The Porter Beer Bar

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The Porter Beer BarThe Porter Beer Bar
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99
world-class

81 Reviews
Reviews: 81
Visits: 138
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: 46
Bottles: 650
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Place added by: gabeerfan on 10-19-2008

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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place is right in the middle of Little 5 Points, which I think is a plus as it's a very interesting, eclectic locale and fairly easy to get to from just about anywhere. Walking into the bar, there is a long bar along the right with seating along the bar and minimal standing/walking room behind them. This makes conversation or large groups at the bar tough. However, this is plenty of seating in the back. The feel is a bit dive-y and worn, but certainly not dirty or dingy. The outside seating is a great touch.

Everything is served at correct temperature in appropriate glassware. Everything I've had is fresh (or aged correctly), and I would not hesitate to ask for something else if served something not fresh or aged inappropriately.

I have noticed the service getting steadily better. When I first went to Porter a little over two years ago, the service was hit or miss. Now, I have noticed more knowledgeable bartenders and servers. However, very few are experts.

The selection is where this place shines. It's just about as good as it can get. It's a small step behind BSP, but they get some great limited releases and some very special surprises. They've had beer from Short's, they've had Canadian Breakfast Stout, they always have multiple Cantillon bottles, it's really wonderful. The only place they could expand is on vintage beers, but this is a really small complaint.

I have seen the food menu become gradually better, as well. There are often odd items on the menu, but I'm almost always able to find something I'll enjoy. It rotates pretty regularly, too. Whatever dish sounds interesting to me is almost always tasty.

I wanted to re-review this place when I saw what how I reviewed it over a year ago. The service has improved and so has the food. (1,778 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of AllDayIPA23
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of VinceMig
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Doesn't get much better than this. (34 characters)

Photo of KingEdward
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of sahd-1
4.97/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Located in the heart of Atlanta's Little 5 Points area this place is a craft beer must. In addition to the 30 plus taps, they offered an extensive bottle/can list of both local and non. I didn't have any food but will definitely try it next time I'm back. I'd give the vibe a perfect 5 if it weren't for all the junkies that hang around within a stone's throw of the entrance. (379 characters)

Photo of Tralemix
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

What a wonderful place! My favorite beer beer in Atlanta. Great selection, inexpensive and delicious food, and right in the middle of Little Five Points. (155 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Best place I have been yet in Atlanta. Amazing (47 characters)

Photo of Hulud
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of georgiaboy8686
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

All 5s for me. This place was great. I went for lunch with my brother, it wasn't extremely busy. Tons of beer on tap, out the bottle/can, and a very large cellar. The food was extremely good as well. Also, great service. I wish I lived in ATL, I would make this a regular establishment for me. (299 characters)

Photo of markgugs
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Not sure if there are enough good things that can be said about this place. It may very well be the BEST beer bar/restaurant I've ever been to, and I've been to a LOT of places. James Beard-nominee, so the food kicks ass. 30+ taps, great bottle list, vintage cellar, locals & rarities, so the beer kicks ass. Bartenders & staff are utterly righteous, so they kick ass. Fantastic location in Little Five Points, so the 'hood kicks ass. And pretty sure I heard multiple Dead Kennedys songs piping thru the PA, so the vibe kicks ass. What's not to like? (550 characters)

Photo of smartassboiler
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Loved this place. The vibe was great, the quality of the beer and food were excellent, and the service was outstanding. I didn't catch my bartender's name, but I enjoyed talking to him throughout the night. The selection between the drafts, bottle list, and cellar list is among the best I've come across. I only had appetizers, but the food was great, too. (357 characters)

Photo of a_damroy
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome place. Insane beer selection. Felt like a kid in a candy store when we entered their cellar. Didn't try the food, but the menu looked great as well. This is my new go to spot in Atlanta. (194 characters)

Photo of gatorlove
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of memphischas
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dil_thebeerdrinking_do
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of epall
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of zest4itall
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of PEIhop
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TonyJ815
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great place! Phenomenal selection. Huge vintage/cellar menu. Prices are awesome. Food is fantastic. Tight seating, but that adds to the vibe honestly. Hard to go wrong with The Porter. (190 characters)

Photo of hmvalp
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of Wicketsmusik
4.91/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Bull19
5/5  rDev +10.4%

This is a beer nerd's dream. If you only have time to stop in one place in Atlanta due to a layover I suggest you coming here and spending your afternoon waiting on your flight here if you have the time. This place is on point with their bottle and cask selections. (265 characters)

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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.