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Beer Available At Porterhouse Central (arranged by most recent)
Hook Norton Twelve Days (Cask) 89, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse Hop Head 87, Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse Plain Porter 85, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 74, Porterhouse Celebration Stout (2010-) 95, Porterhouse Temple Brau 19, Porterhouse Red Ale 49, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale 83, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 85, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 100, Flying Dog Wild Dog Coffee Stout , Whitewater Belfast Black 58, Hook Norton Double Stout (Pasteurised Bottle & Keg) 92, Westmalle Tripel 99, Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première 99, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100
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Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | September 19, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
September 2009 and discovered they now have two locations. Great selection of house beers (at least 7-9). Crowded as hell at any time of day, which is testimony enough. Food is good.
Beershine (595) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 7, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Don’t like this location as much as the Temple Bar one, the vibe is way worse, bordering on bad. It’s got a frat house immature idiot crowd and unpleasant atmosphere that makes me wanna get out fast. At the same time, the beer is great so if you’re in the neighborhood and are thirsty for something tasty then it’s there and I’m thankful for that. And it’s self-serve, so that’s nice and easy.
Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | January 1, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 11/2012): Porterhouse Central is on Nassau in the Temple Bar area near Trinity College.
The interior features a long bar along the right side and table seating throughout the rest of the space. Hanging flags and TVs in the bar area, plus some hanging boards explaining different beer ingredients.
Porterhouse features a pretty extensive beer list. There are around 8-10 Porterhouse brews on draught, including Red Ale, Temple Brau, An Brainblásta, XXXX Stout, Chiller and Plain Porter on our visit. All of the beers are above average. As for bottles there are around 100 from all over, as well as the beers that Porterhouse bottles, like Celebration Stout.
Service at the bar on our visit was good. The bartender was familiar with all the Porterhouse beers and was friendly and efficient during our stay. They were playing American football on TV too which was a pleasant surprise.
Food at Porterhouse is pretty good. We shared a gigantic plate of nachos and it was tasty.
Overall I would put Porterhouse at the top of the list of places to visit in Dublin.
Theydon_Bois (372) The ’Sham, England | January 1, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited here just the once in April ’09. Prefer the original venue on Parliament st tbh.
This place, whilst carrying a pretty similar if perhaps slightly less extensive range, comes over as more of a ’Porterhouse Light’ when compared to the original.
More studenty/dive bar, stripped down and spartan in terms of decoration - I remember the wooden floor being a little sticky in places! Service was adequate. Wouldn’t go out of my way for this one but would do for a pint or two if your hotel was nearby as mine was.
KnutAlbert (240) Oslo, Norway | October 11, 2006| Updated April 17, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
In a beer desert, this is a real find - while their selection would not have raised any eyebrows in other cities, the Porterhouse bars are the place to go in Dublin. A range of their own beers on tap, and quite a few imports. Check if there are seasonal brews available, or the Celebration Stout.
Live music, but it is a large room, so the sound level was just fine.
jbrus (138) Delft, Netherlands | October 20, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I like places like this. Great atmosphere, friendly people. Not too crowded however, unlike the other Porterhouse in Dublin. Large range of beers available both on tap and bottled. Staff was very friendly and although young girls had some knowledge about the beers.
berkshirejohn (136) Bracknell, England | October 1, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Crowded city centre pub - no sitting space, and little room to stand on a Thursday evening. Excellent Porterhouse beers as expected.
Mathieu87 (85) Ganshoren, Belgium | March 6, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Bit less then the regular Porter House. There were a few beers they didn’t have. Service was bitt less as well. I prefer going to the Porterhouse, so go there and skip this place.
suprchunk (76) Heinsberg, Germany | October 28, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, typical style bar. No problem with children in here if you are traveling with family. The usual porterhouse selections. Nothing else on draft, unless they are having some strange celebration of German beers. Didn’t have the food at this one. But the beers were good, just like the other location we hit up. Good beer, decent atmosphere. For a bar.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 8, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
One of the highlights of my trip to Ireland was drinking Wasslers XXXX in Porterhouse Central. Nice relaxed atmosphere and good beer, what more could you want?
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