APEX | Portland, Oregon
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World Class based on 55 ratings
Type: Bar

1216 SE Division St.
Portland, Oregon United States 97202 [ print map ]
503 273 9227


Hours: 11:30am - 2:30am

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (11) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 30


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Beer Available At APEX (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 95, Bear Republic Crazy Ivan 92, Stickmen Sour Blend #1 , North Coast Oliver Twist 20th Anniversary Ale 96, Flat Tail Five Loco , Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye - New Oak , Barley Browns Speed Wobble Impeial Red Ale , Barley Browns Tank Slapper Imperial IPA 98, Lagunitas Fusion XXVI 95, Lagunitas Fusion XXIV 88, Oedipus Lekkerbek 75, Sixpoint Resin 98, Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine 97, Full Sail Top Sail Imperial Porter Bourbon Barrel Aged 99, Worthy Bourbon Dark Muse , Barley Browns Barrel-Aged Don Vanuchi , Midnight Sun 2010 Pop Ten: Barfly 100, Sierra Nevada / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan the Great 93, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad - Brandy Barrel 98, Stillwater Artisanal Even Less Jesus (Remix) 98
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55 reviews for APEX
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (116) Reno, Nevada | March 25, 2015
kind of a dingy hole in the wall type place, but the beer list has always been way above solid. canít speak for the food, but just for beer and knowledgeable service? Yes..
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv  (58) Oulu, Finland | March 6, 2015
Amazing draft selection. Also bottle selection was interesting and had a chance try couple of ones from Russian River. Also Boneyard Notorious on tap was one of the best beers in the world. So overall excellent place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | August 30, 2014
Great draft selection and atmosphere inside. It was especially fun when we visited because the World Cup was playing, so it was a packed house. Small to medium size selection of bottles, but they are all quality. The nice ones can be very pricey ($75 bottles of Cantillon), but I could see 3-4 guys going in on some things just to try. Found bottles here that were long gone everywhere else. Service can be shotty, but its a must-stop when visiting Portland.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | August 16, 2014
Probably my favorite pure beer bar by far. Plenty of outdoor seating, as well as inside seating if the weather is crap. The draft list is always updating and always awesome. Plenty of bottles to buy as well, even though some are pretty outrageously priced. But, if you want to try something that is long gone around town or was a limited release form a year or two ago, they may have it. I have always had great service here. As mentioned it is cash only and you can bring food in. A must when in Portland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
hopslam  (3) , Illinois | August 5, 2014
Great place and great service. Best selection of beer in Portland. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Donít miss this place while in Portland.
Beershine  (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 4, 2014
Only came here once, so trying not to gush but I loved this place! Wish we could have revisited. I loved they had Adambier on the same taplist as swill I would never drink. Actually the selection was pretty deep with a great variety of styles and although not all local, there were lots of Oregonian brews. Loved the unpretentious lively atmosphere, the huge patio. Loved the self-serve model. Had to bat my eyelashes just to get a wee taste before buying something (normally they want you to buy a taster) but otherwise the service was pretty good considering how busy it was.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sarlacc83  (43) Portland, Oregon | July 31, 2014
I somehow havenít rated Apex, yet, so I need to rectify this error. 1st: They have done their best to take on the vibe of the Toronado in SF (though it seems more like the SD location to me.) Personally, I love it. Iíve never had a bad visit at either, location, and in fact, most of my visits have been good. So the service for me gets a little higher score. Bartenders tend to be fast if you know what you want, and if theyíre not busy, Iíve had several good chats at a dead bar. Selection is superlative, and you only need to check the taplist to see this for yourself. Prices are fair for the area, sometimes low, sometimes high. It evens out. No food, but you can either bring in your own, (such as the great Double Dragon across the street) or get something from the Mexican place next door. They have a little walkway they can use to call out your name. Itís really a great place and worth visiting if youíre in the area. Top beer bar in Portland. (Not counting bottle shop/bars such as Beermongers or Belmont Station).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
beeroverwithme  (152) TÝnsberg, Norway | July 22, 2014
APEX may be a bit loud if youíre there during peak hours, both from young people shouting over tables and from the loud music on the speakers. Except for that, which is a minus in my unpublished Book of Good Beer Places, APEX gets top score for its efficient service, excellent bottle beer menu (including most Belgian lambics) and the amazing draught beer menu which listed among other things Pliny the Elder, Djśvlebrygg Nekron, North Coast Old Rasputin, Petrus Aged Pale, La Fin du Monde and many many more. Surely, this must be the ultimate beer bar in Portland? Visited: 2014-07-21
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tiong  (93) Espoo, Finland | June 16, 2014| Updated June 23, 2014
Damn this place was awesome, easily my favourite spot in Portland. 50 taps full of awesome beers from all around the world, including some rare ones. Really cheap prices, and 6oz tasters available as well. The bottle list is insane too. Sure, they are a bit more expensive than in other places, but they had some really special beers available and loads of limited releases that were sold out in other places a long time ago. And they sell them to go! So be prepared with a lot of cash when visiting this place (as cards are not accepted)...
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | June 13, 2014
Huge tap selection on a digital board, 250 bottles and a pinball arcade, what isnít too like? Another annoying cash only spot, but the server was accommodating to my ticking by giving me half pours so I could tick several Boneyard and Crux beers, honestly too many for me to even get to. The bottles are on the rarer side but they will cost you a pretty penny. Didnít really get the feel inside, outside had a better vibe. Loved this spot and depending what mood Iím in would be here or Horse Brass all day.

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