1411 NW Flanders St., 224-1700, 10barrel.com. 11 am-11 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-12 am Friday-Saturday.
Inside this wood and brushed-steel monument to modern capitalism, you find a reminder of the old ways. Budweiser spent handsomely to acquire Bend's 10 Barrel during the build-out of this post in the Pearl, but the company didn't do anything to change the brewhouse, or the recipes of brewmaster Whitney Burnside. 10 Barrel serves some of its Bend-brewed beers on tap—many of which are significantly better than their bottled counterparts (looking at you, S1nist0r Black Ale)—but you'll be better off asking for one of Burnside's creations. She has a real knack for producing simple, malt-forward lagers and good instincts for experimentation, especially if you like your beer dark or sour. Enjoy a towering plate of mussels and frites, bicycle wheel-sized pizza or fancier than typical salads, featuring such greens as kale and arugula, and you'll quickly forget your nerd rage about the Anheuser-Busch InBev buy.
Drink This: 10 Barrel's 10 for $10 rotating taster menu is an excellent deal and a good introduction to Burnside's brews.