The Porter Beer Bar
Taps: 46 / Bottles: 650
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 67 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by RunawayJim:
4.63/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My wife and I had a great meal here on a recent trip to Atlanta. The bar is interesting, much larger than it looks. The bar is long and the dining room is in back. It just keeps going back further and further. It's a little tight in the far back of the place, but it's not horrible. They have a lot of travel related decor to go along with the name of the place. GA just got Bell's in and they had a large selection of Bell's on tap. I got a Third Coast, which was excellent. They serve water in these huge mason jars, which is nice because you get a lot of it.
Our waiter was very prompt with our food and drinks and even when we had to rush out to pick someone up at the airport. He was very helpful and friendly.
I had the brats and kraut for dinner. One of the brats was a bit dry, but the other was perfect. They were both very tasty and the kraut was excellent. My wife got the shrimp and grits, which she absolutely loved (and was thrilled to find out that there was a recipe for it in the Southern Beer News paper).
The prices were very reasonable. This is a must visit place if you find yourself in Atlanta.
05-26-2009 13:19:14 | More by RunawayJim
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4.53/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I was fairly new in the world of craft beer when I visited Porter for the first time a few years back. The servers there were very helpful in selecting new and interesting beers. And I was quite happy with everything they recommended. The food there is very good. I had their mussels and fries and they are some of the best I've had. Highly recommended.
03-24-2014 03:37:12 | More by dannyhead
4.46/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $
My kind of place.
Low key, small, quiet spot in a place not to far from downtown (10min cab ride).
Menu is massive. Draught list is one page, two-sided and has a great selection from IPA's, wit, stouts, etc.
Huge selection from Europe. Many breweries I was completely unfamiliar with.
Vintage/cellar selection was really cool. They only had a couple beers pre-2002 and most were in the 2007-2012 range. Still awesome to have that option.
Staffed by a young fellow who was sociable but a tad inattentive.
Another great thing about this place.... glassware. See anything you like? No worries, its for sale.
01-27-2014 16:07:42 | More by FEUO
4.53/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Went on a Friday night. Upon approaching the place, it looked like a really small brick and mortar pub. The front door leads to an elongated bar area that was packed with people sitting down and a row behind, with room in the middle for people to squeeze by. Thankfully they have ample seating behind all this and our party of 4 only had to wait 20 mins or so for a table.
The beer selection was overwhelming. They had maybe 30-35 taps and countless bottles from great breweries both within and out of the U.S. They also offered a decent list of vintage beer, unfortunately I didn't see much on the list older than 3-4 years. Prices were somewhat steep, but not unreasonable.
They didn't have an overwhelming food menu but it sufficed. Mostly pub food and sandwiches, there were a few interesting items that I believe are only offered on certain days and times. Our food came after about 20-25 mins.
Other than a fairly rude hostess, the service was actually good despite being packed. I was not expecting this considering my experiences at most pubs in the past year or so. Our waitress would stop by every 5 minutes to make sure we had everything we needed and encouraged us to order our next round before we were even finished with our current one (I love not having an empty glass for 10 mins). She did mix our orders up a bit but that was settled, she realized it before we even mentioned it.
The atmosphere was typical of a busy pub/bar. It was a bit noisy but nothing crazy, and it was hard to maneuver around the bar area, but once we were seated we had a great view of the entire establishment. They apparently like to display old suitcases and random trinkets on the walls/shelves, which was interesting.
Overall I was impressed and certainly would return again, one of my better pub experiences to date.
01-25-2014 18:24:11 | More by Rohkey
The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.