If Bend loves anything as much as beer, it must be dogs. Any time we can combine those two favorites, we're in dog heaven. Here at the Source, we did some digging around and sniffed out the best dog-friendly happy hours in Bend. No need to thank us; it wasn't too "ruff" to put together.
Crux Fermentation Project— 50 SW Division St., Bend. Tuesday-Sunday. Half hour BEFORE and half hour AFTER sunset. No matter what time sunset happens, Crux is celebrating it. This kind of change-with-the-seasons flexibility makes our tails wag. Lots of food and drink choices are a big plus for humans, but the best treat is for the dogs: a big, open field to run on (while on leash please) and friendly people playing games. This is our alpha choice.
Crow's Feet Commons— 875 NW Brooks St., Bend. Monday- Friday 3-6pm and all day Sunday. Recently Crow's Feet Commons has been noticing a pretty ugly trend with drug debris, and the owner has been pretty verbal about it. We appreciate this kind of civic engagement, and we like the beverage choices at Crow's Feet Commons. Our four-legged friends appreciate the outdoor seating, the nearby benches filled with new friends to sniff, and the park-adjacent location.
GoodLife Brewing Company— 70 SW Century Dr., Bend. Monday-Friday 3-6pm, Thursday 11am-midnight. It's a dog-gone good day when the name of the business matches the mood. GoodLife Brewing features a (mostly) closed-in yard with fluffy grass to frolic on and lots of outdoor seating. Humans and hounds alike can enjoy the outdoors here.
Note: Be sure to bring a bag for, *cough,* litter. It's gross to step in, or smell, or see, or talk about, or write about. More drinking venues will be willing to offer more dog-friendly boozing if they know they won't have to worry about this poop-ticular problem. The gorgeous summer weather means these woof-welcoming spots will be particularly popular, so keep a close eye on your dog's "business."