APEX | Portland, Oregon
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APEX
World Class based on 53 ratings
Type: Bar

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

apexbar.com

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)
Rogue 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) 97, Barley Browns Pallet Jack IPA 99, Alameda Zombie Blood , Boneyard Bone Lite Session Ale 88, Boneyard Fuego Rojo 48, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Stone Coffee Milk Stout 94, Alaskan Smoked Porter 99, Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique 99, Mikkeller Spontanmandarin 93, Cantillon Cuvťe Florian 100, Mad River Double Dread Imperial Red 94, Boneyard Chingadera IIRA 91
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53 reviews for APEX
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1651) Washington, Washington DC | September 16, 2013
Best feature was the patio with tons of tables, great on the sunny day we visited. Really nice tap list, tons of bottles, lots of interesting stuff.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths  (1352) Boulder, Colorado | September 7, 2010| Updated June 7, 2013
now one of the best beer bars in portland, and a staple every time i visit. opened by a former long-time employee of Toronado SF, the space is large but most of it is occupied by a beer garden populated with picnic tables. the inside is cycling themed, the draft list is impossible to miss as itís on a widescreen LCD above the bar. theyíll mix local/regional micros with german and belgian imports (first place Iíve seen Dupont Avril on tap). small but quality bottle selection. wicked pinball games too.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine  (779) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (745) The íSham, England | November 14, 2012
Visited on Tues 6th November í12 around 2pm. We were the only folks in there till two others arrived around the time we left an hour later so ambiance defaults to a 3. Great selection on tap including FSW - Parabola, Boneyard Suge Knite í11 and plenty of other big beers. Bar tender was attentive and helpful and gave us a few samples to try. Beers are displayed on an electronic screen by the bar. Definite place to come again just hope to see a few more bodies in the place and crank the atmosphere up a little !
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 18, 2013
Canít knock the selection here. Actually, you canít really dislike APEX period. Exciting tap choice to satisfy the thirsts of even the staunchest beer geek. Shame it was rained out and couldnít enjoy drinking on the patio. Next time...
78
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
A top notch beer bar in trendy SE Portland, right across the street from Beermongers and within short walking distance from Green Dragon, Cascade, Hair of the Dog, Lucky Labrador, Lardo... Phew! I could unfortunately not stay very long as they do not accept anybody under 21 not even on the large terrace packed with picnic tables. Nevertheless, it seems to be the beer bar with the best selection in town. The 50 taps or so contain a lot of top offerings. One of the rare places in Portland that seems to have a constant supply of Russian River and one of these places where one beer out of two youíd like to drink anytime. Not an extraordinary atmosphere in there to be honest, but the beer is worth staying for a while. The crowd is relatively young and hipster, but thatís true of so many of Portlandís beer spots. I did not interact much with the staff, but they seemed professional and courteous. Did not eat. Iíd definitely be back and possibly more than once if I come back to Portland for more than a few days.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (613) San Diego County , California | October 24, 2013
CASH ONLY

The equivalent of sorts to Baileys Taproom, but on the Eastside. Great location near the food truck tent city, Lardo, and Double Dragon Banh Mi (do not miss this restaurant across the street!). Toronado-eque interior that is divey with a mega bottle collection and stickers everywhere. Positions itself as the original craft beer bar in Portland, but Iím told it isnít that old. Bottle list is extensive with a lot of hard to find stuff, marked up a pretty decent amount. To give an example, we found Firestone Walker on the bottle list here for $45. It was $30 at Brouwers Cafe in Seattle. They did have De la Seen Band of Brothers on tap, but it wasnít fresh. Boneyard Notorious was also on tap, but the pour of this beer was like 6oz and full price. A bit miffed about that. Cash only is a big annoyance, but there is an ATM inside with a fee. Server was pretty nice. Overall, I was a bigger fan of Baileys. Still, this is the only place I saw anywhere in Portland that had an Upright Sole Composition bottle for sale (M&M, OP sour stout).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (607) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 6, 2012
Small space, huge patio and cash only. Beer taps too many to count and no servers. Sounds bleak, but this no muss no fuss no food and only beer place is a staple especially when the weather is nice.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (492) Kyoto, Japan | July 25, 2012
Just went for one, as I had no time. Dingy, loud, crazy place but completely unpretentious. Tons of great beer on tap, over 250 bottles that I didnít even both to look at. I love it.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (451) Ottawa, Ontario | December 14, 2012
A great little bar with loads of great beers on taps (close to 50), 250 bottles. Built in an old garage, with a big terrase filled wiht picnic tables, communal seating. However, no samplers are offered, nor tasters. No food on premise, but a great little Mexican restaurants is right next door. Great place.

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