Bend may have made its name in skiing, outdoor recreation, and craft beer, but the city’s craft liquor scene is rapidly growing. Crater Lake Spirits is maintained by Bend Distilleries, one of the many incredible homegrown distilleries making their mark on Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon region. Read on below to find out more about what makes Crater Lake Spirits stand out! Oregon breweries have something for everyone!
Quality Craft Liquors in Bend
Crater Lake Spirits is known for infused vodkas, reserve liquors, ground-to-bottle Estate liquors, special liquors, and rye whiskey. Household names include the Crater Lake Vodka, the Sweet Ginger Vodka, the Crater Lake Gin, the Pepper and Hatch Green Chile Vodka, the Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, the Crater Lake Rye Whiskey, and the Crater Lake Northwest Berry Vodka.
Crater Lake Spirits has two locations: a tasting room in downtown Bend and a distillery in Tumalo. The downtown Bend location is situated in the River West neighborhood at 1024 NW Bond St., Suite 102, Bend, OR 97701. You can also reach the downtown Bend tasting room at (541) 480-3483.
The atmosphere at Crater Lake Spirits in downtown Bend is a mixture of industrial chic and cozy traditional furnishings. It’s an intimate setting for tasting fine handcrafted liquors, whether you order a mini cocktail or a taster. They also have a retail shop on-site with bottle sales, brand souvenirs, and more.
The downtown Bend tasting room is open daily, with hours from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday through Thursday, 12:00pm to 9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:00pm to 7:00pm on Sundays.
If you don’t mind making the drive north of Tumalo to Crater Lake Spirits’ distillery, it’s well-worth the trip. Just a fifteen to twenty-minute drive from downtown Bend, the Crater Lake Spirits distillery offers free tours and tastings out of their location at 19330 Pinehurst Rd., Bend, OR 97703. You can reach the distillery by phone at (541) 318-0200. The distillery is open daily, with hours from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Monday through Saturday and from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Sundays, with the last tour given half an hour before closing. Oregon breweries are a fan favorite.
Other Things to Do in Bend
There are so many things to do in Bend. You can visit one of the many art galleries in town where you can see the work of both famous and emerging artists. You can find a piece of handmade jewelry at any one of many stores in town to give as a gift to a friend or keep for yourself as a souvenir of your trip.
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of things to do in the area. You can go floating or white water rafting on the Deschutes River. You will find many instructors and boat rental businesses on the banks of the river. You will also find the city offers a lot of challenging mountain bike trails and hiking for people of all ability levels. Be sure to go for a hike in the Three Sisters area. If you visit during the winter, you can go skiing or snowboarding at Mount Bachelor. They also have dog sled rides that are a once in a lifetime experience.
More Attractions Nearby
Downtown offers several venues that offer live music. Player’s Bar and Grill is a hard rock music venue that offers live shows. They are located at 25 SW Century in Bend. They serve inexpensive food and offer video poker to folks who are over 21. They also offer pool and darts to play as you listen to the energetic music.
The Midtown Domino Room is located at 51 NW Greenwood Ave in Bend and features live music by local and national bands. Ticket prices varies depending on who’s playing in this historic 100-year-old theater. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Bend.
Winter Ice Skating Rink at the Pavilion
Kids love ice skating, and the rink at Bend’s Pavilion offers a great time for both young and old travelers to our city. Skate rentals are only $3, and there is a fire pit at which you can warm yourselves right nearby. They offer open skates as well as private and group lessons here. You can also rent the rink for a private party. They even offer a time for parents and tots to skate. There is free Wi-Fi available at the rink, so you can plan the evening’s events while your kids skate and enjoy hot chocolate and other treats.
Where to Stay
If you are planning a trip to the High Desert, you are not alone. Bend is one of the most popular vacation spots in Oregon and finding a good place to stay that is reasonably priced can be challenging. Fortunately, the vacation specialists at Bend Vacation Rentals can find you a vacation home that will be able to accommodate everyone in your party. Whether you are looking to host an event or just enjoy a romantic getaway, we have the home for you!
When it comes to Bend, we know the ins and outs of the area’s coolest places and must-try spots. Learn more about Crater Lake Spirits and other awesome locales around Bend when you call or email our reservation specialists today about booking your rental with us!