Our site here at Sweetman’s dates back to 1756 with a lot of History and Stories to tell. The moment you step through our door, you quickly realise you are part of something special. One of Dublin’s most historic brewing empires of the 18th Century was established by the respected and highly successful house of Sweetman. By 1756 the Sweetman family had an extensive network of breweries in Ireland’s capital along with being revered architects, politicians and art connoisseurs.
Most notably John William Sweetman Esq. (1752- 1862) leading United Irishman, was highly regarded amongst the Nationalist agenda of the time and the development of Dublin (he was responsible for the original design for the Catholic Pro Cathedral). On his death the great revolutionary Wolfe Tone wrote…
The original Sweetman brewery had to be demolished under the Wide Streets Commission of 1806 and was relocated to the Corn Exchange before being sold to Arthur Guinness & Sons during the transformation of the independent brewing industry in Ireland. John Sweetman Jnr. continued in politics becoming a founding member of Sinn Fein and its President from 1908-1911. Through the commission, Burgh Quay and the buildings we occupy today were created.
The cat and Cage have an extensive Gin menu. We are great believers in using the best of what Ireland has to offer. Here you can choose from a huge range of gins, including Tanqueary, Gunpowder, Drumshanbo, and many others.
Our wine list includes some readily drinkable and popular brands as well as a selection of the very best wines from regions around the world.
Drinks at The Cat And Cage Bar are the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day or to kick start your night out. Cocktails are our specialty, The Mojito is our signature cocktail which is a must for every visitor to the bar.