Porterhouse

Mayor: altonbrownd (2) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 180
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
detroitsteel  (21) , England | January 30, 2007
Packed to buggery on the saturday night I was there. Full of out-of-towners on the piss. Quite how this Covent Garden drinking barn ended up having a spankingly good selection of German and Belgian bottled beer I donít know. I had a Schneider Aventinus to start off with then a pint of their own brew Stout (average) and then an Erdinger. I donít know what you are used too in the States, maybe every pub does 100+ beers but here in the UK this kind of selection is rare. Its a shame its in such a souless pub, and they donít have the correct glasses. Oh, and all the good beers are from the down stairs bar, so you have to fight you way in and out.
58
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
nramsburg  (15) New York, New York | January 16, 2007
Pretty decent beer. I particularly liked the Celebration and the Plain, but the ambiance (i-banker types) is a hassle. The bottled beer selection is nice and the building is fairly well set up, but, nonetheless, it becomes quite loud and filled with americans and the like. If you go, be sure to try the sampler tray of beers.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | December 17, 2006
Very busy on the Friday night. Large selection of beers in the fridge, their own beers are OK without being anything special. Not my type of place, but popular.
42
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
KnutAlbert  (316) Oslo, Norway | December 4, 2006| Updated April 22, 2008
Very pricey, and very much made to look like a brewpub, which it isnít. Some of their own brews are fine, but when they rant in their price list against big brewers, they should get their act together and get good imports instead of lagers from around the globe. This type of bar is fine in Dublin, where the competition is next to nothing, but is not good enough for London!
64
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup  (355) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | September 16, 2006
Rated on a relaxed Sunday afternoon with live music. This is definately not as partylike as on the Friday and Saturday nights Iíve visited earlier. Thereís usually 9 of their own beers on tap, and they are from bad to really good. And then they have a great selection of international lagers, so if You collect countries, this is a good place to get some ticks. The place is huge and a typical modern pub like interior. The service is OK.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
PorterCall  (10) (Formerly UK), Denmark | February 10, 2006
Nice to have such a pub in the West End that has a great selection of beers, sample tray is great. A huge place on 3 levels with very loud live music. Not cheap but thatís central London. A great place to meet up if you fancy a high tempo night.
64
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime  (52) London, England | August 31, 2005| Updated June 12, 2011
Not really used to having table service in Britain. Itís touristy. The beer is decent, not amazing though.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
argo0  (245) Washington DC | August 25, 2005
Their beers are mostly mediocre, but they also have lots of other brewersí beers, many of which are great. Still, not really my type of hangout -- seems too loud and trendy.
60
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 28, 2005
My last stop while in London... similar to the Porterhouse in Dublin, but not quite as nice. Was deserted when I was here, but I canít imagine itís like that all the time. One guest tap (sadly it was Fruli when I was there) and their other brews plus some standard macros. There are definitely better places in London than this.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | February 7, 2005| Updated January 31, 2006
There with Joe T and pivo. Nice enterior, crowd was also ok as it was in the middle of the day on a saturday. It took like hours to get something to drink - you could swing a cat without hitting a barkeeper :-) One of their beers - marked as always there, was missing. The beer is not top notch. RERATE: London Jan. 2006 with Chris_O, Kook, harrisoni and pivo. This gives me more and more the feeling of a sporsbar. The beers are interesting, but all in all not that good. Good bar for some ratings, but if you miss it you have not missed much.

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