Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 16
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by BeerManDan:
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A very nice place with a fair selection of beers on tap that can't be found in a bottle. You could order by pints or half-pints on tap.
The food was good and they had a very good selection of food on their menu. The service was great as was their knowledge of beers when asked a question.
Nice pleasant establishment in old town bend, had no problems finding a parking place. I parked on Bond about two doors from the Alehouse. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
I would recommed this establishment to anyone who is in Bend or the day or whatever. Can't buy single bottles of their beer, only six packs from the Bar. That's the only set back!
08-18-2007 21:56:57 | More by BeerManDan
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
It's been a long time since I last visited the Bend version of Deschutes. The place was little more than a diner back in the 90's, but now the place is practially a palace.
The Public House is good size, with multiple dining rooms and then a bar area straight back from the front door on Bond St. The place has a solid look to it (lots of stone, wood and copper), and the bar area is fairly sizeable (there's a back bar area where folks waiting for a dinner table can hang with a beer till their reservation opens up). There are also a couple of flat screen TV's over the back area of the bar, and there's no dout this is comfortable and very pleasant spot to hang with a beer.
As for selection, on this particular they had 19 different beers on tap, which included 2 cask options. They also have a number of different beers to go in a cold box, which was the only way you could sample the Black Butte XXV, as it was no longer on tap. The selection otherwise was pretty good, though there was nothing on the menu that had me salivating. Maybe because it was summer time, the draft list was mostly made up of lower alcohol beers, with no real standouts I thought. I ended up going with the fresh squeezed IPA, which was fine, though it paled in comparison to what I'd sampled a few minutes earlier over at boneyard. Still, I know Deschutes is fully capable of making great beer, so I'll just chalk up my experience to bad timing on my part.
Service was likewise OK. The bartender was certainly professional and knowledgeable, but a bit distant as well. Granted, it was fairly busy, but he just didn't come across as the most friendly or engaging individual, and it was impossible to ask him anything (or engage him in conversation), other than to ask for another beer.
Shrug. I had an OK time here, but after the warmth and friendliness of some of the other places I visited in town, the Deschutes Public house left me a bit cold. Unless I knew for a fact they had some beer on draft that I really wanted to sample, I'm not sure I'd want to come by here again.
One last comment. LIke it's counterpart in PDX, the Bend Public House is extremely popular, with what appeared to be a nearly hour long wait for a table the Saturday evening I stopped by. I lucked out and got a spot right away at the bar, but I'd think twice before just heading over for dinner on a Friday or Saturday evening (unless you don't mind a "short" wait for a table). Just something to keep in mind for anyone planning to visit this popular brewpub.
08-19-2013 20:42:19 | More by johnmichaelsen
4.75/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Best damn brewery around!
Really good food and fantastic beer all had in a great place.
Gary Fish properly bestows the Deschutes bounty and most recently the pub expansion. I love visiting the pubs to indulge in the experimental brews and savor delicious food. Breads are top notch having been made with spent grain from the brew process. Add to that Borlen beef (fed spent grain) and masterful chef creations with a glass (or few) to go with... there is nothing better as you gaze out on the Cascades.
Growler fills the sparse experimentals - it's a MUST!
01-24-2013 06:23:20 | More by OMsweetOM
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
11-20-2012 13:10:41 | More by slander
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Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend, OR
94 out of 100 based on 53 user ratings.