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

porterhousebrewco.com

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, 8° Knockmealdown Porter 81, Trouble Brewing Deception Golden Ale 28, Porterhouse Red Ale 48, Great Lakes Brewing Devil’s Pale Ale 666 80, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse TSB 35, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 72, Porterhouse Plain Porter 81, Porterhouse Dublin Pale 29, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Hop Head 85, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 84, Founders Rübæus 93, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 97, White Gypsy Ruby , Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse The Devil’s 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%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | September 13, 2009
A huge place in several odd levels, wooden floors, dark wooden tables and benches, and a long bar a bit dysfunctional with too many punters, so it was a bit hard to get served when you weren’t sitting in the bar. Medium busy just after lunchtime on a Wednesday. 11 of their own beers on tap as well as a couple of guestbrews, and then ofcourse (for The Porterhouse) a load of bottled beers. The service when you got it was OK, though they wrinkled their nose a bit at my wish for half pints.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mabel  (211) Toronto, Ontario | August 21, 2009
Visited on a quiet Friday afternoon in May, then again a week later on a very different and super busy Saturday night packed with people, this huge rambling 3+ storey old home was playing quiet music the first time and had a loud live band the second. Nine brews on tap were all good, the chocolate truffle one being the most memorable. Bottles they had of foreign brews were not kept as well but were for the most part fine. Service was good the first time, a bit slow the second (but understandable since it was so busy). We ate a very yummy Irish lamb stew. Definitely worth re-visiting.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (314) Toronto, Ontario | May 26, 2009
Enjoyed the multi-level layout and bottles all around. First visit was late afternoon on a Friday, surprisingly busy at that time. Server was okay, friendly but busy and efficient. She remembered us when we returned the next night. First choice of food was not available, the burger I got instead was pretty decent. We shared 3 sampler trays to get all of the 9 house beers they had on at the time. The first couple were not good omens, but the brews improved the darker they got. The stouts were all decent, and a few of the others were good as well. The Light and Lager were pretty weak. Bottle list has a decent range, we picked out a few foreign brews that ranged in quality, some seemed to be in less than optimal shape. I got a bit of an incredulous reaction from the bartender when I tried to find out what was on the guest cask. The place was jammed on the Saturday night, the band upstairs was pretty loud. Solid spot, would return.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Bransmark  (12) Århus C, Denmark | April 10, 2009
A favorite place for beer enthusiasts going to Dublin. Really good selction of the ba*rs own beers. They serve about ten of their own brews. You can have a sample tray of 3 different beers (of ca. 20 cl. each) for 5 euros. They have a selection of lagers, ales and porters/stouts. The service seemed a little indifferent but fast and efficient.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (492) Kyoto, Japan | September 21, 2008
Best beer in Ireland, by my estimation (although I didn’t try the lagers. The stouts and barley wine were great). They had a whole lot of beer from around the world, but I just drank their beers. THE place to go in Dublin, I guess.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bart  (108) Brussels, Belgium | August 9, 2008
Very nice and cozy pub, in the center of Dublin, crowded in the evening, with a large selection of internation and home made brews (tasting is possible). very good service, the food is excellent, prepared with their onw beers. Lovely place, certainly worth a visit.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil  (307) Tallinn, Estonia | July 26, 2008
I have a nasty feeling that the guys who wrote negative comments below were probably acting like dicks. Yes, I don’t like my beer cold either, and I prefer the staff to be interested in the product that they sell, but if you stroll in like a ponce and start insulting what they’re doing, which is what it sounds like you were doing, then you’ll get what you deserve. I found the staff, with their limited knowledge, to be exceptionally friendly, co-operative, and patient, even when the place was packed. The local house brews range from the excellent (stouts) to the mediocre (ales) and alas bad (selective amnesia, I forget which one, but it was a lager and sucked). Great live music. Great vibe. Just pull the broomstick out of your arse, m’kay.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak  (92) Aarhus, Denmark | March 25, 2008
Large place - crowded but OK Nice with both own beers and others on tap and/or bottle
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
larsga  (211) Oslo, Norway | March 25, 2008
Great bar with live music, lots of people and an excellent vibe. The staff are friendly and give great service even when the place is packed, which is quite an achievement. But then this is Ireland, after all. It’s probably true as the reviewers say that they are entirely innocent of any deeper knowledge of beer, but then this is Ireland, after all. They’ll bring you exactly what you’ve ordered with no fuss and a smile, and to ask for anything more is to have completely unreasonable expectations of a place that exists mainly to provide people with a good time and good beer. The food was good. The beers were quite good, and they served 10 of their own when we were there. The selection of bottled imports is mostly macros, but still not too bad. My favourite place in Dublin by a good margin.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader  (79) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | November 27, 2007
well i thought this place was awesome. i think 4 or 5 floors, a nice change up of beers also. i loved the atmosphere here, allthought it was a bit crowded it was good to have something other than guinness in ireland. didn’t get to try the food. my only complaint is that it was a robbery to pay 5 euro a pint ($7.50)!

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