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)