The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)

Mayor: Cunningham (4) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: ~100
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beermack  (36) London, England | March 2, 2012
One of the original craft beer haunts in Dublin, and still one of the best. Their own range of brews is pretty impressive with 3 ales, 3 lagers, & 3 stouts on tap at all times; several of their seasonal specials on too - would recommend both the hophead (USA inspired pale ale) and the Bohemia (dark lager brewed with pilsner urquell yeast) that are on tap now. All of their pints are under a fiver too. Ask for a bottle of their barrel-aged imperial stout - best thing an Irish brewer has done in a while! Bottle range is decent (I'd guess around 100 bottles from around the world) and prices aren't too bad for the most part. Food is tasty, but don't be expecting haut cuisine...burgers, stews etc. again, prices are fair given its great location. Staff are a good laugh too when they aren't rushed off their feet - yes, it gets busy pretty quickly! Definitely worth a visit if you're around temple bar!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Samael071  (1) Dublin, Ireland | January 30, 2012
Best beers in Dublin:)
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket  (63) Kirkland, Washington | January 4, 2012
There is a dearth of craft beer destinations in Ireland, so if you’ve been in one Irish pub you’ve probably been in most of them. That’s what makes it so easy to clone one - get the same six basic tap handles, a bit of wood paneling and you’re good to go. Except for a few places like The Porterhouse. This is the real deal with beer you won’t find elsewhere. Great entrainment on two stages at different levels, great food, friendly service. I’m highly impressed.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
alagnak  (90) Littleton, Colorado | January 3, 2012
Very much a standout in what I described to a friend as ’not really a great "beer" city, but an awesome "drinking" city’. Multiple, winding levels, crowded and buzzing (visited on a Thursday between Xmas and New years), friendly folks on both sides of the bar, a pretty lengthy selection of beers, all of which I sampled were very good. Ambiance was great, though certainly not a ’traditional’ pub for Dublin. In my 3-4 hours there, at least half a dozen folks attempted to order a guiness and the barman very patiently and effectively explained what they do and the beers they make. Really enjoyed it and would visit again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Strebs  (213) St. Louis, Missouri | December 17, 2011| Updated January 11, 2015
Since the selection at the great majority of Irish pubs is very limited, the Porterhouse really stands out as a destination for beer lovers in Dublin. The Porterhouse brews superior stouts and has many foreign beers available. The food was easily the best we had in any pub, and that the music was trad was a bonus.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
Great brewpub in Dublin. Plenty of Porterhouse beers on draught, many were dark and tasty. This was our favourite pub in Dublin. Well worth a look!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk  (143) Crestview, Florida | October 28, 2011
Good beer, that they make. Good food. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. We enjoyed a nice lunch and several pints here. Really nothing to complain about.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
YoungGunn  (1) Dublin, Ireland | October 22, 2011
Decent enough old spot, this. it’s homely enough but with enough banter to give the place an atmosphere. Full of office workers on their breaks, though. Still, I took a bird there for a date and it was nice... got the shift ;)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
visionthing  (501) Oslo, Norway | October 11, 2011| Updated June 13, 2012
Very nice pub, definitely my favourite in the Temple Bar area. This was a safe haven from the touristy, overcrowded bars in the area. Delicios Porterhouse beer on tap and some guest beers. Wide selection of bottles, but not the most exciting selection in the city. Loud live music can be annoying if you’re not in the mood for it.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
crockers  (14) , Greece | October 8, 2011
The place itself is nice, with a friendly staff and good people. The selection is good but I didn’t appreciate much. That’s not my stuff.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Zer0  (6) The Hague, Netherlands | September 2, 2011
Nice beers and good location. A must go for brewpub fans.

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