Bend isn’t just a haven for year-round outdoor adventures—the city is also home to some awesome craft cocktail spots, so I’m highlighting the best bars in Bend, Oregon for a fun night out.
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect on my girls’ trip to Bend when it came to hitting the town at night, but lucky for us, the city has a fantastic bar scene!
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Whether you’re looking for a lively pub, chic rooftop lounge, or a laidback place to hang out with friends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so these are my favorite picks for bars in Bend, Oregon.
Must-Visit Bars in Bend Oregon
1. The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
If you’re hunting for the ultimate bar experience in Bend, The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is a must-try.
The restaurant boasts an extensive menu of delicious cocktails and small bites, and there’s live music on the weekends when DJs spin all the ‘90s and ‘00s classics that will make you want to dance your heart out.
From CBD mix-ins to tobacco-infused rum, the cocktail menu at Dogwood is filled with exciting aromatics, herbs, and infusions.
Anyone with a taste for light or non-alcoholic drinks can enjoy one of The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin’s delicious low-ABV cocktails and mocktails.
The intimate atmosphere of this cabin-like bar features plenty of outdoor seating, fun dart rooms, and endless cozy nooks.
Velvet may look like a typical plant shop from the outside, but as soon you step inside, you’ll be transported to a rustic cocktail bar.
Enjoy cozy seating areas adorned with potted plants and choose between Velvet’s upstairs or downstairs bar, where you’ll find a delicious blend of unique cocktail drinks.
Nothing beats a refreshing and slightly spicy champagne jalapeño margarita at the end of a long day of adventuring, or mix things up with a Blue Velvet cocktail made with blueberry vodka, Yerba Maté, and homemade lemonade.
Take your Velvet experience to the next level with a side of bacon-wrapped apricot skewers or, as they call it, a “Baked Big Ol’ Pretzel.”
3. San Simón
San Simón is perfect for a happy hour outing with friends and family or a romantic date night.
Inspired by legends of a mischievous Mayan saint, San Simón offers outdoor and indoor seating to enjoy delightful drinks and create-your-own charcuterie boards.
Stop by this intimate bohemian-inspired bar to mingle over daiquiris and plates of meat and cheese, and you’re in for an incredible evening in Bend.
Make sure you come hungry to indulge in a board of your favorite meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, and tinned conservas—it’s truly unforgettable.
O’Kanes is a quirky whiskey and cigar bar in the former garage of McMenamins Old St. Francis School, a historic Catholic school converted into a space for hotel rooms, bars, and more.
With a vast selection of bourbon, whiskey, and beer from all over the world, O’Kane’s offers a great variety to satisfy any craving.
If you’re a fan of tobacco, pair your drink of choice with a cigar to make your evening by the fire pit even more enjoyable.
You can also try a taste of the Pacific Northwest since the menu at O’Kanes serves locally and regionally sourced foods.
5. Hideaway Tavern
Hideaway Tavern is a beloved neighborhood sports bar that’s one of Bend’s best-kept secrets.
Situated on the southeast side of town, Hideaway Tavern is regularly packed with passionate sports fans who know how to have a good time.
With a name like Hideaway, you might expect the tavern to be a quiet hole-in-the-wall, but this sports bar is always buzzing with activity!
The tavern hosts weekly events such as trivia nights, live music, and karaoke to keep the fun times rolling.
From craft beers to signature cocktails and one of Bend’s tastiest Bloody Mary drinks, the delicious choices at Hideaway Tavern are hard to beat.
Plush couches and extra-large TVs are scattered throughout the bar, making Hideaway the perfect spot to settle in and watch a sports game.
There’s also a traditional bar area with plenty of seating—if you visit on a game day, make sure to snag your spot early!
6. Rapa Nui Tiki Lounge
Located in Bend’s Old Mill District, Rapa Nui Tiki Lounge is a tropical oasis in the heart of Central Oregon where you can forget all your worries and be transported to an island paradise!
Walking through the door, you’re instantly surrounded by vibrant décor reminiscent of traditional Polynesian lounges, with tiki-style decorations, bamboo walls, and thatched roofs.
Rapa Nui Tiki Lounge is a great spot to sip on freshly-crafted cocktails and savor Asian fusion tapas-style cuisine.
Immerse yourself in the island vibes with an indoor table, or head to the outdoor patio to enjoy the picturesque views of Bend with a Tahitian rum punch.
We loved the tiki lounge’s fruity cocktails so much that we even ordered some to go—a food purchase is required, but this is a great way to enjoy the tropical life back home.
7. Portello Wine Cafe
Portello Wine Cafe is a cozy neighborhood wine bar where you can relax and unwind with friends while sipping delicious wine.
Portello Wine Cafe is located in Bend’s bustling NorthWest Crossing area and has a laidback, welcoming vibe—it was chosen for “Best Ladies Night Out” by Central Oregon Magazine, so you know you’re in for a good time.
Portello is renowned for its international wine and craft beer offerings and an impressive selection of paninis, bruschetta, charcuterie boards, and more.
The indulgent chocolate and fruit board is the perfect complement to a glass (or two) of wine and the ideal way to wrap up a beautiful day in Bend!
One of the best bars in Bend, Oregon to grab an after-work brew is Waypoint, an offshoot of Bend Brewing Company.
Located in The Grove, a trendy development with a food hall, offices, and luxury condos, Waypoint serves BBC beers, specialty cocktails, and a curated list of wines.
Waypoint is a cozy spot that welcomes anyone and everyone, from suit-and-tie professionals to casual flannel wearers.
I love the PNW-inspired decor of Waypoint that’s the perfect setting to catch up with friends or family on a sunny Bend day.
There’s always something fun going on at Waypoint since they have a spacious outdoor patio to host live music performances, so check their social calendar before visiting to see what the evening has in store.
If you work up an appetite after enjoying a round of drinks, pop over to Market Hall for mouth-watering Italian, Thai, or Mediterranean fare.
9. Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Cafe
Another fun bar in the area is Broken Top Bottle Shop & Ale Cafe, a “brew hub” featuring everything from vegetarian and vegan eats to a dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Broken Top boasts an array of craft cocktails, seasonal beers on tap, and an expansive cooler of over 400 bottled and canned brews, so you’re guaranteed to find a delicious drink to sip on.
This pub and eatery has a casual atmosphere, but the menu is anything but ordinary, with creative spins on classic pub dishes such as fennel-dusted pretzels with pesto cheese dip, pork belly bahn mi, and cauliflower shwarma.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Broken Top since they can accommodate various personal tastes, dietary preferences, and food allergies.
10. Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill
For a fun night out, head to Bend’s biggest sports bar in the heart of downtown, Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill.
This vibrant bar and grill is a favorite with locals thanks to its friendly staff, pool tables and flat screens, outdoor patio, and delicious food.
Sidelines Bar is especially great if you’re looking for a lowkey spot to enjoy some of the best bar food in Bend, from loaded fries and mac and cheese bites to epic burgers and sandwiches.
Even though I recommend paying Sidelines a visit in the evening, the bar also serves up an impressive brunch menu that you can pair with a classic mimosa or Bloody Mary—what better way to kick off a day in Bend?
11. Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
My last pick for the best bars in Bend, Oregon to visit on your next night out is the Bend Public House location of Deschutes Brewery.
A trip to Bend would be incomplete without visiting Deschutes, a family-owned craft brewery launched in 1988 with the opening of Bend Public House.
This beloved gathering spot offers 19 beers on tap, ranging from sours to stouts and everything in between.
When it comes to food, you can dine on classic pub favorites like fish and chips and pizza or share some small plates of hummus, wings, and fries with the table.
The second-floor tap room of Bend Public House is a fun spot to enjoy unique craft cocktails and beer flights while taking in amazing views of downtown Bend.
Bend might be known for its scenic beauty and outdoor adventures, but the city also has a surprisingly vibrant nightlife scene, so bookmark this list of the best bars in Bend, Oregon for your next night out.
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Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.