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Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom

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BA SCORE
4.33/5
Outstanding
23 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

3090 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon, 97202-1451
United States

(971) 302-6899 | map
imperialbottleshop.com

Notes:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-31-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
23
pDev:
8.78%
 
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Sabtos
3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Focusing on higher end and pricey bottles, from the imported to local and regional sours, this place has a good selection of semi-rare brews to-go for out-of-staters, but I'm not sure what the local population would think of such a large collection of, for example, Cascade bottles you can get from the source right down the street.

The space seems roomy early, but I can imagine it getting cramped, especially dangerously so at the table near the fairly highly placed rows of bottles.

They have a very respectable, fairly large taplist of mostly local brews on draft that should help keep the neighborhood coming.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This place gives new meaning to the phrase "well curated." There's a wall of bottles, as well as four fridge units, all of which are tantalizingly tempting. Not to mention the tap handles to enjoy in house or get a fill. Impressive. Most impressive.

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Photo of rpmcoffman
3.05/5  rDev -29.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Nice selection of beers. But the staff was not very friendly.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I have to give chops to this place, since I called them all the way from Mississippi and asked them to hold a bottle of the Abyss for me when I arrived a few days later. Not only did they have it waiting for me, they gave me a complimentary canvas tote bag with my purchase. Plus The Imperial had Big Bad Baptist on tap! The place is small, but the vibe is way cool. The selection is a bit small, but the prices are at least a dollar lower on bombers than most bottle shops in the area. I had such a nice feeling doing business with these folks. Wish I had stayed longer.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of birchstick
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JoeBond
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of boralyl
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

One of my favorite local bars. They have a great selection of bottles (some in coolers(mostly hoppy stuff) and others on the shelf) and ~16 taps. They do a great job making sure the things on tap are draft only and not something you can buy in bottles.

There are 3 things that make them stand out to me.

1. They have a wine chiller. You can easily pay for a bottle off the shelf and get it cooled to the perfect temperature in minutes (for there or to go).
2. They have a Blichmann beer gun on all of their taps, so you can get 16oz bottles of draft beer to go. They will fill it and cap it for you right there for a nominal fee for the bottle or you can bring in one you have already purchased.
3. The staff is great. They are very knowledgeable and super nice.

The space itself has a really nice contemporary vibe with plenty of wood and concrete. Outside they have 5-6 picnic tables for the nicer months. The windows also slide open to the sidewalk when it's nice out.

They allow outside food and encourage it. There are a ton of options for food within the building and a food cart just a block down the road.

Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of anteater
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Raimalise
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of botanu
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Atreyu
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great little bottle shop & taproom. Bottle selection is kind of on the smaller side, but very we'll curated and priced surprisingly low. Tap list is solid. High quality glassware. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Great ambience with lots of windows.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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