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Apex

Not Rated.
ApexApex
BA SCORE
96
world-class

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Taps: 50
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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:
11:30am - 2:30am

Always tons of bike parking.

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-26-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

macesq, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

gatheredwaters, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

KVNBGRY, Jun 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

duceswild, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ADagnan86, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

memphischas, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jtosch, Mar 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Gig2828, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

paul_db, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Hobbit, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

kamikazeokami, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Gobzilla, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

CoryR, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of brewtalthrone
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

If you don't like this place, you hate beer and life. Summer time - doors rolled up, hard rock & "metal" (ahem, not REAL metal, but anyways), huge patio area out front on Division Street, beer selection. Cash only, I do believe, but they have an ATM for your "convenience". While you're there, ya gotta make time for the Beer Mongers across the street - bottle shop that reeks of awesome, & ya might even catch a li'l badass young jazz trio freestylin' some jams. Miss Apex and you miss out. When in PDX, this is at the top of your list (if you love beer like you think you do). Portland = BEER, and Apex is the apex of beer in Portland, jus' sayin'. God I miss PDX in the worst way :(

brewtalthrone, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of AnIslandOfGeese
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%

First time in Portland. First bar we went to. Came highly recommended by friends. Amazing draft selection. Heavily focused on IPAs it seemed, just what I needed for my first time in Portland.

Digital draft menu was cool.

Clean bathrooms with funny graffitti on the walls

Bar tender, i forgot her name, was really great and knew what she was talking about.

Open late. Was not crowded. Not much of an opportunity to mingle with other patrons.

AnIslandOfGeese, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

cjw333, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

tylerstravis, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%

We all dined at this fancy restaurant called Roe and as we were driving down Division, it turns out that Apex is about a mile away! So let's check it out...

Apex reminds me of some of the best beer joints in Austin, with that big patio and chairs outside and the low-lying shack-like building behind it. Breweriana inside, music not too loud and not crowded on a Saturday night. It's all good, particularly after reading so many bad reviews about this place and the employees. The place is small, though, and there are one or two employees only, so I can see how it could get crowded and slow (in fact, as the night progressed, music got louder and service slower).

Their beer selection is outstanding indeed. So many rare, strong and barrel-aged beers! On tap, I tried Banished Double Cross ($4, 6-oz), Against the Grain Attila Hen ($1 taste), Mikkeller Frederiksen ($5, 6-oz). And beyond, they had Black Albert, Pliny, Evil Twin Ashtray, John Barleycorn'10, Midnight Sun Moscow, Beer Geek Mus, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti, De Garde Spears Gin Barrel Wild Ale... you get the picture. This is my kind of tap list.

I love the different servings and small portions, and how the bartender warned me about the flatness of Bourbon Fred.

Don't miss the bottle list. One of the best I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot). I had a Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred'11 for eighteen bucks, and they have Fifty Fifty Eclipse, Firestone PNC ($50), Cherry Adam'08 (sixty bucks).... browse and be amazed.

I would say the only negatives here are the silly cash-only policy (although they do give you a one-dollar discount if you show your ATM receipt) and the fact that is is a smallish place with not much atmosphere. But the beer more than makes up for that!

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 18, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

The staff just doesn't make an effort to explain the beers to customers. The board with the beer list doesn't give enough information to justify the bartenders not offering constant help. The selection is absolutely amazing, but with most of the foreign beers they are not in English so there is no way to even tell the beer style.

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

TaborTime, Feb 15, 2014
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Cynic-ale, Feb 13, 2014
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cgrz, Jan 20, 2014
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Kurmaraja, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

fitius5150, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
Apex in Portland, OR
96 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.