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On the block: Four iconic Dublin pubs for sale with €12 million price tag

The George, The Dragon, Café en Seine and Howl at the Moon are all being sold by a receiver.

Interior of Café en Seine
Interior of Café en Seine
Image: CBRE

FOUR BARS THAT were part of the Capital Bar group have been put on the market by receivers.

The pubs are among the best-known in the city, and include well-known LGBT community hot spots The George and The Dragon, both located on George’s Street. Both are expected to go for around €3.5 million

Dawson Street’s Café en Seine is also up for sale, again with a price tag of €3.5 million, alongside Howl at the Moon on Mount Street, which is expected to fetch €1.5 million.

The seller is open to bids for the entire portfolio or on individual bars.

On the block: Four iconic Dublin pubs for sale with €12 million price tag
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  • Cafe en Sein

  • Howl at the Moon

  • The Dragon

  • The George

Pearse Farrell of RSM Farrell Grant Sparks is acting as receiver for the group, and is selling the bars alongside original owners, brother Des and Liam O’Dwyer.

The 1,300 square metre Café en Seine was one of the most well-known bars of Dublin’s boomtime social scene, and has managed to survive the downturn as well.

The combined annual gross turnover of the four pubs is in excess of €13.5 million, with the deadline for binding bids 4 July 2014.

The properties are being sold by CBRE.

In a statement, the seller said that the sale represents “a superb and very rare opportunity to acquire a portfolio of Dublin’s most iconic, well known and popular licensed premises.”

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