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Our Review Breakdown:
This popular NW pub is always a good place to go for beer, food, etc; there is something for everyone. Traditional pub fare, as well as up to eighteen in-house brews on tap…the returning crowd proves it’s still a local fav. So then, what to know is this: Deschutes has that big brother, brew pub feel. It’s loud, trendy, and family friendly (no play area). If you want to go for happy hour, get there early as seating is limited and anytime after 4pm on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll be standing around hovering for a seat in the bar. If you want to miss family time, come after 8. There are plenty of table tops in the restaurant—not great if you want happy hour—although that also fills up quickly on the weekends. They have an additional limited number of picnic tables outdoors on the NW Davis side of the building in the warmer months. No deal on pints for happy hour…$5 a pop is a bit pricey. As always, try the sample; Deschutes has some excellent brews, such as the light and crisp Couch St. Kolsch and the new Chainbreaker White IPA is finally out….yum.
The Bottom Line: $8 6, 4oz sampler $10, 2 pints of beer $7, Fries and Mac = $25
The Little Things:
- No wifi
- Full bar
- Kid friendly = loud restaurant
- No Happy Hour deals on pints ($5 – ouch!)
- NW Parking is terrible…always
Overall: It’s worth trying, but there are so many other good beers and pubs that are smaller, less crowded, less expensive, and easier to park that it’s hard returning to Deschutes more than once a year at best. However, since we currently have keg of Mirror Pond in our kegerator, we do highly recommend stopping in for an expensive pint of their delicious, delicious beer and a handmade pretzel…you won’t be disappointed.
Review Date: 2012/04
Price range: $$$
Reviewed By: Kevin, Kim