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Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
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3.85/5
Very Good
56,166 Ratings
Deschutes Brewery & Public HouseDeschutes Brewery & Public House
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1044 NW Bond Street
Bend, Oregon, 97701
United States

(541) 382-9242 | map
deschutesbrewery.com

Notes:
Monday - Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday and Saturday 11am-12am
Sunday 11am-10pm

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BEER STATS
Beers:
180
Reviews:
15,385
Ratings:
56,166
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.29/5
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
139
pDev:
15.85%
 
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Reviews by slander:
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A large space, well designed, family friendly. Tap list was diverse, nothing too surprising. Staff was friendly and efficient and beer-savvy. Food menu was pub grub & more. Plentiful portions. Elk burger recommended.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A moderately long, old-school wooden bar sits adjacent to an Applebee's-like restaurant space. However, the interior is apparently much larger than it looks from the outside, and it seems like there were more tap stations in the place than the two long ones that I saw, as a rack of clean glasses from our bar were being brought elsewhere. Either way, there are tons of beers on tap, far more than the two of us could try in one evening.

The classics that you can find countrywide are obviously available, and it's nice to try them fresher than you may be used to, but the unique on-site only offerings are obviously where it's at. Not only did they have some rarer stuff you don't normally see, like a few years of Dissident, but it was fresh hop season and there were a couple of beers available in that respect, and they were not all IPAs either. Everything was good, to better than good, but nothing was out of the realm of expectation.

Food is also leaning in a family restaurant direction, but does feature some nice, creative and/or healthy options. The white bean chili soup and hummus with artichoke and large, softened carrots were certainly worthwhile, and the pita either seemed authentic or was definitely well-sourced. The menu is pretty large with plenty of options either way.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Global_Hawk_Bob
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of CPAles
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KalbHOMEBREWS
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of shoretaxi
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Large, loud but with sufficient space to handle a very large crowd. Good selection of beers including a few available no where else. I did not try the food.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jmikepow
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

When you go into the heart of Bend this place exists and always seems super popular.

Nice selection of draft only stuff, lots of wooden decor. Some televisions. Views of downtown. Not huge. Nice and intimate. Good quality, wide range of beer styles. The only real downside is how popular the place is. Good mix of about a dozen of the bottled beers, and 4-5 brewery only choices.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is simply a paradise. Mountain ski town, outdoorsy vibe. A massive assortment of all their beers, including two casks on at all times. The food was insanely good, bordering on gourmet, but good pricing. The tilamook cheese sauces were incredible. A good selection of hard to find bottle selections( I picked up the dissident). Staff was fast and friendly. Everything was faster and better than I was expecting.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great brew pub, wide selection of house on draft and bottled beers. Food is high quality, with something for everyone. Varying decor from bourbon barrels to hanging beer art to brew materials. Cool spot.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend, OR
Brewery rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 56,166 ratings
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