A friend of mine is very close to opening a new beer bar over on Bend’s westside, and this weekend we got a chance to look in on the progress and get some updates to blog about.
Located next to WineStyles, just off of College Way at the base of the hill, the Abbey Pub is the name of the place. As of right now, they are planning on opening up this Wednesday, which is ambitious but doable. You may have seen the build-out going on in the eastern part of the building—while we were there, a guy walked up to find out if they were open yet, and Geoff (the owner) said that since their sign went up, people have been coming by and asking about it.
The Abbey is going be a beer bar, in the spirit of the Bier Stein in Eugene and Belmont Station in Portland: they will have between six and 12 beers on tap, and will be offering something like 150 (to start) specialty bottles for sale in their coolers. The bottled beer isn’t just to go; you’ll be able to buy the bottle(s) and open them up on-premise to enjoy.
Here’s the initial draft beer lineup:
- Laurelwood Free Range Red
- Double Mountain Kolsch
- Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
- Green Flash West Coast IPA
- Walking Man Homo Erectus (Imperial IPA)
- Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic Survival "Seven-Grain" Stout
- Stone Arrogant Bastard
- Lagunitas Lucky 13
- Trumer Pils
- Caldera Dry Hop Orange
There will be a food menu as well, though I don’t yet know what it looks like; I would expect appetizers and pub fare, with some desserts being added later.
Hours for the Abbey are going to be 11am to 10pm—though I don’t know yet what days they’re planning to be open (dumb oversight on my part to not ask).
The location used to be an ice cream shop, but they’ve put a lot of good work into it and I really like how it’s turned out. Check out the additional pictures below—you can see there’s still some work to do before Wednesday—like I said, ambitious but doable.
I’ll post any updates to the schedule or anything, too, so stay tuned—but right now, plan on visiting the Abbey as of this Wednesday the 5th.