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The Cat & Cage

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74 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 857-3809
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Seating

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good cold brews

Stopped in for one pint, which lead to another. Was surprised they only offered pizza at that time of day (late afternoon) so we moved on for supper; however, the young man behind the bar was very attentive to our needs while we were there. Different TVs tuned to several different channels was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
David P
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Universal City, Texas
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My grandfather drank in this pub regularly in the 30's and 40's. It was a destination for me. The Guinness was great and I had chills.

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1 Thank Matt M
Javea, Spain
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257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Absolutely dire! I´m trying to thing of something good to say other than the fact that the landlady overhearing our conversation of a lager called ´13´ poured us a free glass!

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1 Thank berna57
Universal City, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped in for one pint, which lead to another. Was surprised they only offered pizza at that time of day (late afternoon) so we moved on for supper; however, the young man behind the bar was very attentive to our needs while we were there. Different TVs tuned to several different channels was nice option.

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Thank David P
Shannon, Ireland
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321 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! Great place for food and for drinks and the staff are absolutely lovely. There is a function room upstaairs. When I was in college in Drumcondra we had some great parties there

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Thank ciarammcn
Ocala, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

The kitchen is open again. Great accents to listen to. Definitely a local hangout. Great vibes and a warm welcome and rest after a long day traveling. You don't have to drink to absorb the atmosphere. Sitting with a Diet Coke and people watching was great

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Thank Darlene G
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We want to take dinner there but for a reason i dont understand they got no food without pizza at a satruday evening. So we take our dinner at ivys and came back for a pint. The pub is rly nice, the prices are ok and the pint was tastefull as the wine of my girlfriend. Nice spot to be.

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Thank Alexander Z
Cavan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a quick pint here on a school night. It was fairly quiet but the staff were friendly and attentive. They run discounted early bird menus for hungry students (very close to St Pats teaching college) for 5euro - great value if you can trick the barman into believing you're part of the younger generation! Nice lighting, warm, cosy and... More 

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Thank CavanMike
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited the Cat and Cage mid week for some evening food and a couple of pre dinner drinks. The barman serving us was very polite and obliging. We ordered our food which came promptly, was as described, hot and tasted beautiful. It was very good value and only that we were moving on the following day we would have... More 

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1 Thank mcglic
New Jersey, USA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Relaxing pub in suburban neighborhood, lots of screens to view the World Cup. As the evening wears on, the atmosphere gets livelier.

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Thank dyerwolf
Cork
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good pub great service warm atmosphere.Weather its the pub or the lounge you go into it will always be a welcoming experience.

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1 Thank CorkShizzle

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)1 857-3809

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?