Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom

Bar
3090 SE Division

A welcoming new hangout in the former Wild Oats building, and a worthwhile addition to the almost incomprehensibly huge eating and drinking scene on SE Division, Imperial Bottle Shop offers a wide selection of taps and bottles for in-store drinking—check out the whirlpool chiller—or taking home. There are 16 taps from which to fill your growler via beer gun, and the choices (including two ciders) are consistently excellent. NED LANNAMANN

Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom

3090 SE Division, Portland, Oregon 97202
971-302-6899
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm\nFri-Sat 12pm-12am
Bar Details
  • Scene Bar
  • Happy Hour The after-work crowd mobs this happy hour, and given that it’s limited to a cramped section surrounding the actual bar, it’s best to hit Imperial—located inside the boutique Hotel Lucia—early. Like, really early. But piece together a few bits from the happy hour menu—I went with some generously salted but perfectly golden french fries ($3), a buttery roll ($1), a salad with paper-thin carrots and pleasantly subtle goat-cheese dressing ($5), and a Double Mountain IRA ($5)—and you’ve got a decent late lunch. When I went (at 2 pm, after being unable to find a seat a few days before, when I showed up at 4 pm), the bartender noted it was “James Brown Wednesday”—a James Brown Pandora station was playing for everyone in the bar, from a blue-collar guy taking a break from a film set to a couple of fortysomething rich fucks who had nowhere else to be at 2:30 in the afternoon. ERIK HENRIKSEN Happy Hour: daily 2-6 pm, 10 pm-midnight, $3-28 menu
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