Hipster Bar in Downtown
Velvet Lounge calls themselves “a funky little haunt in downtown Bend.” Striving to bring the outside in as a mountain town just miles down the road from Mt. Bachelor, it features reclaimed wood walls, actions sports on the tube, unique cocktails made from both local and fresh ingredients, and the best canned microbrews around. Opened in 2009, they are open daily from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., with extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights until 2:00 a.m., and Happy Hour every day from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Serving food to go with those cocktails and microbrews, you place your order at the bar for small plates such as bacon-wrapped apricot skewers, pulled pork tacos or zucchini fries, as well as gluten-free vegetarian option queso fresco dip. With a full schedule of events, including Art Walk and music acts, link to their Facebook page for details on upcoming shows.