St. Patrick’s Day Pub-crawling Guide (2014)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Though it feels a bit odd to have St. Patrick’s Day on a Monday this year, once again I’m posting this annual Bend pub guide for your pub-crawling pleasure on this Irish-of-holidays. Most notably, there are more breweries this year, and while they may not all be quite in the St. Paddy’s theme, they all have tasty beer to enjoy today.

As always, this isn’t meant to be a definitive guide to all the watering holes in Bend, but rather more what “feels right” for St. Patrick’s Day options. Feel free to leave others in the comments.

First, the breweries:

Deschutes Brewery
1044 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-9242

Bend Brewing Company
1019 NW Brooks St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-1599

McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 330-8563

Cascade Lakes Lodge
1441 SW Chandler Ave. Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-4998

Silver Moon Brewing
24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-8331

10 Barrel Brewpub
1135 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 678-5228

Old Mill Brew Werks
803 SW Industrial Way
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 633-7670

GoodLife Brewing
70 SW Century Dr. #100-464
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 728-0749

Crux Fermentation Project
50 SW Division St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 385-3333

Worthy Brewing
495 Bellevue Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 639-4776

Rat Hole Brewing
384 SW Upper Terrace Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-2739

Bridge 99 Brewery @ Wubba’s BBQ Shack
63055 Layton Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 213-2121

RiverBend Brewing
2650 NE Division St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 550-7550

Downtown, or close by:

The Blacksmith
211 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 318-0588

Brother Jon’s Ale House (Downtown)
1051 NW Bond St.
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 728-0102

D & D Bar & Grill
927 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4592

JC’s Bar and Grill
642 NW Franklin Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-3000

M & J Tavern
102 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-1410

Sidelines Sports Bar
1020 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-8898

The Summit Saloon and Stage
125 NW Oregon Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 749-2440

Wall Street Grill (behind Taj Palace)
917 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 385-7098

Downtown/close by (cont.):

Corey’s Bar and Grill
928 Northwest Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-1468

Crow’s Feet Commons
875 NW Brooks St.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 728-0066

Elsewhere:

Broken Top Bottle Shop
1740 NW Pence Ln.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 323-2337

Brother Jon’s Public House (Westside)
1227 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 306-3321

Cascade West Grub & Alehouse
64 SW 14th St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-1853

Cheerleader’s Grill & Sports Pub
3081 N. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 330-0631

Kelly D’s Sports Bar
1012 SE Cleveland Ave.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-5625

The Hideaway Tavern
939 S.E. 2nd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 312-9898

Mavericks
20565 Brinson Blvd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4270

The Platypus Pub
1203 NE Third St.
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 323-3282

Reed Pub
1141 SE Centennial Ct.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 312-2800

Southside Pub
61160 S. Highway 97 #B
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 383-7672

The Phoenix
594 NE Bellevue Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 317-0727

Third Street Pub
314 SE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 306-3017

Timbers Bar & Grill
2570 NE Twin Knolls Dr.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-3502

The Mountain’s Edge
61331 S. Highway 97
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-8178

Westside Tavern
930 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-4810

Pour House Grill
1085 SE 3rd St.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 388-2337

Blue Pine Kitchen and Bar
25 SW Century Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 389-2558

Riverside Market & Pub
285 NW Riverside Blvd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 389-0646

Northside Bar and Grill
62860 Boyd Acres Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 383-0889

First Friday! On the nicest day of the year so far

Downtown BendIt’s the First Friday Art Walk downtown tonight from 5 to 9pm—and could today’s weather be any nicer? In addition to the usual array of businesses and galleries open with special exhibits, free refreshments and wine, and (often) live music, “This month in honor of the MUSE Conference twelve businesses will be featuring artists with themes related to the event.” And Downtown Bend’s list of participants is here.

And look for other first Friday events around town as well:

  • Broken Top Bottle Shop has their First Firkin Friday today starting at 4:30, featuring a firkin keg of S1nist0r Black Ale donated by 10 Barrel Brewing, live music, and a raffle, and the proceeds will be donated to Mt. Bachelor National Ski Patrol.
  • Worthy Brewing has their own Firkin Friday kicking off at 4pm, with $3 firkin pints until it’s blown: “Today’s is Worthy IPA with Centennial and Citra hops and blood orange juice.”
  • Crow’s Feet Commons has their fourth Après Ski Bash tonight from 6 to 9pm, featuring live music with Hong Kong Banana and beer from Deschutes Brewery.

Poker fundraiser and silent auction with Deschutes Brewery

Two of Deschutes Brewery’s employees were recently diagnosed with cancer, and to help cover their medical bills the Brewery is hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament fundraiser this next Wednesday, March 5, which will also feature a silent auction.

Two employees from our Deschutes Brewery Family have been diagnosed with Cancer. In order to help Chris [Steavens] and Misael [Molina], we are having a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Fundraiser & Silent Auction. All proceeds will go towards Chris and Misael’s growing medical expenses.

Buy-in is $50 and includes dinner, (3) beer tokens, & (2) raffle tickets. Also, there will be sweet Deschutes Brewery swag raffled throughout the night!

1st place receives a $200 cash purse
2nd place receives a case of beer a month for 1 year
3rd place receives a $75 gift card to our Pub

Don’t want to play but want to watch and hang out?
Suggested donation entry fee is $20 which includes food and 1 raffle ticket

Deschutes Brewery Texas Hold 'Em fundraiser

The fundraiser runs from 5:30 to 10pm at the Pub Tap Room (the upstairs portion of the downtown pub).

The $50 price is a good deal considering what’s included in the price (dinner, 3 beers, 2 raffle tickets plus the poker buy-in) and you can purchase them ahead of time online here—as well as make a direct donation if that suits you better. Tickets can also be purchased at the Pub and the Brewery on Colorado and Simpson.

Don’t forget the silent auction either: I know there will be some great items available for sale to bid on, including two vertical flights of The Abyss consisting of 2007, 2008, and 2009 bottled vintages.

This will be a fun night for a great event with all the proceeds going directly to the medical bills incurred by Steavens and Molina. If you can make it and help out, you won’t be sorry!

2nd Annual Platypus Pub Winter Beer Festival

Platypus PubThursday, February 20th, the Platypus Pub is teaming up once again with Columbia Distributing to present their second annual Winter Beer Festival. Last year’s event was a good showing so I expect it to be even better this year. From their newsletter:

This event will bring you face to face with many of the people responsible for the beers we know and love, from the brewers to the sales rep’s. The tasting starts at 6 PM with two brewery’s and rotating two others every 20 minutes or so.

This is a great opportunity to sample 15 great beers. Let’s call it a test drive before you buy. We will be raffling off some cool swag all night long.

Here’s the tap list they’ll be serving:

  • Deschutes Brewery: Pine Drops IPA
  • Deschutes Brewery: Winterweizen
  • Bend Brewing: Big Bad Russian Imperial Stout
  • Worthy Brewing: East Side Pale Ale
  • Cascade Lakes: 20th Anniversary IPA
  • BridgePort Brewing: Citra Hop Czar
  • Pyramid Brewing: Super Snow Cap
  • Full Sail Brewing: Vendell’s Veizen
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing: Ovila Quad
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing: Torpedo IPA
  • Lagunitas Brewing: Rye Barrel Cappuccino Stout
  • New Belgium Brewing: Yuzu Berlinerweisse
  • Georgetown Brewing: Lisa’s Chocolate Stout (NITRO)
  • Georgetown Brewing: Manny’s Pale
  • Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Hallelajuh Hopricot

It should be a fun night, kicking off at 6pm and running for about 3 hours or so (at least). Note, however, they haven’t posted the schedule of what beers will go on tap when, so if you’re hoping for a taste of a particular beer, your best bet might just be to get there early and wait it out.

Brother Jon’s is no longer serving breakfast

Brother Jon's Public HouseSad news for fans of Brother Jon’s Public House (on the westside, not to be confused with the Ale House downtown): they are no longer serving breakfast! Last Sunday was the final breakfast. As they explain on their post on Facebook:

Thank you customers!!! For allowing Brother Jon’s the privilege of serving you breakfast over the past three years. Sadly, however, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue breakfast service. Starting this weekend Brother Jon’s Public House will open at 11am. Once football season resumes we will open a bit earlier with breakfast specials on the blackboard.

For anyone looking for more of an explanation: Brother Jon’s takes great pride in serving the best food possible and creating the best experience we can for our guests. As breakfast has gotten more and more popular at Brother Jon’s, it has also gotten more and more difficult to produce given the limitations of our kitchen and restaurant. We hope you will understand our decision and we look forward to serving you for many years to come!

It’s too bad, but understandable. Hopefully they’ll be able to do breakfasts again at some point.