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Whatever you’re coming to Bend for, from the breathtaking northern views to museums and culture to outdoor adventures, you’ll want a few stops here and there to catch your breath in between. There’s no better way to do that than with a yummy, handcrafted cocktail. Here are some of our favorite Bend bars to find the best cocktails in Bend. Make sure to visit them while you’re in town!

The Dogwood Dogtail Cabin

On 147 NW Minnesota Ave in Bend, you’ll find one of our favorite joints in the entire city: Dogwood Dogtail Cabin. This is the place to go for a good night out. Local DJs play here regularly, providing a lively atmosphere while you snack on delicious small plates and appetizers and taste the different drinks they serve. Try the Juan Connery cocktail to spice things up (made with Dewars, Pimms No. 1, chipotle piloncillo syrup, and burnt orange peel), or maybe a Bluebird (made with aria, elder flower liquor, and blueberries). During their Cabin Fever Happy Hour specials (5:00-7:00pm) you can enjoy select discounted and one of the best cocktails in Bend.


Not too far from Mirror Pond and the beautiful Drake Park, you’ll find Velvet Lounge, a hip and trendy cocktail bar. This is a great place to head after an afternoon at the park, enjoying the waters. The cocktail menu here is always fresh and creative. We recommend the Camping Cocktail, made with grapefruit & hop infused vodka, delicious homemade lemonade, and agave. But don’t stop there! There’s an entire menu to explore here, and you have all the time in the world.


This young taproom is the place to be right now! With youthful energy and a fun vibe, you’ll feel your soul being refreshing as you sip on the tasty cocktails they serve here, such as the Coldspresso (made with vodka, cream liqueur, half & half vanilla syrup, cinnamon syrup, and cold-brewed coffee concentrate). That one is a great pick-me-up after a long day filled with activities. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner here, which makes it one of the prime Bend bars stop for any vacation day in Bend, Oregon, any time of the year.

Spend Your Time with Bend Vacation Rentals and the Best Cocktails in Bend

After sipping on all those delicious cocktails, you’ll want a nice cozy bed to lay down on at the end of the night, in a lovely rental that makes you feel at home. Stay with us and you’ll get the best of the best! Simply get in touch with us today at 541-385-9492 to get started.