Confluence Fly Shop adds new craft beer bar to renovated indoor-outdoor patio space

Visitors to the Old Mill District – shoppers and outdoor adventure clients, as well as craft beer fans – have a new spot to grab a pint and bend the ear of area experts in fishing, flies and tackle.

Confluence Fly Shop owner Tye Krueger recently unveiled a significant store remodel for 2022, the highlight of which includes the addition of an 8-tap bar, with sliding-glass door access to seating in an outdoor patio. Krueger said he hopes these additions will complement their current retail space as well as enhance the experience of customers attending fly shop classes, events, and guided trips. And it’s open to everyone – you don’t need to know anything about fishing to enjoy a beer or two at Tye’s new space!

Tye Krueger, owner Confluence Fly Shop

Tye Krueger, owner Confluence Fly Shop

“With so many great fly shops in Central Oregon, we’re always striving to be the premier destination for fishermen visiting our region,” said Krueger, who founded Confluence Fly Shop in 2013. “The addition of the bar will enhance an awesome fly shop vibe that is already built on one of the most broad-reaching product collections and knowledgeable staff in the area.”

“We have a great riverfront location in the Old Mill District, classes, workshops, and guided fishing trips,” Krueger added. “Swapping lies over a cold beer with your friends, is a natural next step after a day on the water.”

The roughly 20-foot-long, 9-stool bar, features a large TV and a rotating selection of draught and bottled beer, wine, and cider, and at times, will likely include various ciders and kombucha. While the new countertop was designed to be dual purpose and double as the main point-of-sale for the store, the bar is open to the public during normal store hours.

“Confluence’s new pub should be a great place to grab a beer for both experienced anglers and passersby simply looking to have a great local craft beer,” said Beau Eastes, Marketing Director at the Old Mill District. “There’s already such a great community wrapped around fly fishing here in Central Oregon, and this will be an ideal spot where they can meet up, tell stories, share tips and just enjoy one another’s company.”

Confluence Fly Shop

Located at 375 SW Powerhouse Dr., Suite 100, in Bend’s Old Mill District, Confluence Fly Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.