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October 2017

Hello October...

We apologise this blog is very late… We have been very busy (not a bad complaint) so it completely slipped our mind! All month we have great German beers on rotation such as Weihenstephaner Heffe, Fruh, Grevensteiner beer and many more which will be rotating throughout the month.

Well we have a busy long weekend coming up at the end of the month with the Halloween bank Holiday Weekend. We will be celebrating the whole weekend with a DJ till late every night. Dress to impress and have your chance to win fancy dress prizes each night. We will have our special Halloween cocktail menu which is to die for

We will have full coverage of all top sporting events such as The Premiership & The European Rugby Champions Cup. We are also very thrilled to see the Luas driving by every day, exciting times!!

September 2017

The month where we really feel that Summer has well and truly ended. The kids are back at school, students are back to college, and the commute in and out of the city centre gets that bit worse. The new Luas lines began testing this month and every now and again we hear the ‘Ding ding’ of the Luas as it passes by our front door. We’re sure the novelty of that bloody bell won’t wear off any time soon.

We had a great time at the Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS at the start of the month. It was amazing to have so many people seek us out amongst all the other craft brewers. We were delighted to see our newest addition, Grand Day Summer Session Pale Ale go down so well with the craft beer crowd. I suppose we should address the elephant in the room here. We know we’re a bit late in the game with this month’s blog, but we’re only getting over the All Ireland celebrations. 3 in a row, well done lads! We proudly supported the boys in blue here at Porterhouse Central, on the edge of our seats, while swigging away on some Dublin Pale Ale. We hope you all enjoyed the match as much as we did and celebrated just as hard! Looking forward to seeing you all at the bar in October!


August 2017

August…can you believe it, we are the 8th month of 2017….so let’s make it a good one eh!

Our summer has been a little dim this year…plenty of rain, but sure look its Ireland we live in…we do get the odd day of sunshine! Speaking of grand days…we are thrilled to be introducing our new and first ever canned beer Porterhouse Grand Day Summer Session Pale Ale. Big juicy burst of flavour with a crisp, cutting malt backdrop makes this a sensational summer session pale ale. Perfect for that Bundoran BBQ beach buzz! Mind you, if you can’t be there or if our Irish summer is a bit more “traditional” than you’d like, no worries! Tis always a grand day for a Grand Day!!

Keeping in line with the summery drinks theme...our cocktail pitcher of the month is the delicious Frozen Margarita & our cocktail of the month is the Porterhouse Blue made with Blue Curacao, Malibu, Absolut Vodka & pineapple juice. Enjoy a cocktail or two while out & about in Costa Del Dublin this month!

More exciting news this month as we have launched our new mouth-watering food menu, it’s simply a must try for foodies! Some of our personal favourites are the Vegetable Lasagne, Salt & Chili Prawns & our delicious selection of sandwiches! Whether you’re dining for lunch or dinner, you can’t go wrong at Porterhouse Central!

Well the GAA is really hotting up now. Who will bring Sam home this year? Dare we say the Dubs will take him home once again? Sure drop in for a pint and watch the game live. We are always showing all major sporting events.

See you all in September…..

July 2017


…the sunny month in most countries, but in Ireland it is well known as the unpredictable well known as the unpredictable weather month.

 Festivals & concerts continue on across the city this month, with Coldplay, Longitude & U2 to name a few! Where better than Porterhouse Central to enjoy your pre-festival/concert bites & few drinks

This month we are running our #PoachedAtPorterhouse campaign along with The Porterhouse Brewing Company. We are encouraging you to poach/steal/rob our wonderfully designed Porterhouse Brewing Company glasses! We'd love nothing more than to see our glasses in kitchens & back gardens around the country! Take a snap of our glass at your gaff & post it using #PoachedAtPorterhouse! The best photo will win a case of Porterhouse beer!

Have you tried out our mouth-watering nightly nibbles yet? Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 2am we serve everyone’s favourite pub food nibbles, choose from pizza, wings, rings, fries and nachos. Need we say anymore, now you know where to go for late night bites in Dublin!

 The GAA championships are well underway! Going to Croke Park to support your county? Porterhouse Central is the perfect spot to catch the game or enjoy a few pre-game pints!

Until August!


June 2017

June, June, June..

We’re so excited about this month, we’ve said it three times!!  BIG NEWS!!!  After a long long wait….we are delighted to say…the Luas works have been removed from outside our Nassau St. entrance!! We are thrilled & of course our ears are too as the construction work is coming to a close!!

We have had a long Spring & finally festival season has landed!! We might be beginning the month with rain clouds & the odd sunny burst, but we have heard from a little birdie (called Met Eireann), the the sun will shine this month!! It’ll be time to ditch your closed toe shoes for sandals & dark denims for light shorts & summer dresses!!

Bloom In The Park & Gin Fusion at The Bernard Shaw begin the month on a fantastic note, The Dingle Distillery will be at both events, so be sure to stop by for a sneaky G&T! If  Porterhouse craft beer & flowers are more your thing, Bloom is the one for you!

The senior & minor football & hurling championships are well underway& we are excited to see, who will be making the trips to Croke Park this summer! If it happens to be your county, Porterhouse Central is the perfect spot for pre/post-match bites & drinks on game day!

All of the foodies amongst you will know that The Taste of Dublin will be taking place from June 15th this year, our sister company Porthouse will be there serving only the most delicious tapas in the city, not to be missed!!

Now at Porterhouse Central, you will be well aware that we are huge fans of a delicious Gin & Tonic! We are delighted to announce that this year we are again taking part in the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest with Great Irish Beverages! Our choosen gin is of course Dingle! From June 25th to July 1st our Dingle Original Gin & Schweppes Tonic will be only €7.50. For more information please visit:

As Mundy says….see you in Oh! Ma ma ma, oh! Ma ma ma, oh! Ma ma ma July!!!


May 2017

The sun has decided to start showing itself…

Who doesn’t love refreshing craft beers & cocktails when the sun shines! Porterhouse Central is the perfect spot with over 20 cocktails available & hundreds of domestic and imported craft beers! This month, Dublin prepares to welcome cruise ship season, we are looking forward to looking after visitors offering a true taste of Ireland with our mouth-watering food menu & extensive selection of Irish beverages.

F**k Brexit, we have Kegxit!! Similar to outr American Beer Festival back in January, from May 18th  we will be running our Kegxit Beer Festival!! For more information keep & eye on our Twitter & Facebook pages.  

This month’s guest craft beers on rotation are Founders, Sierra Nevada & O Brother! Our cocktail pitcher of the month is Pimms O’Clock & our cocktail of the month is the refreshing Aperol Spritz!

We're all still suffering from "Luas Syndrome", our ears are banging with the drilling outside, but as always we are business as usual & hopefully we will be road works free very soon!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon for some banter and a few pints.


April 2017

Hello April,

Easter is here & this month we see the much anticipated return of our indulgent Chocolate Truffle Stout along with a new addition to our drinks menu, the delicious Easter Rising Cocktail.

We are strong believers that there is no such thing as the Monday blues at Porterhouse Central..each Monday this month we have live music from 10pm with the talented Aaron Rowe, not to mention €2 off cocktails and €4 pints of Temple Brau! Mid-week fun continues with beat the Intro on Tuesdays & this month we are helping you overcome hump day as always with Double Wings Wednesday, you can enjoy any of our regular size wings & get double the amount for the same great price!

Have you tried out our mouth-watering nightly nibbles? Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 2am we serve everyone’s favourite pub food nibbles, choose from pizza, wings, rings, fries and nachos. Need we say anymore, now you know where to go for late night bites in Dublin!

Every Tuesday night during, whiskey enthusiast & author of A Glass Apart, Fionnán O’Connor joins us from 7pm for whiskey tastings at The Dingle Whiskey Bar (next door). Tickets available at the bar from €23 (price includes sample flight).

Have a safe and happy Easter..not long left until the summer sunshine greets us!! 


March 2017

How time flies… 

Can you believe he third month of 2017 is here already!? The weather might not be that much warmer just yet, but we can almost taste patio’s just around the corner! March is always a great month, filled with shamrocks, rugby and treats for the main woman in everyone’s life…Mammy!! 

The Six Nations are coming to an exciting end as they reach their 4th & 5th rounds. On Friday, March 10th “The Boys In Green” take on Wales at Principality Stadium at 8.05pm. Now we’re always a fan of Friday drinks, but if there was ever an excuse for after work drinks, this is defiantly grab a table & enjoy delicious food, craft beers & not to mention our refreshing 2 for 1 daiquiris!#FridayFeeling #CoyBig 

Paddy’s Day turns in to a three day celebration at Porterhouse Central this year!! Thursday 16th, we kick off the festivities with €2 off all cocktails, €4 craft beer specials & DJ from 9.30pm. March 17th..St. Patricks Day, we open from 12pm to 9pm, serving a full menu of mouth-watering dishes!! If you’re out & about for the Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, be sure to stop by for a stout or two! We will have a DJ from 5.30pm, craft beer specials & 2 for 1 on daiquiris! It’s sure to be a day to remember…or not remember possibly!! #DrinkResponsible 

March 18th is another big day for the Emerald Isle as Ireland take on England for the final game of the Six Nations tournament at 5pm! If you can’t be there, be here & catch the game on our large screens, enjoy delicious match platters & stay after the game for a Saturday night of fun with DJ from 9.30pm until late! #ShoulderToShoulder   

Mother’s Day falls on March 26th we recommend treating your Mum, Ma or Mammy to a day of shopping on Grafton Street with a spot of lunch & a Dingle Original Gin. All gin  fish bowls are priced at €10. 

Each day at Porterhouse Central, we have €4 draught craft beer & €4 bottled beer specials. During March, we have a selection of guest craft beers on tap, including our very own Celebration Stout & Rusty Amber Lager, Lagunitas IPA, Donegal West Coast Pale Ale, Founders All Day IPA,  O’Brother Chancer, Weihenstephaner Heffe and Weihenstephaner Dunkel. 

Until April .... take care and enjoy the Saint Patrick's Festival folks!

February 2017 

Hello February,

Time to welcome Spring & say aravoir to the winter chills! We trust you are all still sticking to your news year’s resolutions…but we will be tempting you a little this month! We have a great line up of music & sports entertainment, not to mention the delicious & refreshing food & drinks offers we have for you to indulge in!

Get your green on & join us #ShoulderToShoulder as we get behind the boys in green for this year’s Six Nations!! We will be showing each & every game on our big screens! Each day from 12pm to 10pm, we will be serving tasty match platters, chicken wings & mouth-watering ribs, so you can catch the games, have a few beers & a bite to eat all under one roof! If you can’t be there, be here!! #COYBIG

Sunday & Monday nights we have live music from 9.30pm..the brilliant Jimmy Coup entertains us on Sunday nights with €4 pints of Oyster Stout & Monday nights, Aaron Rowe take to the mic with €4 pints of Plain all night!!

Love mid-week treats? Monday nights & Thursday nights we have €2 off on all cocktails, as well as our €4 bottled & draught beer of the day! Music lovers, Tuesday nights are for you..Beat The Intro from 9.30pm, win €50 & a bucket of Porterhouse Craft Beers! #DoubleWingsWednesday is our favourite day of the week, the day when calories don’t count as there is just no thang like a chicken waang!!

Tuesday nights, whiskey enthusiast & author of A Glass Apart, Fionnán O’Connor joins us from 7pm for whiskey tastings at The Dingle Whiskey Bar (next door). Tickets available at the bar, check it out!!

Not forgetting the big day this month, we are talking about Valentine’s Day of course! We will be doing an offering of 2 for 1 on Strawberry Daiquiris..take your loved one out for a frozen treat & some delicious food or if you don’t have a date..why not treat your best single mate?! #MateDate

Watch out for that Cupid fella’s arrow…see you all in March!! 

January 2017

Happy 2017 to all of our customers!

We are excited to be kicking off the year with our first ever American Beer Festival! F**K YEAH!!

The festival will run from January 19th to 29th and will of course feature some American greats, such as our regulars Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and Firestone & of course many more special guests! We will also have some mouth-watering American inspired food specials on our menu during the festival, be sure you pop by for a delicious treat! If you’re not a fan of American beers, Australia Day is January 26th celebrate all things Aussie with a Coopers Pale Ale or Coopers Sparkling Ale!

Industry Christmas party season is well underway at Porterhouse Central! Book your well-deserved festive staff nights out with us, for more information & reservations call us on 01-679-7539.

Our long short special for January is a refreshing Jameson Whiskey & ginger ale for only €6.00 & our cocktail pitcher special is Winter Pimms with Hennessy, Pimms, cinnamon, orange wheel, limes, cranberry juice and lemonade €20.

Until February..  

December 2016

Hello December…

Our Christmas decorations are up & the silly season is well underway at Porterhouse Central! We have lots of exciting updates for you this month, starting with the fantastic news that the much anticipated small batch Dingle Whiskey Distillery Single Malt & Cask Strength whiskeys have finally graced our shelves! Enjoy a tipple with us here or next door at the cosy Dingle Whiskey Bar before it’s gone!

Grafton Street is becoming extremely busy with frantic Christmas shoppers..need a break from the crowds? Be sure to take a break & treat yourself to some of our delicious dishes, mouth-watering food is served each day from 12pm to 10pm, with night nibbles each Friday & Saturday until 2am!

We are delighted to have a selection of winter warming beverages back on our menu for the festive season, choose from a selection of mulled wine, hot whiskeys, hot ports or boozy coffees! If you are more of a festive craft beer drinker, we have just the thing, how about a Porterhouse Celebration Stout, Anchor Christmas Ale, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale or White Hag Yule? Prefer cocktails..our €20 cocktail pitcher for December is Ginger Spice, simply delicious!

Still wondering where to host your Christmas Party?? Porterhouse Central is the prefer spot, offering delicious platters & food options to groups of all shapes & sizes. Enjoy your night with fantastic drinks promotions, fantastic music each night until late & so much more! For booking queries call 01-679-7539.

Wondering where to celebrate this New Years Eve? Close out 2016 & start 2017 with a bang here! Enjoy our fantastic prosecco specials, great tunes from DJ Colm Doogan and various drinks promotion on the night.

The Porterhouse Central family would like to wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017!

November 2016

Time for those winter coats…November is here!!

We are excited to begin the month with the launch of our latest beer Rusty! Rusty is a rich amber coloured lager, with a strong malt backbone supporting a complex mixture of caramel sweetness and fruit notes this lager has been dry hopped to give a citrus hop note! Be sure to take a break from your Christmas shopping on Grafton Street and give it a try over the next few weeks!

This year’s Grafton Street Christmas lighting ceremony, will be held on November 13th, if you’re attending on the evening, be sure to warm up afterwards with a cosy hot chocolate, hot port, hot toddy or even delicious Baileys coffee at Porterhouse Central! We are delighted to see the return of heart-warming beverages on our menus again!

Of course we will be supporting the boys in green this month! We will be showing all Guinness Series rugby games on our large screens, serving delicious match platters & cold refreshing craft beers! Catch all the live rugby action at Porterhouse Central – If you can’t be there, be here!

A little birdie has told us that on November 24th we can expect to see the temporary removal of Luas works from our Nassau Street entrance, just in time for the Black Friday shopping rush and of course the Christmas party season, on that note, we are welcoming Christmas party bookings, catering for groups of all shapes & sizes with delicious festive food menus to suit your party’s every need! For bookings call us now on 01-679-7539.

Coming closer to the end of November, The Dingle Distillery will be releasing their first small batch whiskey release! Our very own Dingle Whiskey Bar will be stocking the much anticipated whiskey, very soon. Keep your eye on our social media for more details!

Until the festive season… 

October 2016

Hello there,

It’s that time of year when the evenings are getting darker & the nights are getting colder, October is upon us!

Oktoberfest may have left Dublin, but here at Porterhouse Central, for the month we are celebrating the greatness of German style beers!! Enjoy a refreshing stein from only €10, we will be featuring german insoired beers such as, Erdinger & Weihenstephaner, of course not forgetting our very own Hersbrucker & the latest addition to the Porterhouse family, F@$K Witte!

We are delighted to be welcoming back our beloved college students to the city. We look forward to another year of thirsty Thursday fun & of course this year we have #DoubleWingsWednesday..take a well-deserved study break & fill up on a double portion of delicious chicken wings for half the price each & every Wednesday!!

Halloween is just around the corner & we will be looking forward to serving all of the ghost & ghouls that come through our doors! If you fancy some spooktacular cocktails & shots this Halloween, our Zombie, Purple People Eater & Brain Hemmorage are a must!!

We are thrilled to announce we now have live music on Sunday & Monday nights from 9.30pm..the brilliant Jimmy Coup entertains us on Sunday nights with €4 pints of Oyster Stout & Monday nights Aaron Rowe take to the mic with €4 pints of Plain all night!!

Looking forward to seeing you all throughout the month..

..see you in November!! 

September 2016

Hello there and welcome to September ......

The kids are back to school and of course the sun is beaming, there's even a few Irish farmer tans floating around for those who got caught out by this strange yellow ball in the sky! College will be starting back shortly, best of luck to you all and especially to those starting out for the first time. The first week of September sees the welcome return of the College American Football in assosication with Aer Lingus. It promises to be a cracking game. It's amazing to see so many American tourists gracing our Irish shores and joining us to sample the fruits of our labour in the form of our craft beer range and delicious food menu. The LUAS works are almost in their final stages here on Nassau St, we will soon have the wonderful dinging sound of the eagerly awaited LUAS link up.

So Tipperary had an unbelievable win at the beginning of this month against Kilkenny, a nail biting match was watched by all but very much deserved. Will Dublin take home the Sam Maguire this year once again? We shall be glued to our screens on Sunday 18th September for the final clash of the season. May the best team win. We will be greeting everyone that day for a friendly pint and some match banter, everyone welcome folks.

This month we have the usual suspects continuing like €2 off cocktails on Monday night for the live tunes, Double Wings Wednesday, €2 off Thirsty Thursday cocktails and guess what ........... free mixers with spirits from Sunday to Wednesday!

Friday 16th September sees the eager return of Culture Night across Dublin City. I'm sure you'll all agree it's a fantastic night of Arts and Culture across the nation where venues of all genres open their doors for FREE to the public. Pop in for a bite to eat before or after your cultural visits. Children are welcome till 10pm when we finish up serving food so the parents get to have a night out too and be home at a reasonable hour.

So, on that note, we'll see you in the bar for a bite to eat or some lunch/dinner, we've got it all covered. 

Slain leat folks! 

August 2016

Welcome to August, no not Autumn, it's August! It's technically still summer!

So the weather has been ok, not great, could be better but it is Ireland. If this is your first trip to Ireland and are reading this blog, we hope you enjoyed your stay and done lots of sightseeing. We hope you got to sample some of our delicious food and extensive range of craft beers and some of the imported quality beers from around the globe. 

Our banishing of Monday blues continues throughout the month of August with live music each and every Monday from 10pm. To help you enjoy your Monday's we have €2 off cocktails and €4 pints of Temple Brau, a tasty little drop she is! The usual line up continues throughout the week with Beat the Intro on Tuesdays, Double Wings Wednesday, Thirsty Thursdays with €2 off Cocktails and €4 pints of our famous Hersbrucker.  We are still loving Fridays with our resident DJ and 2 for 1 frozen cocktails (no not the Anna & Elsa type, they are delicious daiquiris!) and sure Saturday's and Sundays are just a blast as always so don't delay pop into us today.

Well the GAA is really hotting up now. Who will bring Sam home this year? Dare we say the Dubs will take him home once again? Sure drop in for a pint and watch the game live. We are always showing all major sporting events.

So folks, let that be it for now and we'll see you at the bar for a catch up. Till September ..........


July 2016

Happy July!!

It’s holiday season, the sun is trying to shine & the kids are off school! Exploring things to do in Dublin this summer? Be sure to pop by Porterhouse Central, where we are serving the most delicious food from 12pm to 10pm daily!

There will be no more Monday blues…we are excited to announce that we will now have live music each & every Monday night at Porterhouse Central! The extremely talented Robbie Doyle will perform alongside Hannah Stockwell-Quinn each Monday night from 10pm. Why not check out the talented duo & enjoy a €4 pint of Temple Brau?!

If Tuesdays are more your thing, we have lots of entertainment for you! Every Tuesday from 7pm at The Dingle Whiskey Bar, Fionnán O’Connor host a whiskey tasting experience & from 9.30pm in Porterhouse Central we hold the popular “Beat The Intro Quiz” with a great prize to be won each week!

Love chicken wings? You’ll love Double Wings Wednesday..enjoy any size wings & get double the amount for the same great price! With €4 pints of Hersbrucker too, where else would you want to go for wings in Dublin city?!

If you’re a cask beer drinker, you’re in for a treat this month at Porterhouse Central, we currently have Porterhouse Hop Head & Metalman Equinox  tapped! Our guest beers this month are Weihenstephaner Hefe. Weihenstephaner Dunkel, O’Brother Chancer, Lagunitas Pale Ale, Founders All Day IPA, Punk IPA & Lauder Barley Wine.

The GAA championships are well underway! Going to Croke Park to support your county? Porterhouse Central is the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious food before or after the games! We will also be showing all major games on our big screens & group booking are been taken to watch the matches!

Ciao until August  

June 2016 

Hello June,

It’s finally festival season & the sun has been shining strongly in Dublin City! There is so much to see & do this month in Dublin! Kicking off the month with Bloom In The Park, where Dingle Distillery & Porterhouse Brewing Company will be serving delicious craft beers & cocktails all weekend.

June 10th, the UEFA Euros begin & where better to cheer on the boys in green than with us & our big screens! Porterhouse craft beers, match platters and soccer are the perfect mix! As we always say, if you can’t be there, be here!

GAA fans, it’s your time of year, as the championship games are in full swing! Be sure to stop by Porterhouse Central for pre/post-match bites & drinks this summer! Support your county & enjoy some delicious craft or cask beers while in the city!

If you’re a foodie, be sure to check out The Taste of Dublin from June 16th to 19th. Of course Dingle Distillery & Porterhouse Brewing Company will be there alongside the Port House Tapas Bars, a must not miss event for food lovers!

One for the Gin & Tonic lovers, June 20th to 25th, Porterhouse Central are taking part in the Irish Gin & Tonic Fest! You can avail of 3 of our delicious Dingle Original Gin & Schweppes Tonics for only €20. For more information please visit:

Lastly, but definitely not least, The Porterhouse Brewing Company are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this month. We would like to thank all of our valued customers, old & new for believing in us. We ask that you raise a glass of your favourite Porterhouse creation with us in celebration!

Enjoy the sunshine, may it last in to July.. 

May 2016

Welcoming the sunshine to Dublin,

Time to get dig out your summery glad rags & enjoy some refreshing craft beers, cask beers & cocktails at Porterhouse Central. Its cruise ship season & we are excited to be welcoming our visitors to Dublin port. While exploring Dublin be sure to stop by Central for a real taste of Irish culture with delicious food served daily from 12pm, fantastic music & much more!

Last month we launched our new mouth-watering food menu, it’s simply a must try for foodies! Some of our best sellers are our new Chicken Piri Piri Sandwich & our Vegetable & Chickpea Burger! If you are a lover of Chicken Wings, we have some exciting news for you!! We have recently launched “Double Wings Wednesday” at Porterhouse Central! Every Wednesday from 12pm until 10pm you can enjoy double the amount of chicken wings for the same every day price. With five delectable flavours to choose from & €4 pints of Porterhouse Hop Head, we are giving a whole new reason to be excited about reaching mid-week!!

For the month of May, we have introduced some summery cocktails, be sure to try out our cocktail of the month: Minty Monk - Frangelico, Rum, Sugar Syrup, Mint Leaves, Lime & Soda from €10 or for those who like to share, how about our cocktail pitcher of the month: Kraken Storm - Kraken Rum, Ginger Beer & Fresh Limes for the great price of €20. If you are a fan of whiskey, like we are here at Porterhouse Central, you will be pleased to hear our whiskey of the month is the fantastic Teelings Single Malt. For the cask beer lovers among you, this months cask beers are Porterhouse Hop Head IPA, O’Hara’s Pale Ale & Metalman Ironmonger! As usual, we have our daily €4 craft draught & bottle of the day. Keep an eye on our social media for daily updates!

Here is hoping for a sunny summer 2016… 

April 2016

Hello spring,

April is upon us and the sun is starting to beam through the clouds at last! We have big news at The Porterhouse Central this month as we introduce our new delicious and tasty food menus. We have some new & exciting dishes for you to try, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Potato Farl Taco & Goats Cheese Salad with Walnuts, just to name a few! We’ve also added extra seating for busy weekend periods upstairs at Lillie’s Bordello. So if you’re looking for a place to eat in Dublin City you know where to go!

This month our selection of guest craft beers has grown, we have our own Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout, Weihenstephaner Dunkel, Weihenstephaner Weisse, Fruli Strawberry Weiss, Firestone Pivo Pilsner, White Hag Session IPA, Louder Barley Wine & Lagunitas IPA! Our cask beer is Hop Head IPA & if that isn’t enough, we also have our €4 bottled beer of the day & €4 draught beer of the day!

Last month we launched our new Dingle Original Gin Menu, since then we have had some more exciting news from the Dingle Distillery & The Dingle Whiskey Bar. On April 7th, the latest additions to the Dingle family were launched, Dingle Four Seasons Gin can now be purchased at the bar and is simply a must try, it captures flavours from every season in the most unique way! Also this month we learned the fantastic news that Dingle Original Gin was awarded “Best London Dry Gin” at the World Whiskey Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated as “Best Gastro Pub” in the Lovin Dublin Restaurant Awards, we would be thrilled to win the title, so we ask if you have a moment to cast a vote for us at

Until May… 

March 2016

Hey guys,

March has arrived and that means it’s time for shamrocks, bunny ears and the return of Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout! We are looking forward to celebrating St. Patricks Day, Easter and remembering Irish history during the 1916 Commemorative Programme.

It’s time for round 4 and round 5 of Six Nations and where better to cheer on the boys in green than in our bar, with our big screens! Porterhouse craft beers, match platters and rugby are the perfect mix and what better way to spend your weekends in Dublin! If you can’t be there, be here! 

Join us for some Paddy’s Day drinks on March 17th, we will be serving delicious food, pints of “our” black stuff and will have entertainment with a DJ from 5pm until very late. We will have extra seating for those of you who wish to dine with us, upstairs at Lillie’s Bordello.

Each day at Porterhouse Central, we have €4 draught craft beer & €4 bottled beer specials. During March, we have a selection of guest craft beers on cask, including Louder Barley Wine, Lagunitas IPA, Galway Hooker, Cherry Chocolate Stout, O’Brother Chancer Pale, O’Brother The Fixer, Weihenstephaner Weiss and Weihenstephaner Dunkel.

At Central, we love cask beer and we always have delicious choices available, featuring this month is West Kerry Brewery Beal Ban.

If you are a fan of Dingle Original Gin, we have some exciting news for you! We have launched a new Dingle Gin menu, with ingredients such as, rosewater tonic, violet syrup and cucumber syrup. All fish bowls are priced at €10.

To banish those Monday blues and entice you on those thirsty Thursdays, we have €2 off on all cocktails. To entertain you as enjoy your Tuesday tipple, we have our brilliant Beat The Intro Quiz Night from 9.30pm, where you can win a great prize! If you think you know all things music, grab your friends and combine a dream team! After a long working week, we offer 2 for 1 daiquiris at Porterhouse Central on Fridays, get your weekends off to a great start!

Every Tuesday night during February, whiskey enthusiast & author of A Glass Apart, Fionnán O’Connor joins us from 7pm for whiskey tastings at The Dingle Whiskey Bar (next door). Tickets available at the bar from €18 (price includes sample flight).

See you soon…  

February 2016

Hey guys,

February has finally landed and we can say good bye to all those January blues! At Porterhouse Central, we have the month packed with fun & activity! Kicking off, we are down at the Alltech Craft Beer & Food Festival, we are located just below the big screens, so you can enjoy a few Porterhouse craft beers or a few Dingle Gins while watching all of the Six Nations activity!! Sunday, February 7th we are throwing a massive Super Bowl 2016 party, with late bar, €4.50 Porterhouse pints & our delicious match platters/night nibbles will be served until very late! 

During February at Porterhouse Central will have a range of refreshing guest craft beers on draft, including O’Brothers The Sinner, Hoppy Xmas, Fruli, Lagunita’s IPA, our very own Porterhouse Louder & Brew Dog Punk IPA!

If you are a lover of cask beers, you are in luck, this month our guest casks are O’Hara’s IPA, O’Hara’s Red & O’Hara’s Galaxy Hop!

Sick of the cold weather this winter? Warm up with some of our hot toddys, we are serving hot whiskey, hot ports & hot Dingle Gin!

Of course everyone is gearing up for the Six Nations & getting behind the boys in green, here at Central, we will be showing all matches on our big screens, with match platters, night nibbles & daily craft beer specials available during all match days! If you can’t be there, be here!!

As always on Monday night and Thursday night we have €2 off on all cocktails, as well as our daily €4 bottled beer and €4 draught beer! Do you love a good pub quiz? Tuesday nights, we have our fun & fabulous Beat The Intro Quiz Night from 9.30pm, where you can win some great prizes, so grab your mates & make a team! Friday nights we are thrilled to announce our delicious 2 for 1 daiquiri special makes a return & if that not enough we have €12 lager pitchers on Sundays!

Have you tried out our mouth-watering nightly nibbles yet? Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 2am we serve everyone’s favourite pub food nibbles, choose from pizza, wings, rings, fries and nachos. Need we say anymore, now you know where to go for late night bites in Dublin!

Every Tuesday night during February, whiskey enthusiast & author of A Glass Apart, Fionnán O’Connor joins us from 7pm for whiskey tastings at The Dingle Whiskey Bar (next door). Tickets available at the bar from €18 (price includes sample flight).

Looking forward to seeing you all soon! 

January 2016

Hey guys,

Happy New Year to all! At Porterhouse Central we are looking forward to another fantastic year of serving you all your favourite cocktails, craft beers and of course delicious pub foods! 

This month at Porterhouse Central we have a range of refreshing guest craft beers: on draft, including O’Brothers The Sinner, Hoppy Xmas, Fruli, Lagunita’s IPA and our very own Porterhouse Louder!

Casks beers and cask ales are a January favourite at Central, our cask beers this month are O’Hara’s Hop Adventure: “Galaxy” Hop, O’Hara’s Winter Star: Spiced Amber Ale & White Hag: Little Fawn, Session IPA.

Monday night and Thursday night we have €2 off on all cocktails, as well as our daily €4 bottled beer and €4 draught beer! Wondering where to spend Friday night’s in Dublin over January? Get your after work drinks or post exam drinks off to a great start with our delicious 2 for 1 cocktails, this month’s special is the refreshing Kerry Donkey, made using our very own Dingle Vodka.

Have you heard about our nightly nibbles? Every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm until 2am we serve mouth watering nibbles, choose from pizza, wings, rings, fries and nachos. Now you know where to dine for late night bites in Dublin!

Are you a lover of whiskey or would you like to learn more about whiskey? Join us along with whiskey guru Fionnán O’Connor every Tuesday night from 7pm for whiskey tastings next door to us at The Dingle Whiskey Bar. Tickets available at the bar from €18 (price includes sample flight).

Here’s to another brilliant year guys!

Until February..

December 2015

Hey guys, 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Dublin and here at Porterhouse Central we are getting knee deep into the festive spirit. Be sure to drop in and take a break from the cold, while you are out and about Christmas shopping on Grafton Street. Our hearty lunch specials and delicious mulled wine are perfect to warm you up on a winter’s day, not to mention our other warming beverages, hot whiskeys & hot ports!

Each night over the Christmas period, The Dingle Whiskey Bar will be open earlier so you can drop in for some festive treats and we will have a late bar each night as our DJs take you in to the early hours on Christmas party nights.

On Friday nights for December and January we will have 2 for 1 specials on our mouth-watering Kerry Donkey cocktails until 11pm, the Kerry Donkey is a delicious cocktail containing Dingle Distillery vodka, raspberry and vanilla jam, fresh lime and ginger ale, the perfect way to finish a long hard week of work. Wondering what to do for New Years??

Get 2016 off to a fantastic start and ring in the New Year with us at Porterhouse Central, where will have great prosecco specials, excellent music and various drink promotion on the night.

From all the staff at Porterhouse Central, we wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016! 

October 2015

Hey guys,

We are in full swing at Porterhouse Central this month. Join us for the Rugby World Cup matches, with numerous big screens & plenty of seating, it’s no wonder we were named within the top ten bars in Dublin to watch the games! Be sure to catch the final with us on Saturday, October 31st, call now to reserve you space.

We are currently celebrating the goodness of Autumn beers at Porterhouse Central, drop by and join us for a Porterhouse Red or a Brian Blasta and embrace the refreshing and warming tastes of Autumn.

As it’s now October, we would like to take a moment out to welcome back last year’s college students & of course a massive welcome the new fresher’s. We look forward to another year of Thursday night fun & being the fun spot to unwind after a long hard day of study!

October of course, is the month of German beers, with Octoberfest! Whether you made it to the IFSC event or not, be sure to join us, as our busy bar is stocked with over 21 German beers & hundreds of international beers, wearing tyrolean hats is however optional!

We have recently extended our food service hours on Friday & Saturday nights! Every Friday & Saturday from 10pm until 2pm we have a nightly nibbles menu. Every Friday and Saturday night 10pm until 2am we will be serving delicious onion rings, wings, fries, pizza & nachos.

If all that isn’t enough…we also have two deliciously refreshing cask beers at Porterhouse Central this month, both Trouble Brewing Deception Golden Ale & Porterhouse Dublin Pale Ale.

March 2015

Howdy folks! And welcome to Spring ..... doesnt feel like it but apparently it is!

The Six Nations are hard at it these last few weeks and its generating great banter about the place! Sunday seen a fantastic match with Ireland vs England. Getting ready to meet Wales on 14th and then finishing up with France on 21st March. Can Ireland win it? Who will be the triumphant ones? Join us to find out! All matches live on the big screens. Sample some of our beers while you watch the match. We've got a whole host of fine ales and lagers waiting to be sampled. Not forgetting our famous Plain Porter Stout, there's nothing plain about this and of course Wrasslers 4X, speaks for itself really! See facebook daily to find out which of your favourite beers is the pint of the day at just €4.

In between the Six Nations showdown we have the madness that is St Patricks Day. Best day to be Irish and sure we always celebrate in style and toast a pint to the legend of a man himself! Don't worry, we'll be making sure your bellies are full that day and serving food from 12-9.30pm. And if that wasn't enough, we're opening late for the occassion, 2.30am! No cover charge either. Sure you might find the odd ceili, jig or reel on the dancefloor! Come on down and have the craic. Just before Paddys Day we have Mother's Day on Sunday 15th, don't forget all the lovely Mammies of this world. Treat your Mammy to her Sunday dinner and a few drinks. Better still, all the ladies round up and join us for the evening for the amazing Lord Henrys band, they are just awesome. 

When we all recover from the Saint Patricks madness Dublin hosts the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival running from 19th-29th. Never know who you might bump into! 

We have entertainment 7 nights a week with Colm Lynch on Monday, Beat the Intro quiz on Tuesday, Indie Rock Club on Wednesday, the amazing 80's night on Thursday, blast from the past 90's night on Friday, smooth operator Daniel Moore on Saturdays and the most amazing Lord Henrys band on Sundays. Its non-stop here and thats the way we like it!

Don't forget we have our delectable lunch and evening menu served from 12 to 9.30 daily. You can also beat the queue and phone ahead with your lunch order and we'll have it ready for you when get here, thats service for ya!

Take care and enjoy the Saint Patrick's Festival folks!

February 2015

Welcome to February! Spring has arrived and with her she brought a fierce cold snap and a bit of snow which ALMOST brought the country to lockdown! We just about managed to pull through! February also signals the eagerly anticipated return of the Six Nations Rugby to our screens. We are showing each and every match on all of our big screens. Dont forget, if you cant be there, be here! February is also known as the month of loooove and how well did IRFU plan that one, bringing over the "Lovely" French for Valentines and naturally to play Ireland on that very same day! Great PR! That will be a cracker of a game. We gave Italy a great game too on 07th Feb. Lets hope we can do the Grand Slam again. See our events page for the full line up. Speaking of Valentine's Day, there'll be plenty of rugby boots and high heels out and about that night! We are serving food from 12pm to 10pm that day and everyday.

We're all suffering from "Luas Syndrome" around here, our ears are banging with the drilling outside but we are business as usual folks, each and everyday so dont be afraid to come in, we've sound proofed the place!!! Dont forget our amazing whiskey bar is open daily from 4pm. We are hosting whiskey tasting classes also for bookings of up to 10 people. Enquires can be made at the bar or over the phone.

We've kept it short and sweet this month folks! See you all at the bar for a banter and a pint.

Until March ....... 

December 2014/January 2015

Welcome to January folks. Without further ado we wish you all a Very Happy New Year. Hope its a great one for y'all.

Lets reflect on December ...... Well that was a hectic one! We barely got a breather during the month, not that we're complaining, it was truly heartwarming to see the turnout of chrismtas jumpers throughout the whole month. Not to mention the 12 pubs of Christmas, what a great lot you all were! Some of you only managed two or three and finished up in the Porterhouse Central, now thats what we call loyal customers and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We've had various Chrismtas parties throughout the month and more to come in January. New Years Eve we had the after party (so to speak!) of the College Green Gig. Kodaline really know how to please. It makes us proud to be Irish when you hear these guys banging out their hits on stage. 

In the midst of all the Christmas parties and get togethers we saw the launch of An Cliabhán in the whiskey bar. What is An Cliabhán you ask? Well, An Cliabhán is the Irish for "The Birth" or "The Cradle". Our Founding Fathers got the opportunity to become part of another unique piece of sheer intelligence here at the Porterhouse. On offer on the day was the opportunity to purchase your own piece of master blending - for the small price of €85 you got 4 250ml bottles containing the following - 1 containing newly made spirit 63.5%abv, 1 containing one year matured spirit in a bourbon cask 62.2%abv, 1 containing one year matured spirit in a sherry cask 62.4%abv, 1 containing one year matured spirit in a port cask 61.9% abv, plus two Dingle Glasses and a sampling pipette. Until the new spirit is 3 years old it cannot be called whiskey, its the law for Irish whiskey. Once they are all finally matured they will be vatted together and the eventual product will be whiskey. The product will be stored under bond for the period of 3 years and 1 day. The final product will be your very own whiskey registered to the owner. In essence the purchaser is now a master blender! Its very unique.

Moving on to January ....... The month of quitting one habit and replacing it with another. The month of counting down the days to payday. The month of having no choice but to eat less because you're broke! The month of making changes. This normally lasts for the first week or maybe two in January, so fear not, we are still here to serve you when you decide you've given up giving up! See you Friday night after work! We barely got a breather over the first day in January till we were greeted by the New Year and Christmas straddlers which we were so happy to see! We love those who refuse to give up on the festivities and want to celebrate just a wee bit longer, we're much the same ourselves to be honest! Sure there'll still be lots of Christmas parties going on in January for those in the industry (like ourselves) who worked tirelessly throughout the silly season to keep your drinks topped up and your bellies full! So in other words, no rest for the porterhouse team, just the way we like it.

We would like to thank you all for your loyal custom throughout 2014 and into 2015. We look forward to seeing you all over the year.

*** Just a gentle reminder folks, the long awaited Luas line link up is getting underway mid January (we will be graced by the sound of road works everyday!). Dont let that deter you from coming into us here at Central as we are still fully operational. We can also be accessed by Grafton St, Adam Court ***

November 2014 

13th November 2014

Welcome to November.

So winter is here, but it is a Nice warm Halloween this year, and it fell on a Friday, loads dressed up, place was packed. We also had a great Bank holiday weekend the week before, with our new Sunday band ‘The lord Henrys’ seriously good band, they have a ‘Eskie’ style about them.

November brings the Autumn Internationals, Ireland did well so far (correct at time of print). Rugby always brings a great atmosphere to this place, loads of screens, tasty food and beer flowing.

Speaking of beer, we have several rolling taps for guest beers on the go all the time. Putting on One keg of guest craft beer, washing the line and putting on something new when it is empty. This keeps our choice of draught fresh, always changing. In this new era in craft beer bars we were delighted to win ‘Craft beer bar of the year’, thanks for voting.

This year will see a Christmas market at St. Stephens Green. With more than 60 trade concessions located in traditional wooden chalets along the exterior of St Stephen’s Green Park between Grafton Street and Merrion Row, the Market will offer a unique selection of quality Irish made handcrafted gift items, including accessories, woodcrafts, jams and preserves and prints as well as seasonal food and drinks to include charcoal grills, crepes, bratwurst, chocolate fountain, Gluhwein as well as other seasonal non-alcoholic drinks. You know where we are if you require some Alcoholic beverages, maybe a mulled wine to get you warmed up.

Talk to you in December,


February/March 2014

Hi everybody,

Not much to write about for January, so here we are in February/March. That means the 6 nations and  Paddy’s day, whoo hoo! So far so good for the big boys in green, except for the game in Twickenham, they did give it everything, fair play. We were packed for all the games so far, more of the same to come.

We brought back our lunch menu in February with some tasty offerings at more of a lunch price. We now have 3 different Cask beers on the go, either our own TSB, Hophead or Brainblasta or some guest beers including Thornbridge Kipling, Hopton and Jaipur. Definitely worth a visit for them alone.

The St. Patricks festival kicks off in Dublin on the 14th of March with plenty happening around the city. Click on this link for more info . The Last day of the 6 Nations is on the Saturday and we play the last match at 5pm against Le France. The festival finale is on St. Patricks day, marathon session of craic. We will be serving full food menu upstairs, dancing and drinking downstairs, DJ from 5pm til very late.

All the best from all the staff in Central. 

Central Blog Sept/Oct 2013

Hello there,

The place is looking good, with a lick of paint, a fresh new floor and some new lighting. Our burgers and Steaks are now flame-grilled. Come in and check us out.

During September we will be celebrating the hoppier of the ales, pale ales and India pale ales from Europe and the US. We have a new brew, Paleface Irish pale ale. This Indian Summer festival will also offer you some tastes of India, with some delicious curries available.

Over the next few weeks we will have the All Ireland GAA finals, football between Dublin and Mayo on Sunday the 22nd September and the Hurling Final Replay between Clare and Cork on Saturday the 28th. Plenty of screens in here if you can’t be there.

The end of September brings Oktoberfest to Munich and we follow this with our own Oktoberfest from the 10th to the 20th of October.

We then have Halloween running from 28th October to Friday the 1st of November.

Check out our Facebook page for specials and other info.

Talk to you all soon

All the best from all of us here in Central.

July and August 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

Welcome to the Porterhouse Central Blog for July and August 2013.

We kick off July with the 3rd test of the Lions tour, Lions V Australia in Anz stadium, Sydney. Kick off 11am, Breakfast served from 10.30am.

The Street Performance World Championship, with an attendance of over 240,000 in 2012, Ireland's second largest free family festival is delighted to announce its return to Dublin 12th - 14th July 2013. In Dublin's Merrion Square (July 12th - 14th) and on St. Patrick's Street, Cork (July 20th and 21st).

Our main event for July is our Belgian Beer and Mussels Festival, running for 11 days from the 18th to the 28th in all Porterhouse bars and will feature some serious bottled and draught beer from Belgium. We will be serving up massive stuffed Green-lipped Mussels in various recipes as well as pots of the regular mussels in choice sauces. Belgian waffles will also be on the menu with cherry or Belgian chocolate sauce. Checkout our Facebook page for more info

August will see the return of the Premiership, plenty of screens here for all televised games.

For all of July and August we have our Live music every Monday night with Colm Lynch and guests, Tuesday night Music Quiz and The cool hand dukes every Sunday night.

Thanks for reading,

Bye bye.


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