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Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta

We got Reader’s Pick for Best Bar Food and Editor’s Pick of Best Beer Bar!

Getting ready for 5 Years!

Can you believe it? 5 years!! It’s gone so fast and yet I feel like we’ve been here forever. I am proud to say we still have 6 original employees, who have been with us for 5 years! That’s 17% of 35 total employees! not bad for a beer bar!

So what has changed in 5 years?

We went from 19 drafts to 44!

We’ve gone from 100 bottles to over 800!

We added the vintage list and our fabulous private beer cellar!

We’ve been the best beer bar in the country in 2012 & 2011 according to!

We’ve been a semi-finalist for Best Bar Program by James Beard foundation in 2012 & 2013!

And in 2013 we were featured on The Layover w/ Anthony Bourdain!

It’s been a good five years and with luck we will be looking at another good give years ahead!


Molly & Nick

P.S. Just for fun is our opening draft list below:

Allagash White                                        Portland, ME         12oz/5%                   $4.00

coriander and orange with a creamy body

Wyder’s Dry Raspberry Cider          Canada             12oz/5%             $3.00

fruity nose, tart fresh raspberry flavor, the perfect farewell to summer

Terrapin Rye Pale Ale                          Athens, GA            16oz/7.4%                $3.75

mellow pale ale with subtle rye flavor and a touch of hops

SweetWater 420 (Extra Pale Ale)       Atlanta, GA           16oz/5.4%                $3.75

an Atlanta classic, hoppy, but balanced

Weyerbacher Hops Infusion                Easton, PA             12oz/6.2%                $3.00

nice citrus upfront, with grass in the middle and earth in the finish

He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.       Saratoga, NY         12oz/10%                 $5.00

copper/red color, citrusy hops with toffee finish

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA              Milton, DE             12oz/6%                   $4.00

spicy citrus with conifer notes, heady nose

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA              Milton, DE             12oz/9%                   $5.00

dark for an IPA, with a dried fruit richness to balance the intense grapefruit hops

La Chouffe                                                Belgium                 .3L/8%                     $6.00

opaque golden color, touch of cinnamon with stone fruit flavors

Delirium Tremens                                  Belgium                 .25L/9%                   $6.00

golden yellow, banana bread in a glass!

St. Bernardus Abt 12                            Belgium                 .25L/10.5%              $6.00

soft and warm at first like a chocolate kit kat, but with a roar like a lion

Terrapin Indian Brown Ale                 Athens, GA            16oz/6.2%                $3.75

chestnut colored, hops cut the richness

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter    Frederick, MD       12oz/7.8%                $5.00

black in color, but sweet like cream n’ sugared coffee

Highland Oatmeal Porter                    Asheville, NC         16oz/5.8%                $4.50

black with hints of chocolate, touch of hops

Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti               Denver, CO            16oz/9.5%                $5.25

oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee (did we mention delicious?)       

Brasserie des Rocs Triple Impériale Belgium                          .3L/10%                 $7.00

dates, milk chocolate with plum finish

Spaten Optimator                                  Germany                           12oz/7.2%                $3.75

doppelbock goodness, dark with roasty malt flavor

Uinta XIV Anniversary Barley Wine    Salt Lake City, UT   12oz/9.8%             $4.00

burnt caramel, dried fig, toffee notes

Weyerbacher Autumn Fest                 Easton, PA             12oz/6.1%                $4.00

amber color, cinnamon caramel malts, restrained

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Hey Y’all,
In case you haven’t heard The Porter is participating in the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival for the 2nd time! This is an amazing foodie event that benefits Georgia Organics! There are sooo many great restaurants involved and it’s at the stylish White Provisions Complex on Howell Mill Rd. All the restaurants work with a local organic farmer to make amazing tomato themed dishes and there are also mixologists with tomato themed cocktails! It is a great time for everyone! You can buys your tickets here:

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 21st!

Molly & Nick

Cookbook coming in 2014!

Hello All! We wanted to announce that in Summer of 2014 we will be publishing The Porter Beer Bar Cookbook! It will have recipes for all our favorite specials, plus the regular menu and some of Nick’s fancy stuff that he makes for Beer Dinners. We will also include a little history about The Porter and how we opened along with a few funny stories of lessons we learned along the way. We will keep you updated as we go, so stay tuned!


Molly & Nick

Need a private space for a small event?

Book the Porter’s Beer Cellar! It seats upto 30 and all you have to do is spend a minimum of $500! Super easy!

Check out the details at

or email Joe to book!


Where the Wild Beers Are Week 3

thanks for watching!



New Years Video Blog

Check it out!

And Happy New Year!



Video about Frank!

Frank used to run food for us, before he became all famous!

Video Blog Debut!

Hey Y’all!
I have no officially entered the 21st century with a video blog for The Porter Beer Bar. Below is a link, I will try and update it bi-monthly to start! So feel free to check it out, and remember this is only the first one, they’ll get better I swear!

thanks for watching!

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner is coming!

Wednesday November 16th from 6pm-9pm!

Since our kitchen is small we stagger our reservations so please specify what time (6, 6:15, 6:30 etc) you would like when making reservations.

$45 for four courses and beer pairings

Email to save your spot!

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner

Starter Beer: Sierra Nevada Glissade


Amuse: Incapsulated Oyster, celery mignonette, brunoise, celery froth, caviar

(Charlie, Fred and Ken Bock)


“Black and White”

homemade boudin noir, pommes, pickled cherry puffs

(Fritz and Ken’s)


Duck Confit

foie gras stuffed plum, red wine braised cabbage, apple

(Brewer’s Reserve)


Chocolate Tart

sea salt, toasted cereal milk ice cream

(Jack and Ken’s)

Welcome to The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta’s premier beer bar located in the heart of Little 5 Points. With an extensive menu of over 430 beers, there is ample reason for beer lovers to keep coming back! Voted Best Bar Food by Creative Loafing, The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of excellent beers, and excellent food as well. Rated highly by BeerAdvocate, Draft Magazine, The Porter Beer Bar has earned recognition among beer enthusiasts nationwide.
The Porter Beer Bar offers a variety of special events from beer tastings and festivals, to classes and themed dinners. In addition to its exceptional beer menu, the Porter Beer Bar showcases a full cocktail menu, along with many unique wine, whiskey and liqueur options. The Porter Beer Bar serves lunch and dinner every day, as well as a special Sunday “Hair of the Dog” Brunch menu. Specials are updated daily!