APEX | Portland, Oregon
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APEX
World Class based on 55 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)
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%
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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (629) 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).
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever  (234) Brier, Washington | October 21, 2013
A formidable bottle list, a fantastic tap list thatís always changing, plenty of seating, and great pleasant staff. Thereís also pinball. And graffiti. And death metal, and gangster rap. Not exactly for everyone, but truly great for those in the demographic. Thereís a big outdoor seating area with picnic tables lined up hofbrau style. There are two big roll-up garage doors that join this space with half a dozen highboys inside. You can sit outside even at night after the doors are closed. There are about 30 beers pouring, and a few hundred more in bottles behind the bar. Iím 90% sure you can take bottles to go, and get growlers filled, though we did neither of those things this weekend. Everything is well-chosen, with an emphasis on local stuff for the faucets, and things from everywhere (tons and tons of European beers) in bottles. Cash only. Keep this in mind. Thereís a very slow ATM by the door. The setting is kinda crazy. The furniture is new, and nice enough. The bar, taps, coolers, and washing stations are all very new and very nice. But the bathrooms feel kinda ancient, not least because they are covered with graffiti. The floor is mostly concrete, with a little plywood here and there. Something of a hodgepodge. You walk in through a little vestibule with four pinball machines, which change occasionally and are all well-chosen for being incredibly fun to play. You can blow through a lot of quarters here with your tipple. We hit this place twice in two days, and went through a bunch of bottles, a bunch of pints, dozens upon dozens of tasting glasses for shares, and a few bar towels, too. We had fun talking to the staff, and fun playing pinball. The beers were fantastic, and it was so fun to get our hands on them. Just about everything we cracked is something we canít get in WA. Definitely be back here every time weíre in Portland.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (756) Boomtown!, Australia | 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...
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson  (219) Enfield, New Hampshire | October 16, 2013
Awesome bar, tons of metal music and a great always-changing tap list. outdoors seating rocks and the bottle list for there or takeaway is mind-blowing. I canít wait to go back!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055  (53) Seattle, Washington | October 13, 2013
Solid solid taplist, fantastic bottle list (if you are willing to pay. Service was fine, but I was one of the first customers all day. Most of the beers are reasonably priced. Worth a visit for sure.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (250) Portland , Oregon | September 20, 2013
Wonderful place. Huge outdoor seating for clear days. Cash only! 50 taps and some bottles. They get loads of good stuff, some quite rare. Great service and fair prices. Crazy pictures all around. A decent Mexican place right next door and an even better restaurant across the way. Just a great place. No kids, no credit cards.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1741) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
johnbuck100  (19) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | July 28, 2013
rode bike here on a sunny July day. impossibly great selection - open air, lots of great hard-to-find and unique beer and conversation. it doesnt get any better than this.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
lhns03  (3) Denver, Colorado | June 3, 2013
WOW! One of the best tap line-ups that I have ever come across. Maybe THE BEST. Went with some friends after a big graduation weekend so only tried 2 of the 50 beers. Very well-thought out list. Great patio seating when the weather is nice. Fairly small on the inside. Great spot, with amazing beers.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Clembo1957  (88) Smethwick, England | April 20, 2013
Lives up to its reputation. Great selection of beers including Pliny the Elder. Very busy on a Friday night

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