A Ponsonby institution, The Cav is a historic pub with a contemporary lease on life as a chic gastrobar. Our legendary laid-back hospitality is testament to our pub origins, but we’ve upleveled our fare, bringing an innovative spin to classic dishes. And while our legacy is long, our vibe is fresh. You’ll love our beautiful interiors, with plenty of the charm and character that comes with having a 150-year heritage still preserved.
Soak up sweeping views of the city from our expansive deck or cosy up by the fire inside. Come for a relaxed family meal, an afterwork drink or immerse yourself in the vibrant late-night atmosphere that is still a signature offering within the walls of this iconic building. The Cav has always been a legendary spot to catch sport – and that hasn’t changed. We’re still one of the best bars in the city to watch a match with a like-minded crowd.
Relax, meet, mingle and eat. Come create stories of your own in the historic home of Auckland hospitality.
Monday 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday 11 am – 11 pm
Saturday 11 am – 11 pm
Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Due to the current climate with Covid-19 our current opening hours may differ in the coming months. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding
- Private function area
- 11 screens
- Live sport
- Gaming lounge
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note this is an R18 venue, valid ID is required to enter and be served.
We’ve set a new standard for pub dining. We’ve got your pub classics and more, with a creative twist, including our popular burgers and schnitzels. Come for a light bite, or stay for a meal. Get a hearty taste of home on Sundays throughout winter with our classic roast.
We have an impressive selection of beers on offer, as well as a curated selection of wine and specialty cocktails.