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The Porter Beer Bar

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

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
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

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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Reviews by phideltashaggy:
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4.83/5  rDev +5.7%

This is without a doubt my favorite bar. It's a decently long trip for me, and I make so little money that it's once in a blue moon (beer pun not intended) that I get to visit. But every trip is worth it.

The selection is immaculate, nothing but the most craftily made brews from all over the world. The beer menu is about ten pages long, with accurate descriptions for every brew.

The atmosphere is my favorite type of bar environment: dark and intimate. Even though the place can be packed, you can feel secluded with your party in a booth if you like, or you can mingle at the bar at meet some people.

The food is pretty good, as well. If you're on a budget, get the fries and they will be the best fries you will ever eat. If you want something else, they have it. From goat-cheese fritters to the best fish-n-chips I've ever had, they have something to fit your cravings, and your beer.

The prices are a little high for me, but you get what you pay for. Again, I'm fairly poor, so take my review of the prices with a grain of salt.

phideltashaggy, Jun 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

KG710, Saturday at 03:31 AM
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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

Druncle_C, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Yalobusha, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

ianw87, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

kferq, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

cfrobrew, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

jbagnell, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

hansblitz, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of charlzm
3.91/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

charlzm, Jul 26, 2014
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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
100 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.