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Check Out These Top 10 Destinations in Bend

Bend, looking for the best spot to catch a game, try unique, local brews, or enjoy live music? Lyft has collected passenger drop-off data to give you the most popular destinations your city has to offer. Check out the top 10 below!

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

When McMenamins transformed the former site of Old St. Francis School in 2004, they built a brewery in the basement, which once housed the school’s cafeteria. Today, the brewery churns out more than 1,000 barrels of your favorite McMenamins brews every year. Stay the night in an old classroom, enjoy a soak in the indoor mineral pool, and look for the way to the secret bar as you wander the halls of this historic gem!  

Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House

Deschutes Brewery is a household name among Oregon beer lovers, and they’ve been brewing up favorites like Black Butte Porter and Inversion IPA in Downtown Bend since 1988. Ride with Lyft to enjoy all that Deschutes has to offer, and don’t forget your growler at home!

The Capitol

The Capitol owes its name to one of Downtown Bend’s first movie theaters, which operated from 1922 to 1955. Today, it’s a destination for enjoying live music, and the venue plays host to an eclectic variety of performers throughout the week. Hungry? The Capitol’s kitchen boasts a menu packed with locally sourced, in-season ingredients, and everything is made from scratch!

Crux Fermentation Project

Crux takes a different approach to brewing - their one-of-a-kind facility is built for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, and barrel aging. Visitors can take a guided tour of the brewery, sample 16 taps of original beers in the tasting room, and enjoy pub fare on a patio overlooking the Deschutes River!

Riverhouse on the Deschutes

Relax and recharge at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes, located just five minutes from Downtown Bend. Guests can indulge in a creative Pacific Northwest menu at Currents, the Riverhouse’s restaurant, featuring fresh, local ingredients, and catch a live jazz performance every Thursday evening from the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz concert series.

JC's Bar & Grill

Drink, play, and eat at JC’s Bar & Grill, another Downtown Bend standout featuring giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four, as well as pinball machines, pool tables, and more. With a classic menu full of favorites like chicken wings, nachos, and burgers, plus a full bar featuring 16 rotating taps, you’re sure to have a fun night out at JC’s!

Velvet Lounge

Discover unique craft cocktails at Velvet Lounge, a funky spot located in the heart of Downtown Bend. Try the Prohibition-inspired cardamom old fashioned smash or the one-of-a-kind blue velvet, featuring house infused blueberry vodka and Yerba Mate!

Cascade West Grub & Alehouse

Get your game on at Cascade West! This fun westside fixture features pool tables, Golden Tee machines, and Oregon Lotto. Ride with Lyft to Cascade West’s Sunday brunch, and enjoy mimosas served in pint glasses, 32 beers on tap, and the famous Bloody Mary bar!

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill

Sidelines bills itself as “The Biggest Sports Bar in Central Oregon,” and serves up classic pub fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Locals will tell you that this is the best spot to grab a beer and catch a game in Downtown Bend!

Bend Brewing Company

The Bend Brewing Company’s been in the craft beer game since 1995, and they’ve been serving up some of the best beers and bites along the Deschutes River ever since. With an array of frequently rotating taps, there’s something for every beer lover to enjoy!

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Published on Mar 23, 2018

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