Bend, Oregon has 30 breweries now. And with 40+ total breweries in the greater Central Oregon area – including Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, and Sunriver – checking them all off your list is quite a task! So move over Portland – Oregon’s biggest beer city is now Bend. With more breweries per capita now than almost any other city in North America. So whether you have time for just the best breweries in Bend or ALL the breweries in Central Oregon – here’s the full list of breweries in Bend, Oregon. Plus a few of my favorites.
Our Favorite Bend Breweries
First up, my favorite Bend Breweries. If you’re short on time, just go to the closest brewery on your map. You really can’t go wrong. But as a totally biased list of favorites, here’s my top 10.
1. Crux Brewing
Crux is a Bend favorite for several reasons. First, their beer is just the best of the best. But also, their location and large grassy lawn for spreading out in the summer, food trucks, and epic sunset views of the mountains. Crux is always a happening place.
2. Bevel Brewing
Bevel is all about that IPA. While their location is tucked in a more commercial area, they have a great patio with food trucks, picnic tables, and even a small disc golf course out back. And poke bowls from Aina Hawaii are a great beer pairing. Don’t even bother asking them if they have anything lighter! ;) Sometimes the answer is “yes”, sometimes it’s “no!”.
3. Deschutes Brewery
You can’t visit Bend without visiting the brewery that started it all – Deschutes Brewing. Whether you visit the Bend Tasting Room and Brewery or the Bend Public house, Deschutes is a classic Bend spot. Great food. Great beer.
4. Bend Brewing Co
Bend Brewing now has one of the best outdoor brewery spaces in Bend. With picnic tables and large shady trees overlooking Drake Park, this makes a great family-friendly brewery stop. Bend Brewing Co is Bend’s 2nd oldest brewery (after Deschutes, of course)! And yes, they brew great beer too! :)
5. The Ale Apothecary
This is one of Bend’s small batch breweries. The call themselves a “vintage batch oak barrel brewery.” Another way of saying they specialize in natural barrel-aged beers and wild ales. Even if that isn’t your typical go-to beer style (yes, I’m one of those boring IPA folks), The Ale Apothecary should be on your list of must-visit breweries in Bend. They’re friendly people, truly interesting beers, and just nice to see someone doing something different in the Oregon beer scene. Note: their brewery off Skyliners is no longer open to the public, but they have a tasting room on Century Drive by Goodlife & Prost.
6. 10 Barrel Brewing
10 Barrel is no long the new kid on the block and is one of the biggest production breweries in Bend now. But don’t write them off as sell-outs, they still make solid beers and their brew pubs churn out great food. They currently have the original 10 Barrel West Side location and a newer 10 Barrel East Side Pub as well.
7. Monkless Belgian Ales
Monkless is not the typical brewery you would expect in Bend, Oregon. Their location is fantastic overlooking the Deschutes and Old Mill District. It’s nice to have a spot for Belgian beers, when you’re in the IPA-heavy PNW. Monkless brews great beer, serves up delicious food, and the views are on point.
8. Silver Moon Brewing
Silver Moon is Bend’s third oldest brewery. That should count for something. They consistently produce award winning beers. And their location still has that chill old Bend vibe. And they help make Mondays more bearable with $3 pints. Their outdoor area also serves as a concert venue and has food trucks.
9. Boss Rambler Beer Club
Boss Rambler is a newer addition to the Galveston Ave breweries. Opened in 2019, Boss Rambler is one of those almost too cool for school spots. You’ll wonder what it is when you first go by – plant shop? coffee shop? (and yes, they do serve coffee in the am!) If their beer wasn’t also delicious, I’d just say they were built as an Instagram backdrop. So if you feel like a dose of bright and California cool, check out Boss Rambler and their hazy IPAs or boozy slushies.
10. Funky Fauna Artisanal Ales
This brewery is in Sisters, Oregon. One of Central Oregon’s newest small craft breweries, Funky Fauna is a small little shop across the street from the Three Creeks production facility. They brew wild ales with low ABV.
So there are a few of my Central Oregon favorites! It’s hard to choose from 31 local breweries (not counting multiple locations). So check out the full list and brewery map below and find your favorites!
Bend Breweries List
Here’s the full list of breweries in Bend and Sunriver, Oregon. Jump below for the Redmond, Sisters, and Prineville lists and a map.
- 10 Barrel Brewing West Side Bend
- 10 Barrel Brewing East Side Bend
- Bend Brewing Company
- Bevel Craft Brewing
- Boneyard Beer
- Boneyard Pub
- Boss Rambler Beer Club
- Bridge 99 Brewery
- Cascade Lakes Brewpub
- Craft Kitchen & Brewery
- Crux Fermentation Project
- Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House
- Deschutes Brewery Tasting Room
- GoodLife Brewing Company
- Immersion Brewing
- Kobold Brewing The Lair
- McMenamins Pub at Old St. Francis School
- Monkless Belgian Ales
- Oblivion Brewing Co.
- Silver Moon Brewing
- Spider City Brewing Company
- Spider City Brewing Downtown Tasting Room
- Sunriver Brewing Co. – Galveston Pub
- Sunriver Brewing Co. – Eastside Pub
- Sunriver Brewing Co. – Sunriver Pub
- The Ale Apothecary
- The Cellar – A Porter Brewing Company
- Van Henion Brewing Company
- Worthy Brewing Company
- Worthy Brewing Beers & Burgers
- Cascade Lakes at 7th St – Redmond
- Initiative Brewing – Redmond
- Kobold Brewing The Vault – Redmond
- Porter Brewing Co. – Redmond
- Wild Ride Brewing – Redmond
- Madras Brewing – Madras
- Funky Fauna Artisan Ales – Sisters
- Three Creeks Brewing Company – Sisters
- Three Creeks Brewing Tasting Room and Landing Zone – Sisters
- Crooked Roots Brewing – Prineville
- Wild Ride Brewing – Prineville
- Ochoco Brewing Company – Prineville
Bend Oregon Brewery Map
Bend Ale Trail
The Bend Ale Trail project (which also includes the broader Central Oregon area) was created by Visit Bend. It’s a fun way to track your progress of visiting local breweries. But pleases note, they don’t include all the breweries in Central Oregon, as it used to be a “pay to play” campaign, and so some smaller breweries weren’t included. It’s now free for breweries to be included, so the next update of the Ale Trail will likely be more inclusive of smaller breweries as well.
The month of November is “Bend Ale Trail Month” and Visit Bend has special events and prizes for completing the ale trail.