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“It's True, long wait but SO worth it! Excellent food, beer, atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 10 Barrel Brewpub

10 Barrel Brewpub
1135 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701
1-541-678-5228
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Ranked #11 of 367 Restaurants in Bend
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's True, long wait but SO worth it! Excellent food, beer, atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Past trips I've always driven past here and thought it looked so cool. I finally had the time to check it out and now it will be a regular stop for me in Bend. First, this place is always packed with people/cars. That's a good sign, right? YES! The locals do know where to go. Everyone I talked to was a local. We were given a 30 min. wait time but we wandered into the bar area and ended up staying over there. (it was closer to 90 minutes by the time our name got called). Luckily, the outdoor patio area is beautiful, relaxing, and there was live music when we were there for a time. My husband raved about the beer, but I had margarita's that were really good too! The food - wow! It was also slow to come out of the kitchen, but worth the wait. We had Coconut Lime Shrimp Tacos and (wait for it...) Steak and Gorgonzola Nachos (seasoned potato chips, marinated steak, gorgonzola, fontina, applewood smoked bacon & green onion $11). Holy cow they were good and a huge plate. We couldn't finish it.
The bar staff was super friendly and took good care of us at the bar. Come here to relax, eat good food and beer, and take your time!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Never even got food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have just returned from 10 Barrel Brewpub. We arrived at 8 and were told there would be a 40 minute wait. After 1 hour and 10 minutes, they seated us at the "high bar", a lousy place to sit, but at that point we didn't care. The waitress came and we were ready to order the pizza we had chosen. Then the waitress informed us that there would be a 45 minute wait for pizza since they had a "small oven." This probably explains the ridiculously long wait to be seated, since a majority of their menu is pizza and that's probably what most people order. Needless to say, no pizza is worth a total two hour wait, so we left.

We did have a beer while waiting, and it was good, but they really need to either speed up the service or inform you when you walk in the door that it could be upwards of two hours before you see any food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bend, Oregon
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“Lots of people but worth the wait and GF pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I don't know if I've ever been when there wasn't a waiting list, but it moves fast. They have a good GF pizza but it takes longer than anything else on the menu. The others in their party really enjoyed the beer. Hope they get a GF beer soon.

Visited April 2013
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“They treat there employees horribly!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

They told someone very close to me, worked for them for 6 months strong never got written up, was a hard worker. His mother went into the ER with serious problems, he called an hour and a half before his shift and told them, they then took him off the schedule and said they thought beheaded in jail? He went in to get his paycheck and wad told to get the F*** out because he wanted to put his 2 week notice in, because they have been treating him horribly for a month already, yelling at him etc. He has been a cook for 10 years. He is good at what he does. He was offered a full time managment position at his second job. All there employees have been to jail one was on the news recently for going into someone else's house drunk and sitting on there sons bed, he happens to be there kitchen manager. Wow great workers. This place is not worth the wait or bad service. Horrible company.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't leave....it's WORTH the wait!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

After reading several reviews warning people about the lengthy wait times, I feel it important to present another side. I have been to 10 Barrel many times and while there is nearly always a wait, I have consistently been treated warmly by the waitstaff and have found the food to be consistently excellent. Additionally, I am NOT a 20-"30 year old hipster"...I am a card carrying AARP member!!
To the party who saw others get seated immediately, this may be because the people called from home just before leaving...many restaurants who do not take reservations per se have this type of locals' call-in program. Bend is a tourist-friendly town...10 Barrel does not deserve a one circle rating!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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