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The Porter Beer Bar

Not Rated.
The Porter Beer BarThe Porter Beer Bar

Taps: 46 / Bottles: 650
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

93 Ratings
Ratings: 93
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1939
United States
phone: (404) 223-0393

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @porterbeerbar

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(Place added by: gabeerfan on 10-19-2008)
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

For a couple of years this was my absolute hands down craft bar. The atmosphere was awesome, quality was high, service was great, food was darn awesome and prices were resonable. But lately when I've gone there it doesn't have that welcoming vibe like it did. Maybe going through a transition as restaurants/bars do from time to time. But I guess one of my biggest observations has been that they are serving more 1/2 pints than pints and they are pint prices. At first when I saw the 1/2 pints the prices were 1/2 price. Was in there a few days ago and they were full or pint price. Not to mention I sat there for five minutes or so and no one waited on me. That has happened on a few occassions lately and staff will pass right by. Don't think the staff is at peace there these days. Something is going on there and hopefully it's just a phase and our dear bar will be back to it's vibrant self.

05-23-2012 13:00:04 | More by TheSeeker61
More User Reviews:
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charlzm

California

3.91/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$

Visited on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 for a late lunch.

The neighborhood of Little Five Points is definitely the Silverlake of Atlanta. Even the bums (and there are plenty) have a sort of low key pretension. Parking wasn't difficult at this time, but I can imagine it would be if things were even slightly busy; we parked behind the restaurant in an alley and walked around.

The entry was a bit of a shock as it was so bright outside and so dark inside. The front has a few tables and a bar; we opted to sit in the back and around the corner (the layout is a long right angle) and had the place more or less to ourselves.

Luggage lines one wall that is made to look line a train platform (the place isn't named after the beer style, apparently). Old timey ceiling fans moved the air around. It was cool and a little dark and that was fine with me.

The beer lineup skewed heavily towards out of town breweries on my visit; I was hoping to see what local breweries might be offering and found only one: Orpheus. They had two saisons on draft and I had them both.

The food was a bit pricey and not as good as we had hoped: the g/f had fish and chips (catfish). They fish was over-breaded, too crispy and might have been cooked in old oil? Hard to day. It is easy to say, though, that it wasn't inspiring.

I had the Georgia Wild Shrimp n’ Grits which is white cheddar grits, two types of mushrooms, truffle oil and some remarkably bland shrimp. Still, it was satisfying.

Our waiter had fancy facial hair, a touch of androgyny and polite, fast service. No problems there.

Overall, I might make it a point to go back next time I find myself in ATL, but I'm spoiled by all the excellent gastropubs with outstanding beer lists where I live, so I couldn't get too enthused.

One nice plus was the employee whose name I forgot who saw my Firestone Walker work shirt and engaged me in a beer nerd conversation on my way out. It only lasted five minutes, though, because my g/f was sitting outside, fending off bums' requests to make calls on her cell phone.

07-26-2014 18:22:03 | More by charlzm
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Lionhearted1987

Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Unbelievable selection of beer. Great atmosphere. Food is excellent. Service can be slow at times, but that's because this place is always super busy. I was able to find an oak aged 15th anniversary Great Divide double IPA, which was one of the best beers I've ever had ( well worth the $30 price tag).

07-10-2014 17:55:22 | More by Lionhearted1987
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bruedabaker

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-12-2014 19:48:29 | More by bruedabaker
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

06-11-2014 17:45:30 | More by Rollzroyce21
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jburns301

Georgia

5/5  rDev +10.1%

05-30-2014 14:51:31 | More by jburns301
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davemarc87

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

05-28-2014 18:21:33 | More by davemarc87
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JLSIV

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$

Definitely staffed by beer lovers…knowledgeable and will talk beer. Food is a little overrated as far as I am concerned, although I appreciate the small plate efforts and local flavors. Go here for the beer and you will not be disappointed.

Service was a little rushed…I got the feeling we weren't quite cool enough for the server. Hint: don't blow off old fat guys dining with their wife, to hang with your friends…we probably tip better.

I would recommend the bar versus tables, especially if you are trying the beers. I will go back, and I would recommend it because small restaurants need to see our business, and this one is on the right track. The beer options alone should keep most hop head and dark beer lovers happy.

05-18-2014 14:54:20 | More by JLSIV
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$

Visited on a Wednesday night. Very crowded for dinner but thinned out as the night went. Closes a little early (i.e. we were getting last call at 11:45)

My go to beer bar in Atlanta. No reason to go any place else.

A - Looks like a craft beer bar. Has patrons that are focused on and like to talk beer. - 4.75

Q - No reason to believe quality is anything for high. Proper glasses used. Cellar may not be as cool as needed (see below). 4.5

S - Good service. Happy staff. Bartender (Rebecca) knew her stuff, though at times she was absent from her post. Kimi showed me the cellar/private party room Very nice but as I said maybe not the proper temperature for cellaring. 4.25

S - Excellent selection. Look at the website for 40+ taps and extensive list of bottles and vintages. Plenty of hard to find beers. - 4.75

F - I had the burger and fries. The pickles on the burger were great as were the fries. Hushpuppies were good as well. 4.25

V - Can be very good even on bottles beer - $$

05-02-2014 02:16:17 | More by Sludgeman
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

04-13-2014 20:02:28 | More by rrski198
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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.