So I had arrived back in the USA for the first time since 2007, and after my trip from Atlanta airport to the Little Five Points area, I was now in the Porter Beer Bar. This place is something special. With the Porter Beer Bar Atlanta I had made a good choice for my first stateside meal and drink for 7 years!
I was toying over whether or not to make this a Thirsty Thursdays or a Friday’s Featured Food as I ate and drank in there, but let’s stick to the name – it’s a BEER BAR, so it belongs in Thirsty Thursdays. It was a Tuesday night, but don’t tell anyone that. I was thirsty and the Porter was full of beer!
The Porter Beer Bar is in the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, Georgia – there are a load of other cool restaurants and bars in the area but none can quite match the Porter for beer selection…check out the menus…
In fact when I sat down and looked at both menus on the table, it was soon that I realised that the thickest menu of the two was for beer alone!! Dozens of beers on tap and hundreds of types of beer available. It was going to be hard to select beers!
First up, I was given an ice cold glass of water by Katie, the barmaid. After a tiring day of travel it was just what I needed. I then chose my first beer, a local Georgian brew.
My first beer was an Orpheus Atlanta 12oz, USA 6.5% – $5.50 US – a sour plum, mild tart flavours, perfect for summer drinking. This tasted great and I feasted my eyes on the menu before opting for a Cheese Selection for my meal.
I’m a big cheese fan and the Cheese Selection I had was:
Cocoa Cardona (goat, Wisconsin)
Big Woods Blue (sheep, Michigan)
Jasper Hill Cheddar (goat, Vermont)
Shepherd’s Way Friesago (sheep, Minnesota)
It came with seasonal preserves, toasted pecans and grilled bread. Price was $12 US.
I devoured it all pretty fast and I then sampled a New Zealand beer while doing some work on my laptop. As a real bonus, the Porter Beer Bar has wifi so it was great to get online and let my family and friends know I was now in the USA again! I also updated my Facebook page with a photo from the pub and planned my route for the next day (I had a flight to New York and some people to catch up with in NYC).
Then after my next beer, the barmaid Katie let me visit “the Cellar” out the back of the bar, which was a real treat. Once rumoured to be a “secret bar” (though no ‘physical bar’ exists here) this room is a must for beer lovers. There are hundreds of beers here including 2 litre bottles of beer, a 30% beer and a $300 US beer! I got a quick tour of it! An amazing room and a short off the wall video for you is included at the bottom of the report, with a load of cool photos below.
Then it was one more quick beer and closing time – I was there midweek and they close around 11.30 pm. I was so happy to be back in the USA and enjoying a great bar. The staff that served me were Junabelle and Katy. Here is the address and contact details of the Porter Beer Bar. I totally recommend this place when you end up in Atlanta, hopefully I’ll be back again.
Porter Beer Bar, 1156 Euclid Avenue, Little Five Points,
Atlanta, GA 30307
Email: [email protected]
And my videos from my night in the Porter Beer Bar Atlanta, Georgia, USA: