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

*Now selling tickets for shows & events

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!

Neon 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 10% off.

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:

November 14, 2019: New Arrivals

Anchor 2019 Christmas Ale
Aslan Simcoe Slice Pale
Block 15 Figgy Pudding Spiced Brandy BA Old Ale
Block 15 Imagine BA Belgian Style Stout
Block 15 Sticky Hands IPA
Block 15 Greatest Hits Sticky Hands IPA002061002061
Boulevard & Modern Times Restless Nights BA Coffee Porter
Bull Run Pear Wine
Crux Vicky’s Gone Troppo Vic Secret IPA
Crux Tough Love BA Imperial Stout
Ecliptic Sedna Tiramisu Stout
Ecliptic Sixth Orbit Hazy Plum IPA
Fort George 1001 Years of Silence BA Mexican Chocolate Stout
Fremont Dark Star 2019 Coffee Variant
Fremont Dark Star 2019 Chocolate Vanilla Maple Variant
Firestone Walker Violet Underground Raspberry Violet Wild Ale
Gigantic All Nighter Imperial Mocha Stout
Gigantic LP Stout
pFriem Belgian Christmas Ale
2 Towns Marissimo Blackberry Apple Wine
2 Towns Branch & Barrel Imperial Heirloom Cider

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Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA

November 7, 2019: New Arrivals

Anderson Valley Winter Solstice Ale
Baerlic Cut the Fluff West Coast IPA
Baerlic Pancake House Cocoa Maple Imperial Stout
Baerlic Trickle Drops Hazy DIPA
Breakside Hop Delivery Mechanism DIPA
Dragon’s Head Wild Fermented Cider
Dragon’s Head Gravenstein Cider
Ex Novo Revere’s Ride Wild Saison w/ Marionberries
E.Z. Orchards Poire Cider
Fort George Waves of Silence Imperial Stout
Mazama Oktoberfest
Mazama Fresh Hop Juicy IPA
Mazama Tripel Belgian Style Ale
Miller High Life Champagne Bottles
Modern Times & Pizza Port Gentle Reminder Hazy IPA
Old Town Glow Torch Hazy IPA
pFriem Juicy IPA
Prairie Artisan Christmas Bomb 2019 Spiced Imperial Stout
Prairie Artisan Screen Shot Hazelnut Coffee Imperial Stout
Prairie Artisan Seasick Crocodile Cranberry, Ginger & Spice Sour
Prairie Artisan Rainbow Sherbet Sour
Reveille Blue Monday Blueberry Citrus Farmhouse Cider
Robinsons Trooper Iron Maiden Sun & Steel Sake Lager
Sun Break Idyll Acres Perfection Cider
Sun Break Liberty Red Cider
St. Bernardus Abbey Christmas Ale
Stormbreaker Harmonica Solo Hazy IPA Cans
Stormbreaker Cloud Ripper IPA Cans
Stormbreaker Winter Coat Raspberry Winter Warmer Ale
Sunriver Vermont Vacation Hazy IPA
Wayfinder Funeral Black Bock
Wayfinder Terrifica Italian Style Pils

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Baerlic Dark Thoughts Black IPA
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Nitro Imperial Russian Stout
Veltins German Pilsner

October 31, 2019: New Arrivals

Author Rose Mead
Culmination 4&20 Black IIPA
Drei Fonteinen Oude Geuze
Drei Fonteinen Oude Kreik honnig
E9 Omega Man IPA
Ex Novo Monsters in the Mash IPA
Fremont Mod Pod IPA
Hopworks B/A Abominable Ale
Hopworks King of Norway IPA
Level Mostly Karate Chops IIPA
Level Non Snowsuit
Level Chocolate Dynamite
Oakshire Ill Tempered Gnome
Riestra Sidra Natural

New Cider

2 Towns Cosmic Currant
2 Towns Cidra Bouche
Carlton French Lane Press
Slake Dry Cider
Slake Scrumptown

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Bruery Bakery Coconut Macaroons
Culmination Phaedrus IPA
Deschutes Jubal Ale
Ecliptic Starburst IPA
Ex Novo Perle Haggard

October 24, 2019: New Arrivals

Aprch CBD Lemon Lime
Aprch CBD Mint Cucumber
Aprch CBD Watermelon
Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz
Craggy Range Temuna Road Vineyard Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc
Ex Novo Aperture
Fort George Cathedral Tree BA Pilsner
Loowit Mint Condition Stout
Loowit Shimmergloom Stout
Matchless Juice of Champions
Sasquatch Bohemian Rip City Pilsner
The Rare Barrel: Apropos of Nothing
The Rare Barrel: Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset

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Claim 52 Fluffy
Claim 52 Kolsch
Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
Ex Novo Pixelated Pale
Ferment IPA
Sun River Rippin NW Ale

October 17, 2019: New Arrivals

Block 15 Dark Matter
Block 15 Story of the Ghost
Block 15 Snozzberry
Block 15 Fall Amusement
Brewery 26 Oregon Sun Hazy IPA
Brewery 26 Crispy Clean IPA
Crux Mt. Terrific
Heater Allen Schwarz
Epic Chocolate Rapture Baptist
Epic Hazelnut Latte Baptist
Epic Peanut Butter Cup Baptist
Epic Quintuple Barrel Aged Baptist
Epic Vanilla Brandy Baptist
Firsetone Walker Coconut Merlin
Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star Stout
Hopworks Abominable
Hopworks Long Sunshine Hazy IPA
Lagunitas WTF
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Stone Fear Movie Lions
Unibroue Blanch De Chambly
New Cider 10/17/19
Stone Circle Blackberry Sage

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Block 15 Sticky Hands
Ex Novo Most Interesting Lager in the World
Stone Arrogant Bastard

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