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The Porter Beer Bar

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The Porter Beer BarThe Porter Beer Bar
BA SCORE
100
world-class

121 Ratings
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: 46
Bottles: 650
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of epall
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of zest4itall
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of PEIhop
4.9/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TonyJ815
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of hmvalp
4.13/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of Wicketsmusik
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Bull19
5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Obiwanglenobi
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of HopHead84
3.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of BMMillsy
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Seriously if you live in Atlanta and haven't been here, you're missing out. Probably the best place I've ever been to for beer. Huge tap list, huge bottle list, and a giant cellar of things that aren't even listed on the menu. You can go back and walk around and admire the bottles (stuff you wouldn't imagine they'd have), point a few out, get prices from the staff, and decide to blow your load on them all. Prices were in line with what you'd expect at a bar/restaurant, with some outrageously priced and others just somewhat high. But that's to be expected. I got a 2009 Old Stock Cellar Reserve to start, and finished with a 2011 French Oak Jose Marti. I could have spent north of $1,000 at this place. I'm not going to list everything in the cellar because I'm not even sure if they're supposed to have some of that out of distro stuff. Food was also incredibly good, staff was nicer than any beer bar I've ever been to, with lots of patience for me and my questions about both beers they had and their pricing. I can't recommend this place enough. Seriously though, even if you don't want vintage or crazy cellar bottles, just go and look at the place. Just awesome.

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of moviedawg
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Peanut
5/5  rDev +9.2%

It might not look as pretty as Brickstore, but the food is ten times better. Nick whips up great seasonal specials - constant rotation.

The cellar is solid for occasionally splurging, though we all hope they continue to improve it and not rest on their laurels.

The tap list is usually interesting, but you can ALWAYS rely on fantastic kegs coming out for themed nights, anniversaries, and craft beer weeks.

The veterans on the staff are particularly good at what they do.

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Druncle_C
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hundreds of beers. Awesome niche brewhouse with 30something atmosphere. Oh yeah, the food was outstanding.

Photo of Yalobusha
5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ianw87
5/5  rDev +9.2%

This is my favorite beer bar in the country. There is always something great on, if you don't like the taplist the vintage list is out of this world.

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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
100 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.