McMenamins Old St. Francis School | Bend, Oregon
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McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Good based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

700 NW Bond Street
Bend, Oregon United States 97701 [ print map ]
541 382 5174

Hours: 7:30am - 2:30am

Mayor: Fatehunter (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 6

McMenamins Old St. Francis School

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Beer Available At McMenamins Old St. Francis School (arranged by most recent)
McMenamins Parson Brown , McMenamins Mountain Ridge Alt Bier , McMenamins Hogg Life IPA , McMenamins Get Started Coffee Porter
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19 reviews for McMenamins Old St. Francis School
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  68%
 Selection  65%
 Food  68%
 Value  67%
 Overall  69%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter  (97) Corbett, Oregon | November 29, 2015
A cozy place in old Bend. The service was great. The food (fried fish sandwich) was really good. The two beers I had were good too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88  (275) Portland , Oregon | March 26, 2015
Great place. A smaller hotel, four (?) bar places, lots of outside seating. Good helpful service. Not super busy which is nice. Iíd consider staying here, the location is solid. Fun big place to explore. As always with McMenamins, good prices.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
dnbthompson  (6) Bend, Oregon | June 20, 2014
The common feeling about most McMenamins is that...Wow! what a neat place to hang out, the beer is ok..mostly...and the food is.....ok. This place in Bend is along those lines but is over the top for the place to hang out by the fire pits anytime of the year day or night. The employees try hard and if you are a semi regular they are really freindly and appreciative. Be sure to find OíKanes small bar out back to the east of the main property.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | July 5, 2013
(Visited 05/2013 - Stop #5 on the Bend Ale Trail): McMenamins Old St Francis School is on Bond St and Louisiana in downtown Bend. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.

The brick school building was built in the 30s as a Catholic school. The classrooms now serve as a pub, movie theater, bakery, lodging and conference space. There is even a pool inside. Eclectic decor throughout including old artwork and photos from when it was a school.

The brewpub has around 8 beers on draught. As with most McMenamins locations there are a few flagship beers plus some unique to this location. This included Our Popeís Vienna Lager and Midnight Cry Black IPA. The beers are hit or miss but decent for the most part.

Service on a quiet weekend afternoon was good. The bartender was friendly and pretty knowledgeable about their beer.

We did not have any food on our visit.

Overall this is not necessarily a spot to visit just for the beer, but coupled with the great atmosphere it makes for a worthwhile place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Schlenkerla  (414) , Austria | March 10, 2013
We visited Bend to play Golf but it was raining, although we have heard it never rains in Bend. Fortunately this place opens at 7.30 am. We had a great breakfast - Eggs Benedict and several beer tasters. Very nice place which was a former school, still you can find some school equipment like a black board, also a hotel is in this building. Really good place, beers are absolutely ok.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan  (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 22, 2012
Excellent location, cool layout, good beer. We stayed here, a group of us split one of the cottage/houses and it was very spacious and comfortable. Food ranged from excellent to mediocre, same with the beers. Our service was well above average, very friendly, accommodating.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (892) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 5, 2012
Hotel/Bathhouse/Bar/Courtyard/Theater this place has everything. Can be a bit intimidating, but fun service and relaxed atmosphere make this a great place. Location is superb, right in the middle of town. Beer is the regular McMenamins list, which will have a couple to satisfy anyone.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben  (118) State College, Pennsylvania | May 6, 2011
Really cool atmosphere and venue. I didnít get a chance to check out the pool or theater, but the restaurant was great. Food was decent, and happy hour prices were great. The beer is standard McMen fare - good, but nothing spectacular.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Beerlando  (70) Orlando, Florida | April 14, 2011
Quirky little place. I went to 3 McMenamins locations during my Spring 2011 Portland trip, and this one was probably my least favorite. Itís basically a spread out campus of hotel rooms, outdoor spaces, a restaurant, and pool/spa area. We tried a few of the beers, and none were impressive. In fact, Iíd venture to say that they were pretty darn bad, on the whole. Tons of diacetyl. The food is also very lackluster, and we had pretty bad service while we were there. Your best bet is to grab a bourbon or scotch and enjoy the nice cedar wood fires that they get going on the back porch. As a beer-centric destination, though, Iíd probably skip this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
dukefan  (65) Dallas, Texas | September 14, 2010
Have to agree with 19Ei8hty. Pathetic beers. Whether the Diacetyl flavors were a defect or intentional, I donít know. But they sucked. If you stay here, it is an easy walk to Bend Brewing, Deschutes, Boneyard, and 10 Barrel. Run! Donít walk.

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