Capital Bars plc (formerly known as Break for the Border Group plc) is an Irish leisure company based in Dublin. Its core business is the acquisition, development and operation of bars, hotels and restaurants, all based in Dublin city centre. Brothers Desmond and Liam O'Dwyer control the company as Joint Managing Directors. After acquiring Capital Bars in 2001, the O’Dwyers took the company private the following year.
The company entered mixed examinership/liquidation on September 19, 2009; five days after poor results showing a 10m euro loss in the previous year.
The current portfolio of five multi-themed bars (several of them 'superpubs') are all situated in key locations in Dublin City Centre. Each bar/club is unique in design and ambience. The five bars are:
* Break for the Border
* Café En Seine
* Howl at the Moon
* The Dragon
* The George, Dublin
On October 13, 2010, the Freehold of Cafe En Seine was purchased by Businessman Louis Fitzgerald, owner of The Fitzgerald Pub and Hotel Group.
*The Irish Times Newspaper
*CB Richard Ellis
*Drinks Industry Ireland