The Porterhouse (Temple Bar) | Dublin,
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The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)
Excellent based on 103 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

16-18 Parliament Street
Dublin, Ireland [ print map ]
+353 1 6728087

Mayor: gueuze (3) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: ~100

The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)

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Beer Available At The Porterhouse (Temple Bar) (arranged by most recent)
Dungarvan Black Rock Irish Stout 87, 8į Knockmealdown Porter 81, Trouble Brewing Deception Golden Ale 28, Porterhouse Red Ale 48, Great Lakes Brewing Devilís Pale Ale 666 80, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse TSB 35, Porterhouse An BrainblŠsta (BraonblŠsta) 72, Porterhouse Plain Porter 81, Porterhouse Dublin Pale 31, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Hop Head 85, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 84, Founders RŁbśus 93, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 97, White Gypsy Ruby , Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse The Devilís Half Acre 85, Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout 93
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103 reviews for The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  68%
 Selection  76%
 Food  69%
 Value  69%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc  (10) Dublin, Ireland | May 22, 2014
The first to do the craft thing in Dublin and still one of only three brewpubs in the capital that I can think of. Their self brewed line up of beers was a revolution in the mid to early 2000s, less so now with many fairly pedestrian brews catering to the large Temple Bar tourist crowd, occasionally punctuated by something really special (big ABV barley wines, black IPAs and the like) showing they can do it with ease when they fancy it. Can be really packed with tourists and outside the couple of events they run the import and rotation selection isnt as good as other spots in town. Hard to knock The Porterhouse though, long may they last.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
mmark  (15) gedera, Israel | May 15, 2014| Updated May 20, 2014
Wide choice of tap and a lot of bottles. Nice design, live music. The Best pub in Ireland for beer lovers, imho.
Psytron  (28) Turku, Finland | May 12, 2014| Updated May 14, 2014
Crowded, loud music. A dozen own brews on tap, also half a dozen guest taps. 8010050 beers on bottle, with quite a neat selection. Own production is decent and can be recommended.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen  (60) Copenhagen, Denmark | March 23, 2014
Very crowdy, very noizy, ugly music playing live. Ok selection on tap and cask - most are the usual Porterhouse line-up, but some foreign craft beer as well. The bottle selection is 50 percent decent imports, 50 pct mainstream - which very much sums up the feel of the place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
melush  (27) , Spain | March 16, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5  (88) Dublin, Ireland | March 13, 2014
Tough one to rate, do you go on past glories or recent let-downs? I went in between. Iíve had some great times here, mostly because of the company I was with, but it IS a beautiful place thatís easy to have a good session. The quality of beers has gotten so-so at best, and the service has gotten pretty terrible too, which used to be very very good. Overall its still a great place to meet and have a few, but theres too much competition that has grown up around the Porter and it hasnít kept up, simple enough.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Owl83  (46) Athens, Greece | March 3, 2014
Right in the heart of Dublin,The porterhouse is a great pub with local brews and some nice bottle list.I cant say i enjoyed their beers though the awards on the wall were telling me different.Its one of the places you have to visit in search of local ales when you visit Dublin.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007  (25) , France | November 24, 2013
Great place, with amazing interior decoration. Service is rather fast and the beers selection is impressive, especially on tap. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Dublin ! And itís really well located, in the center of the city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor  (151) Perth, Australia | October 27, 2013
Best selection Iíve seen in Dublin. Quite good too. Should be something to drink here if you want something you havenít had. Got to feel sorry for the bar staff though. Every second person who walked in asked for Guinness. Respect that they donít sell it
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
garthicus  (63) Dublin, Ireland | October 14, 2013
A once leader of the craft beer scene in Ireland, The Porterhouse has fallen massively from grace, an okay tap line up and very average (to below average) food, the interior has seen better days and the staff no longer seem to care or have knowledge about what they are serving (in fairness, a couple of them still do). Their own beers are now very middle of the road at best. A shame.

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