Bend Vacation’s Ideal Pub Crawl
Bend is probably most well known for beer and our outdoor lifestyle. While there are several awesome tours of our beer scene, sometimes it’s best to just enjoy the sun and pub crawl through town at your own pace. If experiencing multiple different brewers, sitting outside, walking along the river, and enjoying some of the things that Bend is best known for sounds like your kinda day… this is the list for you!
Start your day with a relaxing cup of coffee and a light breakfast, you’d don’t want to be too full before you get started. Ready to go?? Make your way (via foot or ride share) to 10 Barrel on Galveston, that’s where our journey starts. The steak and Gorgonzola nachos are unique crowd favorite that you should definitely try. Our second stop is just down the street at Boss Rambler Beer Club. Enjoy the relaxed vibe and a unique selection of beers. Up third, jump next-door to Sunriver Brewing where you’ll find another great tap list and friendly staff to guide you through your choices.
After 3 breweries that are all within a stones’ throw of each other, it’s time to work off some of those calories. Enjoy a stroll across the Galveston Bridge and through Drake Park. The people watching here is always fun since Drake Park is the busiest take-out spot for those floating the river.
Stay on the path along the river and find your way to Bend Brewing Company on the corner of Brooks and Newport. In total, the walk should take about 20 minutes. BBC has the best outdoor area on our route. It’s right on the river, with corn-hole boards available, and a great atmosphere. When your shoulder is tired from throwing beanbags, it’s time for am important decision: are you getting hungry? If so, walk two blocks east on Newport (away from the river) and look for Deschutes Brewery on Bond St. Put your name on the list for a table since they don’t take reservations.
If you have time (and you usually will in the summer) head just a little further east on Newport to Silver Moon Brewing. Make sure to find the outside seating area until your table is ready at Deschutes. After dinner, if everyone is still up for it, walk through downtown on Bond St. to the McMenamins Old St. Francis School. End the night exploring the different bars within the facility. If it’s your jam, we love the Cigar Bar and its many fire pits.
**You may have noticed we didn’t suggest any actual beers on this pub-crawl. All we’ll say is, enjoy yourself, ask questions, try the samplers, and remember those high ABV beers will always come back to haunt you on a day like this!**