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The Porterhouse Temple Bar

#115 of 1,988 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
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16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin D2, Ireland
1-679 8847
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 69
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  • 25
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Live music, good crowd of people - a very enjoyable place. Since we have heard so much about this place, we needed to see it ourselves and were definitely not disappointed. It is very crowded and you don't always get a pleace to sit, but the atmosphere is so good that you don't care about this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Live music, good crowd of people - a very enjoyable place. Since we have heard so much about this place, we needed to see it ourselves and were definitely not disappointed. It is very crowded and you don't always get a pleace to sit, but the atmosphere is so good that you don't care about this fact. We had one... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I went here to grab a bite to eat as I don't drink but I did notice quite the beer selection. I had the Old Smokey Burger and loved it. Only complaint was the bartender wasn't that ambitious and rarely came over.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visited this place both times on my visits to Dublin. Definitely one of my favourite places. Both times this has been a nice place to chill out and relax for a few hours. The food is great, and the beer list is very impressive. Definitely a fan of the Old Fashioned's they serve! Great place to go with both friends,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Food was really nice, better than we expected, my stew tasted like it was home made. Service was ok and interior is cool, decorated in an interesting way

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Its clear that there is a minor crisis here with the food I ordered a steak sandwich which was comprised of steak strips, rocket and Parmesan on toasted ciabatta. The ciabatta wasn't toasted, there was virtually no Parmesan or rocket and it was served as an open sandwich so what I got was a steak, not strips of steak, on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Best pub we visited during our stay in Dublin. A huge selection of craft ales from around the world but make sure you try their own brews (try their porter first). Food is of very good quality also, Highly recommend the pulled pork!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just love this place, the music and the selection of beers ;) My favourite days are Fridays but can be a bit busy so if you like to sit down it's better to go a bit early .

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a friend who lives in Dublin, and I'm glad we did. This place goes upwards a long way, with numerous floors and separate bars on each floor. The staff are friendly and chatty. The beer is very reasonably priced, and there is plenty of choice. We didn't eat here, but i think i... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A friend and I stumbled upon this place while looking for dinner one of two nights in Dublin. Such a fun multi-storied restaurant centered around a stage for live music. Super tough getting a table, but after looping around the restaurant for an 30 or so minutes we snagged one. Honestly every inch of space is used well with tables... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Came here for a drink and a bite to eat. Overwhelmed by the selection of beers from all over the world! A must go for beer lovers! The food was delicious. I had the salmon penne and a very generous dish with a lot of flavour. I thought I might not finish it but it was so delicious I managed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16-18 Parliament Street, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 1-679 8847

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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