Super Bowl parties are still looking a little different in 2021, but people in Bend are happily making game plans for smaller home parties with close friends and loved ones. With that come two very important questions: What snacks should your football party have, and what beer should you bring?
With takeout being an immensely popular option this year, we’re listing the top places for Super Bowl takeout in Bend, and the best breweries to get beer from! Those moving to Bend or recently arrived will find everything they need below.
Best Takeout for Superbowl Parties
The good news is that restaurants and food trucks in Bend fully embraced takeout features in 2020, so you can order food from just about anywhere, and get it delivered with services like Doordash. However, to really help out local Bend businesses, it’s always best to call up or use their direct online order services for a pickup. Here are some of the best places to try, based on what football cuisine you prefer. Keep in mind, many of these locations are going to be extra busy for the Super Bowl, so plan ahead of time.
Baldy’s specializes in catering and is an excellent choice for easy BBQ, especially if you have more mouths to feed than usual. Baby back ribs are a highlight, but there’s pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, smoked wings, and everything you need for BBQ sandwiches.
If your family prefers lighter party snacks, Mio Sushi will delight with numerous sushi options, with a wide variety of additional appetizers and entrees. They make ordering sushi platters and larger bento boxes for parties especially easy.
In the mood for Mexican-style food? Los Jalapeños is a hidden gem on Greenwood, with a broad menu full of delicious options at very affordable prices. If your group loves nachos, burritos, quesadillas, or even inventive Mexican salads, you’ve found your spot, and it tends to be faster than popular options like El Rancho Grande.
Stone Pine Pizza
This pizza truck is famous for its delicious and innovative pizzas, available in personal or large sizes depending on what people want. It’s a great pick if pizza sounds good but everyone is in the mood for something special – and you can even grab a beer at Spoken Moto while you wait. Just get there before they run out of ingredients on the big game day! For vegan options, try Bend Pizza Kitchen, or for especially large orders, visit Pizza Mondo.
If game day isn’t complete without Chinese food, Chan’s of Bend has you covered. Their food is affordable, tasty, and comes in big portions without a big wait. Their location on 3rd street also makes it easy to swing by for pickup, although delivery is offered through some apps. If you prefer to compare options before deciding, take a look at China Doll’s tasty menu too.
Looking for something outside the box? Miyagi Ramen has turned their little Old Mill joint into an impressive assembly line for pickup orders. Combined with their excellent online ordering system, there’s no better way to enjoy delicious – and customizable – Japanese-style ramen bowls in Bend.
Best Beer for Superbowl Parties
Bend is full of distinct brew options, and there’s no bad choice. But if you don’t already have a preference and want beer for a whole party, these are the best breweries in Bend.
Deschutes has become a world-famous brewery because it knows how to create great beers with broad appeal. If you want something that works for everyone, Deschutes brews are always a safe bet. Their Red Chair beer is especially popular this time of year, while the light Mirror Pond ale is a fit for everyone.
If your party is more interested in light beers, 10 Barrel specializes in lighter brews that are easy to swig after a big bite of food. Their Pub Beer is an affordable example, but the classic Apocalypse IPA is there for those who want something stronger.
If you’re watching the Superbowl with beer nerds, Crux Fermentation is the way to go. Just mention the name – they’ll know what they want, and will be happy to make recommendations, too.
Is your group not really into beer? Avid Cider has delicious ciders with fruit combinations from around the world, from classic Apple to innovative Orange Cream.