Sip on Some of Bend’s Best Irish Coffee

clear glass mug with Irish coffee and whipped cream

As we all know, coffee and whiskey are a match made in heaven, and one classic example of this is the Irish coffee. This delicious concoction consists of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and lightly whipped cream. It’s the perfect drink to warm you up on a chilly day, or to treat yourself to something sweet and boozy. If you’re in Bend, Oregon, and want to try the best Irish coffee around, here are some bars and restaurants worth checking out. Indulge in this delicious drink and celebrate the luck of the Irish at one (or more!) of these Bend bars and restaurants.

McKay Cottage

While McKay Cottage is known for its dynamic brunch offerings, we love them even more for their coffee cocktails. Specifically, Nana’s Irish Coffee. McKay Cottage uses local Thump coffee to make this breakfast cocktail, infusing it with Irish whiskey, Irish cream Liqueur, and Grand Ma’s sauce. What’s better, you can order a steaming hot boozy coffee while you wait for your table.


Now that J-Dub serves breakfast every day, there are more opportunities to enjoy Irish Coffee from morning until night. J-Dub starts with local C4K Coffee, Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, and Irish cream, and finishes with a dollop of whipped cream. Fuel up with their chicken fried chicken in the dining area, or cozy up with a hot Irish Coffee on their outdoor patio.

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River Pig Saloon

If you’re in the mood for a little debauchery, this is your spot. Afterall, its namesake pays homage to the “River Pigs” of Oregon who, after a long day’s work, would celebrate with a tall glass of whiskey. Fast-forward to present day, and you’ll find plenty of whiskey sipping and shooting at River Pig Saloon. Head to their Box Factory pub for one of the best Irish Coffees in Bend.

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Irish coffee in a clear glass mug sits on the bar at River Pig Saloon.
Lightly whipped cream makes this a classic Irish Coffee. | Eat Drink Media

Café Sintra

Not only does Café Sintra make our list for some of the best brunch in Bend, they offer a variety of Irish Coffees and hot chocolates at their Downtown eatery. Go for their Jameson-infused coffee. Or, opt for an Irish cream coffee, Kahlua Irish coffee, or Irish hot chocolate. And, because they’re open daily, you can start your any-day-of-the-week funday with a fried egg sandwich and brunch cocktail.

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Victorian Café

Everyone in Bend knows that The Vic makes some of the best Bloody Marys in town. But did you know you can get a 16-ounce Irish Coffee alongside your brunch? The Vic’s Irish Coffee is served with Jameson, Bailey’s, and whipped cream. Still, they offer some delicious Irish-themed cocktails. For example, the Nutty Irishman, which comes with Hazelnut liquor, Bailey’s, coffee, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Feeling Irish, yet?

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Pine Tavern

If you find yourself in Downtown Bend and the snow begins to fall, head straight to Pine Tavern. When it’s snowing, their classic Irish Coffees are just $3. What a treat! However, Pine Tavern still serves this boozy coffee every day of the week. Regardless of the weather, you won’t want to skip Pine Tavern for some of the best Irish Coffee in Bend. It’s tradition!

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Pine Tavern is known for its century-old Ponderosa pine growing through the middle of the restaurant. | Eat Drink Media

Monkless Belgian Ales

If hot cocoa is your preference, head to Monkless Belgian Ales. Here, you can enjoy The Chocolate Monk. This hot chocolate spin on Irish Coffee comes with Jameson and cinnamon simple syrup, then topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. What a perfect way to enjoy a nightcap without the caffeine buzz!

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Best Irish Coffee in Bend, Oregon

We’re always on the hunt for the best Irish Coffee in Bend. Why? So you can spend less time researching, and more time enjoying! Whether you’re a Central Oregon local or just passing through, we invite you to visit one or more of these spots to satisfy your craving for an Irish Coffee. So, don’t wait! Raise a glass to the Emerald Isle and indulge in one of its most iconic beverages.

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