Ireland > Dublin
Theydon_Bois (848) Tourist Town (West), 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 í09. 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 íPorterhouse Lightí 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. Wouldnít go out of my way for this one but would do for a pint or two if your hotel was nearby as mine was.
BelgCeltNorw (7) , | July 8, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Porterhouse in Temple Bar has in general better selection and larger with live music, but this one has one aged barrel stout on the menu. Handy location if you are in Grafton street. Their Red ale and Oyster stout on tap are very nice.
Possibly the longest bar in Dublin.
joe19612 (59) camberley, England | July 1, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went to the Porterhouse Central many times during our brief stay in dublin. Food was good and presentable and plenty of it and was good vallue for momey. Superb selection of beers on tap and in the chillers. No problem with if you have children and they are well behaved.
Mathieu87 (182) 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 didnít have. Service was bitt less as well. I prefer going to the Porterhouse, so go there and skip this place.
suprchunk (129) Crestview, Florida | 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. Didnít 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.
Beershine (795) 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
Donít like this location as much as the Temple Bar one, the vibe is way worse, bordering on bad. Itís 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 youíre in the neighborhood and are thirsty for something tasty then itís there and Iím thankful for that. And itís self-serve, so thatís nice and easy.
thechandler (10) Charleston, West Virginia | September 20, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited this place while visiting Dublin. Finally getting around to rating it. Great selection bottled. Several Porterhouse brews on tap (most of which were pretty good). Pretty decent service for Dublin. Served up a pretty good Irish stew too. The place was not cheap, however. Roughly 6 Euro a pint/bottle. Granted, nowhere in Dublin is very cheap. Iíd certainly go back if I had the money though.
Velkyal (76) Gordonsville, 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?
DMarra (3) , Ireland | August 7, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoy the beers at The Porterhouse, but often find the staff to be insufferable. They have a very unwelcoming and hostile air about them and can be downright rude. I have had experiences there where I was actaully "talked down to" by a bartender when asking about their beers - as if EVERY customer who walks in the door is a complete ignoramus. People tell me itís a typical D4 condescention and maybe it is - I just find it downright revolting.
For the beers - they have the best beers brewed in Ireland that I have tasted to date. I particularly enjoy, the XXXX stout, Plain Porter and the firkin-drawn TSB. Whenever I go do Dublin, I make it a point to go to the Porterhouse.
For the food, except for the decent chicken wings, I am disapointed time and time again. Their burgers are obviously not hand-pressed or cooked to order - not to mention completely cremated beyond recognition. They have modeled the place and concept on the American Brew-Pub, but have forgotten one thing: American Brew-Pub food is high-quality and freshly made! Not to mention, they charge nearly Ä15 for a burger!
Usually, I go across to Zaytoon, the Iranian kebab joint and THEN drink at the Porterhouse - as I said I LOVE the beer. Shame about the food and service, though...
Mandrake (14) Chester, Nova Scotia | February 5, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Decent sized bar with a good number of tables. Staff are decent if unexceptional, and I never had to wait long for a beer. Great selection of their both own beers on tap and a large number of bottles from elsewhere. Food was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Music was loud for my taste and there are a number of TVs. Itís a good spot to go for a few pints and watch the football, and their beerís the best in Dublin.
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