. The place is pretty well sized, lots of tables and a nice bar toward the back of the place. They offer several beers on tap, 8 I think, and a full bar as well. The food is typical rustic pub food, but features pizzas for the most part, which I must say are pretty good. We had the roasted garlic chicken, and also a mac n cheese and both were delicious! What is also cool about the building is the four large "garage doors," two on the front side and two on the bar side that have the ability to roll up if the weather permits, giving a very cool open air vibe throughout. During the summer you will be able to sit outside at the bar, very cool! Overall the pricing is as one would expect for draft beer and pub food. My prediction is that these guys are going to kill it, especially come summertime! With a great atmosphere, solid food, and pretty solid beer it seems 10 Barrel is only destined for bigger and better things.

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10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, OR
91 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.