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Beer Available At The Porterhouse (arranged by most recent)
Porterhouse Oyster Stout 85, Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout 95, Porterhouse Plain Porter 84, Porterhouse Pale Face , Porterhouse Hersbrucker Oktoberfest , Porterhouse Temple Brau 20, Porterhouse Red Ale 49, Founders Centennial IPA 99, Porterhouse Hop Head 87, Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta) 73, Porterhouse Chiller 10, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar 98, Thornbridge Reverend & the Makers Summer Ale 89, Porterhouse Louder 72, Goose Island Summertime 47, Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout 92, Porterhouse TSB 35, Schneider Aventinus 100, Mongozo Banana 4
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altonbrownd (209) Brussels, Belgium | February 3, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very crowded but most enjoyable brewpub. Lots of choices, especially on tap. East european waitresses/waiters know their beer. Fast service and lots of variety. Very microapproach, so why only have Heineken and Grolsch representing the NL? Pity that.
kepano (24) Los Angeles, California | January 12, 2007| Updated March 12, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The best beer selection in Dublin, no doubt. It’s not much of an accomplishment since virtually every other pub serves little more than Guinness. Nevertheless, The Porterhouse goes the extra mile providing a basic selection of bottles covering all continents including a few highlights that will please beginning and accomplished drinkers alike (Rochefort, Chimay and such). The main attraction, however, is the splendid home tap list featuring a set of well-crafted ales and lagers, sensationally drinkable and quite characterful too. Guinness has gift-wrapped its challenge to the local beer scene and Porterhouse replied with a polite but utterly crushing victory. The pub itself maintains a traditional atmosphere that seems to please everyone, including myself. My only question is: who will defy the new champion?
spkldhenlvr24 (31) Newburgh/Buffalo, New York | November 25, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Temple Bar location. I actually came here in ’03 and didn’t even realize it was the same place I found on RB until I walked in. Four or five levels of drinking. Solid selection of their beers and bottles. Seems like they have some range and imagination in their brews, which is good. Live music everyday. If your sick of drinking Carlsberg, Guinness and wanna see some live music and drink some decent beers this place is where its at.
TBone (205) Pori, Finland | September 17, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
There is two locations of The Porterhouse in Dublin. Very good own beers and lots of other stuff too. They sell samplers. I was suprised to find Pagoa beers here. Staff was friendly and knew about beers.
KnutAlbert (271) Oslo, Norway | September 6, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I went there on a quiet afternoon, had some splendid oysters and sampled their beers. There may be more historic and authentic places in Dublin, but this was a beer oasis in a wasteland of Guinness. Friendly service, too, so I’ll be sure to go back next time I’m in Dublin.
Dickinsonbeer (31) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 28, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I really liked this place (dublin location). It was especially nice since all the other bars always have the same crap and this place has some pretty solid house beers, and a very nice bottle selection. It is very close to temple bar area so it is close to all the action. Inside is really cool- at least 3-4 floors with a few different bars on the different levels- on one of the upper levels there is a large table made to look like a huge copper brew kettle that you can sit at. Also a huge bottle collection throughout the entire brewpub- but look close- some of the bottles have lables that arent real- like some of the carlsberg bottles. It is quite amusing.. Food was just decent- nothing special- although I decided to eat here 2x because of the beer. Service was a bit slow the first time and wasnt even crowded, then the second time was a bit better. Fun place to hang out at night as well. If going to Dublin- this is an obvious stop- as well as Maguires I might add.
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.
Gethinbeer (119) 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.
jefcon (36) Arlington, Virginia | March 24, 2006
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
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?)
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