APEX | Portland, Oregon
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World Class based on 57 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)
Surly Darkness 2014 - Bottled 100, Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour Red 99, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Barley Browns / Fat Headís Predictable IIPA , The Rare Barrel Sourtooth Tiger 98, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 93, Alpine Beer Company McIlhenneys Irish Red 63, The Post Large Marge , Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger 98, Wicked Weed Black Angel Cherry Sour 98, The Rare Barrel Map of the Sun 99, Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout 99, Wicked Weed Dark Arts , Firestone Walker PNC 100, Coppertail / Oxbow Oxtail , Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, Drakes Rakish Ryewine 87, Drakes Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 95, Cigar City Little Hopses , Wicked Weed Freaky Friday
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57 reviews for APEX
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  90%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
50belair  (188) Florida | June 1, 2014
Bitchiní bee haul with a huge patio. Incredible tap selection. Didnít even get to investigate the bottle list as we were having way too much fun.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (427) Utah | May 27, 2014
Nice big bar with a great tap list and prices. Lots of seating outside and inside. A nice bottle list also.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer  (84) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 25, 2014
Great selection of taps and hard to get bottle. But pretentious in service and customer interface.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare  (125) Columbus, Ohio | February 22, 2014
Surprised I hadnít rated... went 3 times on a week trip to Portland. The list is fantastic for an east coaster (and Iíd assume generally). Russian Rivers, one-offs, seasonals, all the locals - never got a chance to explore the bottles - but didnít need to with the tap list. Cash only, but no biggie. The bartenders were a bit standoffish at first, but talked it up after a bit. Knew their shit. Big wide open setup was never crowded when I visited. Got tacos next door and sat out on a picnic bench drinking amazing brew. Worth itís reputation.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Gription79  (51) Bountiful, Utah | January 4, 2014
Fantastic. Just fantastic. The selection was amazing, with prices that were hard to believe. Cash only, so be prepared, but at $3 for a world class pint it is a small price to pay (get it? GET IT?) Would love to see this place with warmer weather and the huge patio area opened up. A highlight on an already amazing beer tour of Portland.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow  (78) Seattle, Washington | December 28, 2013
Iím going against the grain here, but my call would be that the best thing about this bar is that they are across the street from the Beer Monger. Obviously this place serves a lot of world class beer, as observed in the availability list. But today, IMHO, the Beer Monger makes better use of 8 taps than these guys do of 50. Long narrow beer bar, like an (slightly) upscale Toronado. Throbbing bass which inaudible treble. Pinball machines are cool. Younger crowd than at any of my other Portland stops. Service is friendly if a bit slow at the bar. No food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters  (85) , Australia | December 18, 2013
Cash only is the only real issue with the place. Otherwise brilliant tap list, very diverse and at good prices. Deep bottle list and vintage bottle list. Some of the bottles are on the expensive side and some are very reasonable. Walked out with a 2009 Bourbon Old Stock for $40 and was thrilled with the price. Good service and chill atmosphere. Bet the place is bonkers in the summer with the huge outdoor area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv  (24) Portland, Oregon | November 22, 2013
I walked in with a friend, sat down, and ordered a Pliny the Elder. Led Zeppelin was on the sound system. It was a good place to spend an hour or so talking. The place has a long bar with 60 beers on tap, an excellent selection of some awesome beers. Picnic table seating, inside and out. The tap list is alphabetized and overhead on several large monitors, so it was easy to see the beer name, brewery, serving size and price, brewery location, and ABV. The current taplist is online, as well, so you can plan a visit if youíre looking for something in particular. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Vintage and rare bottles to take home. A great place to visit and come back to.

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