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The Cat and Cage is a relaxed contemporary lounge where food is served all day from lunch to a full evening menu offering a unique dining experience.

First licensed in 1690, The Cat & Cage is located in the heart of Drumcondra and is Dublin’s newest ‘Gastro-Pub’. Our aim is to provide outstanding seasonal food and great service while retaining a traditional pub atmosphere. Our extensive selection of menu's cater for a wide range of tastes with classic Irish and European inspired creations with a satisfying accompanying craft beer and wine list.

Cat and Cage Pub

Encompassing all menus is a commitment to using the freshest of ingredients and the very best of Irish produce. We are proud to offer a warm and inviting drinking and dining experience. Call in; we have saved you a seat! We are fully wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. There is unlimited wifi throughout, We have live music every weekend in the main lounge.

The Cat and Cage is located at the corner of Church Avenue, opposite St. Patrick's College. Croke Park (GAA pitch) is roughly a 10 minutes walk away. Dublin City center is only 20 mins away. We also have a private function room that can cater for up to 100 people.


We are open 7 days every week. Our food offering is served throughout the day and evening. From Lunch & Day menu to casual neighbourhood eatery by night. Not to mention our Steak Special which is available every Wednesday from only €20.00. Lunch is servedd fro 12.00 noon til 4.00pm and our A La Carte Menu is served each evening from 4.00pm til 10.00pm.

Craft Beers

The Cat and Cage offer a selection of Craft Beers to suit all palates. Our Craft Beers are brewed by our sister pub J.W.Sweetman which is located on O'Connell Bridge.
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World Wide Gins

The Cat and Cage have an extensive menu for everything. Beer, whiskey, food, cocktails and of course, gin. They’re great believers in using the best of what Ireland has to offer. Here you can choose from a huge range of gins, including Glendalough, Gunpowder, Drumshanbo, and many others.
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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.
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Live Music

Live music every Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday.

Any acts or bands interested in playing in the bar please send in demos/CDs along with contact details either by post to The Cat and Cage Bar, 74 Upper Drumcondra Rd, Dublin 9, or send an email to
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Join us at The Cat And Cage, Upper Drumcondra for all your sporting interests, covering live broadcasts of , Gaa, Football, Horse-racing, Golf, Etc, no doubt we will most likely be watching it as well….