Ireland > Dublin
Beer Available At The Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout 92, Porterhouse TSB 36, Schneider Aventinus 100, Porterhouse Red Ale 49, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Mongozo Banana 4, Baltika 9 Krepkoe (Strong) 7, Pagoa Zunbeltz 45, Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Classic 94, Porterhouse Hop Head 87, Porterhouse Celebration Stout Barrel Aged 98, BrewDog / Lost Abbey Lost Dog 98, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 85, Purity Pure UBU 79, Porterhouse Vienna Dark Lager 43, Porterhouse Celebration Stout (2010-) 95, Carlow Curim Gold 26, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 74, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock 99
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Gethinbeer (107) Musky, Nova Scotia | May 1, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The Porterhouse is a huge three storey building, however keeps its atmosphere. Good selection of beers are available. Enjoyable sat drinking my pint listening to a live celtic band in the evening. I recommend a visit.
Wobbler (1) , Ireland | August 24, 2006| Updated June 24, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I’m rerating this, my previous review was pretty scathing. The fact is, these days I come here quite alot. The reason I go is primairly their beer selection. They have a wide selection of Belgian beers and a prettyy good selection from around the rest of the world. Recently they’ve started doing SNPA on tap.
I’m not crazy on the place itself. I find it fits too neatly into the superpub category ie huge, uncomfortable, often over crowded. The food can be ok but also can be poor. They often have terrible live music. Some of the staff are nice and helpful and some are just rude.
In my opinion, stouts is what they do best out of their own brews. The lagers and ales are slightly bland and uninteresting but their three stouts are excellent in their own way.
To sum up, Porterhouse is definitly worth a visit but I just can help thinking that it could be alot better.
jefcon (36) Arlington, Virginia | March 24, 2006| Updated June 24, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I take your point that a Dublin brewhouse is an oddity, but in this case it is a good idea. For starters, the emphasis is on stouts and the cereal-rich brews that one expects in Ireland. Secondly, the beermaking is proficient, including a real ale offering. All in all, a nice place to catch a football match and try various pints, or samplers at 3 tastes for 5 Euro.
chuma (10) Essen, Germany | March 17, 2006| Updated June 24, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
If you are looking for a nice range of beers to chose from in Ireland, this is the place to be. Their own brews are excellent (try Oyster STout!). Disadvantage: as many tourists go there, they started to cater to those crowds with some very strange German Oktoberfests (strange to horrible live music included) and the like. The range of draught beers available offered during those fests is very good though. They have a large collection of beer bottles. You can bring them a full bottle; if they don’t that beer yet, you can swap it for a pint of their brews. They operate another Porterhouse pub in another part of Dublin (Drumcundra?)
Saarlander (22) Saarlouis/ Rancho Cucamonga,CA, Germany | August 17, 2005| Updated June 24, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A good place, with great Irish Stew, but sevice was very slow, often went to the bar to get service, alot of brews, the house ones were quite good, try a sampler! overall, an ok place,but typical Euro service! The house beers were great!
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | July 30, 2005| Updated June 24, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Awsome place in the Temple Bar district of Dublin. A few blocks north of the River Liffey. Great selection of good house brews. Decent food. Often has live music.
theacelatrain (12) Washington DC | July 5, 2005| Updated June 24, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Visited over St. Paddy’s weekend. Huge four- or five-story pub with free live music. Loud, but hey, it’s popular. Incredible bottled beer offering plus 10 of their own brews, which I highly recommend trying while you can. Excellent melding of beer lovers’ selection with social pub atmosphere.
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | June 18, 2005| Updated September 19, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited in November 2000. Don’t really remember too much about it ... it was crowded and HUGE. <<Revisited in 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.>>
KUEric (111) Washington, Washington DC | May 9, 2005| Updated June 18, 2005
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I sat at the bar, just chatting with the bartender who knkew his stuff and who loved his beer. It was the best experience I had in Dublin-even better than my first EVER Guiness at the storehouse. The beers were great and I found it charming that they didn’t serve Guiness at all, perhaps the only place in the entire city. They had over a hundred beers not from the porterhouse. I loved this place, and would definitly recomend it to anyone making thier way through Dublin.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 28, 2005| Updated June 18, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
In Dublin’s Temple bar district, but there are others in the UK. Three levels of seating. Wait staff was friendly but didn’t know the beer all that well. The stuff brewed in house is quite good, with the oyster stout being the strangest and most interesting. Food was quite good, large portions, but there are better deals in the area. There is a large selection of bottles from around the world. Definitely worth checking out while in Dublin.
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