First things first.
We are passionate about beer.
And not just our beer. We are passionate about all good beer. That's why in 1989 Liam LaHart and Oliver Hughes opened the first Porterhouse and specialised in importing various beers from around the world with a keen eye on Belgium.
In 1996 we opened The Porterhouse in Temple Bar, putting in Ireland's first brew pub. Sometimes you feel like a pioneer but remember, pioneers got shot by the Indians and the settlers took their land. Thus, there we were, in a land rich in culture of drinking but totally dominated by large global drinks companies. Nobody thought we had a chance - least of all our accountants. But that was then and this is now.
In 1999 we opened a Porterhouse in Covent Garden, London, followed by the Porterhouse in Glasnevin, Dublin. Then we purchased Lillie's Bordello and created Porterhouse Central on Nassau Street, Dublin and most recently we have opened a franchise in New York in a marvelous historic tavern called Fraunces Tavern. This wonderful building, located in the financial district, houses not only a museum dedicated to George Washington (after all he did celebrate the American Revolution with his officers there), along with a great restaurant in Fraunces Tavern, but now also a Porterhouse Bar stocking not just our wonderful stouts and ales imported from Ireland, (Please note our stouts and ales are brewed in Ireland and shipped to the US.) but also some great American craft beers and some fantastically interesting beers from around the world.