The Porter Beer Bar

BA SCORE
97
world-class

87 Reviews
The Porter Beer BarThe Porter Beer Bar
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1939
United States

(404) 223-0393 | map
theporterbeerbar.com

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Added by gabeerfan on 10-19-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
650
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Pros: Reasonably sized selection of drafts, excellent quality. Outstanding food. Servers know their beer.
Cons: Parking. Small, particularly the front bar area. Loud.

Visited on 11/20/12 (Thursday). Finding parking in the area sucked. Went there with a colleague who lived in Atlanta a number of years ago and he told me that this would be the case. Great neighborhood with plenty of things to check out in case there's a long wait and you can't find a place at the bar. The space at the front of the house is tight. Probably no more than 3 or 4 feet between the bar and back wall. Because there was about a 20 minute wait for a table, we had a chance to sit at the bar, order a beer and talk to the bartender. Good understanding of what was available as did the waitperson who served us later. Thirty to forty taps plus one beer on cask that night. Plenty more bottles, but with the selection, why not get something fresh? My only gripe, and it's a small one, was that I would have like more local beer. There was only three or so.

The back of the house is a bit roomier, but still smallish. Long seating areas give it a homestyle seating arrangement feel (individual tables, however). Very loud. Very rustic feel to the place. The food was very good to excellent. We split the goat cheese hush puppies and an Indian style appetizer (can't remember what it was) and I had the shrimp and grits for a main. All were very good.

I'll definitely be checking this place out next time I'm in town.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of AlbieTom
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is an awesome beer bar in little five in Atlanta. One of my favorite places to go, always something new on draft and their bottle list is immense. Give it a try the food is amazing and the servers know their beer.

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.66/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Caitica
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sholland119
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Our first stop in the Little Five Points area, and a very good one. Excellent beer selection, cool vibe, friendly bartender. We enjoyed everything about the place except we only went 1 for 2 on food selections. Still worth a stop.

HV

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Photo of eawolff99
3.71/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Klourie
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of liteachey
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Atmosphere melds with the rest of Little Fives, dark, dingy and comfortable on the inside, like a classic pub should be. Both the quality and selection of draughts is first class. An expansive menu and vintage list are available at mostly reasonable prices, though some of the vintage can be quite steep. Last I was there, KBS was $60 a bottle, but that was probably the only outrageous price. The menu is a clipboard with binder rings that hold about 40 pages of material. If you've never been, you'll need a moment to look it over. It's finely detailed, and if the description for a drink is too nuanced, the staff will be more than happy to clarify things for you. The service is relatively quick, and very attentive and helpful to aid in your selections. There is some above average food here, nothing too fancy, but more than satisfactory should you need a bite to eat. They also have a great spirit and cocktail selection.

Overall: One of my favorite bars, one not to miss if you're in the area.

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Photo of DirkJC
4.98/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of CraigTh
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

You may wait almost forever for a beer, but their selection is worth it. While this place gets packed quick, you can make reservations (the food is great). If you don't call ahead, be prepared to stand against the wall while you drink, or have people constantly reaching over you to order.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.76/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have been here twice, had dinner once. Overall the place is cool and has nice decor. The long skinny path by the bar to the back of the restaurant is not well thought out. It is a pain to get through this and actually sit down. Crowd is hipster to the max. Food is average at best. Beer menu is solid, with lots of draft and bottle/cans. The vintage menu is cool to look at but really who is paying $50+ for a KBS aged 2+ years. I would not recommend this place but if you are in the area stop by.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Omonigan
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in visiting my friend in Altanta. There selection was good. They have a beer cellar with a good selection of older beers, some are a little pricey. The vibe is relaxed with a nice stone inlay bar counter. The service was great.

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Photo of barleywin
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sd123
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Raime
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of davidanastas
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AllDayIPA23
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of VinceMig
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Doesn't get much better than this.

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