July 8, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Sip and Savor: Local Beer and Wine at Waypoint Hotel

Sip, Savor, and Stay at Waypoint Hotel: Your Ultimate Guide to Local Beer and Wine in Bend, Oregon

Welcome to Waypoint Hotel in Bend, Oregon, where your journey to savor local beer and wine begins. Nestled in the heart of one of the most famous brewing towns in the USA, our boutique hotel offers an inviting escape for travelers who crave the vibrant flavors of craft beverages. 

Quick Snapshot of Our Offerings:

  • Location: Centrally located, close to Bend’s top breweries and wineries.
  • On-Site Selections: Eight local brews and ciders on tap, a variety of wines.
  • Amenities: Outdoor fire pits, on-site food truck, pet-friendly rooms.

Bend, Oregon is renowned for its craft beer scene with over 22 breweries, offering a blend of traditional and inventive flavors. From the famous Deschutes Brewery to newcomers like Crux Fermentation Project, there’s something for every beer enthusiast. 

But that’s not all. Bend also boasts several picturesque vineyards providing wines that reflect the essence of Central Oregon’s unique terroir. Visiting local wineries such as Maragas Winery or Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards will be an unforgettable addition to your stay. 

Whether you’re relaxing by the fire pits with an in-house pint or exploring nearby vineyards, Waypoint Hotel serves as the perfect base for an immersive experience into Bend’s local craft beverages.

Discover the Local Beer Scene

Bend, Oregon, is a beer lover’s paradise. With numerous breweries offering unique microbrews, beer tasting here is more than just a pastime—it’s a culture.

Top Breweries to Visit

To start your beer journey, Deschutes Brewery is a must-visit. Established in 1988, this brewery is the city’s original brewpub. Located at the Bond Street Public House, Deschutes offers 19 taps featuring iconic beers like Black Butte Porter and Jubelale. A visit here isn’t complete without trying their locally sourced, beer-centric cuisine. 

Another gem is the Crux Fermentation Project. Housed in a former AAMCO transmission plant, Crux offers an industrial yet lively environment with over 20 craft beers on tap. The tasting room is right in the middle of the brewery production, providing a unique experience. Enjoy expansive views of the Cascade Mountains, especially during sunset. 

Boneyard Beer also deserves a spot on your list. Known for its innovative brews, Boneyard offers a more laid-back vibe. Their tasting room is a great place to sample their changing lineup of beers.

Unique Beer Experiences 

Bend’s beer culture isn’t just about drinking; it’s about experiences. Many breweries offer brewery tours where you can see the brewing process firsthand. Deschutes Brewery, for instance, provides free tours at their production facility, allowing you to learn about the history and craftsmanship that goes into each pint.

For those who like variety, beer flights are a fantastic way to sample different brews. Both Crux and Deschutes offer flights, giving you a taste of their diverse offerings.

Don’t miss out on seasonal brews. These limited-time offerings capture the essence of each season. From winter warmers to summer ales, there’s always something new to try.

In Bend, beer tasting is more than a hobby—it’s a way of life. Whether you’re sampling a flight at Crux or taking a tour at Deschutes, you’ll quickly see why Bend is renowned for its craft beer scene.

Explore Local Wine Offerings

Bend, Oregon isn’t just about craft beer; it also boasts a vibrant wine culture. From local wineries to wine tasting events, there’s something for every wine lover.

Must-Visit Wineries

Maragas Winery

Located in Central Oregon, Maragas Winery is known for its old-world winemaking techniques. The winery uses sustainable farming practices and offers a variety of wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Don’t miss their signature blend, “Cuvée de L’Abbé,” a delightful mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Three Sisters Mountains, Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards offers more than just wine. The vineyard hosts live music events and has a tasting room where you can sample their award-winning wines. Try their popular “Maréchal Foch,” a red wine known for its bold flavors.

Va Piano Vineyards

Va Piano Vineyards brings a touch of the Walla Walla Valley to Bend. Their tasting room offers a cozy atmosphere to enjoy their premium wines. A must-try is their “Syrah,” which has received accolades for its rich, full-bodied profile.

Wine Tasting Events

Wine Festivals
Bend hosts several wine festivals throughout the year, offering a chance to sample wines from local and regional wineries. These events often feature live music, gourmet food, and opportunities to meet the winemakers.

Vineyard Tours
Many local wineries offer vineyard tours that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process. These tours often include a guided tasting, where you can learn about the different varietals and what makes each wine unique.

Wine and Food Pairings
Experience the art of pairing wine with food at special events hosted by local wineries. These events often feature multi-course meals prepared by top chefs, each course paired with a complementary wine. It’s a great way to deepen your appreciation for both wine and food.

Wine tasting in Bend is more than just an activity; it’s an experience that engages all your senses. Whether you’re exploring the offerings at Maragas Winery or enjoying a wine and food pairing event, you’ll find that Bend’s wine culture is as rich and diverse as its beer scene.

Sip and Savor: Local Beer and Wine at Waypoint Hotel

On-Site Craft Beverage Options

At Waypoint Hotel, you don’t have to go far to experience Bend’s local craft beverages. Our spacious lobby features 8 local brews and ciders on tap, showcasing the best of Bend’s vibrant beer scene. Whether you’re in the mood for a crisp cider or a robust craft beer, you’ll find something to delight your taste buds without having to leave the comfort of the hotel. 

Rotating Taps: Our taps are always changing, ensuring that there’s always something new to try. From seasonal brews to exclusive selections, you’ll have the chance to sip on the latest creations from local breweries.

Local Wines: For wine lovers, we also offer a curated selection of local wines. Enjoy a glass of wine from nearby vineyards without leaving the comfort of the hotel.

In-House Bar: With our recently added bar, enjoy artisanal drinks without the need to venture away from the hotel. 

Dining and Pairing Experiences

On-Site Food Truck: Feeling hungry? Our on-site food truck serves up delicious comfort food that pairs perfectly with our craft beverages. 

Outdoor Fire Pits: Our outdoor fire pits provide a cozy setting for enjoying your food and drinks. Gather around with friends or family, and enjoy the warm ambiance as you sip and savor the best of Bend’s local flavors.

Whether you’re a beer aficionado or a wine enthusiast, Waypoint Hotel offers a unique and convenient way to experience the best of Bend’s craft beverages.

Top Things to Do in Bend While Sipping and Savoring

Outdoor Adventures

Bend, Oregon, is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. While staying at Waypoint Hotel, you have easy access to a variety of activities that let you enjoy the natural beauty of Central Oregon. When you’re done exploring the city or its surrounding areas, come back to Waypoint Hotel to relax with a brew or glass of wine from our bar. 

Hiking: Start your adventure with a hike along the Tumalo Trail or at Smith Rock State Park. These trails offer stunning views and a chance to connect with nature. Don’t forget to pack a picnic with local snacks for a post-hike treat.

Biking: Bend is known as “Bike Town USA.” Grab one of our cruiser bikes and explore the city’s extensive bike lanes. For the more adventurous, our front desk can direct you to some of the best mountain biking trails in the country. If you prefer a more relaxed ride, consider renting an electric bike for half the effort and all the fun.

River Rafting: Float down the beautiful Deschutes River, which flows right through downtown Bend. Whether you choose a peaceful float or a thrilling white-water adventure, this is a perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day.

Skiing: If you’re visiting in winter, hit the slopes at nearby Mt. Bachelor. After a day of skiing, warm up with a local brew by our outdoor fire pits back at the hotel.

Indoor Activities

When you need a break from the great outdoors, Bend offers plenty of indoor activities to keep you entertained.

Shopping: Downtown Bend has a variety of quaint shops where you can find everything from outdoor gear to unique souvenirs. If you forget any layers for the changing weather, local stores have you covered.

Dining: Bend’s food scene is impressive. From Ariana’s Restaurant to the El Sancho Taco Shop, you’ll find a range of cuisines to satisfy any craving. Many of these restaurants have been reviewed by the New York Times, so you know you’re in for a treat.

Museums and Art Galleries: Explore Bend’s cultural side with a visit to local museums and art galleries. They offer a glimpse into the area’s history and vibrant art scene. The High Desert Museum is a must-visit for its fascinating exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the region.

Sips, Suds & Savor: If you’re visiting on June 7, 2024, don’t miss the Sips, Suds & Savor event at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. It’s a fun night out with great grub, live art performances, and plenty of local wine, beer, and craft spirits. Perfect for a date night or a gathering with friends.

Bend is a town that seamlessly blends outdoor adventure with vibrant city life. Whether you’re hiking a trail, biking through town, or exploring local shops and restaurants, there’s always something to do while you sip and savor the local flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sip and Savor at Waypoint Hotel

What local beers are available at Waypoint Hotel?

At Waypoint Hotel, we take pride in offering a rotating selection of local craft beers. Our spacious lobby features 8 local brews and ciders on tap, ensuring there’s something for every beer lover. Some guest favorites include:

  • Deschutes Brewery: Known for their iconic Black Butte Porter and Fresh Squeezed IPA.
  • Crux Fermentation Project: Try their Crux Pilz or Cast Out IPA.
  • Boneyard Beer: Popular choices include RPM IPA and Hop Venom.

These selections change regularly, so you can always expect something new and exciting.

Are there any special wine tasting events at Waypoint Hotel?

While Waypoint Hotel does not host regular wine tasting events on-site, we are conveniently located near several local wineries that offer fantastic tasting experiences. For those interested in exploring Bend’s wine culture, we recommend visiting:

  • Maragas Winery: Known for their rich reds and crisp whites.
  • Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards: Enjoy their scenic vineyard tours and tasting flights.
  • Va Piano Vineyards: A must-visit for their elegant and flavorful wines.

Keep an eye on our events page for any special wine-related events or seasonal offerings.

What food options are available to pair with drinks at Waypoint Hotel?

At Waypoint Hotel, we believe that great drinks deserve great food. Our on-site food truck serves up delicious comfort food that pairs perfectly with our local craft beverages. Guests can enjoy their meals by the outdoor fire pits for a cozy and delightful experience. 


At Waypoint Hotel, we aim to make your stay in Bend, Oregon, a truly memorable experience. Our focus on local craft beverages ensures that you have the best of Bend’s famous beer and wine culture right at your fingertips.

From the moment you step into our spacious lobby, you’ll find a rotating selection of local beers and wines on tap. Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or a wine lover, our offerings allow you to sip and savor the unique flavors of the region.

But the experience doesn’t end there. Bend is a vibrant city with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and local attractions. Whether you’re skiing down Mt. Bachelor, exploring local boutiques, or enjoying a scenic hike, there’s always something to do while you sip and savor.

We invite you to make Waypoint Hotel your base away from home. Dive into the local craft beverage scene, indulge in our dining experiences, and explore all that Bend has to offer.

Ready to start planning your unforgettable Bend vacation? Check out our wine tasting page for more details and book your stay today!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Waypoint Hotel, where every moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories.

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