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The Porter Beer Bar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

85 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
www.theporterbeerbar.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
153
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
650
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by RunawayJim:
Photo of RunawayJim
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My wife and I had a great meal here on a recent trip to Atlanta. The bar is interesting, much larger than it looks. The bar is long and the dining room is in back. It just keeps going back further and further. It's a little tight in the far back of the place, but it's not horrible. They have a lot of travel related decor to go along with the name of the place. GA just got Bell's in and they had a large selection of Bell's on tap. I got a Third Coast, which was excellent. They serve water in these huge mason jars, which is nice because you get a lot of it.

Our waiter was very prompt with our food and drinks and even when we had to rush out to pick someone up at the airport. He was very helpful and friendly.

I had the brats and kraut for dinner. One of the brats was a bit dry, but the other was perfect. They were both very tasty and the kraut was excellent. My wife got the shrimp and grits, which she absolutely loved (and was thrilled to find out that there was a recipe for it in the Southern Beer News paper).

The prices were very reasonable. This is a must visit place if you find yourself in Atlanta.

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More User Reviews:
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 SometimesIfart
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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Photo of KingEdward
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of sahd-1
4.97/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Located in the heart of Atlanta's Little 5 Points area this place is a craft beer must. In addition to the 30 plus taps, they offered an extensive bottle/can list of both local and non. I didn't have any food but will definitely try it next time I'm back. I'd give the vibe a perfect 5 if it weren't for all the junkies that hang around within a stone's throw of the entrance.

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Photo of Tralemix
4.73/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

What a wonderful place! My favorite beer beer in Atlanta. Great selection, inexpensive and delicious food, and right in the middle of Little Five Points.

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Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Best place I have been yet in Atlanta. Amazing

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Photo of Hulud
4.95/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
97 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.
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