The Porterhouse is renowned for the wide selection of porters, stouts, and ales on offer, brewed at their own Dublin brewery. Customers can also choose from hundreds of brands of bottled beers from around the world. They serve a range of modern bar cuisine with an Irish flavour. There is live music every night from Wednesday to Saturday, and a traditional Irish music session on Sunday afternoons. A big screen TV shows all the major sporting events. Catering for private parties of up to 200 people.
Venue Details & Map
21-22 Maiden LaneCovent GardenLondonWC2E 7NA
- +44 (0)20 7379 7917
- Public transport:
- Covent Garden, Underground
A great venue - it's huge! Lots of hidden areas where you can either drink, dine or watch sports.
It was rammed on the London Marathon day and wouldn't let children in (not that I was complaining).
Will definitely visit in the future!more
The inside of the Porterhouse feels like an MC Escher drawing: steel staircases criss-cross the space leading to and from the varying levels. It's nicely done. In this large space, that makes it quite easy to find a cozy corner to sit with friends and have a pint.
There are several service spots. So you're never far from your next tall boy. TVs dot the walls in places. So, if you situate...more
When you first walk into the absolute cavern that is The Porterhouse you think, how could this place ever get busy!? But get busy it does, and reasonably early on too. You can't make a booking on Saturdays and their live acts go on at 8 to a crowd.
It's a good place to take a break from the crowds in Covent Garden, and even catch the football. The food is reasonable pub fare, nothing to rave...more
I love how big this place is, though it doesn't look it from outside, so you can always find a place to perch. I love the crazy staircases that make you feel like you're in an Escher painting, or Hogwarts, that link all the levels together and make you feel like you may never get back out to the ground floor where you started. I love the overload of shiny lacquered wood around the bar, and...more
This is my go-to bar in Covent Garden. The space is really big, so on average days there's lots of places to stand, maybe even sit, both inside and outside. They have a really great and constantly changing selection of ales on tap. They're quick to pay and they don't have credit card surcharges and stuff.
It's hugely popular, so if you think you're gonna duck in for a quick pint on a Thursday...more