Excellent beer, good food, good service, nice place to hang out, a little loud.
We came by at about 12:45p on a Sunday and the place was packed. But the hostess directed us to high counter seats in the middle of the room without a wait. Our server was quick to get to us with drinks, but slow to take an order and the food took a little while. (I got the impression it was a little bumpy in the kitchen keeping up with full capacity for hours on end - all seats were still occupied when we left.)
I ordered a reuben and she ordered fish and chips with a caesar salad. My sandwich was absolutely perfect - maybe the best reuben I have ever eaten. The pastrami wasn't too salty nor overcooked, the sauerkraut wasn't too tart, plenty of cheese, not too much dressing, the bread was served perfectly toasted. The fish was very fresh and the batter was light and crunchy. The fries were ordinary. The salad was good, but nothing unusual. There is a lot of good beer available in Bend and 10 Barrel serves some of the best.
The patio! The 10 Barrel patio is the place to be in Bend. A spot in the sun, a wood fire roaring. They keep it open all year long - though you have order at the bar during the winter. At 55 degrees, the patio was keeping pretty full too.