RiverBend Brewing pub now open in Rivals spot


Published Nov 8, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

RiverBend Brewing’s new pub and sports bar opened Thursday at 2650 N.E. Division St., in Bend, formerly the home of Rivals Sports Bar, which closed Monday.

According to an email from business manager Paul Conroyd, the new pub starts out with three of its own beers on tap “with more coming soon” from brewer Daniel Olsen, who has worked for Deschutes Brewery, 10 Barrel and Lagunitas Brewing Co. A full menu is also available with “everything from burgers and wings to ... signature pizzas,” Conroyd wrote.

RiverBend will continue to carry all the sports-related television packages that Rivals offered, but live poker games have ended for good, according to Conroyd.

RiverBend plans to brew about 1,500 barrels at first, with a goal of expanding the system in six months, Olsen told The Bulletin in September.

Contact: www.riverbendbrewing.com.

— Bulletin staff reports