Bars & Cafes
Enjoy one of the most happening parties in Bend at the eclectic Liquid Lounge & Club. This fantastic party house boasts of a mighty dance floor stretching to more than 3000 square feet (280 square meters), five fully loaded bars and an excellent bottle service that is bound to impresses the rich and famous. Walk in during their happy hours and gulp down a few perfectly mixed cocktails, and cut loose on the dance floor with your friends and dance to the amazing beats and sounds churned out by the DJs. If you are in mood to listen to some rocking live music, then head to the Oxygen Room of the Liquid Lounge. This classic concert venue hosts several local and national artists/ bands every week. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
The fact that it's named after the street on which it resides aptly illustrates the local appeal of 900 Wall in downtown Bend. But with it's fast growing popularity, the delightful restaurant might just transcend the local tag and it's not hard to see why. 900 Wall offers a superb menu of modern American specialties with chef Cliff Eslinger's unique takes with European influences. Locally sourced and organic ingredients is at the core of the food philosophy and the seasonally changing menu presents a good variation throughout. A large part of the restaurant's popularity can be attributed to the bar that has a following of its own. A selection of no less than 250 wines with 60 by the glass has wine lovers queuing up. It's not just in the numbers though, as it has garnered great accolades and awards including one from Wine Spectator. Going beyond wines, the bar's an excellent menu of creative and expertly mixed cocktails is a standout. The award-winning happy hour specials and promise great deals on food and drinks. Check website for more.
Located across the Northwest Colorado Avenue, the Horned Hand is a laidback bar-cum-venue. There is no rush here and everyone around seems to be enjoying the slow pace and chilled beers. This one of its kind venue also features multitude of events that includes live music concerts; entry allowed only for patrons who are 18 years of age and above. Call for more details.
Located across the Century Drive, Players Bar & Grill is a simple neighborhood bar. Offering a friendly atmosphere and cool games like video poker, pool tables and dart boards, it is a fun hangout for one and all. Like other watering holes, it also has an extensive drinks menu comprising cocktails and beers. That's not it, Players also stages live music concerts, with focus mostly on punk rock and similar genres. Call for details.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away.
A local institution for dining in Bend, The Phoenix's provides a great environment and consistently delights whether you're going out with a family for a relaxed meal or just to chill out with a group over drinks. The restaurant's kitchen is helmed by Chef Matt Diamond who comes up with an excellent menu of American favorites with varied influences. The restaurant does full justice to its tagline of 'A Restaurant for Everyone' with it's menu featuring a salads and steaks to sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. The Northwest inspired seafood selection counts among the restaurant's favorites. Head out to the bar where a coterie of talented bartenders concoct a stunning array of cocktails. Apart from this, there's a diverse selection of beer, wine and other spirits as well. The outdoor patio is a delight. Check website for more.
Boasting of a beautiful waterside location in Sunriver, Hola! takes you on a flavorful excursion of Mexico and Peru. The menu offers an exciting array of foods from the diverse palates of the two regions ranging from the popular traditional favorites to the lesser-known ones and even some of the chefs own takes. While Mexican food has a fairly large following in the country, Peruvian cuisine lags behind in popularity, but at least at Hola!, the odds are evened out with Peruvian food getting as much attention as the former. The bar has a superb selection of South American inspired cocktails which should not be missed. Sit out at the outdoor patio for a meal or just a casual drink with stunning water views for company.