The Porter Beer Bar
Taps: 46 / Bottles: 650
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 70 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by phideltashaggy:
4.83/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is without a doubt my favorite bar. It's a decently long trip for me, and I make so little money that it's once in a blue moon (beer pun not intended) that I get to visit. But every trip is worth it.
The selection is immaculate, nothing but the most craftily made brews from all over the world. The beer menu is about ten pages long, with accurate descriptions for every brew.
The atmosphere is my favorite type of bar environment: dark and intimate. Even though the place can be packed, you can feel secluded with your party in a booth if you like, or you can mingle at the bar at meet some people.
The food is pretty good, as well. If you're on a budget, get the fries and they will be the best fries you will ever eat. If you want something else, they have it. From goat-cheese fritters to the best fish-n-chips I've ever had, they have something to fit your cravings, and your beer.
The prices are a little high for me, but you get what you pay for. Again, I'm fairly poor, so take my review of the prices with a grain of salt.
06-13-2011 20:33:02 | More by phideltashaggy
More User Reviews:
4.94/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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
4.09/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$
Definitely staffed by beer lovers…knowledgeable and will talk beer. Food is a little overrated as far as I am concerned, although I appreciate the small plate efforts and local flavors. Go here for the beer and you will not be disappointed.
Service was a little rushed…I got the feeling we weren't quite cool enough for the server. Hint: don't blow off old fat guys dining with their wife, to hang with your friends…we probably tip better.
I would recommend the bar versus tables, especially if you are trying the beers. I will go back, and I would recommend it because small restaurants need to see our business, and this one is on the right track. The beer options alone should keep most hop head and dark beer lovers happy.
05-18-2014 14:54:20 | More by JLSIV
District of Columbia
4.5/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
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
The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.