The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.2/5 rDev 0%
Located in Dublins stylish Temple Bar area this place has had a good reputation as thee place to visit for decent beer in dublin
Walking in you're greeted by a large bar straight across from you with around 12 taps, most dedicated to their own brews. When I was there they had their oyster stout, wrasslers stout, plain porter, hersbrucker, chiller, brainblasta and weiss. They also had a couple of guest taps on, including andechs helles lager which a friend tried. They have a chiller full of belgians, germans and a few english and american micros. The range focuses mainly on belgian and they suprised me by having 4 boon offerings (including the oude geuze), all the rochefort beers, chimay, etc etc.
While I was there i had a pint of oyster stout (which was very good), a brainblasta ale (which wasnt bad) and a bottle of boon oude geuze (which was fantastic). The prices are typical of Dublin's Temple Bar but not excessive (their own brews were around 4euros as were the guest tap beers, however the prices do go up later in the evening)
The place is a really nice environment to be in, the wall are decked with glass cabinets full of beer bottles, including lots of harder to get brews and some out of production like alexander rodenbach.
I had a house aberdeen angus burger while i was there which was pretty good and a reasonable 7euro, the menu is fairly basic but the food is good value and perfect for lunch.
I was really pleased with the bar, it had a good selection on bottle and the house beers from what I tried were pretty good however one peeve I had was almost all the beers on offer were kept in a chiller, therefore were around 5 degrees centigrade... slightly too cold for some of the bigger beers like aventinus eisbock and rochefort 10 to say the least. Also, I had brainblasta on tap which is a strong english ale however it was served around 3 degrees, I had to let it sit for 10mins or so to let it heat up a bit.
I'm looking forward to heading back sometime soon this year, and visit the porterhouse central which is just off grafton street to see how it compares
11-27-2006 01:57:33 | More by cypressbob
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4.33/5 rDev +3.1%
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%
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%
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
The Porterhouse Brewing Company in Dublin, Ireland
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.