Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
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Place Score: 95
Ratings: 111
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1044 NW Bond Street
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States
phone: (541) 382-9242

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Monday - Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-12am
Sunday 11am-10pm
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Photo of beercollector
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Each summer I have meetings in Bend. Any trip to Bend needs a stop a Deschutes. There is the outter dining area with some windows and then an inner area near the bar. I like the inner area to watch the people and servers and to see the shirts used as decoration above the bar.

This is a pub with multiple choices. Do I go with Mirror Pond or Black Butte. And the food is very good by pub standards. And while the place cna be crowed and you may have to wait it is always worth it.

The staff really keeps up with the pace and crowd but do not try to rush you. I've mainly had the burgers and beer and this is fine for a late afternoon break from meetings.

More User Reviews:
Photo of stevoj
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Good place to start beer trekking in Bend, decent food and a wide range of Deschutes brews. Some exclusive. Heavy tourist traffic.

Photo of AdamTebbs
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Right in the heart of down town bend. We sat upstairs and overlooked the street as we ate great food and drank OUTSTANDING beers. Server was very nice and the atmosphere was great. I look forward to going here every time we go to Bend.

Photo of TheBungyo
4/5  rDev -7%

Great service here for the most part, and if you're into beer you should know to expect some really nice stuff here. There were some problems in the kitchen. Our server brought us the appetizer we ordered, and then less than two minutes later brought us our entrees! To top it off, my mashed potatoes were cold. Seems like quite a rookie mistake that I'm surprised no one in the kitchen caught.

Photo of flagmantho
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

I stopped by the Deschutes brewpub while I was on a recent pilgrimage to Bend and had three beers and a late lunch. I can't wait to return!

Service was great and, as might be supposed, the staff knew a lot about the beer being served and were able to make recommendations. There were a number of seasonal and brewpub-only beers available, a fact of which I look forward to taking advantage the next time I visit. I can't speak much to the atmosphere inside, as I drank and dined al fresco and did some people-watching in old-town Bend. Folks are friendly there, I'll give them that!

The reuben I had was so huge that I was unable to finish it, despite a long, lunchless drive from Seattle. Beware! You will have leftovers.

Photo of JoelClark
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Food is always very good. Personal favorites include the pretzel appetizer and the mac and cheese entree.

Beer is excellent. The large beer menu offers Deschutes regular and seasonal favorites, but I always order a flight of the brewpub exclusives. These consist of beers only available at this location, and there are always some very good beers in the flight. Brewpub exclusive bottles can be purchased, as well.

Service is very good.

I visit this spot every time I'm in Bend, and I will continue to do so. Would recommend.

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was stop #26 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 lunch. The pub is located in a downtown storefront-like setting among other commercial businesses. The interior is setting is two different arrangements depending on whether you sit in the front are or in the bar area. (I think there is also a large dining area off to the side too.) To us, the bar area is more fitting of a pub vibe, but where we were seated was okay too.

We ordered a sampler flight of 6 (our choice here) of the 17 beers that were available, and only one of them was a repeat (intentional) of the beers that we had at the Portland pub location. (Fresh Squeezed IPA was the repeat beer, and it did not impress me at either location, at least it didn’t live up to the amount of hype that I’ve read. However, it is a good IPA.) All of the beers were very well brewed to style or better, and we felt that the Not the Stoic Belgian-style Quad was exceptional. Our food selections were also very good.

We enjoyed this pub more than the Portland location because it was smaller with less hustle and bustle, and less noisy. The beers at each location rated out with identical scores under our rating system. This is a great pub and is highly recommended.

Photo of Jeremy-Walck
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Excellent food, properly cooked, big portions. Incredibly friendly staff. Had my nephew with and he was being a five year old. He didn't like his Mac and cheese and the staff was more than happy to replace his food with something else at no extra charge. The atmosphere was that of any pub.

Photo of John_M
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

It's been a long time since I last visited the Bend version of Deschutes. The place was little more than a diner back in the 90's, but now the place is practially a palace.

The Public House is good size, with multiple dining rooms and then a bar area straight back from the front door on Bond St. The place has a solid look to it (lots of stone, wood and copper), and the bar area is fairly sizeable (there's a back bar area where folks waiting for a dinner table can hang with a beer till their reservation opens up). There are also a couple of flat screen TV's over the back area of the bar, and there's no dout this is comfortable and very pleasant spot to hang with a beer.

As for selection, on this particular they had 19 different beers on tap, which included 2 cask options. They also have a number of different beers to go in a cold box, which was the only way you could sample the Black Butte XXV, as it was no longer on tap. The selection otherwise was pretty good, though there was nothing on the menu that had me salivating. Maybe because it was summer time, the draft list was mostly made up of lower alcohol beers, with no real standouts I thought. I ended up going with the fresh squeezed IPA, which was fine, though it paled in comparison to what I'd sampled a few minutes earlier over at boneyard. Still, I know Deschutes is fully capable of making great beer, so I'll just chalk up my experience to bad timing on my part.

Service was likewise OK. The bartender was certainly professional and knowledgeable, but a bit distant as well. Granted, it was fairly busy, but he just didn't come across as the most friendly or engaging individual, and it was impossible to ask him anything (or engage him in conversation), other than to ask for another beer.

Shrug. I had an OK time here, but after the warmth and friendliness of some of the other places I visited in town, the Deschutes Public house left me a bit cold. Unless I knew for a fact they had some beer on draft that I really wanted to sample, I'm not sure I'd want to come by here again.

One last comment. LIke it's counterpart in PDX, the Bend Public House is extremely popular, with what appeared to be a nearly hour long wait for a table the Saturday evening I stopped by. I lucked out and got a spot right away at the bar, but I'd think twice before just heading over for dinner on a Friday or Saturday evening (unless you don't mind a "short" wait for a table). Just something to keep in mind for anyone planning to visit this popular brewpub.

Photo of OMsweetOM
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Best damn brewery around!

Really good food and fantastic beer all had in a great place.
Gary Fish properly bestows the Deschutes bounty and most recently the pub expansion. I love visiting the pubs to indulge in the experimental brews and savor delicious food. Breads are top notch having been made with spent grain from the brew process. Add to that Borlen beef (fed spent grain) and masterful chef creations with a glass (or few) to go with... there is nothing better as you gaze out on the Cascades.

Growler fills the sparse experimentals - it's a MUST!

Photo of slander
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

In this lifetime, I would never have thought I woulda seen this place. And what it took to get here; being Phil first detouring to Eugene and then cruising 15 painfully slow mph through a park for dozens of miles the 242 through. Scenic up & down, fields of lava rocks, peaks snowcapped in the distances, the mountain sisters 3, and Bend out the other side. Checked into the hidden hotel well concealed and passed, and set out a-walking…

Ah, the thing on the end of a strip of the strip. Entered and pushed through to the bar in the back where one does. To the right, a straight copper sheet topped bar, with a bit of a wood lip, panel base, & piping foot rail to the right, seating for a dozen on cushy orange stools, and a shorty bar extension on the front end for a pair of Davo’s. A pair of ‘T’ towers on bar center, logo handles, each holding 8 taps. The barback holds shelved growlers to both sides of a pair of windows looking in on the brew room space behind there. In one of the windows, a wood sign describing the cask beers listed below it. The counter space holds 2 handpumps, as well as glassware and more below with booze. Logo neons fronting glassware, and I think a single handle. Boards above list beers on tap; standards & brewer’s creations/seasonals. A barrel logo’d between the boards and house mirrors on the end of the bar, and flats in the corners. Drop suction cup lamps over the bar and adjacent seating.

Angled 2-sided copper topped bar counter pieces with a wood framed separator adjacent to the bar. Seating for 6 on each side on stools. 8 hightops riddled about behind it, corner fireplace with a flat above and kitchen views, and across the way way, the end of bar brewery views. GABF medals line the wall to the rear. Block slate floorings, slat wood ceiling with recessed & track spots, and some panel wood walls, others fabric framed on wood trim.

Back up front, half an “A” front room; wood rafter uprights, crossbeams of phat, & an angled slat wood ceiling with spinny fans & drop suction cup lighting. Panel front windows, corner flats, pub signage, & a large logo bottle opener mounted. 8 tables & booths on one side below Deschutes pics & prints on wood trim fabric done walls; and a cushy waiting area on the other side. Coolered beer in between, & and T shirts displayed over the far brick cut throughs to the newish side room dining area. Some burgundy painted walls, some brick, and a far wall of rock face. Ducts, spinnys, tracks & spots. Open kitchen running the length of the room on the inside wall, 30 tables & booths throughout, and slight curbside seating. Cool steel hop vines lining the stairwell upstairs and around. 10 tables there, a few on the balcony, and a party room to the rear. It’s an impressive expansion space; light bright & airy. They tripled the seating with this addition, and did a nice job of it.

6 house standards and 12 brewer’s creations/seasonals. Sampler of 6 of your choice on a little paddle numbered & slotted. Between our visit this night and tomorrow, I took in a good amount of ‘em (Inversion IPA, good mouthful, assertive west coast IPA, does not suck; Black Butte Porter, chocolatey & roasty beautiful, it is the Black Butte after all; Chainbreaker White IPA, a Wit & northwest IPA hybrid, more of a hopped up Wit; Obsidian Stout on nitro, roasty espresso bitter chocolatey love; Bachelor Bitter, big maltiness, bitter finish; Pine Mountain Pils, nice crisp bite; Zymergre, a low gluten beer, Pilsner style, tasty; Roggen Bier, spicy rye pleasantness, thick, viscious; Altbierior Motive, grainy, and not malty sweet like I like my Alts, pleasant though; Belgian IPA, Belgian yeast yumminess, nice hoppiness; Deschutes Cream Ale, light, hoppy, highly quaffable; Los Muertos, their day of the dead beer, a dark wheat sour with tamarind, lightly soured with lacto bacilius, I like; and the Black Butte XXIV, which just went on. It’s big bourbony madness, tasty, inky, bourbon). And a bunch more I didn’t get to try. There were also 2 cask offerings (Vanilla Porter, I don’t understand why you’d fuck with the Black Butte Porter, it’s got a pinch of cherry to it, and a Raspberry Ale, which is the Mirror Pond Pale Ale raspberried up, pleasant, and easy enough). Black Butte Porter, Pine Mountain Pils, Belgian IPA, & Obsidian Stout were my faves

And din. Started with the French onion soup, oh, gooey Gruyere, how I love you so. And then the house salad (field greens, shaved fennel, flagline ale cranberries, & candied malts in a crazy good vinaigrette). Phil had the hop hummus and wild boar meatloaf, which he felt needed something more. Meatloaf is not the answer. Ever.

Christender served, brought me pinches of the asks, and could talk to his game, and other games in town. Oddly, the comments card showed up already filled out with glowing ‘fantastic’ after ‘fantastic’, but I would have checked them boxes anyway. Good food, and hell, I drank fresh Obsidian & Black Butte. Deschutes! Did not disappoint.

Photo of assaff
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Beers are fresh, unique, world-class creations! Variety is not the largest I've seen (thanks, Fort George Brewery in Astoria), but will greatly satisfy your curiosity and beer preferences.
The elk burger is fantastic, especially with the sweet-potato fries. Don't forget to spice it up with some Secret Aardvark hot sauce.

Service staff are very kind and helpful, albeit a tiny bit slow in rush hour. They won't bother you with "do you like the food? do you? really?" and help you select a tasty dish from the menu, which has something for anyone.

Overall, a top-notch joint which is Oregonian through and through. A can't-miss choice for you to hang out with your friends, have a tasty bite and some really, really amazing beers.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited this place on a Thursday night.

A: Great feel to this place; brick outer building, lots of wood features inside, Deschute paraphernalia all over the place, T-shirts, glasses, growlers, nick-nacks all for sale.

For a Thursday, this place was packed, with a 45 minute wait for tables when we arrived at 8pm or so. I assume this place is a destination spot, so plan on coming early or sitting at the bar while you wait. Either way, there is plenty of good beer.

Q: Everything seemed to have good-to-very good quality. Food and beer are well crafted.

Service: The bar tender that helped us managed to keep the scores of patrons happy while maintaing a conversation with us while explaining beers and local information. The girls upfront that sold the merchandise/helped us to our seats were very friendly.

Selection: Great selection. All of the regular stuff is on tap, including Twilight (seasonal), their current Bond Street series, Obsidian on nitro (perfect beer for nitro IMO), and at least 8 one-offs, including an excellent 3.7abv Heff brewed with Lemonade that is an excellent summer beer.

F: Pub fare, but decent quality, with some gluten free options.

I'd recommend this place, absolutely. Just don't plan on being alone.

Photo of williamjbauer
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My wife and I visited Bend with the intention of coming here after a fun day of snowshoeing at Crater Lake National Park.

The first thing I will say is that on a Friday evening this place was super busy! We were told the wait would be 1.5 to 2 hours and we grabbed a buzzer and sat in the waiting room watching the X-games on a LCD tv. There were many people leaving since they didn't want to wait it out with us. That being said we actually only waited about 45 min and got a table in the nice dining area.

The whole pub was very nice and had a good atmosphere. The lay out of the building was pretty effective as well, though I would enjoy more outside dining areas for the summer time.

Service was very good even with the place at max capacity.

The beer was very good, with a few real standouts, but overall nice diversity and the food was above average as well with the appetizers being well priced, but the sandwiches and entrees being a bit overpriced.

I was given a menu to take home and I count 18 beers on tap, a very good spread. I tried 12 of those with 2 samplers that came in 4 oz glasses. The Abyss is one of the best beers in the style I've had!

Loved it, would come again but would try to beat the crowds and come a little earlier or later than 5-6pm.

Photo of jtmartino
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been coming to Deschutes Brewery Pub since they opened. I wasn't old enough to enjoy their beer at the time, but I was still able to get some excellent fresh-brewed root beer and ginger beer.

The brewpub didn't change much over the years - they underwent a few minor renovations but nothing significant. A lot of the artwork stayed the same, and the original vibe is still there. Due to my 20+ years frequenting their establishment, Deschutes my standard upon which other brewpubs are measured.

The following review will focus mainly on the pub and food, with a comment about the beer down below.

Atmosphere - The original brew pub atmosphere. Classic Bend decor with the iconic brick storefront and a vibe that welcomes everyone, whether they're grabbing a bit to eat after work or apres ski. In the past 10 years or so it has gotten quite popular (like Bend itself) so it can get very, very crowded at times. Go for lunch or get there early if you plan on hanging out Friday or Saturday.

Quality - For the longest time, the food menu at Deschutes stayed the same. Brewery burgers, sausage specialties, and the rest of their regular dishes that people grew to love. Perfect after a long day in the mountains. It was true pub food.

In recent years, however, they've totally changed the menu around and really stepped up the quality of food. I'm not sure if this was inspired by places like 10 Barrel locally or Stone down in San Diego, but their food is now much higher quality, slightly more expensive, and far better than it used to be. It's now one of the best restaurants in Bend for the money.

Service - Always great service. The people who work at Deschutes are really amazing people, from the bartenders to the brewers to the servers. Quick service, very few mistakes, and it's easy to become a regular.

Selection - The selection is great. They now offer a bunch of local meats, cheeses, and vegetables in many of their dishes, like Carlton Farms steaks or Tumalo Farms cheese. They cook a lot with their beer, and there's truly something for everyone on the menu.

Value - Good prices that are reflective of the area.

Beer - The brewpub is always making interesting beers in smaller batches that you won't find at the brewery itself or in any store. I love getting samplers of everything I haven't tried, and they usually have quite a few different beers to choose from.

The quality of the beer is excellent, even if I don't always enjoy the style. It's hard to compare the small-batch beers to Deschutes' primary brewing operation, but overall their beer is top-notch for a brewpub of its size.

Deschutes Brewery and Public House is an icon that I will continue to frequent for the next 20 years. I look forward to visiting again after they're done with the addition (the old Yoko's building next door) and trying whatever new brews they may be concocting.

Photo of isualum12
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Let's start with outside. Yeah a lot of construction but still looks great in the heart of a great town. Damn I would mov to bend in a heart beat. Got seated really fast. Ordered up great beers from the start. Food was on the high end but had big portions and tasted great. There is a lot of food options that meet the need of all six of us.
I ordered a solid burger that was cooked just as I requested it. The second beer went down really smooth. My wife had a sandwich that made me wish we were coming back for dinner.

Over all great place with even better beer. Best large brewery restaurant I have ever been to.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First of all, I was able to get a fresh glass of Black Butte so that was a very good start. I decided to wear my cheesehead into the pub since it worked so well in North Carolina for meeting people here. No dice here, either people are depressed or pretty much indifferent about anything. I was told the latter to be true, since people in here and in Portland have probably seen just about anything. I did a flight and as always their beers were very good. Place was packed that night, and people pretty much kept to their groups. Service was very good and if I ever am in Bend again, I probably would stop.

Photo of bradybeer
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

WOW what a difference 18 years make. I made visit here in 1993 and now my wife is able to visit.

We got there when they opened at 11am and grabbed a booth near the bar.

There must have been about 25 beers on tap as we had two 6 beer samplers including Chainbreaker White IPA (so so),Horse Ridge IPA (off the hook good), Pilgrim IPD (Loved it), Scooby's Rye PA (not bad), Twin Pillars Strong (pretty good), the Stoic (outstanding), and a few others. Ordered pints of the Horse Ridge. Didn't eat anything here but did get a couple of Ts and two bottles of Stoic.

Our second favorite brewery on the Bend trip-just beating out Bend Brewing.

Photo of divineaudio
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

a larger place than expected that was packed on a monday night when we stopped in. wound up waiting 45 minutes for a table for 2. with all the people, it gets pretty loud in here, but at least there's some atmosphere. my girlfriend and i ordered a nw super critical and a saison del la bond while waiting which were both interesting, if not great. the waitress engaged us in conversation for a bit while waiting which was nice considering how busy it was.

once seated we ordered a black butte and obsidian, both on nitro tap, which were excellent. my girlfriend went with the reuben an i the beef brisket sandwich which were both _amazing_. seriously some of the best food i (we) have ever had in a pub. our waiter was pretty adept at answering our questions and quite friendly, which is a nice bonus. my only complaint, aside from waiting so long, is that the food was a little on the pricey side. you get what you pay for though, and this was no exception.

overall, the bend pub house is worthy of being a destination on it's own. will definitely be returning the next time i'm on the west coast.

Photo of Phocion
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was Brewery #1 on the 2011 Great American Beer Trip...sort of. After travelling hurriedly to this point, and enduring the very, very boring highways of eastern Oregon, we reached beautiful Bend. Unfortunately, between some sort of rodeo event and a couples bike rally, all camping spots and most of the hotels were completely full.

We finally found a room and quickly headed to the Public House at around 10 PM on a Thursday night. Atmosphere wasn't totally what I expected; it was surprisingly slow after the reviews I read and we had no trouble finding a seat at the bar.

My girlfriend and I ordered a cup of French onion soup, some deviled eggs, and an order of pub fries to munch on along with our beers. The food was definitely good, but I'm not sure they justified the price.

The beer was, of course, delicious. They had all their standard offerings along with a couple of pub-only releases, Black Butte XXIII, Hop in the Dark, and their Bachelor ESB on cask. Having only an hour until close and knowing I'd be getting free samples at the brewery the next day, I opted for their cask beer and some old comfort brews of mine.

Service was great. Unobtrusive but helpful and prompt. Can't really ask for much more than that. Beer was decently priced, but food was a little high.

Although the pub wasn't particularly busy when we stopped in, I have read reviews stating the opposite. Luckily, there was a large construction zone out front and apparently an expansion is to be opened sometime next year.

Overall, well...come on, it's Deschutes. If you're in the area, stop. The brewery tour (in a separate location about 5 minutes away) was also a good time (with a cute tour guide, at that) and had four free samples. I'd had everything else before, so I stuck to Hop in the Dark and XXIII, but whatever.

Also, everyone and their mom I met in Bend recommended the Elk Burger. I didn't get a chance to try it... but now you know.

Photo of peacebone116
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped here on the 4th of July 2011 with some friends and family for a tasting and some lunch.

It was great to try some beers that they do not bottle, as well as some of my favorite Deschutes classics that I normally do not find on tap in CA. Several of the beers I wanted to try were tapped out, but there was enough of an offering that this did not impede the good times.

We ordered a couple rounds of tasters. Although the place was busy due to the holiday weekend, the service was not too slow. It was difficult to get the server's attention, but overall, she did her best.

We all ordered food, and although it seemed a bit pricey initially, it was pretty high-end for pub food; I really liked the burger I had & my bro-in-law enjoyed his mac & cheese.

The vibe here was pretty good; lots of families, lots of beer geeks, and a great deal of laughter. The artwork is pretty cool and there is a lot to take in visually.

This would definitely be a joint that I would frequent on a regular basis...if I only lived in Bend.

Photo of Liverpool08
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A nice cozy feel when you walk in. Nice dark wood and bricks. Nice large bar, where the bartenders are very willing to let you try something before you order a beer. Menu gives good description of beers along with ABV info. Year round brews as well as several pub only brews available. Very good prices for pints. Food is also very good, Elk burger was delicious, thai wings were spicy and full of great flavors. Oyster shooters tasted fresh with homemade cocktail sauce. Portions were very generous. Service was very good, very friendly and knowledgeble on the beers. One of the best brewpubs I have visited.

Also took a tour of the brewery earlier in the day. Great tour, tons of info, friendly guide, and of course free tastings.

Photo of Tumalo
3.28/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The beers are really good, and their fish and chips are the best, along with a lot of other foods on the menu. But, if you sit at the bar, be prepared to pay twice for your beers. The first incident we had at the bar, my husband and I had 2 beers each, we got a bill for 5 beers. Another time we went in, we paid for each one that we had instead of keeping a tab, and got charged again for the ones we already paid for, and the bartender took our beer away because we refused to pay again. Just a warning, the bald bartender behind the bar does not keep track and will charge you for extra beers that you did not order. Get a table instead!

Photo of ChadQuest
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This was a great time, I had been camping on the Newberry volcano 30 miles south of bend, and climbed the volcano, and biked & hiked all day...then came to deschutes. Awesome.

The food was great, i got the Fish-n-Chips, a staple for me, and they were good, especially with the hunger i built up.
The waitress was very nice and helpfull with our requests, and recieved a good tip.
The beer list was very good, and there was quite a number of beers there that were unique or never bottled, and i tried those and grabbed a bomber of Mirror/Mirror too.

If your in Bend, you will be stopping there, not a question.

BTW, Bend Oregon, and the land east near Belknap Springs, is one of the best places on earth, the roads through the lava fields, the waterfalls, the hundreds of year old trees, this is heaven in america. Go there. Someday i will move there.

Photo of AugiePrimrose
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The original Deschutes Brewery location. Many, many times we just simply skipped going there because of the long wait. It's a very busy place and not the size of pub one would expect from Oregon's largest brewer. Anyways, the Bond St. pub is great if you can get to the bar, but can be too 'kiddy' in the dining room. Despite being in one of the country's most beautiful cities, there's no views or beergarden to be found here. But whatever, the tap list is freaking amazing, and that's all that really matters.

IMO, the best there is. The beer is always, ALWAYS, world class. They also use spent grains from brewing to feed the cattle that they serve as burgers. The food is always great for the pub fare that it is.

The employees are surprisingly knowledgable about the goings on with the brewery and beers. Service and staff are always on top of it. Deschutes is class in every way.

What to say? One will find a ton of regular/seasonals/reserve/Bond St./experimental brews on tap here. Usually(always?) a nitro and casks. There's one off beers here that will never get mentioned on BA, but are some of the best I've ever had.

An exceptional take on pub food. Everything from creative appetizers, to elk burgers, to steak dinners. The wife never, ever had a problem going veggie here.

It might be a little expensive, but it's all world famous brews and classic NW pub fare. Having a beer or three in this establishment should be on every BA's to do list.

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend, OR
95 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.