APEX | Portland, Oregon
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World Class based on 43 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 (15) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 30


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Beer Available At APEX (arranged by most recent)
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 83, Gigantic One Step Beyond , Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 98, 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 , Amager/Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Vśsel Brunch 100, Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-) 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Keene Idea 100, Moylans / Hargreaves Hill / NÝgne ō Our Dark Secret 95
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43 reviews for APEX
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  90%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (447) 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  (555) 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  (651) 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  (58) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
olio  (28) Tampere, Finland | August 4, 2012
Wide range of beers on tap presented on a large monitor. A fairly good selection of bottled beers and even some nice vintage brews. Small interior but a very large terrace area to where you can order food from the fast food restaurant next door. Worth a visit.
KyotoLefty  (435) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (138) Chandler, Arizona | July 19, 2012
This place is pretty cool...50 taps of some great beer and over 250 bottles to go. Rarities galore. Tip though, bring cash, they donít take cards. Some are a little pricey, but great people and a great time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Newk  (32) , | July 10, 2012
Stopped in here on a thursday afternoon. The patio was nice and open, so thatís where I decided to sit down. The atmosphere is definitely hipster, but thatís no big deal to me. The patio is nice and a good place to relax. The selection was very deep. There were something like 40+ draft selections at the time and a whole bunch of bottles as well. It would sometimes take a bit to get a beer from the bartender. It wasnít like it was slammed, but there would be a slight wait considering the amount of people there. Still, it wasnít that big of a deal in the end. The only real downside to apex is that itís cash only. That does limit me on how many beers I can have there as I donít keep too much cash on me that often. Still, the selection is sick and itís one of portlandís best bars.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris  (232) 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.

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