With a cellar full of vintage beers, the Porter Beer Bar hardly needs even decent food to pack in the crowds. And yet Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn’s narrow tavern in Little Five Points gives bites like salt and vinegar popcorn, hushpuppies with organic applesauce, and fried pickles with pimento cheese serious thought. Our favorite: the Belgian fries with charred-onion mayo. 1156 Euclid Avenue, theporterbeerbar.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.