ssssshhhh...There's been a not-so-well kept secret in Redmond for the past 20 years.
The 7th Street Brew House has some delicious eats — and mighty fine brews that keep locals coming back. "It's definitely the Redmond version of 'Cheers,'" begins co-owner Rick Orazetti. "Everyone knows your name at 7th Street."
As the third brewery to open in Central Oregon, the first in Redmond and the original pub for Cascade Lakes Brewery, this cozy and inviting pub has been a local's hangout since the late '90s. "Redmond feels like a family," says Orazetti. "It's different than Bend, it's a very low-key and grounded community."
Orazetti and Doug Kutella took over in 2000 and soon brought in Ron Kutella and Chris Justema. Their state-of-the-art, 25-barrel brewhouse system brews 775 gallons, three times a day, yet they still stay true to their core roots. "Our first hire is still with us, 17 years later," boasts Orazetti. "We're proud to have staff that feel like family."
Chock full of nightly specials, choose from bingo, taco nights or compete in rounds of horseshoe. There's the usual pub fare such as creamy mac 'n cheese and pork sandos—and then there's the Hog Leg burger. Prepare with napkins, bring a wheelbarrow and account for a four-hour siesta to sleep off that food coma.
So if you want a place, "where they'll be glad you came, and everyone will (eventually) know your name," well, you get the picture. Head to 7th Street Brew House.
855 SW 7th St., Redmond
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