Bend, Oregon Nightlife: The Essential Spots

After spending eight long, exhausting hours inside a metal tube flying thirty thousand feet in the air, you reached Bend, Oregon. Other than knowing the city has a fantastic outdoor scene – a hiker’s paradise, you know nothing about the city’s nightlife.

Luckily for you, this blog post will shed some light on what the city has to offer during the night. This way you can show the people, especially the ladies, your impressive dance moves, and have something to talk about with your friends once you returns home. To pull this off, let’s begin with SEVEN.


When it comes to visiting places for laughs, drinks, and entertainment, look no further than this place. It has everything one is looking for in a nightclub. It has comedy performances, karaoke bars, local DJs, and of course, drinks – just don’t have so many drinks that it’s impossible to return to your hotel.

For the comedy events, the two to look out for are Comedy Open Mic Night and Stand-Up. On Thursday nights at 7pm, patrons can attend the Open Mic Night event and get a full night of laughs. Or, they can enjoy the live Stand-Up comedy performance that happens every Friday at 8pm. But if one can go to both, then do it. To know who’s performing on those nights and the price of tickets, go to the nightclub’s Facebook subpage, Bend Comedy.

In addition to comedy events, SEVEN has karaoke bars customers can use to terribly sing their favorite Demi Lovato or Justin Timberlake song to their heart’s content. The two popular ones are Hump Day Karaoke and Cocktails & Karaoke. The first one begins on Wednesdays at 8pm, and the other one starts on Thursdays at 6pm.

However, the best time to go the nightclub is on the weekends, primarily Fridays and Saturdays. Guests get to hear jokes, watch the UFC on paper-per-view, and dance to incredible music remixed by local DJs.

While this nightclub hosts some cool events, it isn’t for everyone. Luckily, there are places in the city that offer a more relaxed environment at night. One of these places that come to mind is Astro Lounge.

Astro Lounge

As mentioned previously, this place offers a more chill atmosphere for people who aren’t into nightclubs. One of the cool aspects of it is its diverse food options. For example, patrons can order a dish called Garlic Hummus that comes with wonton strips. Or, they can order something simple, like Mac ‘n Cheese. Either way, Astro Lounge serves everyone’s tastes buds.

When things couldn’t get any better, Astro Lounge has a Happy Hour event from 4pm to 7pm. During this time, guests get served crazy drinks, like Astro-Smash and Stockholm Royale, and food for a cheaper rate. In addition to Happy Hour and excellent cuisine, the place hosts various events throughout the year, such as Trivia Tuesday. Now, for those looking for something more unique, the Velvet Lounge is the place to visit.

Velvet Lounge

What makes this place so special is its rustic-chic interior and art decorated walls, which gives it an art gallery feeling on steps inside. In addition to cool interior design, the bar has an interesting menu. For instance, the drinks have ingredients that come from a tree located in the South American rainforest.

Moreover, the menu has crazy spelled food and drink options. For example, when reading through the menu options, the names for the food and drinks have crazy spelling, like Yamajito, Moscow mule, and Zucchini Fries. Which, gives outsider of the Bend, Oregon area the feeling that the bar’s targeted patrons are hipsters.

While it doesn’t have cool events like the previously described places did, Velvet Lounge does have a unique atmosphere to it that will appeal to some customers.

In Conclusion

Hopefully, the three locations described in this article gives anyone looking to visit Bend, Oregon a reason to do so, and give you more insight into the city’s nightlife. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. If you found it enjoyable, leave a comment below and keep exploring.