APEX | Portland, Oregon
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World Class based on 48 ratings
Type: Bar

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


Hours: 11:30am - 2:30am

Mayor: douglas88 (9) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 30


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Beer Available At APEX (arranged by most recent)
Crux Pilsner 77, The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale 87, Westbrook/Stillwater Artisanal Big Tastyís Back Door 74, Crux Tough Love 95, Barley Browns Headshake Double IPA , Boneyard Hop Venom 99, Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 100, Russian River Supplication 100, Barley Browns Hassle Brown , Bear Republic Cognac Barrel Old Baba Yaga 93, Barley Browns / Boneyard Allocation IIPA 97, North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel 100, Against the Grain Atilla The Hen 87, Gigantic One Step Beyond , Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Rye Whiskey Barrel) 91, Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Bourbon Barrel) 92, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Barley Browns Super Slapper , Schneider Aventinus 100, pFriem Double IPA
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48 reviews for APEX
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  80%
 Selection  91%
 Food N/A 
 Value  77%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Clembo1957  (67) Smethwick, England | April 20, 2013
Lives up to its reputation. Great selection of beers including Pliny the Elder. Very busy on a Friday night
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | March 30, 2013
Somehow every time I go to Portland we end up here until close. They have an insane selection. They supposedly always have a secret Pliny tap, but they were out last week. Some people think the place is a little snotty, but I donít really get it. Stop being douchebags. Every bartender Iíve interacted with has been nothing but nice. Donít listen to any of it. They have a huge outdoor space and I guess a lot of people try to sneak in. If youíre visiting Portland, you should go here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 10/20
beerpaw  (6) Portland, | February 9, 2013
Great sunny location, good food next door, massive tapistry...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (448) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (606) 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 !
  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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
billk  (57) Coeur díAlene, Idaho | September 3, 2012
50 taps all in a row. This place just didnít do it for me. Hey, Iíd piss myself if it was in Coeur díAlene but not Portland. Although many interesting beers nothing that really stood out. Had a German pils then went to HotD. No ambiance, The place seemed aimed at the younger crowd and the Portland hipsters. Iíd check íem again but it wouldnít be of high priority. No food, and if you want to pick up something next door you have to walk around the perimeter fence. A big sign on the wood fence that blocks off the easy access to the restaurant says "Jump the fence get kicked out."
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister  (59) Atlanta, Georgia | August 6, 2012
Better selection than Baileys. The bar didnít have the pub type feel I like, but I didnít care when they had Pliney, 120, and loads of other stuff that were first tries for me. Drank about 5 glasses and played pinball. Didnít even look at the bottle selection. Only ding was the ambiance.

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