If you’re a big sports fan, you know how important it is to have those go-to spots to watch your favorite teams play. Whether you go to cheer on your team or you’re just there for the happy hour deals and great food, finding a sports bar can be a fun part of living Central Oregon.
So, if you’re moving to Bend , you’ll want to know the best restaurants and bars where you, family, and friends can go to catch the Seahawks game. Bend, Oregon has so many choices with great beer and great atmospheres. For those looking for the best spot to follow your team or those making plans for particularly big games – like the classic Oregon/Oregon State civil war- these are the spots that need to be on your list.
1. Sidelines Sportsbar & Grill
Our list starts out strong with Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill, the “Biggest Sports Bar in Bend”. Located in downtown Bend, Oregon, this Sports Bar seems to be a crowd favorite in the area with great service, pool tables, an outdoor patio, and truly great food. There is plenty of seating and certainly no lack of TVs to watch whatever game you might be going for. Their breakfast cocktails and breakfast food is also exceptional if you’re looking for a breakfast sandwich or some biscuits and gravy or and a mimosa while catching an early game.
2. Hideaway Tavern
Hideaway Tavern isn’t exactly hidden: There’s easy access right off of 3 rd street, and the bar is spacious enough to hold room for all kinds of sports gatherings (it’s also quite family friendly for a tavern, which is nice if you are planning a family outing for a particularly special game). They have a full bar and the drinks are great with craft beer, bottle beer, signature handcrafted cocktails, and even Bend’s best bloody Mary.
They also have a full menu with plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items with classic bar food, sandwiches, and some superb spicy dishes. The padded couches and extra-large screen TVs make it a great place for sitting back and watching an entire game (there’s also more traditional bar and restaurant seating). In fact, Hideaway is so good at what it does that you’ll want to get there as early as possible for popular games, because it fills up fast.
3. McMenamins Old St. Francis School
McMenamins may not seem like an obvious choice for watching the game. Old St. Francis is many, many things but no part of it is really a sports bar…except for really big, popular games. St. Francis transforms its mini movie theater into the biggest sports TV you’ve ever seen to celebrate important showdown games, as well as almost every Duck and Beaver game of the season. There’s an adjacent bar and you can order all kinds of food from the restaurant. Most people will recommend the Cajun tots, and for good reason, but it’s hard to go wrong with any of McMenamins original food, as well as its own beer and liquor labels.
Since the theater is on the small side, this is another place where it’s important to get there early. Check the Old St. Francis School schedule for more details.
4. Beach Hut Deli
Beach Hut Deli is an eclectic sports pub experience that takes your game day up several notches. They offer 12 big TVs to tune into all the big games, and you can even book a private room for your group that includes a 60-inch HDTV. The pub specifically caters toward large groups and is friendly for both families and dogs. The food menu is full of sandwiches and other munchies that are made with fresh ingredients. It’s worth at least one stop for any sports fan in Bend, and probably quite a few more after that.
5. River Pig Saloon
River Pig is a new addition to Bend’s sports bar scene but has already risen to become one of the best bars to watch a game in town. It combines a classic sports bar design with hearty food, excellent service and an amazing atmosphere that always seems fill with happy fans (it’s honestly uncanny). The inside dining area is super open, modern, and cozy. The bar also includes a great outdoor seating area that’s ideal for the warmer months and allows family and friends who may be a bit less interested to take a break from cheering whenever they need to.
6. Big E’s Sports Grill
One of our personal favorites is Big E’s Sports Grill. Big E’s is a smaller, pub-like sports bar with a menu that is sure to satisfy your game-time hunger. With some yummy appetizers, classic entrees, wine, beer, and craft cocktails, there’s not much more you could ask for. Plus they have a great array of TVs to watch the game from any seat!
Of course, there are so many other great places to explore in the Bend area. There are truly endless options when it comes to fine dining, drinking, and enjoying time with friends or family.
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