1216 SE Division St., 273-9227, apexbar.com. 11:30-2:30 am daily.
Apex is a cash-only beer bar with a mile-long draft list to fuel a patio packed with flirting 20-somethings, and a lead bartender who answers to “the sheriff” and often plays the part. Actually, all of the bartenders sort of play that role. It’s a surly place, they don’t serve food and it’s not cheap. But you’ll end up here anyway. In a city where “beer-geek bar” is often an excuse to throw all notion of amenities to the wind, Apex boasts probably the best summertime, sun-drenched patio of the bunch. All that and an insane number of taps from all over the country and world; in local-centric Portland beer culture, Apex is willing to mail it in. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
Happy hour: HA HA HA HA HA HA. No.