Apex

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ApexApex
BA SCORE
95
world-class

37 Reviews
Reviews: 37
Visits: 100
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: 50
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
[ Bar ]

1216 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon, 97202-1017
United States
phone: (503) 273-9227

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @apexbar

Notes:
Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-26-2010

11:30am - 2:30am

Always tons of bike parking.
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Reviews by gkunkle:
Photo of gkunkle
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Visited Apex with a buddy of mine on a wednesday night, so I am sure my impression of the atmosphere isn't perfect. there were a couple people down at the end of the bar, a group of 10 celebrating a birthday, a few smalll groups of 2 or 3 chatting and one lonely guy playing Pinball in the back corner. I am sure it would be more upbeat and happening on a friday evening. The beer they serve is great. I had a lagunitas little sumpin' sumpin' ale and my friend had some amber ale recommended to him by the bartender. The man tending bar the night we were there was a large bearded man who seemed to know his beer. It wasn't too busy, so the service was pretty good. Later on in the evening another guy showed up behind the bar so everybody was really well taken care of. Up on the wall there is a flat screen TV listing all of their beers on tap along with price and ABV. (this is also uploaded to their website so you can find out whats on tap before you go) They had about 30 beers on tap and I believe I saw a refrigerator of bottles down at the end of the bar but did not make any further investigation. Overall, this is a fun place, its a pretty basic bar, but they do beer and do it well. (1,194 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is absolutely amazing and is a MUST visit if you are in PDX.

Cool vibe inside, lots of seating outside too. Tap list was great and the bottle list was even better. Service was also great. (204 characters)

Photo of LEDIII
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Place rocks. Such a sweet selection. They may have multiple taps from same brewery but its a great one. Eg Barley Brown's (121 characters)

Photo of Barnoloid
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Might be the best beer bar I have ever visited. The selection is outstanding - I got to try some of my top 'wants' here including Pliny the Elder. Strong bottle selection and pinball games along with chilled out servers. A must visit in the PDX area. (250 characters)

Photo of Dicers
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Probably the best selection of beers you can find under one roof in Portland. A rotating selection of just about everything with an extensive (albeit pricey) list of bottles. (174 characters)

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

One of the top craft beer bars in all of Portland. Hands down. (62 characters)

Photo of CTJman
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of markgugs
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cherche
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Probably my all time favorite bar. Service is often great, but sometimes terrible depending on who's working. Taps and bottle list are consistently amazing. (156 characters)

Photo of barflybastard
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Atreyu
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of GRG1313
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jason
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really great looking beer bar, love the video boards that kept the selection very up-to-date. Staff knew how to handle a crowd and were all very helpful. Pretty killer selection, good prices and simply a great place to throwndown. (231 characters)

Photo of whitenads
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of blastoderm55
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Solid bar. Tap selection one of the best I've seen. Bottles priced very high, but a good selection of whales. A single-guy type bar, not somewhere I would take my wife. (171 characters)

Photo of G_Z_a
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

One of the best tap selections in town, but can be a little overpriced. (71 characters)

Photo of AJBlankey
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Eternal218
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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Apex in Portland, OR
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.