Silver Moon Brewing

BEER AVG
3.7/5
Silver Moon BrewingSilver Moon Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

24 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States

(541) 388-8331 | map
silvermoonbrewing.com

Notes:
OPEN 7 DAYS 11:30 AM to 11PM, Sunday 11:30AM till 8PM

Added by RedDiamond

BEER STATS
Beers:
50
Ratings:
437
Reviews:
174
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
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Photo of klbellis
4.91/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Living in Bend, we have SO many breweries... It's nice to see one of the first breweries in town stepping up and producing some great beer. The new owners have really done a lot with this place and I'm excited to see how they grow in the future. Love the new bottles! Keep up the great work Silver Moon.

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Photo of ClayPA
4.71/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is severely under rated their beers were excellent

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

~ Update ~
They have moved their homebrew shop to another building. This place is has now become a complete restaurant/tavern with tables, great atmosphere, and an extended bar. They now have a full kitchen too, with a great menu and lots of new beers (seasonals).

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Old review from 9-21-07

Ahh, Silver Moon. One of the newest microbreweries is Bend, they offer 5 or so of their beers ontap. They have seasonals sometimes too.

Decor is very laid back and comfortable. Rows of rare/antique beer bottles and growlers line the walls. They have a FREE pool table, a poker (or scrabble!) table in the corner, comforable family seating. Oh, and it's Non-smoking.

Their normal selection of beer is: Hound's Tooth Amber, Bridge Creek Pilsner, High Plains Heffe, Snake Bite Porter, Badlands Bitter, Hop Knob IPA.

I recommend getting a sampler (so you can taste them all) and when you pick one you all like, get a pitcher for your group!

Monday is locals night, $2 pints, woot!

They've got good food, I recommend the pulled pork nachos, any of their sandwiches, or any daily special.

Live Music every Wednesday and Saturday. Pick of a copy of the free weekly indy newspaper "The Source" somewhere in town to see who's playing at Silver Moon this week. Its usually decent local bands.

Lots of locals here most of the week. If your from out of town, this place is really inviting, and you'll get a good taste of the local flavor. I'd recommend this over Deschutes if you don't have time for both.

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Photo of natfiedler
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of KCuff
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Reidrover
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Was here yesterday .
Very open and welcoming brew pub just outside the nicer area of Bend.
Seems to have a lot of local trade and a smattering of people on the Bend Ale Trail.
I found the bar person very nice and the beers good and not expensive.
Had some food here and it was good though not the best.

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Photo of ricke49
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Friendly, relaxed. Good niche neighborhood pub. One of the very best sites in Bend to simply relax and enjoy an excellent selection of well-crafted brews. Zero pretense. Zero BS.

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Photo of LouZ
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Expectations were low heading in, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the beer. Pretty solid all around.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of LoganMc
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of fredmugs
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of yuriruley
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

As others have said Silver Moon is more of a straight up bar atmosphere. They do allow minors in there until a certain time of night then it is no minors allowed. The atmosphere isn't great in my opinion, but it's not bad either. Then again I haven't been in there when they have a band playing, which is pretty frequent I hear.

The quality of their beer is pretty good, seems like some of the batches vary, but it is usually pretty tasty. Their ESB always seems to be top notch.

The service is great. We had like 15 people last time I went in, and the waitress was always there asking if we needed refills. The food was also brought to our table pretty quickly considering we ordered four giant pizzas.

The food is awesome. Their BBQ pizza is outstanding, I couldn't get enough of it. Have yet to try any of their other stuff, but the pizza is good for sure.

The prices are great, they have cheaper pints than most brewpubs and their growler fills are only $8 if you have the glass, or $9.50-11 for seasonal/specials last time I was there. Those are hard prices to beat for a growler.

Pretty decent place overall. Would like to go back and try some of their other food sometime.

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Photo of DanG3
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Topher78
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I recently made my second visit to Silver Moon and came away impressed again. With a feel more like a neighborhood bar than a "typical" brewpub, I was right at home. It seems as if they are constantly working on and upgrading their space. It seemed a bit cleaner and more organized than before and some very nice murals have been painted on the walls to give the room a bigger feel that it actually is.

The quality of the beer and service were both very good, the bartender was busy (she was working the whole front of the house alone and the place seemed about half full) bit still had time to answer some questions and joke around a bit. The two beers I had were very good, as was the taster of a third, and I bought a few bottles to go. They had a nice variety of styles, you'll find something you'll like.

I didn't eat, but the food looked good and was reasonably priced. I look forward to a chance to visit when I'll have more than 14 hours in town and can spend some time here. If you hit Bend, Silver Moon is a must hit.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Hualalai
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of AugiePrimrose
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Silver Moon is the more of a bar scene brewpub than the other family friendly pubs in Bend. It has a pool table and foosball, along with a stage for the live music they often have. It's a nice, open space located in the Midtown section of Bend. On the walls back by the restrooms are framed articles about how the place came to be.

I enjoyed seeing this place gradually get better and better from when I moved to Bend in '05. They even won a GABF in '10 for their pilsner. It'll be interesting to see how far Silver Moon takes it.

Like alot of Bend, Silver Moon can be understaffed at times. Although, this place always seemed to have really competent bartenders that did it all without too many issues. In short, it's a maybe you might have to go up to the bar to get more pints type of place.

Not a huge brewery, so the selection is usually about 8 or so. sometimes they run out of regular lineup brews. I enjoyed the amber and the wife always got snakebite porter. This brewery seems to be upping the stakes a bit and have recently had imperial pilsners & IPA's, along with an awesome farmhouse ale. They sent a keg hopped DIPA with 120 IBU's to The Abbey Pub once. Silver Moon is definitely trying things.

Only ever had the pulled pork nachos and pizza. Both of which were absolutely fine for the state I was in. Quality, but standard, pub fare.

They have a locals night, but don't include all the higher ABV brews in their $2.50 pint deal.

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Photo of Arkay
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

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