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Bend Brewing Company

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Bend Brewing CompanyBend Brewing Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 350
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1019 NW Brooks St
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States
phone: (541) 383-1599

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Dregulator, Wednesday at 01:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gefinley, Aug 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Chadlaw17, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

garciab03, Jul 10, 2014
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mooregrim, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

MacWonk, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Mothergoose03
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

This was stop #33 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here on a Tuesday evening to enjoy their beers and to have dinner. The brewery is located on the fringe of the downtown area in an attractive, stand-alone building. Finding a parking spot was an issue, but we only had to walk a block.

To go along with our dinner we ordered a sampler flight of all 10 of the beers that were available. Each of the beers is brewed to style, but most of them were just average or slightly better. However. There were some standouts, including maybe the most surprising beer that we experienced in our three-week trip. (Surprising because we are not sour beer lovers and this was the most sour of all that we had experienced to date.) That beer is called Ching Ching. Also notable were the Elk Lake IPA and the Scottish Heart Scotch Ale.

We enjoyed our meal, and then called it a day because we were beer’d out when we finished, and tomorrow was the start of the 4-day drive back to Michigan. We liked this brewpub and would definitely return if we are ever in Bend again.

Mothergoose03, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Will_Ludington, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Z_Anderson_0406, Jun 23, 2014
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KStark, May 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

This was my last stop on the Bend Ale Trail. I left my wallet there, got it back the next day. The food,drink,and atmosphere was great. I'm going back soon I hope. I want to sit outside on the patio and enjoy some Bend sunshine and some more fine Brews. Recommend highly.

SonnyBoyRussell, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

NWHopinator, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Hobbit, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Wesdrummer, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

My last stop before heading out of town yesterday

Bend Brewing is located in what appears to be an old home (at least from the outside). As you walk in the side door, there's a small dining area to your right, and then down the hallway to your left is the main bar and a larger dining area. The small dining are seems warm and homey, while the bar area and larger dining area has more of corporate, high energy vibe. I perched myself on seat at the bar and happily ordered a hophead DIPA.

Beer quality here is pretty damn good, second in Bend only to Boneyard in my opinion. Everything I tried here was very, very good, from the Ching Ching fruit sour, to the Belgian style dubbel (one of the best domestic versions I can recall having), to the Elk Lake IPA to the Hophead. I think there were 10 or 12 beers on tap this day, and pretty much everything they make was available in bombers as well (including the Ching Ching and the Hophead).

As for service, it was OK. The bartender was apparently a bit the worse for wear (based on some comments I overheard), and consequently his focus seemed a bit off at times. However, he was pleasant enough otherwise, and I didn't have to wait all that long for my second glass of Hophead.

Prices were pretty reasonable for beer ($3 a glass I believe for my 10 ounce glass of HopHead), but a bit spendy for food (wings for $12, large basket of fries for $5.25 and large basket of sweet potatoe fries for a $8). I didn't eat here, so maybe it's worth the price. Grabbed two bottles of Ching Ching, a hophead t-shirt and I was on my way back to Eugene.

I'll definitely be back.

John_M, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of bradybeer
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

First brewery visited in Bend. Located on a side street in down down Bend next to Mirror Pond. Walking in the bar is down a hall way which opens up to the major seating area. My wife and I decided to eat outside on the patio. We ordered the IPA, HopHead Imperial IPA, Red Ale, and Black IPA. The IPA and the Hophead were outstanding.

My wife and I had a Chicken Parm sand and she a salad-food was good but not great.

The atmosphere is nice and laid back, service smooth, and beers very good. Would come back for the beer and eat elsewhere.

bradybeer, Aug 22, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +9.9%

The second of our stops in Bend is definitely on par with Deschutes Brewing which is a personal favorite. Located just off the main drag in downtown Bend, BBC is a classic brewpub with friendly service, good food, a laid back vibe, live music and dang good beer, some of the best around.

Stopped in midweek, 12 brews on tap, all solid, almost too many to choose from. Normally I stick with the hoppier brews, but the German Hefe was outstanding, one of the best I've had. Across the board the beer quality and variety was solid from top to bottom.

Brewpub was busy, but not overcrowded. Traveling with kids is always a challenge, but all Bend brewpubs are kid-friendly, BBC being no exception. A great outdoor deck along the Deschutes. It should be required that all brewpubs in Bend have a great outdoor space like this, the better to enjoy the beverages.

If you have a limited amount of time in Bend, make time to stop here.

Beerasaurus, Nov 28, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

For a brewpub, I always found the BBC to be a little too clean and well lit. It sounds funny, but it always came off a bit sterile to me. I found the decor tiny on the giant walls and never enjoyed that CNN would be on the TV. They claim to be riverside, but it's more like you get tiny glimpses of the Deschutes if you look hard enough. However, it was far and away my wife's favorite Bend brewpub, as it's very family friendly and non-threatening.

The brewer, Tonya Cornett, is a well known brewmaster that is the star of the show. The HopHead DIPA is a Oregon classic, while my wife loved the vanilla porter and coconut stout. All the other regular lineup brews are rock solid and the one off's can be spectacular. They have the awards to prove this.

The owner is often working & the staff has always been attentive and professional(something that is not always so in Bend).

There's always a fine selection, ranging from golden ales to stouts. It's a fully functioning, well established brewpub that has a beer for everyone's taste. It's a smaller facility though(less than 1,200 barrels per year), so the taps might be closer to 8 than 18.

The menu here always seemed uninspired and dated to me. Just regular pub fare. That, I think, brings the place down a notch. Over time, we stopped eating here & only showed up for the pints, as there's just just too many other quality restaurants in downtown Bend.

Prices are inline with the rest of Bend's beer scene...til' locals nite!!! This is when all pints are $2.50 and it brings perhaps the best deal on beer I will ever have...$2.50 pints of HopHead DIPA. Just typing that makes my jaw loose.

AugiePrimrose, Nov 03, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Pretty good place overall. Haven't tried much of their beer, but the ones I had were good and the food was really good as well. The atmosphere is really cool, the main room has a nice high ceiling and it is all wood, wood floors etc. They also have a pretty cool looking patio, but I didn't get to sit out there. The wait staff was friendly and quick, but I went in when it wasn't busy so that is to be expected I suppose.

Would definitely go back again. Not my favorite brewpub in town, but it could definitely be up there. Have to go back a few times and check out some of their other stuff.

yuriruley, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of Elimination
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

Bend Brewing has been doing it for years, being one of the innovators in the bend beer business.

Right in the heart of down town makes it a perfect location to bring something else to Central Oregons beer culture. Featuing quite a lineup of regulars, and very impressive seasonals they really compete with some of the more well known brreweries in the city.

The food is excellent, happy hour menu is very affordable and tasty. Tuesday night is locals night with 2.50 pints, and happy hour is 4-6 and 9-close.

One of my favorite spots in town, it will be one that I seem to choose over many others.

Elimination, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

The location is good. There is lots of natural light in the bar, which I liked quite a bit, although the seating configuration was pretty jam packed. The place gets crowded, and it's fine, but I don't really love crowds.

The food here was great and the beer was absolutely awesome. Every time I visit Bend, I make it a point to check out the Bend Brewing Company. It's really a staple place in the community and it's nice to support a local spot.

The service was good and the server was very personable. That's always nice. I can appreciate a good staff, especially when a place is crowded. Kudos to the management at the time for paying attention to the small stuff.

djbreezy, Mar 12, 2010
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Bend Brewing Company in Bend, OR
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.