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Apex

Not Rated.
ApexApex
BA SCORE
95
world-class

37 Reviews
Reviews: 37
Visits: 103
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 rikatine:
Photo of rikatine
3.23/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

We went to Apex as a part of our walking tour of beer venues in the SE. We were there on a Tuesday, shortly after noon. It is on a interestingly busy little corner, with Beermongers, Los Gorditos, and Double Dragon. Lots of outdoor seating with large umbrellas. Heading inside with the "open to the outside" seating was cool.

That tap list was stacked after their anniversary event over the weekend. We had the Boneyard Nefarious, 6oz for $5 and the Boneyard Armoured Fist CDA Both big beers. Sippers. Awesome chance to try there two beers.

Atmosphere and service here did not impress us at all. Although we were greeted when we came in, of course we needed a minute to study the tap list. After that we were left hanging a little longer than we would have liked. The bartender was busy doing chores. We chose to sit out at the picnic tables 'cause we just weren't feeling the heavy metal music indoors. We decided to move on after one beer since there are so many places, too little time. (991 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Yeti1979
4.75/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Highbury09
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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)

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