Mcmenamins Old St Francis School Hotel, Pub, Theater and Brewery in Bend, Oregon
The Old St. Francis
School, conveniently located in the center of downtown Bend, has undergone a
transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel
complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a
movie theater, private meeting and event space and a truly fantastic soaking
pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders
This school offers 19 richly appointed guestrooms and four individual rental
cottages with room for 2 to 10 people, perfect for group getaways. Old St.
Francis School reopened in its current capacity in November 2004 and we honor
the property's former life by featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to
the history of the school and the surrounding community.
Photos, memorabilia and students' artwork adorn the walls, making the hotel a
unique gallery of sorts. Take special note of the colorful orbs that punctuate
the high wooden fencing around the property, the unusual custom-made light
fixtures and absolutely stunning tile mosaics that surround the soaking pool.
The Old St. Francis Pub
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the pub's deep booths and original
artwork make for a comfortable spot to linger over any meal. Set in the former
Catholic school's main building, the pub offers hearty pub fare, handcrafted
ales brewed right downstairs in the onsite brewery and seasonal weekly specials.
On warm days, guests can sit in the outside courtyard to enjoy their food and
drinks al fresco. Or perhaps order some pizza to go for a picnic anywhere. Call
(541) 382-5174 for pizza to go orders.
Old St. Francis School Brewery
The onsite brewery opened as part of the rejuvenated Old St. Francis School in
2004. Once the basement lunchroom of the former Catholic school, the area has
been transformed to facilitate the creation of the handcrafted ales St. Francis'
patrons have come to know and admire. The brewery's fermentation tanks are
decorated with fantastical designs of mystical creatures and fairy-like imps.
Head Brewer Mike "Curly" White has been the resident brewer here since 2006, and
his fine beers such as Father D's Kölsch, Parson Brown & Gunslinger Pale Ale are
all proven recipes savored by house regulars and those travelers passing through
alike. During the summer months Curly is ably assisted by his unmistakably
red-bearded Assistant Brewer Kevin Connell.
Old St. Francis Theater
Tucked away in the former parish hall of the old Catholic school is a place much
more comfortable to sit than a hard wooden pew. The Old St. Francis School
Theater, with seating for up to 150, offers visitors the chance to settle into
an overstuffed chair or sofa and watch a recent release, cult classic or
sporting event while enjoying a slice of pizza and a handcrafted McMenamins ale.
The Old St. Francis Theater offers pizza, snacks and, of course, popcorn. The
full-service bar offers a wide variety of liquid refreshments to quench your
thirst – including McMenamins own handcrafted ales, wines and spirits. So sit
back, relax on our cozy couches and chairs and take in all that the big screen
has to offer.
Mcmenamins Old St Francis School
700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701