Top 10 Summer Nightlife


Whether you’re looking for an intimate space, a party atmosphere, or the cozy warmth of a fire, O’Kanes at McMenamins Old St. Francis School satisfies. Mix and mingle with future friends around the fire pits or enjoy a cigar and libations in the warmth of the pub.

Hidden Gems

Malt & Vine beer and wine shop in Redmond celebrates beer, wine and people who are passionate about them both. If you’re craving cocktails, the Red Martini Bar in downtown Redmond will surprise and delight you with a stunning (and large) drink menu.

C.E. Lovejoy’s Beer Gardens

Every Thursday this summer C.E. Lovejoy’s in southwest Bend will be hosting food, beer, cider and a mix of live music and karaoke nights. These events aredelightful and kid-friendly!

Trivia Nights

Two of the most talked about trivia nights in Bend belong to Astro Lounge in downtown and the Platypus Pub on 3rd street. This is an awesome way to hang out with friends and meet new people—all while testing your brainpower.

The Old Mill

Not into pubs? The Old Mill District has plenty to offer. While you certainly can get a glass of wine or local brew on tap at one of the many restaurants, you can also enjoy shopping, movies, candy stores or a peaceful walk along the Deschutes River.

Live Music Venues

Les Schwab Amphitheater, Volcanic Theater Pub, The Domino Room and Midtown Ballroom all offer live music regularly. Check the venues’ calendars for updates.

Downtown Bend Bars

Downtown Bend offers something for everyone. Sidelines and The Summit are excellent for sports enthusiasts. Velvet and the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin have the whiskey- and vodka-lovers satisfied. And Brother Jon’s, Deschutes Brewery, Bend Brewing Company, and McMenamins keep beer-lovers happy.


Kelly D’s Sports Bar and Grill in Bend hosts two vibrant and exciting karaoke nights on Wednesday and Saturday each week! Corey’s in Downtown Bend is also a local favorite for sing-it-yourself.

First Friday

Art Walk Treat your eyes to Bend’s Art Walk on the first Friday of every month! Many downtown shops stay open later and serve food and wine as they display the work of local artists.

Bend Comedy Showcase

Local comedians will tickle your funny bone at comedy showcases. For times, tickets and locations check out


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