I almost hate to write this, because Porters already tends to get very crowded during happy hour (5 to 7) up until about 8. But Porters is the best neighborhood bar in Federal Hill, in my opinion. There's just the right mix of regulars, people who live nearby, and people who are just visiting the neighborhood. They serve awesome food at very reasonable prices (considering the quality of the ingredients and creativity of the chef) and they offer pretty good wines to pair with it. It's part sports bar, part restaurant. You could sit at, or stand near, the bar if you just want drinks and maybe a snack. Or get a table in the bar area, or the more formal dining room. You'll find the beer and wine selection to be awesome, the food to be surprisingly tasty, and the people (both staff and other customers) to be happy, warm, and friendly. There's nothing to NOT love about this place.