Hours:
Sunday–Thursday from 10 am - 10 pm
Friday & Saturday from 10 am - 11 pm

Now selling Crowlers. Fill it fresh from one of our 20 taps and seal it up to-go!

About 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

800+ bottles of beer, wine, cider and McMenamins spirits
across from McMenamins Tavern & Pool!

Spirits Menu  Cocktail Menu  Menu  Tavern & Pool Bar Menu

Located on bustling Northwest 23rd Avenue, the Bottle Shop offers more than 800 bottles – rare, local and otherwise – for your choosing. Our selection includes beer, ciders, wine, sparkling wine and McMenamins spirits. Take bottles to go, or stay a while and we’ll open them onsite for you to enjoy at our tables indoors or out.

Or choose from one of our 20 rotating McMenamins' and guest beers and ciders on tap. Stay for a pint, get your growler filled, or a try a Crowler® of your choosing. We’ll pour and seal a 32-ounce Crowler to go, and it will last up to six months. A Rubinator (Ruby + Terminator), perhaps?

So stop in, have some samples, and pick up necessities for your bar or as gifts. We also offer a discount on each case of 24 McMenamins cans;  get your case of Ruby cans, Hammerhead cans, or a mix, for $60.

This location now has its own stamp for the McMenamins Passport, which is required for completion of the Passport.

McMenamins Growler Mondays: $9 - $18
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any McMenamins Beer for $7 off the regular Growler fill price.
 
McMenamins Crowler Tuesdays: $6 - $10.50
Come in and get a 1-quart Crowler fill of any McMenamins Beer or Cider for $3 off the regular Crowler fill price.
 
Cider Growler Wednesdays: $14*
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of the Wednesday special. 
*this price applies to Edgefield Cider & the Seasonal Cider. The 2-quart Growler fill special for Small Batch Ciders is $24.

Guest Growler Thursdays
Bring a 2-quart growler to get a fill of any Guest Beer for $5.00 off the regular Growler fill price.

In a hurry? A limited number of parking spaces are available next door for easy in and out shopping.

The Bottle Shop is all ages (21 and over to drink) and also allows pets while you shop and at our sidewalk seating.

Meet the "Crowlers"

It's a can...It's a growler...No, it's a Crowler®!

The Crowler® is a one-use, recyclable 32 oz. can that's filled and seamed right at the bar. As an alternative to a growler, it’s light, portable and keeps the beer fresher longer. 

We purge the cans with CO2 before filling them, so no beer-degrading oxygen is added to the beer. The Crowler® is then filled immediately. The lid is applied and sealed under pressure. A Crowler® can keep beer or cider fresh and shelf stable for up to six months. Let us know what you’d like, and we’ll fill one for you, to go! 

Crowler Prices:
McMenamins Ales $9-$13.50
Edgefield Ciders $10
Small Batch Ciders $15
Guest Beer & Cider on Draft Price will vary.

History

The 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop is located across the parking lot from Tavern and Pool, in an grocery store that was a comfortable old fixture of the NW Portland community (a.k.a. Slabtown).

The shop was owned by Homer Medica (first photo taken in 1985, the second more recently) and his mother Rose, who were longtime friends of McMenamins.

In 1993, famed Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin (writer of more than 80 short stories, two collections of essays, three volumes of poetry, and 16 novels) published a photo essay book calledBlue Moon Over Thurman Street, in which she and a photographer documented all 45 blocks of people and places. As a fixture of the neighborhood, Homer was interviewed for Le Guin's book and was included in her acknowledgements. A recent book review said: "What was new or soon to be, already has faded, just a little. While the book is wistful and worried of an ugly future, the street itself abides. Old families remain. Nice new shops have opened. Houses are restored. It's still a very beautiful street and it still spans everything from industrial to commercial to rich and not so rich."

We are pleased to continue the legacy of this welcoming neighborhood joint, albeit in a slightly different fashion than Homer did. Instead of sandwiches and soda and bubblegum, McMenamins will serve up eight-hundred-plus bottled craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits, both from McMenamins and around the world.

Not only that, but the shop will feature sparkling wine, weekly cocktail specials, growler fill specials, small bites and 20 taps featuring our own beers and ciders, plus rotating guest brews. So, head to the north end of NW 23rd to get all bottled up.

Events

New Arrivals

These are fresh off the delivery truck, though they could be gone tomorrow:

January 17, 2019: New Arrivals

Level Hazing is Socially Unacceptable Hazy IPA
Hopworks Playcation Hazy IPA
Ghostfish Hull Breaker Gluten Free Imperial Coffee Porter
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale
Reuben’s Brews Gobsmacked IIPA
Ft. George Skies of Wonder IIPA
pFriem Hazy IPA
pFriem Single Hop Mosaic Pale
Trap Door Mango Lassi Gose Ale

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Ex Novo Perle Haggard German Style Pilsner
Monkless Dubbel or Nothing Belgian Style Ale
Monkless the Trinity Belgian Style Tripel
Schilling Emerald City Blackberry Pear Cider
Reverend Nat’s New Moon Mandarin Cider
Silver Moon Killer Queen Brut IPA
Ecliptic Phaser Hazy IPA
Ecliptic Starburst IPA
Ancestry Irish Red Ale
Buoy Dunkel Lager

January 10, 2019: New Arrivals

Alesmith My Bloody Valentine
Alesmith  IPA
Alesmith Spezial Pilz
Alvarado Street All Absolutes
Alvarado Street Growers Hazy Pale Ale
Alvarado Street Half Time Treat
Alvarado Street Terp and Caicos
Apple Outlaw Coastal Cranberry
Apple Outlaw Jefferson Dry
Apple Outlaw Siskiyou Gold
Belching Beaver Fall of Troy
Belching Beaver Mosaic IIPA
Block 15 Hypnosis
Breakside Kids These Haze
Double Mountain Brut Champagne IPA
Gigantic Cloudberries
Gigantic Four Hearts Beat As One
Gigantic Time Warp Dank IPA
Gigantic Weapon of Mass Seduction
Hi Wheel Black Lightning
Ninkasi Heart and Science
Oakshire The Perfect Storm Double IPA
Oskar Blues Can-O-Bliss
Oskar Blues Guns’N’Rose
Reubens Bits and Bobs
Reubens Robust Porter

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Block 15 Fresh Pow!
Block 15 Gloria!
Block 15 Sticky Hands

January 3, 2019: New Arrivals

8 Wired Hippy Cucumber Hippy Berliner
8 Wired IStout Affogato
Chapman Crafted Super Smooth Guava Milkshake IPA
Coniston Bluebird Bitter
Crux Gated Community
Full Sail Malted Milkshake IPA
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Grand Reserve
Jolly Pumpkin BA Madrugada Obscura
Kulmbacher Eisbock
Humble Sea/Casa Agria En la Boca DDH Foggy IPA
Loowit Snow’s Ghost
Matchless Shortest Day
North Jetty/Heathen Graveyard of the Pacific
Ommegang Bourbon Barrel Aged Adoration
Rising Tide Back Cove Pilsner
Rising Tide Cutter Imperial IPA
Rising Tide Waypoint Coffee Porter
Shmaltz Hanukkah Pass the Beer
Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
Stickman Kid Vegas
Timothy Taylor Landlord

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2 Towns Boysenbarrel
Claim 52 Fluffier
Grains of Wrath Overkill IPA
Monchshopf Schwarzbier
Ruse Brewing Clock Keeper
Schilliing Emerald City
Silver Moon Killer Bee
Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo IPA
Traquair Jacobite Ale

December 27, 2018: New Arrivals

Sierra Nevada Resilience Butte IPA
Ecliptic Orange Giant Barleywine
Kirin Ichiban Japanese Lager
Crux Coco(a) Stout
Modern Times Sula Berry Gose
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout
Founders Centennial IPA
Boulevard Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout
Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad
Rogue Outta Line West Coast IPA
Rogue Batsquatch Hazy IPA
Founders Centennial IPA
Claim 52 Fluffier Hazy DIPA
Trap Door Glowed Up Hazy NEIPA
Trap Door Holidank DIPA
Alesmith & Stone Gregarious Nature San Diego IPA
Left Hand Brewing Chai Milk Stout
Everybody’s Brewing Country Boy IPA
Wild Ride Brew Rye BA Force Stout
Matchless + Mount Olympus Brunch Mob Beermosa
Matchless Hop Shindig
Matchless Old Pine West Coast IPA
3 Magnets Drive by Fruiting Pineapple Mango Brett Kettle Sour
3 Magnets Tubby Unicorn Rye IPA
3 Magnets Orange Treat Imperial Stout
Urban Family Heart of Stone Peach & Apricot Sour Ale
Urban Family Winter Heart Apricot & Blueberry Sour Ale

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Ex Novo Eliot IPA
Ex Novo Most Interesting Lager in the World
Breakside & Salt & Straw Salted Caramel Stout
Ninkasi Total Domination Hazy IPA
Boulevard Tough Kitty Milk Stout
Boulevard & Tech N9ne Bou Lou Pineapple Wheat
Rogue Straight Outta Newport Hazy IPA
Fat Orange Cat All Cats Are Gray in the Dark White Stout
pFriem Citrus Zest IPA
pFriem Vienna Lager
Upright Hearts Beat

December 20, 2018: New Arrivals

Agrarian Farmonenon
Agrarian Super Chile
Ex Novo Back and Forth IPA
Ex Novo Kill the Sun BA Stout
Ex Novo Kill the Sun Coffee Vanilla BA Stout
Fort George Waves of Silence
Founders Centennial IPA
Level Finish Him Imperial Stout
Level Fatality Imperial BA Stout
Level Pixelated Pale
Old Town la Brut Sparkling IPA
pFreim BA Imperial Stout
pFriem Belgian Select
Revision Staff of Life NEIIPA
Revision Owyee NEIPA
Schneider Adventinus Eisbock
Schneider Adventinus Bourbon Barrel
StormBreaker Buffalo Smile Hazy IIPA
StormBreaker Handfuls of Hops v. 11
Three Creeks Rye BA Rudolph Red

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Boulevard Tank 7
Boulevard Bou Lou
Deschutes Schwartz Bier
SormBreaker House Martel NEPA

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