The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 1,174
Beer Avg: 3.65
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by John:
3.63/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
After a week of mediocre nitro-poured beers in Waterford (the same 6 or 8 in every bar), I was stoked for The Porterhouse in Dublin. We were in Dublin for a short time only but this place was a must visit for me. So after visiting some of the obligatory sites, we ventured on over to The Porterhouse. Once inside, we found quite an attractive, quasi-modern joint. There was plenty of wood and brass about, breweriana adorning the walls and Champions League footy on the tele. Even with the multi-level arrangement, there were still no seats available for our party of three. Luckily, we were offered to share a long table with some locals. Once seated, it was difficult to get the attention of the wait staff. We were basically ignored until we made our presence known. Even after that the waitress was indifferent at best. I ordered the ales sampler, which consisted of the Red, TSB and Brain Blasta. Finally I would have some decent beer! Beers were not stellar by any stretch but decent enough and far superior to anything else drunk while in Ireland. After the sampler, I settled into the TSB followed by the Oyster Stout, which was quite tasty. A late lunch was then had where the food was good. Our waitress balked at giving me the onion gravy AND the beer mustard sauce on the side for me bangers. I cannot give you both she complained. Whatever. They had several house brews on offer and quite an extensive selection of bottles, many of which were on display behind a showy glass case on the wall. We did not order any bottled brews so I dont know how many of them they actually stock. Even though our service was shite, overall the experience was pleasant enough and the beers good. I would definitely visit again.
05-04-2005 14:46:30 | More by John
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4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Four stories of seating, live music, impressive collection of bottles on show all over the place. Nice place to go out. I went with a large group and our orders were all correct and quickly filled. I ordered wings to share with a buddy and they were great quality. On to the more important stuff; the beer high quality and abundant. Their Oyster stout is fantastic and a prime representation of the Irish Dry Stout. If you aren't in the mood to try something new, they've got a bottle list longer than any I've seen in Ireland with stuff from the States and all over Europe. Not bad pricing either. I would highly recommend stopping in here to anyone in Dublin.
10-10-2013 12:39:59 | More by msanborn
District of Columbia
4.26/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$
We visited here in April 2012 while on a tour of UKoGBaNI and Ireland. After a long ferry ride we dragged the kids to Porterhouse to have a few beers. It was kid-friendlier than most places we visited, and had no problem accommodating the wee ones.
Good beer. I had a sampler and tried most everything. We had standard pub food, which was standard. If you're a tourist visiting the area with family, I'd recommend this. If you're looking for a local experience, look elsewhere.
03-14-2013 00:18:19 | More by Beerstorian
4.58/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
A great craft beer local in Dublin, and one of the best. A great range of brews from unique IPAs to stouts!
A-Great Irish theme, excellent Irish enviroment, and craft bar essence in the tourist district of Temple Bar. I went during the Olympics and Irish
Q-BEST BEERS IN IRELAND! Freak'n excellent!
S-Top notch! Very knowledgeable, provide great insight and recommendations into brews.
S-Numerous ales, lagers, & stouts on tap. Ask for a bottle of their barrel-aged imperial stout - best thing an Irish brewer has ever done; they do not advertise!
F-Food is excellent! Try the Irish cuisine!
V-Prices on the Slightly on the high side due to location in the tourist district!
Better than the overrated Temple Bar and a Guiness!
08-17-2012 19:07:11 | More by mtbdonn
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a really cool place right outside all of the shopping and temple bar area. it is 3 or 4 stories high. staircases twist and turn and seating areas appear out of nowhere sometimes.
the food was really good, and i really enjoyed the beer. there was a lot of beers on tap, i dont remember how many, but i think it was close to 15 - 20. they have a lot of their own brews, and i really enjoyed them. they are importing them now as well. we went back in 2009 and they werent importing yet.
it is a good place to go to get something different as far as beer is concerned than most of the places in town.
i would definitely go back here next time we go to dublin.
07-27-2011 03:38:03 | More by ottovon
The Porterhouse Brewing Company in Dublin, Ireland
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.