It is no secret Bend loves breweries, with 22 to choose from in Bend alone there is no shortage of options when it comes to satiating a craving for fermented hop products. But believe it or not, there is more to breweries than beer. With Central Oregon’s legendary sunshine, Bendites often prefer to sip their suds outside and while playing a friendly lawn game. Brewery patios have been evolving alongside the craft brewing industry and have become a work of art of their own right, as well as a great place to be. We asked brewery aficionados to name their top 6 patios and here is the carefully considered list they produced.
Bend Brewing Company boasts a sprawling lawn along Mirror Pond, an outdoor bar for ease of ordering, and a plethora of lawn games to keep you entertained.
GoodLife Brewing Company takes its name very seriously, and life is good in their outdoor Biergarten. This verdant lawn area is complete with two full-sized Bocce Ball courts, corn hole boards, fire pits, mobile draft cart and food cart. To top it off you can find live music there every Tuesday.
Closer to the Old Mill District, Crux Fermentation Project has nailed it with their enormous, beautiful and diverse outdoor space! Enjoy the mountain views, handcrafted fire pits, and food carts to add variety to their menu. Grab the latest project brew, cozy up to the fire and watch the sun set over the mountains.
Worthy Brewing’s outdoor space is more than a patio, it is an adventure. From the gardens out front, to the beautifully crafted double level seating areas, to the Hopservatory… Yea, that’s right, this brewery’s patio hosts an observatory so you can enjoy your cold brew and stare into the cosmos.
For serious lawn gamers, Silver Moon has the best variety of games to play on its paved patio. Corn hole tournaments, ping pong tables, and even drift bike riding makes drinking beer even more fun.
McMenamin’s patios merge and flow around its campus. Travel along garden paths to various bars, enjoy the artistic wrought iron designs, and revel in different personality of each space. Don’t forget your four legged companion, dogs are a big part of the patio scene. It’s a Bend thing.