The Porter Beer Bar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

86 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
Score:
97
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
155
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
650
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 155
Reviews by rudyarmand:
Photo of rudyarmand
3.38/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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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 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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The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta, GA
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