The Porterhouse (Temple Bar) | Dublin,
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The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)
Excellent based on 106 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 88, 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 31, Porterhouse Hersbrucker 31, Porterhouse Temple Brau 18, Porterhouse Hop Head 85, Porterhouse Oyster Stout 84, Founders Rübæus 92, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 97, White Gypsy Ruby , Porterhouse Chiller 9, Porterhouse The Devil’s Half Acre 86, Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout 93
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106 reviews for The Porterhouse (Temple Bar)
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  69%
 Selection  76%
 Food  69%
 Value  70%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus  (166) Delft, Netherlands | October 20, 2009
I preferred the other Porterhouse over this one. Less crowded, more friendly staff, nicer place. Beers, of course, are the same.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex  (9) Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan | September 21, 2009
Rating during 2009 Ireland trip. The ambience of the place is very nice even with the largeness of the place. The bartenders seem to know a little to a lot about beer which was a nice change of pace as most of Ireland doesn’t seem to know anything outside the Diageo brands. Selection was all of their beers, most of them on nitro with one cask option. Good pricing as well with a variety of sample options. Food based on a vegetarians opinion was not bad. Overall it was very enjoyable and I would reccomend going if you are in Dublin.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | September 21, 2009
Multi level brewpub with a menu of burgers and pub grub of decent to good quality at decent prices. Winding stairs take you to different woodclad levels with views to the streets below. A Various multitude of beer bottles adorn the walls in glass cases. Very cool place.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mabel  (230) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (321) 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.
  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.
KyotoLefty  (498) 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.
  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.
FatPhil  (308) 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.

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