I travel frequently and visit the top "places" in each city, and The Porter Beer Bar is one of the best that Iíve seen. The taps have are a wide variety of many local brews and some international, but what impressed me was the bottle list. The list is extensive and too much for one night of sampling. The service I received was phenomenal. The only problem is that I donít live in Atlanta and it will be hard to get back to this gem.
Weíve been to beer bars all over the U.S. and in Canada, The Netherlands, and England. None hold a candle to The Porter! The beer selection is top notch and constantly rotating. The food is phenomenal (best Belgian fries in the universe!). The staff is so friendly and kind and remembers our names! If you are a beer geek, the Porter cannot be missed and is worth a special trip.
Solid foundational beer selection with a continuous influx of new and exotic brews on tap and in various size bottles that offers exploration opportunities for any palate. Friendly staff complements awesome seating options: outdoor seating with a view of Little Five Points, a table upfront or at the magnificently long bar or the tables in the back of the store offer a more intimate setting. My favorite bar.
Anytime I am in Atlanta, I make my way to The Porter. Great selection of beer on tap and great food to offer as well. Cozy bar, with mason jar lights and a knowledgeable enthusiastic staff! Wish I was in Georgia more often!
A tiny but fantastic little bar in the hippiefied Little Five Points. Incredible tap list, and be sure to check out the vintage list...I had the Duchesse De Bourgogne. Food is pretty good too. Ambiance is a bit indie chic, but at heart itís still a beer loverís bar. Service is great, value is good. Highly recommended!
Iím probably completely biased, as this is "my" beer bar, but at the end of the day, they did have to earn it to get me to say that. The Porter has excellent staff, service, selection, and even food. If I were a foodie who knew nothing about beer, itíd still be a worthwhile destination, due to the husband-wife collaboration of Nick, the chef, and Molly, the beer and general operation person. If you make more than a few appearances, they are sure to recognize you and know you, and youíll never be disappointed by the selection, a wonderful mix of a few awesome standards (Bernardus Abt 12, Delirium Tremens, and Duchesse du Bourgnone are on about 80% of the time, and youíll almost always see at least one of them) and a really cool mix of others, some obscure and some well-known. Trust me, if youíre a beer person, you wonít ever leave disappointed.
For a true sense of the awesomeness of the bar, come for one of their beer classes, held regularly on the third Tuesday of each month.