The Porter Beer Bar
Taps: 46 / Bottles: 650
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 67 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rudyarmand:
3.38/5 rDev -25.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I have been to the Porter twice in the past ten days. The first time I went was in the early afternoon and I sat at the bar. The bartender was indeed very knowledgeable and recommended several brews (Wolover Organic IPA, Innis & Gunn) that I had never tried before. We ate the food and left the place feeling excited about recommending the Porter to our friends.
Well, the day after Christmas, I took my wife and daughter (who lives Downtown) to the Porter for lunch and it wasn't the same. We all were disappointed with our food, and the service was a bit slow even though it wasn't crowded. We immediately felt we would have been better off sitting at the bar.
This establishment is fine if you are downtown and want to enjoy a fine beer. It is not worth the drive if you live in the suburbs in my opinion.
12-26-2008 23:31:50 | More by rudyarmand
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4.53/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I was fairly new in the world of craft beer when I visited Porter for the first time a few years back. The servers there were very helpful in selecting new and interesting beers. And I was quite happy with everything they recommended. The food there is very good. I had their mussels and fries and they are some of the best I've had. Highly recommended.
03-24-2014 03:37:12 | More by dannyhead
4.46/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $
My kind of place.
Low key, small, quiet spot in a place not to far from downtown (10min cab ride).
Menu is massive. Draught list is one page, two-sided and has a great selection from IPA's, wit, stouts, etc.
Huge selection from Europe. Many breweries I was completely unfamiliar with.
Vintage/cellar selection was really cool. They only had a couple beers pre-2002 and most were in the 2007-2012 range. Still awesome to have that option.
Staffed by a young fellow who was sociable but a tad inattentive.
Another great thing about this place.... glassware. See anything you like? No worries, its for sale.
01-27-2014 16:07:42 | More by FEUO
4.53/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Went on a Friday night. Upon approaching the place, it looked like a really small brick and mortar pub. The front door leads to an elongated bar area that was packed with people sitting down and a row behind, with room in the middle for people to squeeze by. Thankfully they have ample seating behind all this and our party of 4 only had to wait 20 mins or so for a table.
The beer selection was overwhelming. They had maybe 30-35 taps and countless bottles from great breweries both within and out of the U.S. They also offered a decent list of vintage beer, unfortunately I didn't see much on the list older than 3-4 years. Prices were somewhat steep, but not unreasonable.
They didn't have an overwhelming food menu but it sufficed. Mostly pub food and sandwiches, there were a few interesting items that I believe are only offered on certain days and times. Our food came after about 20-25 mins.
Other than a fairly rude hostess, the service was actually good despite being packed. I was not expecting this considering my experiences at most pubs in the past year or so. Our waitress would stop by every 5 minutes to make sure we had everything we needed and encouraged us to order our next round before we were even finished with our current one (I love not having an empty glass for 10 mins). She did mix our orders up a bit but that was settled, she realized it before we even mentioned it.
The atmosphere was typical of a busy pub/bar. It was a bit noisy but nothing crazy, and it was hard to maneuver around the bar area, but once we were seated we had a great view of the entire establishment. They apparently like to display old suitcases and random trinkets on the walls/shelves, which was interesting.
Overall I was impressed and certainly would return again, one of my better pub experiences to date.
01-25-2014 18:24:11 | More by Rohkey
The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.