Mercantile and Capitol Group Merge

Mercantile and Capital Bars will merge into one, forming the largest Hospitality grouping in Dublin. Their merge will see them renamed and branded under the ‘Mercantile Group’ employing a total of 600 people and generating annual revenues of €40 million. No jobs will be affected as a result and it is expected that a new venue will create 70 new jobs later this year.

The Mercantile Group will encompass numerous live venues and some of the more notable names in Dublin night-life. The George, Whelan’s, Café en Seine and The Mercantile will all be part of the new Hospitality super group. A new venue will open later this year on South William Street at The Powerscourt Townhouse, a strip that is hotly populated with mid-week and weekend customers.

The 12 bars is full that will fall under Mercantile Group remit are:

  • Whelans
  • The George
  • Soder & Ko
  • Pichet
  • Café en Seine
  • East side Tavern
  • The Green Hen
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Marcel’s
  • Opium
  • Pichet
  • New Venue (The Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street – Spring 2016)