The Birdcage


Pub guardian angel Charlie McVeigh is saving East End boozer The Birdcage from closure by transforming it into his sixth Draft venue. Located on the historic Colombia Road, within stone's throw of the flower market, this couldn't be a better setting for a rejuvenated drinking lounge. 

Intent on salvaging the pub to its former glory, the aim is to restore the building to its historic majesty with bags of character thrown in. Respectful of the site's Victorian features, McVeigh has spruced up the wooden bar, mouldings, columns and banquettes. Bringing in a bit of contemporary flare to proceedings; a caged beer display, neon signs and industrial style lighting draw the place up to date. 

This place knows its beer, and there's an excellent selection of European and local craft beers on offer. For anyone wanting to try something a little bit jazzier, Max Chater of Bump Caves concocts innovative 'optics' cocktails. Pies are a really big thing here, which is absolutely marvellous! Take your pick from fillings like steak and ale, chicken, leak and ham and sweet potato and goat's cheese.


Offer Availability
2-4-1 Cocktails
2-4-1 Cocktails at any of our Draft House Pubs every day from 4pm to 8pm
Monday 16:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 16:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 16:00 – 20:00
Thursday 16:00 – 20:00
Friday 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday 16:00 – 20:00
Sunday 16:00 – 20:00
½ Price Burger Mondays
Chow down on a burger every Monday at half price in your local Draft House!
Wings Wednesday
Turn up the heat this Wednesday and get stuck into 2-4-1 Wings! Every Wednesday choose from Buffalo, Salt & Pepper or Southern BBQ sauce and get stuck in.


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 23:00
Tuesday 17:00 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 23:00
Thursday 17:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 9:00 22:30



The Birdcage, 80, Columbia Road, E2 7QB


Bethnal Green

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