In Midtown? Thirstaaaay? Fancy some good eats but want a mellow vibe? Then Rockin’ Daves’ Backstage Lounge is your neighborhood jaunt. Rock melodies fill this intimate hole-in-the-wall adorned with music memorabilia and old school records. It’s like you’ve just walked into a 70s bar—without the seedy side.
Known for their stellar twists on Bloody Marys, we care not to think of the calorie intake on our favorite, chipotle-bacon version, but Dave also has a rotating tap of local, Oregon beers and they’re a dollar off during happy hour. Although they only offer Friday night discounts on food, smothered pulled pork jojos are a hearty and mouthwatering treat, as are the aptly titled (we’ll resist any innuendos) Mom’s Saucy Balls.
- Smothered pork jojos are the real deal.
Daves is known for their dedication to meat-centric eats, from rockin’ Reubens to bomb pork-belly sandos, come prepared to leave with a plump food baby. And gluten free peeps, there are options for you, including the grilled GF wings, which are a special on Wednesday nights.
Their motto, “Serious food for not so serious people,” rings true, and you’ll usually see headband-wearing Dave checking in on guests and ringing up orders in the back. No frills needed here — just good food and libations — and that’s precisely the point.
Rockin’ Dave’s Backstage Lounge661 NE Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR
Tues-Sat: 4:00 pm - Close
Happy Hour: Tues-Sat: 4-6pm
Drinks: $1 off drafts, wells and house wines.
Food: Friday $3 off appetizers. 4-6pm